Rachel Kerr – ‘Alive’ Official Music Video
Over the past few weeks you may have seen viral clips of Rachel Kerr’s ‘Alive’ video making waves all over social media. Watch one of the most talked about music videos of the year from this remarkable multi award winning UK artist. The video is powerful, soulful and unbelievably inspirational, an absolute must watch to start the year.
Dark pop-rock powerhouse RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records. Damned Soul is a 10-track banger that was produced by John Espy (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Elohim, The Cab), with additional writing for drums and mixing/mastering by Cody Stewart (The Browning, Rings of Saturn, Falsifier). Today, the band is thrilled to share the official music video for “Over It,” exclusively with Alternative Press Magazine.
Spirit In The Room shares new single “KID”
With hard snares, slide guitars, fuzzy vocals and even fuzzier bass guitar, “KID” starts off 2018 in style. The track progresses in complexity and noise, while the vocals stay steady and melodic throughout the track. “KID” is a song that fits equally good on a dance floor of a rock club as it does sounding out of a jukebox in a bar.
DE LUX SHARE “KEYBOARDS” VIDEO ON EDM SAUCE
After establishing a sound on their debut Voyage and then establishing an identity with the revelatory Generation, L.A. disco-not-disco duo De Lux took a moment to re-center and come back leaner, sharper, clearer and deeper on their new album ‘More Disco Songs About Love’. Now that co-founders Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco know how to play and what to say, they’re ready to just get lost in the music. As the band puts it: “We like to say Voyage was our baby, Generation was our baby all grown up and ‘More Disco Songs About Love’ thinks growing up sucks and just wants to party smart.”
LA. FAITHFULL ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO ‘HEART BACK’
Colourful and unique, LA. Faithfull has today announced her new single Heart Back, a gut-wrenching pop smash with a clear, vulnerable message, available now. This exciting newcomer has also released a raw, expressive video that conveys the truth behind the song through dance and visuals, and this effective clip has already racked up almost 60,000 plays on Facebook since its release.
Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning and current nominees Lady Antebellum and three-time GRAMMY award-winner Darius Rucker announced today that they will head out on the road together for their co-headlining SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR, kicking off on July 19 in Toronto, Ontario. The trio and Rucker share a long-time friendship and touring history, setting the tone for a fun-filled stint across the country and Canada, for which special guest Russell Dickerson has been invited to join. With dozens of No. one hits between them the tour offers a playlist-worthy night for fans which will also include spontaneous collaborations throughout the evening.
Two years of phenomenal food truck success, die-hard celebrity fans, and over 31K Instagram followers, the World Famous House of Mac opens its first ever free-standing restaurant in South Beach, Miami on Friday, Dec. 2nd.
Known for their unique spin on traditional cuisine, owner Derrick Turton, also known as “Chef Teach”, whips up succulent delights like jerk salmon pasta, fried chicken & pumpkin spice waffles, and his signature World Famous Mac & Cheese.
Since World Famous House of Mac’s inception in 2015, Teach could be spotted in his mobile food truck bearing his trademark logo, delivering his irresistible dishes at the Wynwood Yard in South Florida. The mac and cheese-centric eatery took Miami’s dining scene to exciting new heights as fans lined around for blocks to sample the mouthwatering mixed-style Caribbean soul-food. His elaborate Caribbean flair has enticed locals and celebrities alike to claim Chef Teach as their “go-to guy” for catering events.
NEOLITHIC: Baltimore Crust/Metal Outfit To Release Split With Martyrdöd And Cult Of Ignorance EP,
Baltimore, Maryland-based crust/metal outfit NEOLITHIC is on the verge of releasing two new titles back-to-back this Winter – a split with Martyrdöd, followed by an EP, Cult Of Ignorance – both through Deep Six Records.
French fashion brand and music label, KITSUNÉ has announced today that, in a first of its kind, has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to unveil an NBA inspired ready-to-wear capsule collection and music compilation featuring, exclusively, artists from North America. Both the collection and compilation will be released on February 17th, 2018 – fans can purchase the collection at all Maison Kitsuné stores, online and at authorized retailers.
Russian Baths share ‘exhilarating’ new single “Slenderman”
The track premiered along with an interview on New Noise Magazine who said, “‘Slenderman’ arrests from the outset with menacing, booming drums as the jet-fuel soaked bassline meets crashing, incendiary guitars…It’s an exhilarating initial entry into the world of Penance.”
