SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 14, 2017

Major Lazer’s J Balvin and Jillionaire-starring video for “Buscando Huellas” debuts today

Major Lazer shares a new video for “Buscando Huellas” today—watch it here. Featuring J Balvin and Sean Paul, the track is taken from the global superstars’ new EP, Know No Better.

Know No Better was surprise-released earlier this year to widespread acclaim. The EP’s title track has been streamed more than 456 million times to date, and standout “Sua Cara” featuring Brazilian superstars Anitta and Pabllo Vittar has been streamed 735 million times since release.

Kimberley Dahme Former bassist for Rock Supergroup BOSTON Releases New Christmas Single

Kimberley Dahme, former bassist for the rock supergroup BOSTON, is releasing a Christmas single “What Child is This” on Friday, December 8 on Code 11 Records. It will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify and most online music stores.

“What Child is This” is just the latest in a long list of projects, both as a solo artist and as a band member. In the past 16 years, Kimberley Dahme has written and performed multiple songs as a member of BOSTON, such as “With You” and “You Gave Up On Love”, as well as releasing two albums on her own, “Let’s Sleep On It Tonight” and “You Make Me Believe”. Kimberley’s rendition of the Christmas classic captures perfectly her rock roots, while still maintaining the sweetness of the song. Featuring Emma Blonde Williams on drums, and produced by Ric Poulin of Bristol Recording & Voice Studios in Boston, “What Child Is This” showcases the singer’s soulful voice and is sure to move her fans and put everyone in a festive Christmas spirit.

Movie trailer: KICKBOXER: RETALIATION

Bringing the arts back to martial arts films, we would love to arrange an interview with you and the leading American director and creative mastermind of the genre, Dimitri Logothetis, who is the writer, director and producer of KICKBOXER: RETALIATION, (in theaters everywhere January 26th) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson, Alain Moussi (World’s top martial artist), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (HBO’s “Game of Thrones), Christopher Lamber (HIGHLANDER) and a collection of the world’s top MMA fighters.

We’re No Gentlemen Premiere Music Video For “Night”

Hailing from Los Angeles, alternative rock band We’re No Gentlemen is premiering the music video for their track “Night,” out TODAY. The video, directed by Henry Arres, is centralized around the general theme of loss, and allows every member of the band to have their own individual story. Originally a simplistic performance-based concept video. “Night” developed into a deep visual, directly based off of the song’s lyrics. Although still intermixed with performance scenes, the video allows a look into each band member’s personal experiences with both negative thinking and loss.

Dosshaus: Creative Collective Releases 1st Official Record Made Entirely of Cardboard

From Sympathy for the Record Industry comes Paper-Thin Hotel, the debut double 7″ single from Los Angeles-based artists Dosshaus. Known for sculpture, fashion, and installations that present fantasy worlds made entirely of recycled cardboard; Dosshaus has frequently paid homage to the music that has influenced their art. With Paper-Thin Hotel, the creative collective of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly examines the role of visual art in music.

You’re Invited: The Birthday Tour (A John Nolan Birthday Spectacular)

In 1978, the turtleneck was a fashion staple, 1LB of Bacon was $1.20, and on a cold February night in Baltimore, Maryland, John Thomas Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run was born. Fast forward to 2017, John Nolan & His Band will embark on The Birthday Tour: a nine-date birthday celebration featuring songs off his two solo albums and the full Straylight Run discography.

“A few months ago, I had the idea to do a solo tour around the week of my birthday. Then I thought, since I’m touring around my birthday why not make every show like a birthday party,” explains Nolan. “So, every night the stage will be decorated with streamers and balloons, everyone will get little party favors and I’ll play songs from my solo albums and Straylight Run’s albums and we’ll all sing and celebrate together!”

60 East – ‘Top 10’ Official Music Video

Artist 60 East and Producer Phil The Pain release the 2nd Music Video off their recent project The Freeway Series Vol.2: Cruise Control. After being asked his Top 10 favorite MC’s of all time at a recent press interview, 60 decided to address the subject the way he knows how to best.

