Trinity Soulstars – Light Body Therapy (Official Music Video)
Light Body Therapy is a trippy, auto-tune drenched anthem that intends to pull the listener out of the commonplace limitations of daily life. The video was shot in a cabin during a blizzard deep in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY and symbolizes the Soulstars’ journey of healing oneself from the inside out. In true DIY fashion Light Body Therapy was recorded, mixed, mastered and edited by the Soulstars themselves, with the video being shot by the talented Ben “The Shooter” Cleeton.
As they promised at the beginning of 2017, Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has released their fifth album Gumboot Soup today, just before year’s end.
“We don’t expect everyone to like everything that we release, but I hope people can view these five records as one body of work,” says Stu of this grand creative undertaking. “They’ve been made at the same time, by the same people, in the same place, and they all overlap.”
British Mod Band ‘HeavyBall’ Release Album
After already reviving praise from BBC Radio 6 and the likes of Jimmy Somervile, Heavyball are back with their first full-length release, “When Can You Start?”. The album is a twelve-track meditation of a week in the life of an office worker. A true reflection of British life for so many people in 2018, bathed in bathos and pathos and the glum tragedy of dead-end jobs; failed dreams and minor personal triumphs. “When Can You Start?” is a triumph of bitter-sweet social commentary.
Peter Kernel share new single
Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post punk band formed in 2006 by graphic designer Aris Bassetti (Swiss) and filmmaker Barbara Lehnhoff (Canadian).
The two met in visual communications school in Switzerland and quickly launched the band and their own label On The Camper Records. Throughout the years they have been well noted for their clever and witty humour in communication and DIY approach.
EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE A BAND.
Lil Durk Rings in 2018 With “India,” a Romantic New Ballad
A master of melody, Chicago hero Lil Durk specializes in honest, emotional, and tuneful rap music. Kicking off 2018 with a soulful street slow jam, Durkio pays tribute to the woman in his life in “India.” Dedicated to his girlfriend, India Royale, “India” is a passionate and surprisingly sweet love song, celebrating the couple’s happy relationship and unbreakable support for one another. Their chemistry is apparent in the video, premiered by WorldStarHipHop over the holiday weekend with over 888,000 views so far, which finds the high-profile couple publicly displaying their affection. “India” is the latest video from October’s Signed to the Streets 2.5, one of Durk’s four projects in 2017, which also featured the hit single “Make It Out,” which The FADER listed as the 73rd best song of 2017.
“2017 kinda felt like the year when we snuck in the back door,” says Rosenstock, “We kept getting opportunities to do stuff – even though we take those opportunities to do stupid shit like say how much we made on stage.” (This is the guy whose Pitchfork Music Festival performance last summer trended on Twitter after he took the stage and exclaimed, “Seventy-five hundred! Dollars! For us! To play! This festival!” Because, you know, he felt like he had to come clean about it.)
JUNYA BOY PREPARES TO RELEASE NEW LP IN 2018
Dallas, Texas underground hip-hop sensation JUNYA BOY has released his latest single titled “He Aint Right” featuring BET Award winning R&B/Pop Artist Bryson Tiller. Junya Boy is currently in the studio with producer Rick Lander, working on tracks for his forthcoming LP Time and Time Again, set to drop in 2018.
Rapper Junya Boy was born in Dallas, TX, starting on his road to the top over five years ago in South Dallas, grinding out his brand of deep Southern Hip-hop with influences reaching all the way to the East Coast including his favorite rapper Notorious BIG. Performing live throughout the Southwest, Junya Boy has proven himself a versatile MC with his incendiary live performances, most recently sharing the stage with legendary Rap Group Eightball and MJG in Mississippi.
BØRNS Releases New Song “God Save Our Young Blood Feat. Lana Del Rey”
“God Save Our Young Blood feat. Lana Del Rey” has been chosen as the first Beats 1 World Record of 2018, and will be featured on BØRNS’ sophomore album Blue Madonna which is set for release on January 12, 2018. Listen to “God Save Our Young Blood feat. Lana Del Rey” HERE.
HAKKASAN GROUP ANNOUNCES ZEDD TO CONTINUE RESIDENCY THROUGH 2020
World-renowned hospitality company Hakkasan Group announced today its renewed partnership with multi-platinum and GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zedd with a residency extension through 2020. Zedd will bring numerous headlining performances to premier nightlife and daylife destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, including Hakkasan Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand, as well as OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.
“Vegas has become like a second home for me and it’s always great to get to play for my fans there,” Zedd shares, “The crowds bring such great energy every time and I’m excited to continue to be a part of the Hakkasan family.”
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with Clarity after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Earlier this year, Zedd teamed up with Alessia Cara to record “Stay,” which was No. 1 at Top 40 Radio in the US for six consecutive weeks and just earned Zedd his second GRAMMY nomination.
Benny Freestyles “The Sky Roads”
Rising artist Benny freestyles recently released “The Sky Roads”, a single exclusively on Spotify which is taking off, having been added to multiple playlists. He is now following it’s rise on Spotify with this stunning visual that was filmed throughout his home state of Rhode Island.
Living legend, Sadat X of Brand Nubian lays down the homecoming for reinstating the era of conscious hip hop. Sadat X’s artistic evolution delivers, capturing his classic themes that are abrasive and hopeful pushing hip hop into a different terrain to reflect modern times. Big Twins provides a melodic polarity with his grimy vocals and animated lyrics expressing bars that give sentiment to the original era of hip hop. BigBob, claims this track as one of his milestones in his esteemed accomplishments in music and hip hop. Spirited scratching from Dcypha add some essence to the track and the experiment pays off using the authentic themes of hip hop to execute a hard hitting sound that reminisces of a by gone era to seamlessly flow in a brand new contemporary time.