Detroit’s Anna Burch announces her debut album
Though the deceptively complex pop of Quit The Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form.
Swindon’s own superstar in the making, 20 year old songwriter and producer Chaney makes his introduction with the single ‘Let U Know’, released via Skint Records on January 12.
BABY ARIEL UNVEILS “PERF” NEW SINGLE & VIDEO
Known worldwide as the “Queen of Gen Z,” and now making waves with her own original music, the rising pop artist Baby Ariel has unveiled her latest single “Perf” (Baby A Records) – available today via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Baby Ariel’s newest track is accompanied by a bright and playful companion visual directed by HustleCake (Khalid, Whiz Khalifa), available to view on her official YouTube channel.
Melbourne heavy two-piece band Divide and Dissolve are proud to announce their forthcoming second album Abomination, which will be out February 16 via Dero Arcade. Today the band shares their heavy, meditative track “Resistance” with New Noise Magazine. You can listen on Soundcloud.
Video of Full Crate & The Partysquad’s “Hot”
Full Crate and dynamic duo The Partysquad love to keep listeners on their toes, and this time they’ve returned with an extremely surprising collaboration on the sassy, feel-good jam “Hot”. After Full Crate’s instrumental riddim “Big Booty Problem” became an instant club hit, Full Crate tagged fellow Amsterdammers The Partysquad to develop “Big Booty Problem” into the anthem “Hot”. The incredibly catchy vocals are performed by newcomers Nick & Navi. The stunning Jamaican born and Los Angeles residing duo happen to be the nieces of Jamaican dance-hall legend Shabba Ranks. With a heavy focus on live instrumental melodies and drums, “Hot” brings an exotic, island vibe that will warm up even the coldest of winter days. The track may be a different sound than prior releases, but The Partysquad and Full Crate are both known for their production diversity; Full Crate plays everything from soul music to deep house, while The Partysquad heads up Rebel Yard Music, which celebrates a diverse array of music.
State of Illusion Releases Official Music Video for “Blind” Off of ‘Aphelion’
South Carolina rock quartet State of Illusion has released the highly anticipated music video for “Blind,” the newly remixed single off of their 2014 released LP, Aphelion. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Blind” was directed and edited by Erez Bader of Silent Flight Productions.
iamhill’s new single
Written, produced, recorded, and performed in it’s entirety by Hill herself, GIAR (Give it a Rest) is an expression of sarcastic frustration with capitalist patriarchy. It was performed on an Oberheim analog synthesizer, with the beat created using Native Instrument’s Maschine. Most of the verse vocals were recorded on Apple earbuds. Most of this was done between the hours of 2 and 5am. Though her new EP, Give It a Rest, is scheduled for release in 2018, the title track has already been picked up for exclusive rotation on KCRW in Los Angeles, where she was invited to make her American debut.
Glass Tides – ‘Forever’ Single & Video
Glass Tides, a four piece rock outfit from Adelaide, have been gaining traction fast, since their formation in late 2017 and the release of their first EP Thoughts. Their first single Forever was released via YouTube channel Dreambound, which has gained over 70,000 views already.
Forever is an emotional yet powerful rock ballad that hits home for a lot of people dealing with the loss of a loved one. With the raw emotion in the lyrics and vocals, and the powerful drums and guitars, Forever marks just who Glass Tides are.
TINASHE Releases “No Drama”
After teasing fans with sneak peeks and billboards plastered all over Sunset Boulevard, CA; singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer, TINASHE, has today released a new single titled “No Drama” featuring Offset. The lyrically charged track, now available on all DSPs was produced by Stargate and will have an equally explosive visual treatment that premieres later today on MTV’s TRL – check local listings for exact timing. The new single and upcoming video showcases, once again, the young 24-year old’s multi-hyphenated prowess. Listen to the new single now!
HERETIC’S DREAM Release Single & Official Video For ‘A Price To Pay’
Italians Heretic’s Dream have released their first new material since their 2016 album Floating State Of Mind. It comes in the form of a video and single for the track A Price To Pay. Since releasing their last album, the band have gone through a line-up change but now they are back and once again, firing on all cylinders. Heretic’s Dream are currently working on their fourth studio album, due to be released via Sliptrick Records in Autumn 2018 and with the current working title, Resilience.
Enigmatic newcomer Moss Kena hasn’t revealed much beyond the voice at the moment, though it says everything you need to know. Those heavenly timbres conjure resonances spanning genders and genres; Etta James, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Al Greene, Minnie Riperton, Anderson .Paak.
