EVANESCENCE TO EMBARK ON SYNTHESIS LIVE AUS TOUR NEXT MONTH
Two-time GRAMMY award-winners Evanescence will next month embark on their epic Australian east coast tour, Synthesis Live With Orchestras, to celebrate their triumphant fourth studio album, Synthesis. The hotly anticipated tour will kick off in Brisbane, however due to scheduling requirements, this show with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will now be held at the Brisbane Convention And Exhibition Centre (BCEC) on February 10. All ticket holders will be contacted directly and provided with the new event details. The remainder of the tour will continue as planned, and to meet fans’ demand, a very limited number of extra seats have been released for the previously sold out Sydney Opera House shows on February 13 and 14 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and a minimal amount of seats are still available to the Rod Laver Arena show on February 16 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Ukiyo Returns With New Single ‘Something Like This’
Premiering over the weekend via Noisey in the US and 405 in the UK, 21-year-old Australian multi-instrumentalist and producer Ukiyo (Timothy Arnott) has shared ‘Something Like This’, the first single from his forthcoming Fantasy EP.
The release will also see him hit the road on a string of national dates, as he continues to redefine electronic music with his unique blend of hip-hop, dance, and classical motifs that create an atmosphere that’ll take you anywhere from a road trip to the dance floor.
Gershwin?s Invisible Year is the third single from the upcoming album Wholly Wholly. The new single is the album’s opening cut and introduces the sound of Wholly Wholly to the audience layer by layer.
Make a Change… Kill Yourself release first song since 2012!
Denmark’s depressive black metallers Make a Change… Kill Yourself have uploaded their first track in over six years on YouTube. Entitled “Once Awake”, the 22 minute opus is taken off from the band’s upcoming offering “IV”, which will be available on CD, MCD and LP as well.
Piano Virtuoso, Ben Ridley, Re-Invents Himself As Diverse Modern Pop Storyteller
Having excelled as a classical pianist, Ben Ridley now enters a new chapter in his musical life – that of a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. Taking inspiration from the likes of Todd Rundgren and Randy Newman, as well as keeping hold of his nuanced, classical training, he has spent years analysing the craft of song-writing in order to deliver this: Dancing Mood, the lead track from his forthcoming album, Sing.
Though Sing is a piece of work designed to be experienced as a whole, Dancing Mood is a perfect introduction to Ben Ridley and his intricately arranged snapshots of life, love and regret. Playing every instrument and taking care of all vocal duties, a casual, unassuming piano intro breaks out into a twisting, many-layered catchy pop nugget, which has the timelessness of all great song-writing. With a stylish accompanying lyric video, this is a perfect primer to the Ben Ridley experience.
WhoMadeWho reveal new video ‘Surfing On A Stone’
To celebrate the release of their latest album ‘Through The Walls’ WhoMadeWho reveal another stunning video clip for the track ‘Surfing On A Stone’ which completes a video trilogy the band shot in India in August 2017.
Video: Nello Luchi – I Remember
Brooklyn based MC Nello Luchi drops off her new visual for the K’riem Scott (@kri3m) produced I Remember, off of the EP: “Welcome: The Audio Movie, Pt. 1”.
The track samples the Extra P (Large Professor) remix of Common Sense’s 1995 Resurrection. She speaks on her most vivid childhood memories growing up in her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Nello opens the track by recreating the scene of when she saw Lil Kim’s tears as Biggie’s body past through his block for the final time. She also drops a reference to Nas shouting out her block on You Wouldn’t Understand off his 2012 album Life Is Good. Nello exhibits her great storytelling skills over this nostalgic cut.
Skope video submission: Godz Chyld, “Rock & Roll” f. Snyder Scribez
In his own words, “Rock & Roll is really just a fun track I felt the project needed, I wanted to bring some dope flows and lyrics to the track and I kept the video simple and Hip Hop on a Roof in New York just spittin’”.
Eric Church’s MR. MISUNDERSTOOD Certified RIAA Platinum
Bucking convention hasn’t always been the popular path, but for Eric Church there is no question about where he prioritizes his relationship with his fans. He showed this when he sent his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, to members of his fan club, dubbed the Church Choir, before surprise announcing it at the 2015 CMA Awards and putting it on sale to the public. It is a model that, although untraditional, has developed a steadfast audience of devoted Choir members earning RIAA Platinum certification for Mr. Misunderstood, allowing the fourth single from the album, “Round Here Buzz” to reach No. 1 on the Country Airplay Charts and making way for Church to perform at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards.
LA-via-Australia based duo VOWWS share their latest single “Esseff” via PopMatters. They explain that “‘Esseff’ is like James Bond spy music updated for the modern world. We wanted to create a sound that felt like you were being chased by something scary, but enticing”. The single is from their forthcoming album Under the World, out 3/2 on Anti-Language Records. VOWWS will also be kicking off their US tour this March.
Check Out Lethal Injektion “No Turning Back” Official Video!
Tucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has released the Official Music Video for their single, “No Turning Back,” off of their September 2017 released Judgment Night LP. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “No Turning Back” was directed by Irin Daniels of Marmera Creative.
Phoenix based, Indie Rock band Sleepwar has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Thousand Different Faces.” Originally premiered on Paste Magazine, “Thousand Different Faces” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming debut EP, When We Were, and is available for FREE download.
As the premier festival bringing together the best of music, tattoos, and cars, Travis Barker’s MUSINK, presented by KROQ, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA Friday, March 16, Saturday March 17 and Sunday, March 18 for its 11th year. The event will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, music performances from top rock, punk and hip hop artists including blink-182, Descendents, Lil Yachty, Good Charlotte, Machine Gun Kelly, Fear and more, as well as the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show (presented by Travis Barker’s Famous Stars and Straps).
Travis Barker’s MUSINK also features daily tattoo contests, a vendor village, and the Miss MUSINK competition (presented by Sullen) at one of the world’s biggest gatherings of elite tattoo artists.
Remy Ma has released her new single, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” featuring Grammy award winning singer Chris Brown, a signature ode to the regality of brown skin as only Remy can deliver. Produced by Dallas Austin, the track is threaded over a sample of Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” and finds Remy breaking it down more than skin-deep to convey her empowering outlook on self-love. “As a proud black woman, I wanted to highlight black women and celebrate our beauty and strength.” Stream and purchase song here: http://smarturl.it/MelaninMagic
“Melanin Magic” is the follow-up to her recent hit “Wake Me Up” featuring Lil Kim. Both tracks will be featured on Remy’s forthcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers, which is set for a 2018 release. Remy invited fans via her socials to choose the cover art for “Melanin Magic,” as she wanted to broaden the conversation about ‘inner and outer beauty while celebrating both.’
Dublin four-piece Cloud Castle Lake today premiere the new video for their rousing single ‘Twins’. Described by Stereogum, who premiered the video today, as “heavy-hearted euphoria,” “Twins” is perfectly complimented by the atmospheric and beautifully shot video, directed by Irish filmmaker Kenny Leigh in collaboration with the band.
BLEED FROM WITHIN are back! Five years in the making, “Era” marks the return of the Scottish quintet and is scheduled for digital release on April 6, 2018 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.
Pop Matters has shared Ismay’s second single entitled “Oh Precious Light”. Prior to this song premiere, her first single “River Of Light” debuted on No Depression. Both songs will be featured on her debut EP ‘Songs From A River’ out 2/9/2018.
Baegod & Sbvce “Like That” Prod By Sbvce
After releasing the Young Gravy assisted track “Ran It Up Again” and single “Late Night Vibe” in the last quarter of 2017 to positive reviews and over 600k streams, California duo Baegod & Sbvce drop this Pop Rap loosie titled “Like That”. The Sbvce (Pronounced Space) production is melodic ear candy with catchy vocals to match, and even with their more autotune leaning tracks the pair can’t help but allude to their more soulful undertones and R&B influences.
STEVE HEWITT DELIVERS ‘PUSHING ME AWAY’ VIDEO SINGLE
Now under the guiding wing of (UK/US) label Engineer Records, the Kent (UK) based alchemist of alternative folk-rock unleashes his official video single for ‘Pushing Me Away’.
Currently writing and producing material for release later this year, Steve Hewitt has honed his song & stage craft through extensive gigging both in the UK and overseas raking in support slots with the likes of Star Sailor, Toploader, The Hoosiers and Newton Faulkner. Adding further to his credentials, the accomplished musician has toured in the US with the Reed Brothers.
Jerry David DeCicca’s second solo album, Time the Teacher, resides in the Texas Hill Country where dance halls and cedar post fences are as naturally occurring as a river or a cavern. But the fiddles and acoustic guitars of this terrain’s Godfathers, like Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt, has been replaced by saxophones, piano, trumpet, and soulful backing singers.
HAIL TAXI RETURNS WITH MAGIC SPARK SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO
Announcing his first single release of 2018, Canadian alt-folk/rock artist ‘Hail Taxi’ releases his digital download and official lyric video for the acoustic guitar driven and orchestra laden track ‘Magic Spark’.
Drawing upon life experiences as the foundations for his lyrical approach, Nathaniel Sutton (aka Hail Taxi’) carefully melds together a tasteful infusion of traditional folk, alternative country and indie pop rock. The experienced musician with a distinctively soulful and husky toned vocal delivery – has witnessed his credibility and popularity as an emerging songwriter grow beyond his native homeland in recent years. After releasing several records via his own label imprint ‘Oak Apple Records’, ‘Hail Taxi’s’ uniqueness was recognised by UK/US indie label ‘Engineer Records’ who continue to nurture Nathaniel’s creativity and originality.