EYE OF NIX: Noisey Streams Black Somnia In Its Disquieting Entirety

This Friday will mark the official unveiling of Black Somnia, the impending new full-length from Seattle-based blackened avant doom bringers EYE OF NIX. Slated to drop via newly-launched Scry Recordings, the immersive new offering was captured by renowned producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot).

Berry Shares “Civil Disobedience” Track Via The 405

The 405 has premiered Berry’s track “Civil Disobedience”. It is featured on their LP ‘Everything Compromised’ which will be getting a physical release on 1/12 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

Video feature: Australian garage punk band Good Boy share “1972 VW Superbug” video

Today, Good Boy shares their self-produced video for ‘1972 VW Superbug’. The song is a nostalgic sprawler, exploring regional life via bored late-nights in their hometown of Bundaberg, Queensland. Rarely does a punk band write with such romanticism. The track is the third single from their brilliant EP Shirk Life, released November 10 via Barely Dressed Records.

Video Premiere: Good Boy – “1972 VW Superbug”

IU Jacobs School of Music alumnae Sara Caswell and Laura Sisk nominated for Grammys

And this year’s Jacobs School Grammy nominations go to—jazz violinist Sara Caswell and audio engineer Laura Sisk, alumnae of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Born in the aftermath of the infamous Blizzard of 1978, when IU closed its Bloomington campus for the first time in recorded history, Bloomington native Caswell is stirring up a different storm now with her nomination in the Best Improvised Jazz Solo category for the track “Can’t Remember Why” from “Whispers on the Wind” by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge.

While Caswell performed on Roseanna Vitro’s “The Music of Randy Newman,” which was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2012, this is her first nomination as a solo artist, and she is the youngest nominee in the Best Improvised Jazz Solo category. Additionally, she is vying to become the first female in Grammy history to win this category, which dates back to the 15th Grammy Awards, in 1972.

Yinka Diz, “The Departure”. Nigerian-American rapper

Lalo, Superville, David Bocuse, Kid Soul Brother, Joe Prime, Dae One, Beatfanatik, COSMIC and Yinka himself contribute production to the album, which Yinka calls “the soundtrack to the black travel movement.” Born in Chicago to a mother from the infamous Cabrini Green projects and a Nigerian immigrant father, Yinka spent the early years of his childhood living in and around the city before moving to the Inland Empire, just outside of Los Angeles; a life journey that helped shape what he calls a “street-cosmopolitan” sound.

THE PIER STREET PARTY RETURNS TO FRANKSTON ON FEBRUARY 24

Calling all Frankston-based music lovers – The Pier Street Party is officially set to shake up Melbourne’s outer suburbs once again on February 24, 2018. For the second year running, the outdoor festival will be jam-packed with incredible music and summertime fun for all. Headlining the street party will be Sydney hip hop superstars Thundamentals, with support from a heap of Aussie legends – Art vs Science, Gyroscope, The Getaway Plan, Rackett and Jesswar.

Held outside The Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston, this epic street party will be the talk of the summer. Bringing the local community and music fans together for such an unmissable lineup, The Pier Street Party is guaranteed to set the example for Aussie summer festivals to come.

Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton is thrilled to play host, saying, “Frankston City is ready to rock as the Pier Street Party prepares for its second year. Council is delighted that our city will be hosting world class acts at this fantastic event for the community and visitors to enjoy.”

And Jeswon from Thundamentals is amped to get in on the fun, enthusing, “VIC, we coming for yiiieeew!!! Looking forward to playing The Pier Street Party in Frankston next February!! Plenty of dope acts bringin the fuego to ya ear holes, come thruuuu!”

