Eminem will host Shady Fireside Chat, a live conversation, discussion and Q&A, on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Shade 45. Eminem will field questions directly from fans, media and Shade 45 listeners, live from his home studio in Detroit, discussing his highly anticipated new album, Revival, which will be released on the same day. Shady Fireside Chat will offer a rare-glimpse of Eminem chatting directly to fans and audiences, while opening up about his new album, Revival. WHEN: Friday, December 15 at 5:00 pm ET.
Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) Releases New Song
Walter Martin (co-writer/multi-instrumentalist of The Walkmen) will release his new album Reminisce Bar & Grill on February 16th via Ile Flottante Music. His fourth solo record since The Walkmen’s hiatus in 2013, Reminisce Bar & Grill was announced earlier this month with a surprise appearance on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk in which he performed two of his new songs with a full band and a barbershop quartet. Today, he unveiled another new song from the record titled “I Can Run Now From The Hellhounds But I Can’t Hide” which premiered this morning on Consequence of Sound.
Today, anonymous New York City-based indie artist Newspoke shares the video for “Judas Tree.” It’s a dark, tongue-in-cheek story of someone descending hell with visuals to match. Today, Substream Magazine premieres the single writing, “The track is built around the same kind of Americana that we loved hearing from the late Porter & The Blue Bonnet Rattle Snakes and Moonsville Collective, only decidedly more wicked and with a bleak outlook on the future.”
PORN shares EP of remixes of The Ogre Inside
Following the release of their third album “The Ogre Inside”, PORN presented us with the video for the title track of the album . They also brought us a series of remixes of the title track done by DJs and electronic musicians of the industrial scene.
Breakout Sports Track “Warrior’s Hymn”
Epoch Failure (pronounced “epic failure”) is an urban pop duo resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their latest “Warrior’s Hymn” single was mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ Jon, Ying Yang, Pitbull).
Know No Better was surprise-released earlier this year to widespread acclaim. The EP’s title track has been streamed more than 220 million times to date, and standout “Sua Cara” featuring Brazilian superstars Anitta and Pabllo Vittar has been streamed over 306 million times since release.
Fresh off the back of their latest single ‘Want Me More’, NAATIONS, made up oflong-time friends Nicky Night Time and Nat Dunn, have unveiled a diverse and dynamic remix package for the track. The reworkings come courtesy of Friend Within and Sammy Porter, who have put their own mark on the original.
Schultz & Forever share new video for ‘Backwards’
The debut album from Schultz & Forever has been a long time coming, but Jonathan Schultz (the man behind the musical moniker) has spent the time exploring and delving into his artistic core. The writing process has been free, wild and joyful.
Sigma Inspired Luuk Lagrange releases new single ‘Invisible’
Luuk Lagrange is seemingly as invisible as the title of this, his first release, leaving the music to do the talking. Soaking up the influences of EDM past, present and future, Invisible is progressive and euphoric without feeling to need to pay specific homage to the usual expectations of House. With a thoughtful, involving lyric and imbued with a slowly building piano refrain that fractures into drum and bass breaks which marry perfectly with the uplifting chorus, rather than rebelling against it.
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!
Cadaveria: ‘The Divine Rapture’ lyric video released
CADAVERIA second album Far Away From Conformity, that originally came out in 2004, was re-released on digipack CD on December 8th 2017 via Sleaszy Rider Records and it will be available in an exclusive metallic-colored and hand-numbered vinyl edition, limited to 300 copies worldwide, on January 12th 2018, via Shadows Records.
KING WITCH: Decibel Debuts “Beneath The Waves” Video
This February, Listenable Records will unleash Under The Mountain, the debut full-length from Scotland-based metal/doom rockers KING WITCH. In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the band’s official video for “Beneath The Waves.” Calling the record, “heavy and epic,” the outlet furthers, “Driven by thunderous riffs and rhythm section and propelled into the next dimension by powerhouse vocalist Laura Donnelly, the quartet just sounds huge…”
Fleming, who produced the video, explains: “When we first started thinking of a video, we knew we wanted to play on voyeurism. Something dark, more like an art piece than a traditional music video. By happenstance, my partner, Melinda, had created a piece, which was exhibited at a group show at the Grunwald Gallery in 2005, about suppressing the shadow side. We tried playing the song over the original VHS video and it gave us all chills. We added a few new shots, but mostly tried to leave it alone. It’s not to often you have an almost completed music video created years before the song, or even the band, came to fruition.”