The Incredible Vickers Brothers Delivers the Antidote for a Broken Heart
“In Memory” changes the musical mood for the album, while maintaining its larger themes of frustration and self-reflection. Vickers had been playing around with jazz-based guitar chords that provided the smooth, swinging shift. He explains, “Allen had used a vintage drum machine from the late 70’s on something he’d done before and suggested trying it out for this song. I was initially skeptical, but I loved the quiet, warm foundation it gave the song.” Like a romantic gondola ride or evening under the stars, “In Memory” feels like a welcome embrace, although the lyrics tell a different story…like pushing your date out of the boat.
Texas rail breaking producer, Riot Ten, returns with his new explosive single “Pit Boss” featuring Three Six Mafia member DJ Paul and frequent collaborator Sullivan King out now on Dim Mak. With hard-hitting double kick drums, neck-breaking drops, and vicious guitar riffs, DJ Paul spearheads the rally cry to ignite ferocious pits at festivals worldwide. This in your face collaboration sits perfectly as the lead single for Riot Ten’s forthcoming Dim Mak EP, The Dead.
Luca Testa’s “Balenciaga” on Deorro’s Panda Funk
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for Luca Testa and KOM’s new collaboration “Balenciaga,” a natural club and festival hit with old-school house and electro vibes. Luca delivers a masterful combination of thumping 4-on-the-floor beats and warbling synths that lead into a gritty, deep breakdown that will awaken the inner rhythm inside even the most timid of listeners. Testa’s sound is ever-evolving, with “Balenciaga” following December’s massive “Go Down,” and this time he has dipped his toes into underground influences. One thing is certain – Luca has been increasing momentum with every new release, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. “Balenciaga” is out on Deorro’s Panda Funk, the Los Angeles based record label and cultural expedition whose releases also include singles from GARABATTO, Michael Sparks, FESTIVILLAINZ, A Boy & A Girl and more promising avante-garde artists.
DRAMA Releases ‘Gallows’ Remix EP
A dark and passionate musical collaboration between Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa, DRAMA have become the subject of widespread critical acclaim following the release of their ‘Gallows’ EP in November 2016.
A Chicago-based duo established as artists in their own right, with Na’el having previously worked with Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, and more, DRAMA’s moody sound has been described as soulful electronic combining influences of house, indie, neo-soul, pop and R&B, with ‘Gallows’ now receiving a diverse remix package as various artists work their own spin on various originals.
POCKET RELEASES “VLT A” EP
It’s been over 5 years since Pocket releases the acclaimed “All Of This Happened” LP on Tirk Records. That LP featured 11 indie-pop electronic gems with some of New Wave and Alternative Rock’s greatest singers including Robyn Hitchcock, Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), The Chameleons’ Mark Burgess, Tanya Donelly (Belly, The Breeders), The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato and more.
Brooklyn-based indie-folk singer songwriter, Panteon shares her debut EP, Travel Log 1. The album debuted on PopMatters last week, who praise, “The six tracks present on the record comprise a cohesive whole of dream-like intrigue. The moments and the places that inspired the EP are all very much tangible.” Travel Log 1 is out now on all DSPs.
WALK THE MOON’S LATEST SINGLE “ONE FOOT” HITS NO. 1 AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO
WALK THE MOON’s latest single “One Foot” has hit Number 1 at Alternative Radio. The track’s success follows the band’s breakout hit “Shut Up And Dance”, which also hit Number 1 at Alternative Radio. Since the single’s release, “One Foot” has quickly made its way up the charts with over 32.8 million streams across all partners to date, and it is nearing the Top 20 at Top 40 Radio. Billboard stated about the “One Foot”, “The bouncy track that mixes a disco-like groove with a tribal chant chorus custom-made for shouting along to at shows is the perfect distillation of the band’s signature foot-stomping sound.”
MONOPHONICS ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE
Monophonics are back with a six-song EP that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the Bay Area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. Mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that I doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless Monophonics treatments. “We wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into,” lead singer, keyboardist and co-producer Kelly Finnigan explains. It takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs, your van jams, that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “Not only are these great songs, but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.”
Tritonal & Sj team-up again in ‘Calabasas’
Hot on the heels of the success of their previous collaboration ‘Hung Up’ – the ever-impressive Tritonal & up-and-comer Sj deliver their latest vocal gem in ‘Calabasas’.
Heavily tinged with the trio’s distinct, melodic flavour, ‘Calabasas’ brings another intoxicating production glistening with a spine-tingling vocal delivery.
Elegant, different and proving ‘Hung Up’ was only the beginning of an enticing new collaborative project, Tritonal & Sj are back together in the stunning ‘Calabasas’.
Bellingham’s The Mountain Flowers celebrate their sophomore album”Bye & Bye”
Located in beautiful Bellingham, WA, Joe Sneva, Aaron Wilford, and Freddy Jimenez make up this indie pop goodness. The Mountain Flowers use their upbeat, reverby, beachy sound to accompany their wistful words and catchy choruses, often reminiscing of times spent on the open highways of West Coast America. They’ve shared the stage at Timber! Music Fest with Shovels and Rope, along with supporting Sera Cahoone, The True Loves, Shelby Earl, and Acid Tongue.