COLD SNAP team up with HELL ENERGY DRINK for new video ‘Straight To Hell’

Croatia’s top metal band COLD SNAP are back! After a difficult lineup change, the band have teamed up with Hell Energy Drink to release a new lyric video for the song ‘Straight to Hell’. The video was directed by Dora Jovanovska, and the song is taken from their full-length album entitled World War 3 which was produced by Tue Madsen (Suicide Silence, The Haunted, Dir En Grey) at Antfarm Studios, Denmark.

Connecticut Pop Rockers Release Third Single Off Forthcoming Full-Length Out 2018

Hartford, CT’s tHrOnE are back after an extended hiatus. The duo has released a third new track titled “Worth It” off their upcoming album, out in 2018.

Song Premiere: tHrOnE – “Worth It”

Georgia Fair releases new single ‘Slave To Nothing’

After releasing 2 albums; ‘All through winter’ recorded in North Carolina with Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses and ‘Trapped Flame’ in LA with Ted Hutt and musicians from Ryan Adams and PJ Harvey bands, they moved to London to soak up a new environment and experiment with new ideas.

“That trip and the intensity of living in London really helped us get out of our own way. We were exploring our roots whilst trying to incorporate new sounds.” Explains Jordan Wilson.

Boston Rock Opera Presents Happening Holiday Special – Hurricane Maria Relief Fundraiser

One Night Only! Boston Rock Opera brings together more than 30 performers from the Boston music scene to celebrate the holidays with music and laughter, while raising money for Hurricane Maria relief. December 16th, 2017 at ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143. 8:30pm sharp. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The show is suitable for all ages. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Good Boy share new video for “1972 VW Superbug”

Good Boy have today shared with us their self-produced video for ‘1972 VW Superbug’. The song is a nostalgic sprawler, exploring regional life via bored late-nights in their hometown of Bundaberg, Queensland. Rarely does a punk band write with such romanticism. The track is the third single from their brilliant EP Shirk Life, released November 10 via Barely Dressed Records.

Lauren Auder shares single on True Panther

Today, London-based artist Lauren Auder is sharing his first official single following his recent signing to True Panther Sounds. “The Baptist,” inspired by the work of 20th Century composer Maurice Duruflé, is a powerful, orchestral pop song anchored by Lauren’s distinctively brooding vocals. The track is now available across all digital platforms.

86th Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Village People To Air as Two-Hour Primetime Special

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade produced by Associated Television International and presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be televised as a Two-Hour Primetime Special airing on The CW Network on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) and will be seen on Hallmark after The CW broadcast. The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on the American Forces Network during the holiday season. You may view highlights of this year’s parade, here:

CLUBKELLY drops new video to ‘Need U’

French producer CLUBKELLY drops a new video to addictive filter house jam, ‘Need U’, released on Crazylegs back in August. Directed by Luke Carlisle, the visuals are accompanied by a limited edition 2018 calendar, which is now available to buy.

Bassists Alliance Project Drops Debut Album ‘Crush’

Bassists Alliance Project announces the release of Crush this Friday, December 15. The album is a genre-busting debut record that showcases the versatility of the bass guitar and the professionals who have honed their craft for years. From prog metal to funk and experimental, the 10 original instrumentals on Crush give listeners with varied musical tastes plenty to digest, from rock-steady riffs and intriguing grooves to mind-bending solos and intense showcases of technique.

Funk Out Cancer, Presented by Widen, Raises Over $51,000 for Cancer Research

Widen announced today that Funk Out Cancer raised $51,432 for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Al Falaschi, Video Manager at Widen, founded the concert and silent auction in memory of his wife, Kate Gates Falaschi. Since 2009, Funk Out Cancer has raised more than $200,000 for cancer research.

Funk Out Cancer was held at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI on November 4, 2017. The concert featured performances by Phat Phunktion and Mama Digdown’s Brass Band with special guests Jimmy Voegeli, Dudu Stinks, Meg Moran, Alison Margaret, and David Stoler.

OPIA ‘All Of Us’ single & video out now

Fresh off the back of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album Eon, Western Australian progressive rock outfit OPIA return – stronger than ever. With a new four-piece line up in place, they’re now poised to deliver their crushing new single, All of Us.

