Transatlantic producer Endemic Emerald presents the new release Black Bag Operation featuring 15 emcees from four countries; United States, United Kingdom, France & Greece. 2017 has seen Endemic working in multiple countries & building with true hip hop cultures around the world, Black Bag Operation features some great emcees such as Queens Legends Royal Flush & Tragedy Khadafi [USA], the illustrious Scorzayzee, 4 X world DMC champ Mr. Switch [UK] Le Sous Marin & Soldat Ottoman [France] & Eversor, Sifu Versus, Buffalo Bill, Obnoxious Kas [Greece] check the track list and download Black Bag Operation from Bandcamp below!
Los Angeles singer/songwriter BRIDGE has released his debut WRECK LP, out today via Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced and executive produced by Grammy-nominated artist Wynne (credited as Rory Andrew) with additional production from Malay, August Grant and more. The album was made in the wake of a serious motorcycle crash, a literal and figurative wreck in his life that led to an emotional and musical growth spurt. The crash left him with a broken leg after he was run over by a car and inspired many different emotions coming out through the music. Throughout the project, BRIDGE shows confidence, vulnerability and self-reflection as he comes to terms with past mistakes and looks towards the future.
Rich Homie Quan – the young Atlanta-based rapper who sold millions of singles as an independent artist – has unveiled his new single, “Changed.” The hypnotic, introspective track offers fans a first taste of his debut album, Rich As In Spirit, set for early 2018 release on Motown Records. Download/stream “Changed” HERE.
Newly signed to Interscope Records, duo Louis The Child, comprised of 21-year-old Robby Hauldren and 20-year-old Freddy Kennett, share their new track “Last To Leave,” featuring and co-written by Caroline Ailin, who was recently credited as a co-writer on Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”.
“We were so excited about this song that we decided to name our tour after it. We really hope you like it :)” -Louis The Child
Buzzing Jacksonville, FL rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress KaMillion shares her new single “I Heart Banana” today.
A wild combination of brash bars and a hilarious hook, the song peels back her uncontainable energy, undeniable spirit, and unique sound. Be on the lookout for the music video’s debut very soon!
Churning out hit after successful hit, Grammy nominated duo Riton and Kah-Lo seal 2017 with a rumbling club floorfiller, ‘Fake ID’, out today via Riton Time. The track sees the highly in-demand pair, who have amassed over 50 million streams on previous releases together, blend their talents to form a stomping house hit which looks set to dominate dancefloors well into the new year.
Within the span of a year, Post Malone has emerged as “the 21st century’s biggest rockstar”. This week, Post unleashes the Official “rockstar” Remix featuring Latin superstars Nicky Jam and Ozuna. Two Puerto Rican rockstars in their own right, Nicky Jam and Ozuna bring a global flavor to the track, introducing it to a new audience with their signature style and swagger.
Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her latest track “&burn” worldwide today. Described as “a moody slow-burner packed with booming drums, hushed verses, and a killer guest appearance” by The FADER, “&burn” was produced by her brother Finneas O’Connell and features American west-coast rapper Vince Staples. “&burn” is available on all digital platforms from today.
HAAi releases new single ‘FEELS’ on her own label Coconut Beats
London-based DJ and producer HAAi has released her latest single, ‘FEELS’ via her own label, Coconut Beats. Out today, it’s only the third solo release from the rapidly rising artist, following her ‘DaDaDa’ EP and the vocal-led, psychedelic ‘Be Good’.
A melodic production that rattles into life as the percussion builds, ‘FEELS’ is an uplifting track with undeniable dancefloor power.
New York’s singer-songwriter Luke Buck comes forward with a emotional and soulful indie rock/pop ballad today, titled “Winter”. It’s a beautiful yet heartbreaking single of finding yourself lost and alone at the end of the relationship. “Luke Buck taps into the season’s looming sluggishness as a cathartic escape, pinned with withering piano and strident trumpet, on his melancholic new single ‘Winter,'” shares Bsides & Badlands who hosted the premiere.
Singer-songwriter Ruby Joy Ketchum,16, daughter of BMI award-winning songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum and celebrity stylist Gina Ketchum, has signed with BMI for exclusive publishing.
“Having grown up going to BMI number one parties and having the awards hang on our walls at home, I am excited to now myself be a member of the amazing family and community of songwriters here,” says the talented young songwriter. Two of Ruby Joy’s original songs are set to be in the soundtrack of a Disney feature film being released in early 2019 (working title, not yet released.) She will also be traveling to Ireland in 2018 to work with fellow writers on an upcoming BBC TV program.
