Third Man Records and Queens rapper Shirt release music video Flight Home
Directed by SHIRT and Dave Svedosh, Flight Home is immersed in all things classically New York. SHIRT brings you along for ride through Manhattan on top of a truck painted with Nike Adidas signage, something he has done quite a few times on his own prior to filming the music video. For 50 or so blocks from 23rd on Broadway through the Lower East Side, the crowds cheered, took photos and enjoyed the free performance and shirts. After savoring a typical decadent meal, SHIRT creeps down to the famed Freedom Tunnel, exposing its raw and extraordinary graffiti artwork honoring the displaced New Yorkers who sought liberty and refuge.
“This was done without Nike or adidas permission or consent but with the utmost respect. This is about culture and love, and being able to take flights home,” says SHIRT.
Boston Calling, one of the city’s most iconic events and one of the world’s largest metropolitan music festivals, announces its 2018 lineup today. The internationally acclaimed and locally grown music festival returns for its ninth edition and will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston) on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27, 2018. Headlined by Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White, Boston Calling 2018 will deliver over 54 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its three stages and the festival’s indoor arena. Adding to the excitement, Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman is confirmed to curate and host a series of special programming at this year’s festival. More details will be announced in the months ahead.
Today, Atlantic Records singer/songwriter and artist fueled by social change, MILCK has released the empowering title track, “This Is Not The End,” from her eagerly awaited debut EP out January 19th.
French Doom Metal band CONVICTION, side project of Olivier Verron aka Amduscias from TEMPLE OF BAAL, announces the release of their new digital single «Outworn».
ILSA: New Album Corpse Fortress To See Release Via Relapse Records This March
Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA weaves together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, Maryland at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress delivers nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom, and feedback-laden, crusty death metal. Corpse Fortress is easily the rawest, most abhorrent, and nasty album in ILSA’s decade-long career and the perfect soundtrack for the initiated miscreants of this rapidly dying orb.
Mass Appeal & G Herbo Release “G Herbo: City Of Sorrow” Documentary Today
G Herbo’s debut album, Humble Beast – released September ’17 – landed at No.21 on the Billboard 200, 5 on Billboard Hip-Hop, 7 on Independent, and 11 on Digital charts. Humble Beast is the first and only release to date from Machine Entertainment Group (via The Orchard), further underscoring the momentous debut and chart success. The highly anticipated debut was considered one of the best releases of 2017 by XXL, The Boombox and DJ Booth. Upon release, the album was met with critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Complex, XXL, Billboard and more.
Tango With Lions Share “Proof Of Desire” Track
Tango With Lions have unveiled “Proof Of Desire”, the first track to be Lifted from their forthcoming third studio album, “The Light”.
Today NPR’s First Listen has offered up an advance play of contemplative indie rockers Typhoon’s forthcoming new album Offerings which will be released January 12th via Roll Call Records.
Kenneka Cook’s live looped Vampire Weekend “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance”
Kenneka plays this Friday at Hardywood in Richmond, with the album release show set for February 16th at The Camel. Check out American Paradox for more info.
Axiom Tha Wyze Premieres “Kiss Tha Chef” Music Video
Imminence Records’ conscious hip-hop emcee Axiom Tha Wyse has just released his brand new music video. The music video is for the title track off the recently released Kiss Tha Chef. The video also serves as promotion for Axiom Tha Wyze’s tour with Landon Wordswell that begins today in Los Angeles.
Raina Bee & The Hive release new video “Queen of the South”
“‘Queen of the South’ is kind of a revenge fantasy song. It’s about someone who wronged me and imagining what I wish I could do to them in response. The whole Queen of the South thing is somewhat alluding to the civil war and that the relationship was kind of a war. A lot of the South burned during that period and there was a lot of retribution so it made sense to me to kind of tie the things together.”
Famously a collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, since the release of her last album Joan has worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and most recently Daniel Johnston.
“I say yes to almost everything,” she admits. “I just want to be making music all the time. I can comfortably say that music has saved my life and continues to save my life. I am a devotee. It’s not something I can even choose or not choose, it’s just what is.” …Damned Devotion
Japanese sister duo The Suzan are excited to announce their new EP – Konichiwa – due out January 19th via Swedish music collective INGRID. Translated to “Good Afternoon,” the title is fitting for a band that has recently been reintroducing themselves to the world. The 3-track studio-recording follows closely on the heels of this year’s indie-pop anthem “Jungle Beat” and the vibrant Doki Doki Sounds EP – the band’s first US release in over 4 years – and finds sisters Rie and Saori teaming up again with long-time producer and collaborator Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John, Chrissie Hynde, Primal Scream, Lykke Li).
Anderson East unveils new “Girlfriend” music video
Already receiving widespread acclaim, “All On My Mind” recently reached #1 at Triple A radio (both BDS and mediabase). Written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Anderson East and Aaron Raitiere, “All On My Mind” is East’s first single to reach #1. Watch East perform the song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
tlantic recording artist, Chappell Roan, has released the official music video for her second single, “Die Young.” The video is the follow up to Chappell’s first single & video release, “Good Hurt,” off her debut EP SCHOOL NIGHTS.
Chappell discussed the inspiration behind the video for “Die Young” with Refinery29 stating:
“I wanted it to be very simple. It was hard to go back to the place and really feel the emotions of the song because I wrote it when I was 16. It’s been a few years now, so going back into that mindset and doing the video was really hard. But the whole concept of water, of going under water, has always been there for me. That’s how I was feeling. I couldn’t breathe.”