The King’s Parade: NEW SINGLE ‘NIGHT CALLS’ OUT NOW

Acclaimed London quartet The King’s Parade have today released their new single ‘Night Calls’.

The song leads with a rich, wandering guitar riff before frontman Olly Corpe breaks into an effortlessly smooth croon, evoking feelings of vulnerability that blend seamlessly with the song’s lyrics. Soon bolstered by a punchy, infectious groove, The King’s Parade reaffirm their ability to combine delicate lyrical themes with a powerful and gritty delivery, calling to mind the sounds of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Jim Andralis & The Syntonics Premiere Single – “Go To Sleep” via NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

Those neon-clad kids of early MTV days may have had 30 years’ worth of real life heaped on them, but they still want to come to your party. You’ll probably want Jim Andralis & the Syntonics’ Shut Up Shut Up playing when they get there.

Premiere: Jim Andralis & the Syntonics – “Go To Sleep”

Watch the Hyper-Real Video for Danish Pop Sensation KING’s New Single

KING drops the shimmering electro-pop of Poetry: an intensely personal record that comes with a hyper-real, high-gloss music video that she also directs and choreographs.

KING’s recent run of singles has established her as one of the most unique and vital talents emerging from the Scandi-pop world. From debut Promise to the recent Only U, her records are never anything short of mesmerizingly hooky, often with arresting visuals to match, and her next record, Poetry, is no exception: a shimmering slice of electro-pop to set the blogosphere alight once more.

Lando Chill – “FCK w/ ME”

Lando Chill & The Lasso have a new track filled with gooey synth soul to put you in a euphoric haze as fresh as new love. Full of vintage keys and drum machines while Lando further hyrbidizes his sound. 2018 has a new nova.

POPPY DROPS VISUAL FOR “BLEACH BLONDE BABY” AVAILABLE NOW

The new music video for “BLEACH BLONDE BABY” from art-pop music and internet sensation POPPY, is available now on Im Poppy Records/Mad Decent. View the video directed by Titanic Sinclair HERE.

CHAPPELL ROAN UNVEILS STRIPPED DOWN RENDITION OF “GOOD HURT”

Atlantic recording artist Chappell Roan has released a new acoustic video of her single, “Good Hurt.” The intimate visual showcases the “stunningly melancholy sound packaged with lyrical wisdom and overflowing with out-of-the-box pop potential,” as stated by Ones To Watch. The video is available now on Chappell’s official YouTube page and follows the recent release of the “Good Hurt (Aevion Remix).”

Discogs Surpasses 37 Million Record Releases Available Internationally

Discogs, the World’s most extensive user-built database of music, announces a monumental landmark today as it exceeds 27.5M vinyl recordings and over 37M physical music items in total listed for sale in the Global online Marketplace. In retrospect, Discogs celebrated its 15th Anniversary in November 2015 with nearly 10M releases. Over the following 24-months, the Discogs Marketplace has grown more than 370% culminating in a record-setting 130,000 orders over the first week of December 2017, another landmark cementing the Discogs Marketplace as the essential music marketplace of the World.

Jahmiel Hits Over 4 Million Views On YouTube with ‘U Me Luv’

With over 4.5 million views on YouTube, U Me Luv has increased Jahmiels’ female fan base and notoriety on the international scene. With radio spins in the Caribbean, America and Europe, U Me Luv was recently a featured track on Sway’s Universe Project ‘The A&R Road Show’, released on . With and album in the works for 2018 and a US Tour set to kick off mid January Jahmiel is focused and ready showcase is musical artistry for the world.

Jaclyn Bradley Palmer (American on the voice Holland)

On Friday, December 15, American singer, Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, will perform that Battle Round on The voice of Holland, the original television show that Americans know simply as “The Voice.” The show airs each Friday at 8:30pm on RTL4 in Holland. When the show broadcasts, the clips are made available worldwide.

