POPPY’S LONG-AWAITED TV PILOT, “I’M POPPY,”
Poppy’s long-awaited TV pilot, “I’m Poppy,” is available NOW on YouTube Red HERE. I’m Poppy premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 23rd, as part of their “Indie Episodic” section.
As they gear up for the release of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, multi-platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS releases the record’s second single, “Dangerous Night,” today on Interscope Records. The track was Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 today.
Stockholm Group LINES Debut New Track ‘Lockdown’ via THE FADER
LINES is a band from Stockholm, born in Berlin who today, premiere their new single, “Lockdown” on FADER. The track is the highly anticipated follow up to their song, “You” which has amassed over 5 million streams.
RUDIMENTAL UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘THESE DAYS’ FEATURING JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN
Rudimental have today unveiled their official video for “These Days.” Shot in London and Seattle, and directed by Johnny Valencia, the video follows a relationship and break-up story, portrayed by featured artists Jess Glynne and Macklemore.
The collective’s new single offers vocal duties from the inimitable talent that is Jess Glynne, [Jess is only the second female artist to ever have five #1 singles in the UK], Macklemore [four-time GRAMMY Award winner], and emerging soul/RnB sensation Dan Caplen.
Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182, Poshttp://smarturl.it/DangerousNightt Malone, and Incubus will headline the 2018 Bunbury Music Festival, announced today by PromoWest Productions. One of the country’s premier music festivals now celebrating its seventh year, Bunbury will return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, transforming the banks of the Ohio River into a vibrant three-day festival experience June 1-3, 2018. Bunbury has received critical acclaim from Billboard, USA Today, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music, and was named among the Top 16 Music Festivals by CNN Travel in 2017.
Joining the 2018 headliners is a jam-packed, eclectic lineup of national, regional and local acts including: Foster the People, Young the Giant, Dropkick Murphys, Royal Blood, Third Eye Blind, GRiZ, Coheed and Cambria, Manchester Orchestra, Fitz and The Tantrums, Lecrae, MisterWives, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, LANY, The Front Bottoms, Bishop Briggs, Everything Everything, A R I Z O N A, Sir Sly, Two Feet, Black Pistol Fire, Peter Bjorn and John, Allan Rayman, Magic Giant, Gang of Youths, Reo Cragun, Welshly Arms, Lillie Mae, Remo Drive, The Wrecks, Tall Heights, McLovin, Commonheart, Vesperteen, Bummers, Lift the Medium, Friday Giants, Moonbeau, and more.
Inspired By “The Shining”
Inspiration can come from many different aspects including specific events, relationships or even other art forms. For the new I Promised Once single, “Picture Perfect,” the track was inspired by the infamous movie, “The Shining.”
Sarah Maxwell – ‘Flawed’ Single & Video
With incredible flow, bottom-heavy beats and soaring melodies, Sarah Maxwell is the new rap artist on the scene whose performance is turning heads.
Flawed is the latest rap/rock banger by Sarah Maxwell a rap artist and singer hailing originally from the quiet streets of Canberra but now residing in Sydney. With a powerful sound that combines ingredients from the kitchens of both Hip Hop and Electronic Rock, this single screams pure honesty about the struggles of being a human with all of our countless imperfections.
Swayday is a young debut-band from Stockholm who are releasing their second single, “State of Undress”, on January 26th. With an explosive reception in Latin America, their debut single “Curious” reached over 15.000 plays in under two weeks after its release at the end of 2017. The sound of these musically gifted boys-next-door is characterized by modern pop with certain influences from big dance-friendly productions. The band members have been friends from a young age and have a common musical interest that resulted in this single, which is the second leading to a debut EP which will be released later in 2018.
DREAMVILLE RAPPER COZZ RELEASES NEW SONG “IGNORANT CONFIDENCE”
L.A.-bred rapper Cozz releases the song, “Ignorant Confidence. Produced by Meez & Louie Ji, this is the third track to be released from the South Central native’s upcoming debut album, Effected, which will be released Q1 by Dreamville/Interscope Records.
Cozz (born Cody Osagie) launched himself with a video for his introspective song “Dreams,” which caught the attention of J. Cole, who signed him to his Dreamville imprint in 2013. Cozz released his Cozz & Effect project, featuring the Meez-produced single “Cody Macc,” in October 2014, followed by his first mixtape, Nothin’ Personal, in January 2016.
Alice Boman shares video for new single “End Of Time” out today via The Control Group
“I love it when people can get their own ideas of what it’s about, I don’t want to ruin it,” Boman admits, “but the main theme is the chorus I guess, those lyrics. It’s like a message to someone. A wish for this someone to let you in, to just let you be there. That’s the main thing.” Written over two-and-a-half years ago, the track has grown in the studio becoming an organic, alive and life-affirming song: “I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but the songs I love the most are far from perfect. I want my songs to feel alive – that’s the magic.”