SWEDISH COUNTRY CHART-TOPPER TJ LEONARD RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ROADTRIP”
Swedish country singer-songwriter TJ Leonard topped the airplay charts in 2016 with his single release, “The River.” That song followed his US debut, the ballad, “Remember Those Times,” another Top 10 chart single. His 2017 international hit, “Up On That Hill” received airplay on more than 600 stations, followed by a self-promoted single, “Takin’ You For Granted,” that earned TJ the respect of his peers.
Now, TJ Leonard returns with his most ambitious single release to date. “Roadtrip,” penned by Leonard with Jocke Niehoff and Lasse Hagglund, was released worldwide on MTS Records. The single is available via all digital music retailers. It’s already charting at #58 on the New Music Weekly country internet chart.
New York City-based experimental soloist MEGALOPHOBE has self-released its proper debut EP, megalophobe, which is now streaming via Bandcamp.
Gleb Kolyadin, The Virtuoso Iamthemorning Pianist, Releases His Debut Self-Titled Solo Album
Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirms his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope, on 23rd February 2018.
The record features a staggering who’s-who of performers, including: Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson) on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys.
Round Hill Music is proud to announce a worldwide co-publishing deal with Los Angeles-based songstress Addie Hamilton. Already known for placements in such hit shows at Showtime’s “Shameless,” ABC’s “The Catch” and many more, the Emmy-nominated Hamilton’s age (22 years old) belies her already substantial achievements and massive talent. Of Hamilton, Round Hill’s VP of A&R Patrick Conseil commented, “Addie is so unique an artist and her energy draws people in. I am very impressed by her vocals, lyrics, and melodic contributions as well as her extensive knowledge of music well beyond her 21 years. The entire creative team feels very confident we can achieve great success together.” Of her signing, Hamilton declared, “I am so thankful and thrilled to join the talented Round Hill team family – I’m doing cartwheels!”
Only six months after his sophomore album Electric Stutter, which has showcased a “tense repetition of short phrases, often building big, dramatic pieces starting with a single stuck-in-the-machine sound” (Decoder), Orson Hentschel returns with a two-piece EP showcasing yet another aspect of his musical spectrum.
Bermuda Triangle will kick off its first tour of 2018 with a February 3 show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The West Coast dates will bring also the band to San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Eugene. In April, Bermuda Triangle will play a trio of shows in Texas.
Detroit’s Chris Orrick Declares The End of Red Pill
Today Detroit musician Chris Orrick officially retired the moniker Red Pill and takes dead aim at Trump era ambition built on lies and self-agrandizement. A needed reminder that though your 401K may be doing well, it doesn’t mean your vapid soul is any less empty.
In a statement Chris Orrick said:
“Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a growing movement on the internet called “The Red Pill” that continues to gain momentum. They spew hate and ignorance, in a totally misconstrued interpretation of the famous scene in the movie “The Matrix” that we both draw inspiration from. I tried to ignore it, but given my own values and principles and especially given the current political and social climate that we live in, I couldn’t live with myself being associated with their bullshit. From now on I’m going by my real name. You can call me Chris.”
Last week, musician Mark Ibold (Pavement, Sonic Youth) spoke with James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Paul Kahan (owner of The Publican, Avec, Blackbird and more) about cooking, music, family and more on the newest installment of the Talkhouse x Food Republic Podcast.
“Human” – from dream-pop trio Raised By Dinosaurs
A South American dream-pop trio based in San Francisco, Raised By Dinosaurs exist to ponder the “everyday fear of being irrelevant.” Their first EP ‘Night Terrors’ (released 11/23/17) is a tragically upbeat exploration of a wiser yet more jaded persona that evolves as youth and vitality begin to fade. Collaborating remotely from Brazil, guitarist Henrique St.Clair incorporates an experimental dreamy tone to the melodies, distancing the group away from the upbeat nature of pop and towards a gloomier, more self-reflective vibe. Singer/songwriter Marcello Manso haunts lead vocalist Sol Diaz through each track like the shadow of a memory she struggles to let go of, her own voice gradually degenerating into the electronic composition of the songs, becoming like technology and trends, unavoidably obsolete.
WOLF ALICE RELEASE “DON’T DELETE THE KISSES” (CHARLI XCX x POST PRECIOUS REMIX)
Today, London-based rock band Wolf Alice release the remix to their single “Don’t Delete The Kisses” by Charli XCX and electropop duo Post Precious. The track was featured as a Zane Lowe World Record on his Beats 1 show and is available now at all digital retail providers.
The Whistles & the Bells – alt-rock moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson – has revealed a “dark but beautifully poetic” new single, “Ode To Yeezus / Ultralight Beam,” which EARMILK is premiering today. They call the track “a somber tune that blurs the line between songwriter and mad-man producer,” and state, “Simpson takes a very real moment in Kanye West’s life to create a sonic reflection on the current state of this social media/often shallow world we’re living in…It’s an evocative look at how too often we forget that artists, like Kanye, are real people with human struggles and that their personal battles aren’t just catchy headlines to them,” adding, “Be sure to turn the lights down, put these songs on and sip a glass of red wine because that is the best way to enjoy this beautiful, strange magic.”
Karabas Barabas Release Sophomore Album, ‘Sex with the Devil’
Enigmatic, Psychedelic Rockers KARABAS BARABAS have released their much anticipated sophomore LP, Sex with the Devil. As with previous releases, the threesome’s focus continues to be on creating unique and unusual music, with a pointedly political message. The newest single, “Alcohol,” premiered with Tattoo.com.