Robert Finley Debuts Music Video For “Holy Wine” Via Relix

This morning soul-singer Robert Finley debuts his music video for “Holy Wine” via Relix who say: “The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach calls Robert Finley, ‘the greatest living soul singer as far as I’m concerned.’ So it’s no surprise that Auerbach produced Finley’s new album, Goin’ Platinum! and released it on his own Easy Eye Sound label.” Finley also sheds some light on the song and its video saying: “This as close to gospel as you are going to get. The song tells the story of generations, especially the video, with the baby into young manhood. It’s like three generations in one video. Hopefully it fills a generational gap, that’s what the intention was, to try to bring the old and young together.”

MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND IMAGINE DRAGONS TO PERFORM LIVE FROM THE ALLSTATE FAN FEST IN NEW ORLEANS

To ring in the New Year, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons is slated to perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” from the Allstate® Fan Fest in New Orleans, La., where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. Also taking the stage from New Orleans is chart-topping supergroup WALK THE MOON, who will join the celebration at the 2nd annual Central Time Zone countdown of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018.” Award-winning actress Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform hit series Pretty Little Liars, returns to host the live celebration from the Crescent City, providing viewers with exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square at the dawn of the New Year. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.

Allstate Fan Fest

TYPHOON share new track “Darker”

In October, the band released Floodplains, the first movement from the album featuring the songs “Wake”, “Rorschach”, “Empiricist”, and “Algernon”. Listen to Floodplains here.

Mary Epworth Shares Plaid Remix of “Gone Rogue” on Brooklyn Vegan

Mary Epworth today shares a remix of her forthcoming single ‘Gone Rogue’ by legendary UK electronic duo Plaid. “There’s a clear sense of space and shape to this remix”, Marysays of the reworked track. “I love the thick sub-iness and the way it casts the song into what feels like a very different setting.”

Melbourne heavy two-piece Divide and Dissolve announce ‘Abomination’

Melbourne heavy two-piece band Divide and Dissolve are proud to announce their forthcoming second album Abomination, which will be out February 16 via Dero Arcade. Today the band shares their first single and video for “Assimilation”. You can watch on YouTube. Abomination is the follow up to the duo’s first album Basic, which won Best Heavy Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards this year. Today the band has also announced a U.S. tour, supporting Polica in February hitting Chicago, Minneapolis and more. Details are below.

Big pharma kiss off from Will Loomis

Yesterday West Coast singer-songwriter Will Loomis premiered his new single with Huffington Post who noted the track “…chomps with unreserved energy, and the rhythmic pulsations ache with brutal industrial-strength urgency.”

India Ramey is Featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know!

The title of O’Connor’s classic short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” has always sounded like a country song, so it’s no surprise that Southern songwriters consider the author to be an artistic inspiration. Ramey ­– a deputy district attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, before she became a singer – counts her as an influence and incorporates many of the author’s hallmarks into her own work. Thoughtfully sketched characters, biblical references and the grotesque abound on Ramey’s latest album Snake Handler, a combination made all the more affecting when coupled with Ramey’s emotive voice and raw, rough-and-tumble arrangements.

Mind Monogram Premieres New Single “Hedberg” via Culture Collide

Los Angeles based band Mind Monogram started out in 2014 as the passion project of vocalist/guitarist Edgar A. Ruiz who wrote, recorded and self-released the band’s debut EP Moments in Time. Ruiz’s project has now come into fruition as a full band with the addition of members Christian Caro (guitar), Bryan Mejia (drums), and Billy Azurdia (bass) and have since been playing regularly in Southern California. The band has been a featured performing act at The NAMM Show convention in Anaheim, CA and was top 3 in The Deli Magazine’s list for Best Emerging LA Bands 2017.