D. ROBB Releases Video for “American Dream”
Damien Robinson also known as “D. ROBB” grew up in the O’cliff community in Dallas, Texas among the best hustlers, ball players, money makers, and politicians to ever do it. Influenced by his community to achieve goals that many could only dream of, he is now an accomplished entrepreneur and upcoming rapper who uses his words to express everyday life that everyone can relate to. His rap style is southern with a sprinkle of authentic life experiences effortlessly finessed over a smooth beat. He’s cool, calm, and collected on a day to day basis. His style is one of a kind and yet to be matched with anyone else. Many call it the “So Fly Style” coined by his brand So Fly Entertainment.
BØRNS RELEASES NEW SONG “I DON’T WANT U BACK” TODAY
Garrett Borns was living in a secluded tree house in the Los Angeles canyons when he wrote his debut album Dopamine. The album was released in the fall of 2015 to rave reviews with the Associated Press calling it “some of the most heartfelt electronic-based music in recent memory,” while Spin noted that BØRNS “writes brilliant pop songs that worm their way into your heart in an instant.” The LP featured the platinum selling single “Electric Love” and showcased his yearning falsetto. Since the release of Dopamine, BØRNS has performed at numerous festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo and completely sold out his headline theater tour in the spring of 2016.
Varvara share new single ‘Identical’
Varvara from Hamina, Finland have come a long way since the release of their previous album, ”Death Defying Tricks” in January 2016. The album got nothing but praise from the leading rock media world wide with its’ intriguing mix of aggressive garage and melodic rock sounds.
VIII finds Wafia—who was born in the Netherlands to Syrian and Iraqi parents and is now based in Australia—exploring her intersectional identities as a Muslim, brown, queer woman finding herself as an artist. Lead single “Bodies” was written on the day her Syrian family was denied permission to enter Australia amidst the escalating conflict there, while Trump continued to threaten Muslim ban in America. “Only Love” examines Wafia’s first time admitting that she finds herself attracted to women.
The 300 Entertainment artists exclusive premiered the record with Complex with the Creek County group explaining how the explosive collaboration came together. “We ran into Yachty in B-more at a promotional event and chopped it up. So when it came time to do a remix for ‘My Team’ Yachty just made sense to us,” said the Creek Boyz. “When the label sent his verse that shit was fire and made it easier for us to go back in and blaze it with new lyrics. Shout out to his team Quality Control and our team 410 Global/Unuathorized.”
Columbia Records recording artist, DeJ Loaf, has released her new single “Big Ole Boss.” The new track, featuring Dej’s take-charge presence and sultry flow, is from DeJ Loaf’s forthcoming Liberated album, which will be released on Columbia Records in 2018. “Big Ole Boss” is produced by Atlanta super producer Zaytoven (Migos, Future, Gucci Mane).
Keeping within “Big Ole Boss” themes of strength and ferocity, the track artwork features a defiant young woman standing up to a Sumo wrestler.
Following the recent Hunger premiere for his ‘Survival’ visual, Ebenezer is back with his last track of the year ‘F**K IT.’ Gearing up for 2018, Ebenezer leaves us with an exhilarating taste of what is to come next year.
“I stopped caring about being judged which stopped me from living, from chasing my dreams and from being unapologetically me. All I ever wanted to do was release music and share my story with the world, but suffering from anxiety made it extremely difficult but now…I’m like fuck it, pun intended.” – Ebenezer
Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated duo Galantis and Throttle release “Tell Me You Love Me” remixes, Toby Green, Michael Feiner, DropGun, Pat Lok, Raven & Kreyn and Two Can all contribute new interpretations of the song. Listen/share the remixes.
Today Ezra Furman shares his new video for “Love You So Bad” on Dangerous Minds. Directed by frequent collaborator Joseph Brett, it comes on the heels of his new album announcement. Ezra’s second album for Bella Union, Transangelic Exodus, will be released February 9th 2018. The album is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: “not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” according to its author. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”
YAMATO, the Drummers of Japan, Bring THE CHALLENGERS to US on 30-City Tour
This winter, YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan bring their “genuinely theatrical experience” (TheTimes) to the United States for a 30-city tour of THE CHALLENGERS. The US appearances – from January 18-March 19, 2018 – are part of their 2017-2018 world tour celebrating the Taiko troupe’s 25th anniversary. Stops in the US range from colleges and universities to large performing arts venues, spanning the entire nation from Maine to California.
The third track revealed from his upcoming project, “Setting Forth” was recorded with Brian Blade’s band, The Brian’s Blade Fellowship, on its first take capturing the spontaneous and immediate nature of the entire album. In this grown-up and richly written song, Hansard sings about moving forward despite doubting his decisions and admitting he’s been wrong. The album’s closing track, “Time Will Be The Healer,” was revealed this Fall along with “Wheels On Fire,” which debuted last month on NPR Music.