BAKA NOT NICE DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “MONEY IN THE BANK”
Today, Baka Not Nice premieres the video for his new single “Money In The Bank.”
This morning Sonny Smith, of Sonny And The Sunsets, debuts his new music video “Burnin’ Up” (feat. Angel Olsen) via Stereogum, who call it, “a twinkly, soulful duet with fellow old soul Angel Olsen.” Both the song and video for the second single off Smith’s forthcoming album, Rod For Your Love (March 2, Easy Eye Sound), prominently features Olsen, and the two swap harmonies throughout, turning the love song into a poignant conversation between partners.
Hailed by Stereogum as “Atlanta’s Next Up,” Hoodrich Pablo Juan captivates with his soft-spoken flow and nimble wordplay. Ringing in the New Year with a Cassius Jay-produced smash, Hoodrich Pablo Juan shares “Chanel Swag,” a twinkling, auto-tuned trap anthem dedicated to the finer things in life. Featuring appearances from Shad Da God and Young Thug associates YSL Duke and Gunna, who provides an infectious auto-tuned hook, the video for “Chanel Swag” finds HPJ modeling his finest furs, as he and his posse party in a mansion with a cadre of beautiful women and stacks upon stacks of cash. “Chanel Swag” is a highlight from Designer Drugz 3, Hoodrich Pablo Juan’s latest album, released in October 2017.
David Rawlings Debuts Music Video For Grammy® Nominated Song “Cumberland Gap”
Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings partnered with Apple Music to create a dreamy narrative video for his GRAMMY-nominated single “Cumberland Gap.” The song, off Rawlings’ third album, Poor David’s Almanack, earned him and musical partner Gillian Welch the “Best American Roots Song” GRAMMY® Nomination, and the video was shot on location in Tennessee with acclaimed director James Lees. Watch the new music video for “Cumberland Gap” here.
Magnet has shared the new single from Jacksonville based rock band Faze Wave. The track is entitled “Leagues” and it is the A-side of a single out now via Canvasclub.
The band previously shared a taste of the EP with lead single “Doggie Door,” and today they’ve released “Dirty Feet,” a song about finding yourself and holding on to who you are in a sea of faces. You can stream the track where it premiered with PunkNews or on Soundcloud.
Today, multi-platinum artist/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth has released his new track, “If You Leave Me Now” featuring the famed R&B vocal trio Boyz II Men, available now at all music retailers and streaming services HERE. “If You Leave Me Now” marks the third song released from Puth’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Voicenotes, and the follow-up to 2016’s RIAA Platinum certified debut album, Nine Track Mind. Last night, Puth announced the new release date for Voicenotes, which will now arrive May 11th and is available for pre-order.
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Young Trap New Video
Memphis rapper Young Trap is back with his new video “Dance With You.” The song has over 280k plays on Spotify and over 1 million views on Worldstar. Not to mention that the model in the video is a baddie.
Mello Music Group welcomes producer, singer, and rapper Calvin Valentine of Los Angeles by way of Oregon to the MMG team. By his mid-20s, the precocious producer has already racked up a resume that could pass any certification exam, featuring production collaborations with De La Soul, Nas, Bun B, Boogie, Juicy J, Illa J, Planet Asia, Fat Tony, and Devin The Dude. His first Mello Music Group album, Plush Seats, will be out February 23rd.
Omhouse’s music has been called an “octopus of riffs”, “high tension music for insomniacs” and “an over-caffeinated Dirty Projectors”.
The band started as Foster’s solo recording project after his band’s van broke down and he had to take a solitary three day Greyhound ride from Greenville, TX to Toronto with no phone or books to entertain him. When he got home he started recording the songs that had been germinating in his head on the endless bus ride, and shortly thereafter formed a band around the new material with Evan Cartwright (Tasseomancy, Andy Shauf, the Weather Station), Sam Gleason (The Hidden Cameras, Charlotte Cornfield) and Ben Harney (Our Founders, LUKA). Since then Omhouse has grown to blend riff-heavy power pop, sample-based electronic music and progressive rock.
Justin 3 releases new Single “Born To Be Wild One”
The Lithuania based pop rock band ‘Justin 3’ are proud to announce the release of their hot new sensational Eurovision single titled ‘Born To Be Wild One’. The single packs an emotional punch line that perfectly complements the tone of the track. This beautiful song was written by band founder Justinas Stanislovaitis and famous Lithuania producer Mario Kernn.
David Duchovny will release his second album Every Third Thought on February 9th via King Baby/GMG. This is the follow up to 2015’s Hell or Highwater that Rolling Stone called “a likable, lyrically tart, vaguely Wilco-ish debut album.” Every Third Thought moves away from the folkier vibe of the debut set into more rock territory. Recorded at Atomic Sound in Brooklyn in December 2016, the album showcases Duchovny’s storytelling and playing: “I feel like this Album presents a real growth lyrically and musically from the first and I can’t wait to get it out there.”
Mr. Pöng – Steelpan re-creation of Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without U”
Montreal’s Mr. Pöng is something like you’ve never heard or seen before. Drawing inspiration from genres such as; Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso, Soca, Jazz, and RnB, this performer will leave you intrigued and wanting more. “I have been playing the Steelpan since the age of 9, usually with a band, but I started as a Steelpan soloist out of desperation…. I decided I’d take a chance and bring my Steelpan into the metros to make some money. The reception was like nothing I could have expected and I’m so happy that I took the risk. I haven’t looked back since.” – Mr. Pöng.
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.
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