Premiere: Mind Monogram’s Dreamy “Hedberg”

Norwegian Noise Rock Duo Barren Womb Debut New Song On Decibel

Ever wonder what it would sound like if classic Jesus Lizard and Shellac tracks got tossed into the metalli-meat grinder with some latter day Refused? Okay, we didn’t either, but Barren Womb gave it to us anyway and the Norway duo’s dissonant clang clang n’ shout is pretty goddamn catchy even as its twists and turns lure you toward pulverizing crescendos- Decibel

Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb has unveiled a new song off the upcoming album “Old Money / New Lows,” out February 16 on Spartan Records.

Koret Foundation Announces New $10 Million Arts and Culture Initiative

The Koret Foundation has established a $10 million multi-year Arts and Culture Initiative. Continuing its longstanding support of innovative and dynamic cultural organizations making an essential contribution to a vibrant Bay Area, the foundation established the new initiative to better address the changing landscape of cultural participation.

Through the initiative, the foundation will fund programs and strategies that expand opportunities for students to participate in arts and music education (both in-school and at the arts institutions), enable new and diverse audiences to access the arts, and build organizational capacity, stability, and resilience.

Shawn Colvin Announces New Album “The Starlighter”

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has announced the upcoming release of the Amazon Original, The Starlighter, a new album of songs adapted from the children’s music book “Lullabies and Night Songs.” The record will be released on February 23rd via Amazon Music. Today, Colvin has shared a new video for the song “The Starlighter,” which is currently streaming via Rolling Stone who stated, “The LP’s title track is accompanied by a dazzling music video crafted by Jordan Stone and Martin Hughes in Victorian pantomime-inspired animation, while at the same time echoing the spirit of the original Sendak illustrations.”

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Revolver Premieres “The Ignorant Point”

Relays ANSELMO of the crushing tune, “‘The Ignorant Point’ is a tip of the hat to today’s top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honesty. Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists. We’ve got our collective eyes on you.”

Doe Paoro Shares Video for “Second Door”

Acclaimed singer and musician DOE PAORO unveils the new video for her song “Second Door” today…. watch here.

Dabrye shares new single ft. Ghostface Killah

After almost a decade of silence, last month Dabrye announced his return and released the first track “The Appetite” feat. Danny Brown, Quelle Chris, and Roc Marciano from the long-awaited album. Three / Three will mark the completion of Dabrye’s acclaimed album trilogy which is set to release individually and on vinyl, along with a retrospective box set including a reissue of
One/Three, Instrmntl, and a repress of the rare and out of print Instrmntl.

Make sure to check out “Emancipated” feat. Ghostface Killah and keep an eye out for the rest of the year’s singles from Adult Swim

SF-Based Westerns To Release Debut Single Co-Produced by Doug Schadt “Wanted Your Love”

Westerns, a multi-discipline project founded by producer and songwriter Josh Meer, is set to release a first single “Wanted Your Love” digitally on December 15th. Produced by Meer and Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet, Emmy the Great), the song’s expansive and sonically rich palette is a backdrop to Western’s focus on the sights, sounds and styles of 90’s San Francisco—an era particularly meaningful to Meer. Meer sees Westerns as more of a concept than a straight ahead “band,” conveying an overall feeling of a particular time and place. Adding a vital element to Meer’s songwriting and production are photographs and design elements by Elliot Bamberger—evocative visuals that heighten the particular reminiscence for that era in SF. The project focuses on the aesthetics of SF through the lens of relationships, personally iconic locations in the city, as well as art and fashion. Its sound is grounded in the experiences of growing, weaving nostalgia and intimacy into a modern portrait. Western’s first single is “Wanted Your Love.” Westerns makes big sounds from California dreams.

Hypnotic Psych-Pop from Gibberish

Gibberish is the experimental-psych duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley. Formed in their spare bedroom in Arkansas before moving to Los Angeles (where they now reside), Gibberish started out with looping live drums through effects, with Lorie playing bass and keys and Derek rounding things out with a melody and guitar after looping some sort of distorted beat. They enjoy surrounding their songs in textured, spacey blankets, but having a core of rhythmic, lo-fi percussive sounds anchoring the wafty synths and sparkling guitars.