Doe Paoro Shares Bold New Song “Guilty”
“Guilty” was produced by renowned producer Jimmy Hogarth, who has worked with Amy Winehouse, James Blunt, James Bay and others, and can be listened to HERE.
“‘Guilty’ is about the internalized blame, self-hatred, and guilt that victims often must contend with (sometimes, for years) following a perplexing, undermining, shameful encounter involving an abuse of power,” Paoro says. “It happens in Hollywood, and it happens in indie music. This song is my story.”
Nearly two decades into his songwriting career, Rod Picott hits a prolific peak with Out Past the Wires (available March 30), a double album that serves as the inspiration for an accompanying book of short stories.
Out Past the Wires arrives less than three years after Fortune, Picott’s previous collection of American roots music. During that time, he’s become a published poet, written a screenplay, two books of short fiction and the first draft of a novel. He puts all these those skillsets to work with Out Past the Wires, whose 22 songs mix poetry and prose in equal doses. The result is the strongest album of his career, filled with electrified moments that channel Bruce Springsteen’s anthemic stomp, lyrics worthy of Leonard Cohen’s work, and quietly heartbreaking moments grounded in Picott’s acoustic guitar and road-worn voice.
New Video! Kris Angelis “Kevin Bacon”
Coming all the way from Los Angeles, Kris Angelis recently unveiled a fun and flirty music video for the upbeat single “Kevin Bacon”, and like its title, it heavily nods to that actor’s star-turning performance in the ’80s drama, romance, and dance film Footloose.
Taking over charts around the world, Camila Cabello’s self-titled full-length debut, Camila [SYCO/Epic Records], bows at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and is certified gold by the RIAA.
The record moved 119,000 equivalent units in the first week of release. Upon arrival, it captured #1 on iTunes in 100 countries, shattering the record for “most #1 iTunes peaks for a debut album (male or female).” #1 in nearly every corner of the globe, it dominated the charts in Canada and Mexico where its already Gold and also in Sweden, Norway, and Netherlands. Moreover, it landed in the Top 3 in the UK , Finland, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Gillian Welch Confirms New “An Evening With” Tour Dates
This morning, Gillian Welch announces new April dates on her “An Evening With Gillian Welch” tour in cities including Greensboro, Wilmington, Charleston, & Athens. On this tour Gillian Welch and her musical partner, Dave Rawlings, will perform two full sets of music with no opener. Additionally, Gillian Welch will co-headline a Red Rocks Amphitheatre show with Punch Brothers on September 17th. Tickets for all dates will go on sale on Friday, January 26th at 10:00 am EST.
Today Bella Union are pleased to announce the release of Baloji’s new LP, 137 Avenue Kaniama, that is due out on March 23rd, 2018. Alongside this announcement Baloji has shared the album’s first single and accompanying video for “Soleil de Volt”, a revealing metaphor for Africa and its capacity for resilience, on FADER.
CHILDISH GAMBINO AND WOLF + ROTHSTEIN INKS NEW PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH RCA RECORDS
Multi-Grammy nominee Childish Gambino and Wolf + Rothstein partners with RCA Records for a new recording and label deal, announced today by Peter Edge, RCA’s Chairman and CEO. The newly formed partnership will release music from Gambino later this year via Wolf + Rothstein/RCA Records.
“Donald is undoubtedly one of the most talented, multi-faceted, young entertainers of this era,” states Edge. “We are excited to join forces with him and Wolf + Rothstein to usher in the next phase of Childish Gambino’s musical career.”
‘Rebelliön’ – new single from Hella Rebelliön
‘Rebelliön’ is a no-compromise-scandic-punk-rock song form one of Norway’s greatest musical export since black metal. ‘Rebelliön’ is a homage to the 2000s Norwegain underground scene. High energy, organic and dirty Northwest-core!
Spring 2017 a hard-hitting rock outfit rose from the remnants of a train crash in Ålesunds dimly lit back alleys. Hella Rebelliön plays punk with references to several of the 21st century’s greatest Norwegian giants.
The tracks are steeped in a drive and agressiveness that draws parallells to bands like Silver and Zugly. The vocalist Markus sounds like a pissed off Hank Von Helvete at his best/worst.
Vic Mensa shares a powerful new video for his song “We Could Be Free”. He also spoke to Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio about the release. Check both out below.
New Video: Masquerade from Atlanta rapper 550
Today, Atlanta trap rapper 550 shares another personal look into his past street life with a visual for “Masquerade” featuring KC Beatmonster. With the Chase “DJ Southanbred” Walker directed video, 550 lets you into his life as drug dealer and his hope for those who want a different life. “Masquerade” features KC Beatmonster and will appear on his forthcoming album Hoodlum releasing via CKP Records on January 26th. Hoodlum will include collaborations with Future, 21 Savage, Yung Mazi, Will A Fool and more.