Chico Mann & Captain Planet Release New Single & Remix Album “Night Visions”
Chico Mann & Captain Planet’s critically acclaimed early 2017 Night Visions album, was a unique album highlighting the creative symbiosis of two of the biggest names in contemporary alternative Latin sounds. The release featured Captain Planet’s unmistakable production that kept the album sounding effortlessly danceable and contemporary, while Chico Mann’s vocals possessed an instantly classic appeal hinting at old Cuban rumba and vintage Afrobeat LP’s. Upon release, the project would garnish the duo critical praise with tastemakers like FADER, KCRW, LA Weekly, Boiler Room, and more, all basking in the duo’s exemplary achievement.
JESSIE WARE releases Your Domino EP – a four-track live EP recorded in London during Ware’s four-night Islington residency earlier this year — today via PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records.
Your Domino EP is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers.
European Metalcore quartet HARMED is streaming their debut EP, “From Day One”, one day before its worldwide digital release via Lambgoat.
Rhyming joyous energy and deep introspection, Rexx Life Raj invites listeners to sit shotgun on his journey of musical self-discovery. Getting biographical in his new music video, Raj shares “Level Up,” an engaging tour through the various stages of the rapper’s life. Opening with toy keyboards and clicking percussion, “Level Up” is a soul-sampling banger, with an infectious, pitch-manipulated hook from the Berkeley emcee. Premiered with an interview by NYLON, the video opens with childhood Raj, fooling around with music and discovering his creativity, before he enters a mysterious phone booth and is transported to his high school years, where he works on his rhymes and pines for the attention of a beautiful girl. The video continues through Raj’s time as an offensive lineman at Boise State, through his present as an in-demand rapper performing in front of a crowd. Produced by Kyle Betty, Drew Banga & DTB, “Level Up” is an ebullient, sax-inflected highlight from Father Figure 2: Flourish, his latest album, which hit stores on November 17th.
SIR ROSEVELT RELEASES ANTICIPATED SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
Southern pop trio Sir Rosevelt – comprised of Zac Brown, Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti – has been making waves recently, teasing fans with new songs off their eagerly-awaited, self-titled debut album. Now, after much anticipation, Sir Rosevelt is out today via Elektra Records.
‘Call Me By Your Name’ Now Playing In Select Cities
On behalf of Sony Pictures Classics, we’re excited to share the updated release schedule for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME! Selected by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one the top 10 films of the year, nominated for EIGHT Critic’s Choice Awards, SIX Film Independent Spirit Awards, and THREE Golden Globe Awards, don’t miss this sensual and transcendent tale of first love in the sun-drenched splendor of Italy starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg Now Playing in Select Cities!
YFN LUCCI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BOSS LIFE” FEATURING OFFSET
The platinum-certified and critically acclaimed Atlanta rapper and singer serves up yet another bossed-up, banger. Over strutting keys and hypnotic bass, his distinctive and dynamic flow immediately captivates as fellow Atlanta luminary Offset delivers a head-turning and hard-hitting cameo of his own. “Boss Life” lives up to its title, uniting two of the South’s most influential and impactful young leaders on one essential and authoritative anthem that’s impossible to shake.
To celebrate today’s release of his ninth album Revival, Eminem is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend in Detroit. Along with exclusive Revival merchandise, Mom’s Spaghetti offers menu items inspired by Eminem’s starring role in 8 Mile.
Located at The Shelter (a music venue below Saint Andrew’s Hall), Mom’s Spaghetti is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy releases his highly anticipated new album, The Beautiful & Damned, everywhere today via BPG/RVG/RCA Records. The extremely personal 20 track double-album features special guests including Halsey, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of the North and more. Additionally, he releases the companion short film of the same name exclusively via Apple Music (watch here). In the film, G-Eazy stars as a musician navigating the demands and temptations of fame in this dark, stylish examination of ego.
SZA TEAMS UP WITH CALVIN HARRIS
Just in time for the weekend, five-time Grammy® Award nominated singer-songwriter SZA teams up with Grammy® Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ, Calvin Harris for “The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix),” available today at all digital music providers.
Sean Paul Signs Chi Ching Ching
The rising Jamaican talent is the first artist signed to Dutty Rock Productions, the label owned and founded by multi-platinum music icon Sean Paul. In previous years, Sean Paul has used Dutty Rock as a platform to produce and launch various riddim compilations. Signing Chi Ching Ching is the latest development for Dutty Rock.
Chi Ching Ching expresses his enthusiasm. “Joining the Dutty Rock Productions is an excellent move, Sean Paul and I have always been friends. He has always been supportive of my career. Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have an icon, who is one of the biggest superstars in dancehall`s history and sold over 20 million records, supporting and pushing Chi Ching Ching. The world await pan da ‘Rock Di World’ single yah fi a while now, suh is a good look.”