Moss was introduced with the huge buzz around a funk-gospel reimagining of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’, with support on radio from the likes of Annie Mac at Radio 1, Zane Lowe & Ebro Darden at Apple Music & Mistajam on 1Xtra, which had people widely tipping this mysterious new arrival for huge things in 2018.
Levellers reveal brand new video for ‘McGee’
Levellers have today revealed the video for their latest single ‘McGee’, which was filmed at Abbey Road Studios while the band were recording their upcoming album ‘We The Collective’, out on March 9th.
Paddy Hanna shares new single ‘Toulouse The Kisser’
Paddy Hanna is set to release his new album Frankly I mutate on March 2nd. Paddy’s career to date has not been conventional. A cult figure in the Dublin music scene, he has released numerous critically acclaimed singles and one prior album, before retreating inwards. But now an album bursting full of Hanna’s morose charm and sardonic wit. Poetically, the studio where the album was recorded, Bow Lane, was knocked down a month after the album’s completion. Job done in timely fashion. The album, produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band is searingly honest but for those familiar with Hanna’s previous singles, that will come as no surprise.
HERETIC’S DREAM Release ‘A Price To Pay’ Music Video
Italian progressive rock/metal band HERETIC’s DREAM, have released a new music video for the song ‘A Price To Pay’. The track is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Resilience’, due out later in 2018. The video was directed by Adriano Giotti. ‘A Price To Pay’ is produced/mixed by Roberto Riccardo at RR Studio and mastered by Andrea Fusini at Fusix Studio.
Kicking off 2018 with meaning and message, French Montana uncovers the music video for “Famous” on VEVO today. It marks the latest single from his RIAA gold-certified critically acclaimed sophomore album, “JUNGLE RULES” [Coke Boys Music/Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records]—available everywhere now.
video: 86JOON, “JUST MIGHT SEE”
Pomona, California-based rapper, skateboarder and Karmaloop model 86Joon presents the Clutch Kid-directed music video for “Just Might See”, the new Maine-produced single from 86Joon’s new EP Til It’s Gone.
Music PR Tips for 2018 Part 1: 5 Key Points to Consider
Looking to up your PR game in 2018? Music PR specialist Emma Bartholomew kicks off this 2 part series with 5 key considerations for building your PR strategy.
Introducing electronic band OKLO and their debut single ‘I Climatize’ off debut EP ‘International Waters’ out April 3rd 2018. The single, out today, is accompanied by visuals by director Dan W Jacobs.
DEAD & COMPANY announces its 2018 tour, kicking off on Wednesday, May 30thin Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as Citi Field in New York; Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin; Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, California; and Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, while also adding new venues, including Los Angeles’ historic Dodger Stadium and Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, to the tour. Dead & Company – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.
Just Announced: Dim Mak Miami 2018
With hundreds and thousands of artists, influencers, and music enthusiasts across the globe descending upon Miami every March for Miami Music Week, Dim Mak is always thrilled to throw some of the craziest events South Florida has ever seen. Nearing almost a decade of legendary Miami Music Week (and Winter Music Conference) events, Dim Mak continues the tradition in 2018. We’re proud to present performances from an eclectic line-up of label veterans and newer artists spanning EDM, hip hop, trap, future bass and everything in between.
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).
Meet New Reggae Sensation Ricky Nevado
His young demeanor is mixed with a mature respect for music as his musical inspirations range from Freddie McGregor to younger artists like Romain Virgo or Chronixx. His ability to write and play the piano has recently scored him a deal with U.S. based record label, Skong Star Records, who recorded his first single ‘Rock Me’.
The soulful love song tells of a young man’s declaration of love and appreciation for the woman in his life who has stood by him during his low moments. I believe the young people call this ride or die.
Dirty Heads reveal video for ‘Celebrate’
Dirty Heads have revealed the official video for ‘Celebrate’, which features The Unlikely Candidates and is the second single off the band’s new album SWIM TEAM (out now on Five Seven Music).
Migos, Miguel, Cardi B & More set to join Broccoli City Festival
Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announce the sixth annual Broccoli City Festival on April 28th, 2018 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 19th at 10 am ET. This marks Live Nation Urban’s very first year as a partner with the independent production.
In addition, a blockbuster lineup for 2018 has finally been revealed. The festival showcases some of the most impactful and influential artists throughout hip-hop and R&B, including Migos, Miguel, Cardi B, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., and more.