Magnet Magazine has premiered the new single from Quicksilver Daydream entitled ‘Raven’s Eye’. When talking about the track frontman/composer Adam Lytle says, “‘Raven’s Eye’ came together during an acoustic practice at Cole’s old apartment in Greenpoint. We were at the point, as a band, where we could let collective intuition lead. I played a riff that was more aggressive than anything we’d done up to that point. Upon hearing it, the group jumped in, and the structure rode in on the resulting wave of energy. Lyrically, it’s a Bergman-like tale of an encounter with the personification of death. Ever since I can remember, my dreams have been haunted by thoughts of mortality. Nothing too morbid, but moving nonetheless. They serve as a reminder of the brevity of life and the virtue of living every day as if it’s the last. ‘Raven’s Eye’ attempts to bring that chase to life.”
Birocratic Releases New Single & Music Video, “Extra Fresh,” Out Today
Brooklyn producer and multi-instrumentalist Birocratic, real name Brandon Rowan, has created an enviable resume over the past few years thanks to a slew of original productions and remixes. To date, the 24-year-old artist boasts credits including releases on Chillhop Records and Atlantic’s Big Beat, features in videos for Buzzfeed and YouTube star Casey Neistat, official remixes for GRiZ, and opening support for acclaimed artists like MNDSGN and Grammy-nominee StarRo.
The Minnesota Child’s Ethan Buckner added, “Even though I don’t write many explicitly political songs, much of the music I do write touches on themes of finding hope in hard times, finding resilience through struggle, finding purpose in life, etc,” shares Ethan Buckner. “I’m hoping my music can help provide inspiration and support for people dealing with the really challenging times we’re in on a personal and collective level.”
The Funk Hunters’ “Turn Down The Silence”
Multi-dimensional duo The Funk Hunters have teased the next single off their much anticipated upcoming album, and it’s not one to be missed. Delivering enchanting melodies, a groovy bassline and velvety vocals by DiRTY RADiO, “Turn Down the Silence” encapsulates the heady, lighthearted feeling of a budding summer romance. However, it’s clear that The Funk Hunters aren’t merely in the business of making breezy tunes; with its focus on instrumentals and lyrics that add meaning to the music, “Turn Down the Silence” is an example of the duo’s innovatory revisioning of electronic dance music. The Funk Hunters incorporate elements of multiple genres and transform them into fresh, unprecedented sound, and if “Turn Down the Silence” is any indication, their new album will be overflowing with sonic delights. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the second single from the album and the entire tracklist drop on March 23rd.
With a sound that is built around upbeat rhythms, soft vocals, and synth melodies combined with effortless electronic R&B textures, 19 year old Atlanta native, Demo Taped recently arrived with dreamy new track, “Pack of Gum” via Billboard.
Today, he follows with the cute stop-start animation video for the song, directed by shy kids and premiering exclusively on PAPER Magazine. He also announced that his new EP, “Momentary” is arriving Feb 23, 2018 via 300 Entertainment.
Daun Giventi opens his 2018 with ‘Valkyrie’
US producer Daun Giventi bursts back on Enhanced Progressive with a sensational new tune bringing the San Francisco-based producer’s delicate, yet powerful sound back on to the label, this is ‘Valkyrie’.
Bringing a perfectly balanced combination of smooth melodic builds around a satisfying, warm low end, ‘Valkyrie’ delivers Daun’s standout style in an accomplished production that adds to the producer’s now impressively varied label catalogue.
New Spell – “You Win” Official Music Video
New single You Win from San Francisco-based electro-pop duo New Spell drips with tumbling echoes and graceful vocal figures: an inroad to relationship tension and the subconscious forces within us all. Leanne Kelly recalls the moment when the lead line and melody “And so, lies you win” first spontaneously popped into her head. In grad school for counseling at the time, she followed the thread and found a compelling lyrical concept on the other end.
The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
New Video: Masquerade from Atlanta rapper 550
Today, Atlanta trap rapper 550 shares another personal look into his past street life with a visual for “Masquerade” featuring KC the Beatmonster. With the Chase “DJ Southanbred” Walker directed video, 550 lets you into his life as drug dealer and his hope for those who want a different life. “Masquerade” features KC Beatmonster and will appear on his forthcoming album Hoodlum releasing via CKP Records on January 26th. Hoodlum will include collaborations with Future, 21 Savage, Yung Mazi, Will A Fool and more.
“Goin’ Down” a forthcoming track from Kyle Meadows
“I’ve been playing guitar since i was 13 and started writing and recording my own music when I was 15 or 16, after reading an interview with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, where his advice to young artists was to buy a $99 tape recorder and put your music online. I started taking it more seriously in 2012 and released my first album in 2015,” Kyle explains.
E. Mims – “Don’t Do Me Like That”
Compton’s E.Mims recommits to his first love (music) by releasing a fresh new single, “Don’t Do Me Like That.” Citing influences as family, hip hop and the church, E.Mims’ music offers maturity and youthfulness in the same package, as evidenced in the island-tinged “Don’t Do Me Like That.” The club banger tells the tale of dealing with dissipating trust and insecurity in a committed relationship, using highly relatable lines and imagery like, “She fell in love with a real one like me” and “Who is them thots on Instagram and why they all up in your DMs?” Overall, “Don’t Do Me Like That” has the potential to heat up the club and internet alike. So, tune in and keep an eye out for more from the 43 year old musician, as he’s only getting started.