Following a week of teases and previews, today multi-platinum recording artist PIA MIA answers the frenzy of fan speculation with the release of her new EP, THE GIFT 2. Filled with 6 all-new club anthems, The Gift 2 is produced by Nic Nac (Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled and others). Fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from Pia Mia, who alone has racked up over 400 million music streams worldwide and was most recently featured on Jaden Smith’s critically-acclaimed album SYRE. The Gift 2 is available everywhere now and can be streamed/downloaded here.
Jackson Browne Releases New Video and Single
Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne releases a new video and single today, December 15, 2018. The Dreamer (featuring Los Cenzontles) is released on Inside Recordings and distributed worldwide thru Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA).
The Dreamer was written by Jackson Browne and Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles, and performed by Jackson, Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos). The video was directed by Mark Kohr (Green Day, No Doubt, Primus, Shakira).
MAX RELEASES “LIGHTS DOWN LOW FEAT. TINI”
Pop/soul singer MAX has teamed up with global sensation TINI for a feature on a new version of his hit single “Lights Down Low,” releasing today. “Lights Down Low” feat. TINI marks the first time the two have worked together, and brings a Latin twist on the popular song, which TINI describes as “a beautiful ballad with a universal message of love that works for all languages.”
New Video: Trap Beckham “On The Rocks”
Trap Beckham’s Debut EP, Life Is Lit, is now available on all DSPs!
BOOPAC arrives two years after 2015’s TOUCH DOWN 2 CAUSE HELL. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. A series of acclaimed mixtapes announced Boosie’s continued power, but the milestone BOOPAC firmly cements his place in the pantheon. The 24-track collection boasts only five guests – Anthony Hamilton, B. Will, Yung Bleu, London Jae, and Lee Banks – thus shining a spotlight on Boosie Badazz like never before.
D-Pulse shares remix EP feat. Juan Maclean, Photay and more
Band members Anton Kochnev, Semyon Perevoshikov, Klim Suhanov, and Sam Konyakhin initially formed D-Pulse in their early teens, drawing from now-classic French Wave artists like Daft Punk, Phoenix and Air. After moving from their provincial hometown to the metropolis of St. Petersburg, the group found their disco-inflected sound out of place in a scene dominated by sparse techno. But soon enough, their atmospheric remixes and distinctive live instrumentation (think analogue synthesizers cut up with icy guitars and stuttering drum machines) set them apart from their DJ peers.
RUN THE JEWELS SHARE APOCALYPTIC “CALL TICKETRON” VIDEO
Grammy-nominated group (we couldn’t resist saying it) Run The Jewels have just unveiled a video for “Call Ticketron,” a standout track from their breakthrough album Run The Jewels 3. Directed by Brad Palmer & Brian Palmer of Surround, the clip depicts a sold out show at the Garden in NYC which goes awry when the audience mysteriously disappears. As the guys investigate, matters take an apocalyptic turn, and strangeness ensues. A VEVO exclusive, “Call Ticketron” marks the third official video from RTJ3, which topped Billboard’s Rap, R&B/Hip Hop, Independent & Vinyl charts upon its release in January, and has already accrued year-end honors from Pitchfork, Chicago Tribune, Rough Trade, Paste, The Skinny, and more.
Cobrayama & T.Z.Duhh Release New Single “Orbit”
Brooklyn native, Mike Iannatto aka Cobrayama, has kept himself quite busy ever since he departed from the space funk outfit Exmag a few years ago. Aside from putting out some extra hot mixtapes and a number of individual tracks during this time, he’s also in charge of his new clothing brand Ink Finger.
Today, 18-year-old Jadagrace exclusively premieres the official music video for her buzzing new single “My Rules” on Refinery29. About the song, Refinery29 writes, “QUOTE.”
Saintorment unveil “Strong Enough” song from “Defective Mind” Album
“Defective Mind” will be released via More Hate Productions, the CD will come with 12 page booklet. The pages of the booklet will take you on a trip around our hometown, where you will visit all the places we see every day and which give us inspiration, sometimes apathy and often fill us with anger + the booklet also includes the lyrics and facts about the album.
Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia,and today reveals his first face off with one of Australia’s finest electronic acts The Kite String Tangle, taking on the 1999 #1 hit “Praise You.” Fatboy Slim vs Australia is set for release on January 19 and will be available for pre-order on December 29 via Astralwerks.
Universal Music’s own DJ duo Tom & Collins are gearing up for their much-anticipated EP, set to release on December 15th. Different Kind of High is a groove-heavy collection of dance tracks, and a follow up to their critically acclaimed single ‘Give Me One Reason’, a re-imagination of the Tracy Chapman classic. Since its release, ‘Give Me One Reason’ has garnered more than 4 million hits on Spotify, and has received praise from the likes of Dancing Astronaut and the Huffington Post amongst others.