The Korean Gov’t Doesn’t Want You to Watch Dumbfoundead’s New Video

A respected and influential figure in the L.A. underground, Dumbfoundead wins fans with his wit, his shine, and his battle-honed rap chops. Saluting the nation’s immigrants in a period of heightened xenophobia, Dumbfoundead shares Rocket Man, his latest EP. Though the project features empowering themes and politically-charged lyrics, the project does not dwell in darkness. Instead, Dumbfoundead takes a party-positive approach to our times, celebrating the achievement of immigrants with energetic, electronic-influenced instrumentals soundtracking his tongue-twisting bars. Rocket Man features an appearance from Jay Park, among bangers like the aspirational “Every Last Drop,” which garnered a Complex premiere and earned over 218,000 views on YouTube. Premiered by Mass Appeal, Rocket Man is a lyrical and defiant statement for the Trump Era and a riveting soundtrack for post-apocalyptic parties.

elbow’s Release “Golden Slumbers” Video

Today, elbow released a video to accompany their version of The Beatles “Golden Slumbers,” as featured in this year’s John Lewis Holiday commercial, directed by Michel Gondry. The video features backstage footage alongside moments from the commercial which has amassed over 29 million views across social media platforms. The video gives viewers a deeper insight into how the commercial came together, With footage showing how Moz the Monster was brought to life, and glimpses of Michel Gondry and his crew and cast at work. WATCH HERE.

BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR

Beth Ditto – hailed by NPR as the “force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip” – will kick off her first tour of 2018 in her home state of Arkansas, performing at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock on March 7. The North American run includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM local time.

Typhoon share new single — “Darker”

“Darker” is a glimpse at the third movement of the band’s forthcoming record, Offerings, out 1/12/2018. The song details the final stages of the album protagonist’s struggle with memory loss, depicting the moments in which he begins to lose those distinctions separating self from other.

Typhoon share new track “Darker”

Typhoon have released another single from their new album Offerings which will be released January 12th via Roll Call Records. The track “Darker” is the second single off of the new album following “Rorschach.”

Alt Rock Artist Belle Mt’s New Track “Loving You”

“This track delivers heartbreaking lyrics sung through anguished vocals and accompanied by delicate guitar strumming. It’s a broodingly revealing look into the beautiful soul of the singer and the kind of vulnerable songwriting that you can’t help but fall in love with.” –Earmilk

Gramatik’s Lowtemp Releases New Single- Balkan Bump “Irfan”

Popping into your inbox today with a truly fascinating release from Gramatik’s label Lowtemp. Coming to us via ethnomusicologist Will Magid, the instrumentalist has launched a new project under the name Balkan Bump with debut solo single “Irfan.” True to his artist name, the single focuses on a particular region in Europe – the Balkans – where brass bands reign supreme on the local traditional music scene. “Irfan” is a perfect example of Will’s ability to submerge himself into a different culture and come up with an interesting and fresh take on the old traditions.

Robokid & Phem Share New Video Via Paper

Robokid and phem share new video “Judge Me” via Paper Magazine. The video was co-directed by Benjamin Whatley and phem herself, who says “working with Benjamin Whatley on this video flipped the concept of judgment upside down… I feel so lucky to have friends who share the vision and I don’t take it for granted.” “Judge Me” is available now on Moving Castle, and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

BUZZING RAPPER LIL SKIES DROPS NEW TRACK “LUST”

Up and coming Waynesboro MC Lil Skies just dropped a new track “Lust” that is now available at all DSPs, and will be featured on his highly anticipated mixtape just announced today: Life Of A Dark Rose. The mixtape, which will be released on Skies’ label All We Got Ent / Atlantic Records, also features Skies’ massive single “Red Roses.” The video for “Red Roses,” shot and directed by new-rap impresario Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade, garnered over 2 million views in the first 10 days of its release, and is now at over 12 million views and climbing. Life Of A Dark Rose is slated for release January 10, 2018 and now available for pre-order.