Painted Doll, the new band formed by comedian / guitar shredder Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Cobra Verde) and heavy metal legend Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Death), will release its self-titled debut album on February 16 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded and mixed by Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ, Painted Doll delivers an infectious blend of late 60’s/early 70’s Dutch and British psych pop and garage rock.
SPANGLISH FLY, the critically acclaimed 11-piece Latin boogaloo group, has confirmed details on their upcoming album Ay Que Boogaloo!, due out February 16th on Chaco World Music, the label founded by Latin Grammy nominated producer and composer Chaco (Manuel Garcia Orozco). In his liner notes, Bobby Sanabria calls the record “a combination of great musicianship, clever songwriting, and slick arranging. And guess what Pilgrims? You can dance to it too!”
GRIPPING ELECTRO DUO ‘SUMNER’
There’s something very special about the enigmatic electronic duo Sumner, consisting of Jack McLaine and Chloe Wilson. The underground newcomers have already played alongside Vera Blue, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, graced the Falls Festival stage and are a part of the upcoming Party In The Paddock…but in 2018, it’s about to get a whole lot bigger with the release of their exciting new single, Pictures, on February 9. This dark RnB track examines solitude, and is the first taste of Sumner’s upcoming debut EP, All That I Am (out Feb 16), a release that explores illness, diagnosis, personal struggle and catharsis, all within Sumner’s own very cool little world.
Problem Drops New Track and Visual “Stingy” Off The Separation 2 Mixtape
Grammy-Nominated West Coast musician Problem is kicking off 2018 with a new single and the first track off upcoming The Separation 2 mixtape. This year marks the 5th year anniversary of his standout project The Separation.
To kick things off and in honor of the anniversary, Problem is giving the first track off the project away as a free download to fans on his soundcloud.
Electronic Producer Oscar Del Amor Releases New EP Butterfly Feels
Coming off of a highly successful 2017 charting on the Billboard Dance Charts, Oscar Del Amor pushes the envelope further with the release of his prolific new EP titled Butterfly Feels. Each of the five tracks on features powerful vocals from a different vocalist. Oscar combines upbeat and vocally charged melodies with the best elements of pop, trap, club, and electronica to create his own unique genre of forward thinking indie electronica. Songs on the EP range from Oscar’s collaboration with vocalist Anya V on the upbeat feel good anthem “Who We Really Are” to the more downtempo and heartfelt “Stay Around” featuring vocalist Yasmyn. Butterfly Feels is the type of music that would be perfect for a rooftop pool party or music festival but it also has a powerful message behind it. It takes you on a journey of the emotions you might experience when catching the “feels” for a potential love interest. As a result, it’s an EP that’s easy for anyone to relate to.
Boston duo Vundabar have today announced a UK and EU tour throughout April and May and shared the official video for their addictive single Acetone.
The sludge-indie band have built a massive following through non-stop touring and their signature brand of jittery, rambunctious post-punk, yet much of their music hints at something darker beneath the surface.
BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Announce New Album & Tour
GRAMMY-Award winning, multiplatinum-selling artists BEN HARPER and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE will collaborate once again for their new album No Mercy in This Land, due out March 30, 2018. No Mercy in This Land is the first of new music from the pair since the 2013 release of their collaborative album Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Album.” A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.
Primitive Race Release Lyric Video for “Cranial Matter”
Primitive Race has released the lyric video for their “Cranial Matter,” off of their November 3rd released Soul Pretender LP, to celebrate the album’s dubut on NACC Top 200 and #27 Weighted / #22 Unweighted College Radio Charts. The band is also donating 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction in honor of late front-man Chuck Mosley, who passed away a mere 6 days following the album’s release.
FALLEN UTOPIA launch lyric video for “Mind Cage”
Austria’s death metal collective Fallen Utopia have published a lyric video for the track “Mind Cage”, which is taken off from the band’s new album “Disequilibrium”, out on January 22nd 2018 via Cursed Records.
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Swedish Outfit Cat Princess Release Retro Banger ‘Fly On Your Wall’
Having formed at a New Year’s Eve party and debuted live days later, it’s fair to say Swedish quintet Cat Princess don’t conform to the usual status quo, and in new retro banger Fly On Your Wall (released 23rd January via Rama Lama Records), their combination of modern indie pop and 80’s inspired art-pop really backs up that theory.
Every Third Thought 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.”
ILSA Debuts “Prosector” At Cvlt Nation
Cvlt Nation is currently streaming “Prosector” from horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA. The track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length Corpse Fortress set for release this March via Relapse Records.
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd has released his new single, “The Middle” with GRAMMY award-winning artist Maren Morris and rising artist/producer duo Grey via Interscope Records. Zedd began teasing the track earlier this month with a video of him in the studio playing a snippet of the song. Last week, he shared the artwork before announcing Maren Morris and Grey on the track, which is now available to listen to in full here.