Burgeoning artist Sam F packs a pop-fueled punch on his vivacious future bass single “On My Way,” premiered on HuffPost. Leading with JVZEL’s soulful delivery, the record boasts jaunty vocal chops and distinct melodic breakdowns.
Wax Motif Releases New EP, ‘Forsaken”
Australian producer Wax Motif has established himself as one of the most prominent players in the modern electronic music scene thanks to chart topping originals and his role as one of the creators of the G House sound. Citing influences from R&B, Disco, and UK bass, the producer’s releases have found a welcome home on some of dance music’s most influential labels including Diplo’s Mad Decent, A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold, Tchami’s Confession label, and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. Today, Wax Motif continues that streak with a brand new EP via AC Slater’s label Night Bass.
Chris Zurich’s latest with “Our Routine.” Atwood Magazine says of the song, “Chris Zurich’s poignant ‘Our Routine’ looks back on a relationship with warmth and gratitude, taking stock of its light despite a darker, somber end.”
1AM Comes Through With “Bankroll In My Jeans”
Philly artist, 1AM delivers on his bouncy, catchy new single “Bankroll In My Jeans” and for a moment it feels like you’re on a super skyway, of a new intergalactic mall. 1AM must know designer is always a good way to win the ladies and “Bankroll In My Jeans” is right on time for the holiday season! Listen to “Bankroll In My Jeans” here, produced by Andrew Meoray!
Novareign – “Legends” release date + song premiere
M-Theory Audio sets February 16th, 2018 as official release date for Novareign long-awaited debut album “Legends”! Progressive Power Metal from Southern California! First track from album premiere launched now!
Garden City Movement sign to NTS (Late Night Tales) Release ‘Slightly All The Time’
The trio of Roy Avital, Yoav Saar and Johnny Sharoni produce a blend of sounds drawn from their diverse cultural worlds; ranging from art-pop to experimental house to horizontally aligned vibes. Since surfacing at the close of 2013 with their breakout track ‘Move On’, Garden City Movement have released ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Bengali Cinema’ EPs, the ‘Modern West’ 12” in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, climbed the Hype Machine Popular Chart with multiple singles, recorded live sessions for Boiler Room, Majestic Casual and FACT, opened for Bonobo, Caribou, Alt-J and played all over the world. The band’s music video for ‘Move On’ received a nomination for Best Music Video at the LA Film Festival, won “Best Video of The Year” at the MTV Israel Music Awards and the video for ‘She’s So Untouchable’ screened at the Raindance Film Festival in London this September.
Live video: Rosie Carney and Henry Jamison – “Hot Scary Summer” (Villagers cover)
Framed by centuries’ old churches, pubs, and a perpetually grey sky, “visionary” (Ladygunn) Vermont singer-songwriter Henry Jamison and Irish folk singer Rosie Carney channeled the stark, historical energy of Dublin into a live cover of Villagers’ “Hot Scary Summer” while on their European tour this fall. Henry’s electric, Jeff Buckley-esque chords and haunting falsetto blend with Rosie’s pure, mature-beyond-her-twenty-years voice to create a cutting emotional depth that builds on lyrical themes of a relationship in it twilight.
Scarlet Baxter reveals ‘Skydive’ music video
Scarlet Baxter has already won over audiences and critics with her distinctive velvety tones and lyrical intelligence, but even her latest single, Skydive, will prove a revelation to even her most hard core of fans. While her soulful vocal has drawn comparisons to the equally emotional performer Adele, her intricate compositions have to date explored her love of the timeless R’n’B sound. However, the loyal Shania Twain fan proves on Skydive that she is capable of competing with the likes of Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina and Kelsea Ballerini, who have fused pop, R’n’B and country to create a compelling contemporary sound.
New track from Escape The Fate
Christmas is upon us and Escape The Fate have treated fans to another taste of their upcoming album I Am Human, by releasing the lyric video for the title-track.
It comes before Escape The Fate return to the UK in January and February for a headline tour in support of the album, which is out February 16th via Better Noise Records. It includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London and Nottingham.
German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS will release new LP Amoretum Vol. 1 on January 26, 2018. The LP can be pre-ordered on all digital platforms, including Bandcamp, as well.
The internationally acclaimed predecessor Refugeeum brought BLACK SPACE RIDERS renown with its mixture of thoughtful, sensitive themes and hard, atmospheric rock. Two years have passed since then, two years in which the world has not necessarily become a better place in the eyes of most people.