Thumpasaurus Release Video for “Mental Karate”
Thumpasauras’ wacky songs, mixed with their off-the-rails brand of comedy, have won over a cult-like following and helped the band establish quite a reputation locally. The quintet has opened for fellow cult acts including KNOWER and Vulfpeck, and are able to hold their own on stage with a sound that combines a 70s-influenced analog rhythm section with LA electronic music scene vibes. As Live for Live Music aptly puts it, “Thumpasaurus have developed an eclectic, homemade aesthetic unlike anything else this side of the Milky Way.”
Animal Years, the Pop-Rock-Americana band comprised of Mike McFadden (vocals / guitar), Anthony Saladino (bass) and Anthony Spinnato (drums), has been named one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 new country and Americana artists to watch. The band recently 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.
MXMS has shared a holiday track entitled “Carol Of The Bells”. When talking about the track to duo says, “For us, holiday songs are mostly paralyzing and traumatic but Carol of the Bells has this quiet, dark undertone to it. We wanted to press on that and bring out the mysterious and cinematic colors…to provide an alternative to all the green and red injected in our brains this time of year.”
Pandora Unlocks On-Demand Listening with Video Ads
Pandora (NYSE:P), the largest streaming music player in the U.S., will now offer ad-supported listeners access to on-demand listening experiences after viewing a 15-second video ad. When listeners search for a specific song, album or playlist, or have one recommended to them by Pandora, they’ll have the option to view the ad in order to unlock a Pandora Premium listening session. With these additions, Pandora now offers the best mobile and tablet solution in the market for music-lovers seeking an on-demand listening experience, whether you watch an ad or pay for a subscription.
“Our ad-supported listeners’ top request has consistently been the ability to directly play the specific songs, albums, or playlists they want,” said Roger Lynch, President & CEO, Pandora. “These new features address that need by marrying rewards-based advertising with the best-in-class on-demand experience we’ve created with Pandora Premium. This unrivaled experience will drive listeners to Pandora and drive awareness for Premium, while also creating new opportunities for artists, labels, publishers and advertisers.”
IAMX Releases Intense New Electronic Rock Album ‘Alive In New Light’ Feb 02, 2018
Emerging from an intense depression that fuelled his last two albums, Chris Corner AKA IAMX releases his newest LP Alive In New Light (AINL) on February 02, 2018. A cinematic celebration of breaking free from demons that have long plagued him, AINL captures the giddy phase of metamorphosis, when you are no longer what you were but not yet fully what you are becoming. The album is both a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to the next phase in IAMX’s intoxicating journey of self-discovery. Appearing on four tracks and along for the experience is postmodern tattoo and makeup powerhouse, kindred spirit, and superfan, Kat Von D. The AINL celebration also features a line of erotic merchandise inspired by the album artwork designed by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature. Among its searing track list, AINL features “Mile Deep Hollow,” which was previewed on How To Get Away With Murder, the fifteenth IAMX track to be synced on ABC TV’s blockbuster.
CLUBKELLY drops new video for latest single ‘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.
Cookie Money Mourns a Great Loss in “Pops Died Last Week”
Commanding the respect of the Bay Area streets with his calm-voiced authority, Cookie Money was born to be a gangsta. When he was young, he was forced into a provider role for his family when his father went to prison. With few options, Cookie Money took to the streets, using an array of illicit means to make sure his family had food every night. Earlier this year, Cookie’s father died, stirring up a series of conflicting emotions that he poured into “Pops Died Last Week,” his latest video. In the video, Cookie rhymes at the base of a gorgeous Los Angeles church, wondering who he can trust now that his father has passed and worrying about the effect it will have on his family and his young daughter. “Pops Died Last Week” is a highlight from Cookie World 2.5, Cookie’s latest mixtape.
Acclaimed actress, producer, television star and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will be honored with the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, hosted by Seth Meyers. The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 5-8 p.m. PT / 8-11 p.m. ET from The Beverly Hilton. The news was exclusively announced by 2012 Cecil B. de Mille Award recipient Morgan Freeman during the airing of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special” on NBC.
Anna Leone – ‘I Never Really’ Official Video
Anna says, ?The song deals with the idea of suppressing things you don?t want to deal with and wondering if that?s right or wrong and how that impacts your life and relationships. This is the most recent song I?ve written and the latest one recorded in the studio so it all came together very quickly. I was writing a lot at home and this one stood out as something very sincere. I discovered the riff first and everything sort of fell into place after that, both the lyrics and the melody.?
?I Never Really? follows debut track ?My Soul I?, which quickly racked up over one million streams and critical acclaim across The Fader, ELLE, Mahogany, Clash Magazine, Hilly Dilly and more. Anna recently released a remarkable one-take unplugged video for the track.