The Naked and Famous have unveiled their latest offering from their upcoming album ‘A Still Heart’, a stripped back version of “Girls Like You”. Premiering the track with The Line Of Best Fit, the band takes the track back to its emotional core, with a gentle flutter of acoustic guitar underpinning the tender vocal display from vocalist/producer Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith’s otherworldly harmonies adding depth and texture.
Glen Hansard is set to celebrate his new release Between Two Shores, this Friday (January 19) via Anti-. Today, Glen Hansard revealed the official music video for the album’s opening track, “Roll On Slow” with NPR Music who noted, the “gorgeous animated video nicely captures the new song’s buoyant swells and notes of alienated longing.”
All About Jazz, the leading publication for jazz enthusiasts, has announced the launch of its new chatbot, which provides a personalized, conversational way of consuming online content. The chatbot was created in collaboration with Gupshup, the world’s leading chatbot and bot development platform. Gupshup has worked with over 30,000 businesses—including Facebook, Google, and Microsoft—and has created chatbots for leading publications like Paste.
Boston Calling reveals its daily lineup and releases single day tickets for this year’s festival, taking place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – May 27, 2018. Single day tickets are available for purchase at special pricing beginning today, January 18th at 10am EST through tomorrow, January 19th at Noon EST, or while supplies last. Boston Calling will kick off on Friday, May 25th with must-see performances by chart-topping rockers The Killers and 2017 global breakthrough band Portugal. The Man. An ode to iconic rock music, Saturday, May 26th will include performances by 12-time Grammy award-winner Jack White, who will release his third solo album Boarding House Reach this March, as well as rock masterminds Queens of the Stone Age and Boston’s very own Belly. Sunday, May 27th will be packed with show-stopping performances by 19-year old platinum-selling prodigy Khalid and record-breaking hip-hop legend Eminem, who will close out the festival with his first New England show since 2005.
Mamas Gun ‘London Girls’
‘London Girls’ is the first cut from the band’s new album, ‘Golden Days’ which is set for release on May 18th via Candelion. The track references the strong females who surround Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts, particularly his wife & his guitar-playing, Filippo mother, the latter of which is captured on the single’s cover art.
Bonnie McKee is set to join internationally renowned Norwegian DJ/producer, KYGO as a special guest on his upcoming European tour this February. Bonnie will be performing tracks, including their collaboration “Riding Shotgun” from his current album Kids In Love. The song features Ms. McKee on vocals and to date, has racked up nearly 10 million streams on Spotify. The European tour kicks off on February 5th in Helsinki, Finland and includes stops in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and concludes at London’s iconic O2 Arena. North American tour dates featuring Bonnie to be announced.
Today, The Vaccines release the video for their brand new single “I Can’t Quit” – watch HERE. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming highly anticipated fourth album Combat Sports, which is set to release on March 30 on Columbia Records.
Rising Rapper Khary Bares His Soul on the “4AM Thirst Ballad”
Approaching traditional hip-hop from odd angles, Khary uses his unique lyrical vantage point to rap about life in the big city. Telling a relatable tale about love and liquor, Khary shows off his melodic skills in “4AM Thirst Ballad,” his latest single. Floating over a textured instrumental burbling with arpeggiated keys, Khary raps from the perspective of a girl in his life, painting an empathetic portrait of her turbulent, alcohol-fueled relationship with Khary’s “Captain” character. Croons Khary, “No this ain’t a Cinderella story/It’s more like Beauty and the Beast/Because I let you see me anytime/But you only visit when you drink.” The latest single from Captain, Khary’s upcoming album, “4AM Thirst Ballad” follows the Billboard-premiered “Captain” video that finds Khary wildin’ out in a warehouse, shaking his dreads and throwing money in the air.
“Even if you know people who like horror and sci-fi, it can still be hard to convince your friends to watch them, especially in an age when there are hours and hours worth of free puppy content on the internet. Would you really rather watch a slasher movie than a corgi getting vacuumed? For some people, however, the answer is yes. That’s part of the premise behind Switchblade Sisters, a new podcast created by former LA Weekly film critic April Wolfe.”
Bonny Doon is back with a new album Longwave. Today Bonny Doon share the first track “I Am Here (I Am Alive)” off their upcoming album via Stereogum. Longwave is due March 23 via Woodsist Records. Pre-order it in physical and digital formats.