War, terror, displacement, destruction, rejection and nationalism dominate the headlines. Or, as a wise little green fellow once said: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
Earlier this year, Scotty McCreery released his single, “Five More Minutes,” a song People called an “emotional walk down memory lane” that pleads for more time with the people and experiences that are important in his life. The ACM, BMI and CMT Award winner wrote the Top 20-and-climbing hit song that The Tennessean says “pulls heartstrings” just two weeks after the passing of his grandfather. Now, the North Carolina native expands on his reflections about life with his highly-anticipated third studio album, Seasons Change, due March 16 on Triple Tigers Records, a Sony Music imprint – his first album on the label. The project was produced by Frank Rogers (McCreery’s See You Tonight, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker), Derek Wells (guitarist for Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldridge, Little Big Town), and Aaron Eshuis (producer for Ryan Hurd, songwriter for A Thousand Horses, Joe Nichols, Cole Swindell).
Little Hustle Share “Wipe That Face Off Your Head”
NYC’s Little Hustle have shared their new single “Wipe That Face Off Your Head” which premiered on BlackBook today. The group builds a nervous tension that explodes into post-punk aggression as the song tackles the feelings of a job you can’t wait to escape, the company of people who misrepresent themselves, and the desire to transcend both. The title is a reference to Parker Posey’s character in Dazed and Confused.
The group recently released a mesmerizing video for “Hall of Gems” which finds front-woman Rebecca Keith spiraling in a darkened room and performing the song in a storm of golden flakes. The single blends indie rock, shoegaze guitars, buzzing synths, and an impassioned vocal melody to create a contemporary anthem with a classic alternative feel.
Multi-Platinum artist/musician/producer Charlie Puth has announced plans for his biggest North American headline tour to date. Produced by Live Nation, “The Voicenotes Tour” officially gets underway July 11 at Toronto, ON’s Budweiser Stage and travels the continent through the summer (see attached itinerary). Highlights include dates at New York City’s world-famous Radio City Music Hall (July 16) and the renowned Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (August 14). Multi-Platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld will be main support on all dates. Pre-sales begin Tuesday, December 19; tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 22.
With three albums under their belt, a US platinum single for “Young Blood” and a wildly successful tour with Blink 182, New Zealand’s The Naked And Famous have revealed their latest stripped rendition of their single, “Punching In A Dream” (Kobalt Music Recordings), from their debut LP “Passive Me, Aggressive You” . Taken off their upcoming stripped back LP, the band explore their singles from an acoustic perspective breathing new life into their euphoric hits.
Blacklite District Goes Viral With “Cold As Ice” Music Videos
Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District (BLD) has released two Official Music Videos for their single, “Cold As Ice,” off of their third LP, Instant Gratification. The original video, released on February 24, 2017 and posted by famed radio DJ Lou Brutus the same day, scored 350,000 streams in its first week and later accrued several million since. The second video, featuring imagery from the hit video game Minecraft, has garnered an additional +15 million views since its release on August 23.
2Four, “Night To Remember”
“Abstract is in a way my own musical compilation with different mixtures of sounds and lyrical efforts. There isn’t really a concrete characteristic to this album but it expresses the essence and vibes of many different feelings and emotions that blend together sort of like something you’d see in a painting or at an art gallery.”
Black Angel’s First EDM Songs w/ Singer Courtney Grace
In the meantime Black Angel had been recording rock songs with San Francisco Bay area singer, Courtney Grace, singing backups and duets with singer, J. C. Martin over the past year. Courtney is an accomplished Electric Dance Music artist with widespread success. J. C. discussed having Courtney record a few of J.C.’s rock songs as EDM songs. Courtney hit a home run on these songs.
First Aid Kit recently stopped by BBC Radio 2 in London where they performed “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and covered Lorde’s “Perfect Places.” Listen HERE.
The Swedish duo will release their fourth studio album, Ruins, on January 19 via Columbia Records. Ruins is available for pre-order now and includes lead single “It’s A Shame” as well as “Postcard” and “Fireworks.”
Khaleel Mandel – “Dollar$”
Dollar$ is a brand new self-produced single by Bridgeport, CT native, Khaleel Mandel. Its sound punches as well as embodies 70s funk mixed with two pinches of reggae vibes. A motif of this track is to master thyself, while acknowledging a deep affection for a tool that plays a big role in your progression. Dollar$ is available on iTunes and all streaming services now!
MINISTRY’S AL JOURGENSEN DECONSTRUCTS THE SONG “ANTIFA”
“I do believe that people should stand up for themselves and not be party to this bullshit we’ve being fed…I think Antifa is a state of mind, it’s like, ‘we’re not going to take this shit anymore, because we’ve been sold a bad bill of goods here by you people’…I relish the attitude of Antifa…I think that some of the tactics they take actually hurt the cause or the thought process more than it helps, but I do enjoy the ” enough!” aspect of it, and that’s what this song is about.”