Dabrye has shared his new track “Lil Mufukuz” feat. DOOM (premiered via The FADER) from his upcoming album Three/Three, the final installment in his trilogy that began in 2001. The album is out February 16th via Ghostly International and features other appearances from Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Jonwayne, Shigeto and more. After more than a decade since the last album, Three/Three will mark the completion of Dabrye’s acclaimed series which is set to release individually and on vinyl, along with a retrospective box set including a reissue of One/Three, Two/Three, and a repress of the rare and out of print Instrmntl.
Karabas Barabas Release Music Video for “Fuckerana”
Psychedelic Alt-Rock trio KARABAS BARABAS have released a New York centric, unconventional official music video for “Fuckerana,” off of their 12/22 released LP, Sex with the Devil. The video, shot entirely in Midtown Manhattan, features the infamous Times Square Mascot Mafia battling among themselves along with other well known midtown characters.
THE DAMNED PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “STANDING ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW” FROM 2018 ALBUM’
Formed in 1976 at the forefront of the fledgling London punk scene, The Damned kickstarted the birth of punk as we know it, leaving an influential legacy for generations to come. Their musical journey has seen the quintet intent on moving forward, courageously exploring sights and sounds way beyond their brash wide-eyed beginnings – and they’re back to do it all over again.
THE DAMNED PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE “STANDING ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW”
Formed in 1976 at the forefront of the fledgling London punk scene, The Damned kick-started the birth of punk as we know it, leaving an influential legacy for generations to come. Their musical journey has seen the quintet intent on moving forward, courageously exploring sights and sounds way beyond their brash wide-eyed beginnings -and they’re back to do it all over again.
The album is out February 16th via Ghostly International and features other appearances from Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Jonwayne, Shigeto and more. After more than a decade since the last album, Three/Three will mark the completion of Dabrye’s acclaimed series which is set to release individually and on vinyl, along with a retrospective box set including a reissue of One/Three, Two/Three, and a repress of the rare and out of print Instrmntl.
Shareef Keyes & The Groove LP Ft. Ghostface Killah- ‘Cooking Something’
Stopping by to share the new Shareef Keyes & The Groove funk, hip-hop, and alternative R&B album; ‘Cooking Something,’ featuring the legendary Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan.The album hones a distinctive sound that fuses ’70s jazz-funk influences with a modern hip-hop undertone.
This morning NPR announced that polymath power couple Jean Grae & Quelle Chrs have a new album titled ‘Everything’s Fine’ coming March 30th.
“Everything’s fine.” It’s an automated pleasantry. An emotional shorthand that spares us from unpacking the truth in casual conversation. But – everything is definitely NOT fine. Jean Grae and Quelle Chris deliver this message with a deft balance of withering satire, abstractism and knife cuts on their first full-length hip hop album together as longtime creative partners. As the phrase repeats itself throughout the album it becomes a twisted and empty self-help mantra that’s harrowing and often hilarious. Jean Grae and Quelle Chris are polymath MCs, producers, writers, directors, comedians (and so much more) and ‘Everything’s Fine’ will be released March 30 on Mello Music Group.
Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” nominated for Oscar
Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” is nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. “Mystery of Love” is one of Stevens’ three contributions to the soundtrack of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics), and one of two original songs he composed for the movie. Further nominees in the category are “Mighty River” from Mudbound, “Remember Me” from Coco, “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall and “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.
Nightmare Air “FADE OUT”
Named after a skateboard move from an 80’s skate film, Los Angeles band NIGHTMARE AIR emphasizes sonic momentum, during both live performances and in the studio.
Nightmare Air’s Dave Dupuis, a veteran of L.A. shoegazers Film School (Beggars Banquet Records), and Swaan Miller, whose stark acoustic album on Important Records melted hearts and faces everywhere, meticulously layer boy-girl harmonies, pulsing pop synths, psych noise loops and glam soaked walls of guitars. Add to that Detroit heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on the drums (The Strays/ TVT records) in their combined years of touring, these road veterans have supported heavyweights from Smashing Pumpkins to the The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Alice Glass unveils “CEASE AND DESIST” today
“This song is a call to arms for all survivors,” says Glass. “But being a survivor often means feeling afraid, it means sometimes feeling worthless, like you can’t go on. We need to fight back against those who have victimized us and against the feelings that tell us to give up inside. Sometimes we think we deserve the pain others have inflicted on us. This song is what I need to tell myself to get through each day, and what I hope other survivors can remember when they feel like they can’t make it through the darkness of their own recovery. Every day is a fight.”
ROZZI RELEASES STUNNING LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE OF “UPHILL BATTLE”
At just 19 years old, Rozzi made her name known by being discovered by Adam Levine. Soon after she was touring the country with Maroon 5 and honing her craft on-stage. After parting ways with Levine in 2016, Rozzi began her own personal quest of self-discovery. It was at this moment that Rozzi realized that she had been so focused on success that she forgot to truly live her life. So, Rozzi started living. Most notably she fell in love for the first time and had her heart broken. She felt things she had never felt before, she found herself, and then she wrote about it.