U2: Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities–Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco—the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of the second single from the band’s new Songs of Experience. After a successful collaboration on U2’s video for “American Soul,” the band were inspired to give Broken Fingaz Crew full creative control based on their impassioned interpretation of “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” The result reaffirms Broken Fingaz Crew’s standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.
The video for “Lottery,” the latest single from emerging British artist Jade Bird, is premiering today on Billboard who says, “the latest single from Brit singer-songwriter Jade Bird, is one of the brighter, more upbeat tracks of the 20-year-old’s burgeoning career to date, so it makes sense that its music video is a flurry of color.” The video was directed by award-winning designer and director Kate Moross (Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, Banks).
Watch STRFKR’s incredible, new sci-fi video for “Tape Machine”
“We tried to pay tribute to the forefathers of science fiction, making something that had a nostalgic, open mindedness towards embracing the unknown. A character writing about the future, from the future, with an attachment to the past just felt very romantic. Plus, space sailboats are fun.” Aidan Brezonick (Director)
Sweden’s Club 8 share “Fire”
The new album marks the duo’s biggest leap since they formed in the small town of Åhus in 1995. Golden Island is a place somewhere between the real and the imaginary. It dwells on quietness and subtle moves created by odd instruments, field recordings and sampled voices creating embracing atmospheres pending from soothing to haunting.
Manchester Orchestra will hit the festival circuit this summer, beginning with the Shaky Knees Music Festival on May 5th. The band is also confirmed to perform at Hangout Music Festival, Boston Calling Music Festival, Bottlerock, Governor’s Ball Music Festival, and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
Femi Kuti shares new video for title track “One People One World”
Femi Kuti will release new album One People One World next month, and today he shares the music video for the album’s “bombastic” (Billboard) title track.
The Oh Hellos’ new EP Eurus due February 9
Eurus is the second EP in a series of four, which will be released in the coming months. Each EP is named after one of the four Greek mythological wind deities that bring the seasons. Throughout the series, there’s an overarching question being asked: “Where did my ideas come from?” With each EP and the “wind” it represents, siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath are exploring the stages of answering that question.
SPINN get moody on new release, ‘After Dark’
A break-up staged beneath the streetlights, soundtracked by duelling guitars, SPINN release their latest song ‘After Dark’ online today.
New Video! Half the Animal “Bad Bad Love”
LA Based Alternative Rock band Half The Animal have channeled all of the best of throwback ’80s bright energy and color with the official music video for their sophomore single, “Bad Bad Love.” Bursting with bright background colors and a neon showscape, “Bad Bad Love” has addictive hallmarks and polish of pop with a gritty vibe The fittingly fast-paced visual has tons of movement going on in every second, keeping viewers a little dazzled and on edge throughout. The story being told via the track is a multi-coloured and multi-dimensional all-immersive case of love in an alternate reality of electricity and colour; The catchy and danceable track reflects the angst of wanting to break free.
Surf-rock duo Hockey Dad drop ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’
Australian surf-rock duo Hockey Dad unleash new single I Wanna Be Everybody, the second cut taken from their sophomore album Blend Inn set for release on 9th February via Manchester Indie label LAB Records.
“It’s about being a bit uncomfortable in scenarios where people just seem so relaxed and worry-free.” Zac Stephenson says of the tune. This self-reflective take on the issue of feeling anxious in social situations where everyone else seems to be totally at ease is paradoxically wrapped up in trademark scruffy, sunny riffs.
Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb has unveiled a new song off the upcoming album “Old Money / New Lows,” out February 16 on Spartan Records.
Singer/songwriter Leah James announced today the release of her solo debut album While She Sleeps on March 30th. The daughter of renowned Eagles guitarist Don Felder, James steps out on her own for the first time, writing, recording, and producing the album solely by herself. The result is a sweeping indie-folk record, decorated with symphonic strings, tenor guitar, piano, and the soft swoon of Leah’s voice. Today, she releases her new single called “Wildfire,” the first song she wrote for the record, which was premiered this morning by Billboard.
“How many different counties do I need to play in for it to count as a world tour?” That’s a question Charles Ellsworth found himself asking as dates started coming together for his latest tour which will take him across the US, Australia, and Canada. “So much of the last two years was spent focused on putting out the new album [Cesaréa]. Between working several jobs at a time in order to merely exist in New York City, I’ve been feeling very stagnant creatively. I realized it had been a while since I put myself completely out of my comfort zone and while I’ve been out of money on the road with no idea how I was going to make it to the next show before I’ve never tried it in another country.”