— Al Jourgensen
ROCKSTAR FRAME RELEASE CHRISTMAS SINGLE ‘CHRISTMAS RAPE’ FEAT. KIARA LAETITIA
After having announced that singer KIARA LAETITIA (ex Skylark, Virgin Steele) has joined the band, hard rockers ROCKSTAR FRAME are set to release a Christmas single, “Christmas Rape”, today via Musicarchy Media.
“Christmas Rape” will mark the first single with KIARA LAETITIA on vocals. It will also be the first single with a revamped line-up.
ROCKSTAR FRAME drummer and founder Max Klein was recently very open on Facebook about issues with previous line-up: “You have probably noticed that Rockstar Frame has been quiet for quite some time now. This was due to some changes inside the band. In fact, for most members in the past year, RSF was not a priority anymore which led to a huge waste of time and resources including having to cancel some shows. This after a while was not acceptable to me anymore”.
On their fifth full-length album, Fruition transform pain and heartache into something truly glorious. With their songwriting sharper and more nuanced than ever before—and their sonic palette more daringly expansive—the band’s full-hearted intensity ultimately gives the album a transcendent power.
Aimed squarely at the floor, “Zum Zum” – an infectious, earworm bass-house jam peppered by Sweetie Irie’s iconic ragga vocals – as long been a staple in Redlight DJ sets and serves as an exciting primer for a new album due early 2018, as well as more forthcoming Redlight music on Hot Haus.
Eide New Single “Follow You”
EIDE is a Norwegian singer/songwriter who produces a majestic, sparkling vein of indie-pop and folk on throughout his debut album ‘Grand Design’, released on October 11th. The album cut “Follow You” features his soaring croon weaving around bouncy guitars and into a chorus full of passion. EIDE’s vocal tone resembles Bono a bit, though with an effervescent mode of pop songwriting that casts a unique light on the fluttering melodies.
Leitvox shares new single Ingenue ft. Jette Kelly
As the year ends, Miami based producer Leitvox presents us with his last musical effort, fresh from the Bamyasi Studio in Wynwood, Miami’s art districts. The single is called “Ingenue” and features the beautiful vocals of Miami local singer Jette Kelly, who also collaborated with Leitvox in his short film Pale Love.
Papal Missionary of Mercy Father Jim Sichko Brings Christmas Cheer To Homeless In Kentucky
Father Jim Sichko, who in February 2016 Pope Francis commissioned as one of his Papal Missionaries of Mercy – of which there are only 1000 in the world and 100 in the United States, is set to bring Christmas cheer to 50 homeless individuals on December 22, 2017. Fr. Jim serves in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.
Again, during this Christmas season, Fr. Jim will take his “out of the box” thinking and charter a 55-passenger bus from Bluegrass Charter and Tours and pick up 50 homeless individuals from the Salvation Army Shelter, along with a Kentucky State Police escort, to be taken to Malone’s steakhouse for a special evening of holiday cheer. The experience will include professional carolers, a meal consisting of anything off the menu, and a visit from Santa… and that’s not all. Each individual will receive brand new sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves and a gift card to McDonald’s.
Louis The Child Share New Track “Last To Leave”
Newly signed to Interscope Records, duo Louis The Child, comprised of 21-year-old Robby Hauldren and 20-year-old Freddy Kennett, share their new track “Last To Leave,” featuring and co-written by Caroline Ailin, who was recently credited as a co-writer on Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”.
“We were so excited about this song that we decided to name our tour after it. We really hope you like it :)” -Louis The Child
Subtle Degrees (Travis Laplante and Gerald Cleaver) announces album “A Dance That Empties” out February 23
A Dance That Empties is Travis Laplante’s latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). The duo’s uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women.
Riot Ten’s vicious call to arms “Rail Breaker (feat. Rico Act)” spawns a five-track remix package of monstrous proportions. Harnessing the fury of dubstep growls, both SQUNTO & PerilEyes and MONXX utilize otherworldly sound design to full effect on their unapologetically heavy mixes. YOOKIE takes the original into a static-filled wasteland before EXSSV supercharges it with a bass house face lift. Rounding out the package, Code: Pandorum brings on the mayhem with their ruthless machine gun interpretation. The package follows the announcement that Riot Ten will join Datsik’s Ninja Nation 2018 Tour as direct support.
Newly formed rock band Stereo Satellite, featuring Lukas Rossi (Rock Star Supernova), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), John Moyer (Disturbed), and Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob), has released the Official Music Video for their debut single, “Glass Houses.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Glass Houses” is the first single off of their new album tentatively set for April 2018 release. Fans can access exclusive content for the album release via the bands’ PledgeMusic campaign.