The Beat Escape Share New Track “Sign Of Age”
Long before they were a band, Montreal duo The Beat Escape took a small first step towards a longer journey at a university video class. “We made a short oddball work; a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream,” say Beat escapists Addy Weitzman and Patrick A Boivin of their founding collaboration. Many other projects and outside collaborations later, the duo have crafted a debut album their younger selves would be proud of. The sublimely immersive Life Is Short the Answer’s Long plays like a waking dream of near-psychedelic electronic pop, moving to its own beat in the push-pull of forward motion and submerged reflection.
“The lyric video for ‘Lonely Girl’ is the first time I’ve bridged two passions that have been part of my life for a really long time – Music and Sign Language,” Symon said. “Sharing this personal love of mine feels very vulnerable because it’s a side of me that most people don’t see. I’m sharing it today because I hope that this language touches you the same way it has touched my life.” – Symon
Très Oui (ex-Literature) Shares New Single “Red Wine & Dry Ice,”
Austin’s Très Oui, led by Literature frontman Nate Cardaci, will release its debut LP, Poised To Flourish, on February 9th via Shrimper/Revolver. A follow-up to last year’s Singles Going Nowhere EP, the release features previous Literature members Steven Garcia (also of Rose Selavy) and Seth Whaland, along with synth player Ian Jensen.
THE VOIDZ (FORMERLY CALLED JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ) SHARE NEW TRACK
The Voidz (formerly Julian Casablancas+The Voidz) have shared their first new song in nearly four years, “Leave It In My Dreams,” available today via Cult Records/RCA Records.
Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy-winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs), the track serves as a razor-sharp re-introduction to the six-piece.
Phoenix-native BIJOU drops a diabolical take on bass heavy G-house via his New Noise debut “Gotta Shine,” featuring gritty vocals from $uicideboy$-affiliate Germ.
BIG MOTHER GIG REVEALS TRUMP-INSPIRED POWER-POP ANTHEM, “THE GREAT HEIST”
Coming hot off the heels of tour dates opening for ‘90s alt-rockers LUNA (including a sold-out show at LA’s Moroccan Lounge) as well as the release of their most popular single “NAMETAG” (200K streams on Spotify), “THE GREAT HEIST” is a blistering indictment of the Trump administration’s first year in office.
WORLD5 offers people from around the globe an exciting opportunity to feature on their new forthcoming album release
The band offers two different exciting opportunities – absolutly free of charge.
1. To be featured as a supporter of WORLD5 with your name written on the new album sleeve and the WORLD5 homepage.
2. To have your vocal appear along with WORLD5´s lead singer Sam Stevens on the chorus of one of the songs for the new album. This is an awesome opportunity for every singer to appear on an official worldwide album release and to work with a team of professional musicians and producers!
Your voice on our next album! Your name on the sleeve of the new album. Backing vocals by ( your name !!! ) You will also be featured on the WORLD5 homepage.
SIFTING take shred to a whole new level in their ground-breaking new ‘Epsilon’ music video
Los Angeles, CA’s progressive rock/metal outfit SIFTING have taken the art of progressive shred to a whole new level with their ground-breaking new music video for the song ‘Epsilon’. This is the fourth music video taken from their new album Not From Here which was released on September 29th via Eclipse Records. The video was directed by James Freeman in one carefully choreographed extremely-difficult seven-minute “long take shot”, which is also referred to as a “Spielberg Oner” by film critics. In addition, the video features guest appearances by Yonathan Gavidia on percussion (Latin Grammy nominee), and Caroline Chien-Galbraith on cello.
Jax Jones Drops Video ‘Breathe’ Feat Ina Wroldsen
‘Breathe’, out now on Interscope Records, has amassed 20 million streams to date and was the most Shazamed track in the UK and Germany for 2 weeks running. It follows the success of Jax’s recent worldwide smash hit singles ‘Instruction’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me’.
Tel Aviv electronic trio Garden City Movement announce debut LP ‘Apollonia’
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 Raindance Film Festival in London.
Wolfgang Douglas releases new Music Video, ‘Me & You’
Wolfgang Douglas’ latest effort is packed with principles borrowed from a wide ranging list of genres including Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk and Blues. The project proved to be a great opportunity to collaborate with FreeNoahWilson, a talented Videographer, Editor, Musician and friend. His unique skill set & personal touch were key to maximizing the original vision brought to him. The outcome is an enthralling video which wonderfully accentuates the music it is paired with.
Credited by Atlanta’s biggest Hip-Hop names as one of the architects of the city’s sound, Skooly is a rising star ready to burst onto the national radar. Now 23 years-old and signed to 2 Chainz’ T.R.U. (The Real University), Skooly has been around the scene since he was 14, working with and putting on new artists like YFN Lucci and Young Thug, while creating original tags for Metro Boomin and London On Da Track. Today, Skooly is announcing his Don’t You Ever Forget Me EP trilogy, with the first volume releasing on February 2nd.