Redlight drops new video to ‘Zum Zum’ ft. Sweetie Irie
Redlight continues a rapid-fire run of singles on his powerhouse club imprint, Lobster Boy, with the release of new single ‘Zum Zum’ ft. Sweetie Irie — now complete with an official video directed by Redlight himself.
KHALID UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SAVED”
Today, five-time GRAMMY® nominee and 19-year-old singer-songwriter, Khalid unveils the music video for “Saved”. Shot on location in Mexico, the video, which was directed by David Hedman, stars Australian Top Model, Duckie Thot.
Hundred Waters share “Wave To Anchor” video
LA-based trio Hundred Waters have shared a buoyant video clip for “Wave To Anchor,” a particularly effusive and ebullient track from their recently released full length Communicating. The video was directed by Allie Avital (Chairlift, Moses Sumney) and shot entirely on location in Bulgaria with a cadre of local dancers, sheep, and bystanders on hand to augment vocalist Nicole Miglis’s exuberant performance.
Today, Midlands three-piece Table Scraps have released their new video for ‘Sick Of Me’ which premiered at The Skinny where it was described as having “a real retro sensibility and 60s garage rock’n’roll feel about it.”
THE WEST COAST CELEBRATION OF “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2018”
dick clark productions and ABC today announced that Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man and Hailee Steinfeld have been added to the lineup of performers for the West Coast celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018.” Additionally, the evening will feature show-stopping collaborations from Alessia Cara and Zedd, G-Eazy and Halsey, Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, and Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt. As previously announced, Ciara will host the Los Angeles festivities which will feature additional performances by Kane Brown, BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Fitz & The Tantrums, Khalid, Khalid with Marshmello, Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.
Continuing a six-year tradition, Boston Ballet celebrates New Year’s Eve with a special, one-night-only version of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.
A brass quintet from Boston Ballet Orchestra will kick off the night’s festivities with popular holiday tunes and New Year’s Eve favorites in a pre-show concert from 6:30 to 6:50 pm.
A supersized cast of Company all-stars will perform, along with favorite characters making special appearances throughout the show, and unique props and costume twists that will surprise and delight. The performance will culminate with confetti canons to toast the New Year.
Since 2010, Boston Ballet has presented a special version of The Nutcracker for audiences on New Year’s Eve. It is also a celebration to mark closing night of the 44-performance run of this season’s The Nutcracker.
Their version of the song was featured in this week’s episode of the show which was broadcast last night on the BBC. The song is available now via Rough Trade Records on all digital platforms and streaming services.
DESSA ANNOUNCES HER NEW STUDIO ALBUM, CHIME
Dessa announces her new full-length studio album, Chime, will be released on February 23, 2018 by Doomtree Records. Having previously premiered the pop anthem “Good Grief” on NPR in October, the Minneapolis artist follows up with a rap-driven single, “Fire Drills.” The song premiered earlier this morning on The Current (KCMP). Production credits on Chime include fellow Doomtree crew members Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and Cecil Otter, as well as composer Andy Thompson and Dessa herself. Both singles are available instantly via iTunes and Doomtree Webstore pre-orders and can be heard on all streaming platforms.
Today, POP ETC debut their holiday EP, “A POP ETC Christmas” via MXDWN. The new Christmas collection is a gift to fans, and includes two covers, “Christmas Time Is Here,” from Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special, and Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”, sung by Julian from POP ETC, as well as an original, “All I Want For Xmas (Just My Baby).” Said lead singer Chris Chu about the EP: “Since I was a kid I always loved Christmas songs. I fell in love with Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack from an early age and I’ve listened to it every Christmas I can remember. I’ve always had the idea of trying to record a few Christmas songs myself, but for some reason or another things always got too busy around the holidays and I lost track of it… until now!” Listen to the full EP via MXDWN here and download it here.
Kassi Ashton Signs To UMG Nashville and Interscope Records
Promising newcomer Kassi Ashton recently signed to UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope Records. The California, Missouri native has been making a name for herself in music thanks to her authentic songwriting, soulfully rich voice and commanding stage presence.
“You don’t have to be around her very long before you are struck by the ‘otherworldly spirit’ that rides alongside what is an otherwise kooky, fun soul,” shares UMG Nashville’s Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. “And after about 90 seconds of hearing her sing, you know that you are in for a ride. The music is fresh, unique, and rich in lyrical landscape far beyond her years. Hallelujah!”
Feder x Rankin collab for ‘Breathe’ music video
Fresh off the back of his debut EP release last week, Feder reveals the official music video for the lead single ‘Breathe’. Created through an exciting collaboration with British avant-garde photographer Rankinand Make Up For Ever, the production invites consumers to create their very own colour mixes in association with Make Up Forever and Artist Color Shadow, a collection of 124 new vibrant eye shadows.