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald performed his single “Find It In Your Heart” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night. The track appears on Wide Open, McDonald’s first new album in nearly a decade (out now via BMG).
Declan McKenna Adds Dates To U.S. Tour Due To Overwhelming Demand
Declan McKenna is adding dates to his extensive 40+ date U.S. headlining tour which begins January 31st in support of his new album What Do You Think About The Car?. Due to demand, shows have been added or upgraded to larger rooms in Decatur, Syracuse, and Evanston (full dates below). Various cites including Austin, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, AZ, and Santa Ana have also sold out quickly.
Already making waves, the four have opened for American Authors and X Ambassadors in addition to selling out several shows in the southwest region.”Cold War” already has over 100,000 plays on Spotify and is setting up Overzealous as a hallmark album for the band.Stay tuned as Foreign Figures welcome more music to finish 2017 and launch them into 2018.
LIL XAN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOTAL XANARCHY TOUR
Rapper Lil Xan continues to ascend new heights, announcing the Total Xanarchy Tour, a 25 city trek across North America. His first full length tour to date, the Total Xanarchy Tour follows a slate of sold out shows in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City, as well as a performance at the Rolling Loud SoCAL Festival.
The Total Xanarchy Tour, presented by Lyrical Lemonade and the Xanarchy Gang, kicks off on January 25th in Vancouver and stops in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC, among others, before wrapping up in Atlanta on March 6th. Tickets go on sale on December 22nd, with a special pre-order available exclusively for Spotify subscribers, through Spotify, on December 19th. Fans should check local box offices for additional ticket information.
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.
SF-based singer Lapel, “Less Of A Woman”
Lapel is the new solo project from SF music scene veteran Debbie Neigher who has claimed her place in the spotlight spending years as a backing vocalist and keyboardist sitting in with bands like Ezra Furman, Curls (Christopher Owens), and The Family Crest. Her forthcoming debut record Periphery was co-produced by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards) and Neigher herself and was recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios– marking a new sound for her, trading piano-based indie pop for an immersive electronic sound, with contributions from members of Geographer and Astronauts, Etc.
Republic Services Offers Holiday Recycling Tips & Ideas
This holiday season, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) encourages consumers across the country to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into celebrations and family gatherings with five simple tips.
“The holiday season can be a hectic time of year for just about everyone,” said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services. “Many of us want to be more sustainable during the holidays, but we aren’t sure how or we just don’t have the time. These five easy tips can help each of us to do our part to make environmentally responsible choices throughout the holiday season and help make a positive impact in our communities for generations to come.”
The video features a moving sculpture created by director Jesse Kanda – a pearlescent white amalgam of amniotic sack, mating slugs, phallus, and blood red mouths. Initially sculpted himself in digital form and brought to life in silicone, it depicts the cycle of death, mating, and birth as one.
CASH CASH & DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL VIDEO FOR NEW COLLAB “BELONG” – OUT NOW!
Electronic trio Cash Cash and emotive post-hardcore songwriter Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, are back with a new song, teaming on the infectious and uplifting single, “Belong”.
Earlier this month, Baron Davis’s BlackSanta Company brought in holiday cheer with The Winter Wonderland Mixtape, a mixtape of new school Christmas carols delivered by unique, original, holiday-themed characters. The project is a Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B odyssey through the holiday season, blending traditional holiday values and themes with modern pop styles. The Winter Wonderland Mixtape introduces the world of Black Santa, the patron saint for a new holiday tradition, who speaks with a heart and soul wide open to those overlooked. His mission is to provide blessings and good will to those in need every single day, treating Christmas as a year round event with endless opportunity to give back.
K. MICHELLE CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM WITH “THE PEOPLE I USED TO KNOW TOUR”
Fresh off the release of her newest album singer/songwriter K. MICHELLE has returned to announce THE PEOPLE I USED TO KNOW TOUR. The tour will be kicking off February 9, 2018 in Providence, RI. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning December 22nd at 10AM local time.
Recently, the songstress introduced her fourth studio album which has already received praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone who included the album in their 10 Albums to Stream Now lineup and Pitchfork who highlighted her “vocal commitment that makes her three previous albums look like warm-ups.” One of the album’s standout tracks, “Make This Song Cry”, debuted at the week’s #1 Most Added at Urban AC immediately following its fall release. She has remained on the roll and released several of visuals for additional tracks including “Birthday” and “Fuck Your Man.” The album also includes “Either Way feat Chris Brown” and the considerably bold “Kim K.”
RollingStone has shared the new video from Uni entitled “Mushroom Cloud”. It will be released on a 7″ March 23rd via Chimera Records.