KRANTZ DROP NEW TRACK “RUN AWAY WITH ME”
The single is an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance. Inspired by central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.
Marrow Hymns is the impending new full-length from New York City/Portland-based instrumental duo INSECT ARK. Set for release on Profound Lore Records February 23rd, the curious pair seamlessly fuse elements of horror-?lm soundtracks, psychedelic doom, and atmospheric noise into something otherworldly.
“The question is not, how do we get diversity into bluegrass, but how do we get diversity back into bluegrass?” asked Rhiannon Giddons during her keynote at the 2017 IBMA conference. The answer is Nefesh Mountain. Yes, Beneath The Open Sky is a bluegrass album. Yes, some of its lyrics are sung in Hebrew. No, it isn’t a gimmick or a parody. And, no, it’s not klezmer music.
That being said, let’s hear Beneath The Open Sky for what it really is: a soulful, euphoric, folk-flavored outpouring of hope and joy, propelled by the kind of crisp, crystalline picking that gives lyrics wings. It’s a distinctively Nefesh Mountain sound.
introducing Swedish artist, Efraim Leo
New acoustic video for “you got me wrong” available via 300 Entertainment.
An influential figure on the Atlanta streets, the energetic, helium-voiced Ralo is improving as a rhymer with every track. Foregoing ice-cold trap sounds for an organ-and-guitar Dirty South instrumental, Ralo delivers a mission statement with “Rain Storm,” his latest single. Featuring a defiant and melodic chorus from rising star Youngboy Never Broke Again, “Rain Storm” finds Ralo giving thanks to God and his Famerica crew, threatening haters, and boasting about all the ways he gets paid. Premiered by The FADER, ‘Rain Storm” is the latest track from Diary of the Streets 3, Ralo’s upcoming album, following “Die Real,” a Complex-premiered track featuring Young Dolph and Trouble. Featuring appearances from Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Young Dolph, Boosie Badazz, YFN Lucci, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Trouble, Lil Baby, Philthy Rich, Key Glock, Jay Fizzle, and more, and with production from the likes of Zaytoven, Cassius Jay, and Twysted Genius, Diary of the Streets 3 arrives on February 9th.
CHAPPO Announce New Album
On February 23, Brooklyn’s CHAPPO return with DO IT, their third studio album and second release on Votiv Music. The album was produced and recorded by John Vanderslice at his studio Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco, CA. Today, KCRW premieres “Cry On Me,” the first single to be released from the forthcoming album.
Teme Tan Shares Video For New Single “Menteur”
Témé Tan, the musical alias of multi-instrumentalist and producer Tanguy Haesevoets, today unveiled the video for Menteur, the latest track to be taken from his self-titled debut album which was released in October on [PIAS] Recordings.
INTRODUCING “THE VENUS PROJECT”
Georgia Nott, known as one half of the critically acclaimed brother-sister duo BROODS, has shared the first single, ‘Won’t Hurt,’ from her all-female collaboration and passion project aptly titled, “The Venus Project.” ‘Won’t Hurt’ is a raw, vulnerable, and emotional track from “The Venus Project,” which Harper’s Bazaar points out, “The Venus Project couldn’t arrive at a better time, in the wake of the Time’s Up movement and as more women are standing up for the pay and respect they deserve.”
Transatlantic collaboration between Montreal’s Zoë Kiefl and Venice’s Nicola Donà. The duo lives in Flatbush, NY. Their music style is a combo of different cultures and inputs that funds its roots in soul music. Dizzyride’s first single “Young You” filmed by Angus Borsos and exclusively premiered by NOWNESS won the award for Best Canadian Music Video 2017 at The Canadian International Fashion Film Festival. Live band features Andre Dennis (Keyboard), Andrea Mancin (Bass), Ethan Primason (Drums) and Gary Olson (Congas/Horns).
BROKEN CROSS: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track
As metal/hardcore act BROKEN CROSS prepares for the release of its second album, Militant Misanthrope, the LP’s title track has been revealed through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.
Tribal Seeds release video for “Gunsmoke (ft. Protoje)”
Based in San Diego, Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. Formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray, the group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year. The album was the first of many to be released on the group’s own label, including a self-titled album in 2008 plus The Harvest from 2009. The Soundwaves EP followed in 2011, while 2014’s Representing cracked the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and was endorsed by the likes of USA Today.