ALBIN LEE MELDAU DELIVERS A SOULFUL MESSAGE OF UNITY WITH HIS NEW VIDEO FOR “SAME BOAT”
Albin Lee Meldau delivers a soulful message of unity with his compassionate new video for “Same Boat,” a beautiful new song that caps off a remarkable year for the Swedish singer-songwriter who is an artist to watch for 2018. Albin also recently performed a touching rendition of “Same Boat” with the talented kids at Staten Island’s PS22 Chorus.
GRACE BASEMENT TO RELEASE 4TH ALBUM “MISSISSIPPI NIGHTS” JAN. 19TH
Grace Basement, the acclaimed rock-and-roll side project of St. Louis folk musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kevin Buckley, will release their fourth full-length album, Mississippi Nights, in early 2018.
A-Trak shares new remix of “Ray Ban Vision” ft. CyHi The Prynce
Today A-Trak releases a new remix of his 2010 hit song “Ray Ban Vision” featuring CyHi The Prynce, which has earned over 26 million streams to date. He tasked LA producers Casper & B. for the remix after they won a Flosstradamus contest, and they created the perfect 2017 update.
Monster Rally is back with a new album Flowering Jungle. Today he shares the third track and video off the upcoming album “Tropico” via Tiny Mix Tapes. The video stars Phil Augusta Jackson from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Veronica Osorio from Hail, Caesar! and the upcoming Starz show Vida. Flowering Jungle is due December 15 via Gold Robot Records.
After a jam-packed year which saw the release of their well-received self-titled full-length debut as well as several notable nationwide tours, explosive quintet Powerflo are proud to premiere their brand new video, “Less Than A Human,” via Metal Injection today. Directed by Powerflo’s Billy Graziadei, the video captures live footage from their recent treks with P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, Fire From The Gods, Brujeria and more. Of the video, Graziadei commented, “We made a lot of friends around the country during these past tours. We filmed this video on the road to showcase what we do best…kicking ass and taking names!”
David Guetta & Afrojack join forces with Charli XCX and French Montana in the official music video for ‘Dirty Sexy Money’
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta and fellow producer Afrojack join forces again with pop polymath Charli XCX and hip-hop boss French Montana on their mega-collaboration ‘Dirty Sexy Money’, launching the official music video today after a successful lyric video reveal which has already cultivated over 10 Million views.
MAJOR. RELEASES REMIX TO “WHY I LOVE YOU” FEATING SHAGGY AND ROCK CITY
The pop-classical soul singer MAJOR. releases a remix to his Billboard-charting debut single “Why I Love You.” The remix features global superstar Shaggy and musical duo Rock City. “Why I Love You” took the media by storm generating over 30 million plus streams and counting. The heartfelt single was praised by musical legends Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle and more as the next biggest wedding song of all time.
Brandi Carlile performs “The Mother,” new album out Feb 16
Brandi Carlile’s new song, “The Mother,” is premiering today. Of the song, Carlile explains, “‘Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind…’ To some, this sounds like the realization of their most sacred dreams—true companionship. For some, this sacrifice is too much to bear and requires its own brand of radical forgiveness. For the most part and for me, it’s equal measures of both. I am not just a mother, but it’s all that I am.”
Widely acclaimed UK artist Patrick Topping has unveiled his biggest ever headline show to date, with the ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’ producer set to play Manchester Academy on 2nd March 2018.
The event, organised by Kaluki, marks a fresh footnote in Patrick’s meteoric rise in recent years, and follows a monumental 2017 for the North-East DJ, who once again featured as a regular fixture at Jamie Jones’ iconic Paradise residency in Ibiza.
Aplus Teams Up With Singersroom To Premiere Brand New Single “Strangers”
Detroit-born and bred singer-songwriter sisters Aplus have teamed up with Singersroom to premiere their brand new single, “Strangers.” The track, available to stream and purchase on Friday, December 15, is the second single from their highly anticipated debut album, Pride Liberty Detroit. Set to drop February 9 via Original 1265 Recordings, the album also features the hit single “Pride Over Me,” which received praise from the likes of SoulBounce as a “piano-driven ballad that drips with emotion and sentiment while showcasing the sisters’ powerful vocals.”
The Prids Share “Elizabeth Ann” Video via Tattoo
Portland, OR-based, noise pop band, The Prids, share their new single and video, “Elizabeth Ann” exclusively on Tattoo, who raved, “The Prids have made the best and most cohesive album of their career.” The Prids new LP, Do I Look Like I’m In Love?, is due out January 12th, 2018 via This-a-Way Records.