Felsen Releases Blood Orange Moon Album
The new album from indie pop band Felsen, Blood Orange Moon, beams a telepathic message through melody and lyrics directly from their late-night West Oakland studio. The single, “Vultures on Your Bones,” is just one piece of the puzzle as Felsen invites listeners to tie together the album’s sounds, images and the words into one purposeful clutter. Through a series of clues and Easter eggs hidden, the lost art of listening to an album as a whole creates an order amidst a seemingly chaotic background. The album was mixed by Allen Clapp (The Orange Peels) and is off their upcoming album, Blood Orange Moon, out January 26 on Mystery Lawn Music.
Northern Ireland rockers The Bonnevilles are renowned for both their incendiary live shows and soulful song-writing skills. Their music is full of heart, smart, and always fun. On Dirty Photographs, their second studio album for Alive, they display their love for gritty blues, primitive rock ‘n’ roll and Irish folk.
Ciaran Lavery has announced his new album, Sweet Decay, to be released on April 13th, 2018. The first single, “To Chicago,” is out now, after premiering on Billboard.
When talking about the track Holly says, “This track started as a loop I made and was messing around with in my bedroom in the East Village. My best friend, Ambrosia Parsley, came over and heard it and almost immediately sang that opening line, “Ride your pony down the block and tie it up outside of 7-11?. Ambrosia grew up in Reseda, California (the deep valley) in the ’70s and her friend Tiffany had a horse named Honey. Ambrosia used to ride on the back, picking plums and oranges off the trees that hung over peoples fences along the way. Then they would tie it up outside 7-11 and get Coke Slur-pees. Also, her neighbor really did make “sexy movies. When I went to LA to work on the record at Dangerbird Studio, our balcony overlooked a seedy corner store. So I would sit up there with my pen and paper and watch all the people coming and going, definitely witnessed a few drug deals, what have you. That’s where I finished the song. It’s one of my favorites on the record. Especially Maria Eisen’s saxy space jam!”
Most recently, “Gold” appeared on the album companion to Major Lazer’s documentary. Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Film features new and unreleased music from Major Lazer, Diplo and more.
Jordan-born and Los Angeles-based musician FERRAS premieres his new single ‘Coming Back Around’ today on Paper Magazine. The track is accompanied by an official video, which can be viewed HERE.
à la Beast makes a powerful debut with “Justice”
à la Beast ain’t afraid to face the facts. An unpredictable, wild, and, as first appearances go, a rough lad. The Berlin-based producer appears as most seemingly beasts. Push past that harsh exterior and you’ll find an honest soul, bearing scars and all. Beast’s debut single, “Justice”, unapologetically lays open the hard reality and truths that are often pushed aside — inequality, responsibility, social classes, racism — just to name a few. The thump of classic big beat sounds echoes throughout the accompanying video — a dark yet hopeful four-minute feat which delves deep into the underbelly of South Africa. Three all-consuming storylines merge together, resulting in a bloody and most memorable climax. Oozing with endless amounts of pent-up energy and raw emotion within every second, one has to wonder at the end of it all — what is justice?
X Ambassadors release new single ‘Joyful’
Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release their powerful and redemptive new single ‘Joyful’ today via all digital retailers. The song is an emotionally raw and impassioned reminder to take a deep breath when the world is crashing down and do the hardest thing – simply appreciate being alive. ‘Joyful’ will appear on the band’s new album by the same name which is set for release this spring on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records.
MARMOZETS RELEASE NEW ALBUM “KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW NOW”
Marmozets have shared their hugely anticipated new album, “Knowing What You Know Now.” The album is available now on all DSPs and www.marmozets.com, along with an official music video for “Run With The Rhythm” streaming now on Marmozets’ YouTube Channel. Celebrated by NME for their “complex, time-signature hopping riffs and rebellious, catchy lyrics,” “Knowing What You Know Now” is being met with unanimous critical praise. Q touted the album as an “uplifting, pop-with-teeth rush,” while Kerrang! awarded the release 5Ks, hailing “Knowing What You Know Now” as “a move that’s paid off magnificently.” The Line Of Best Fit championed Marmozets as “a force to be reckoned with,” with Rock Sound highlighting their long-awaited second album as “thrilling from start to finish” and “exactly what rock needs right now.” Upset Magazine raved, “pulling the pieces together and tearing down walls, Marmozets are building something beautiful in the chaos,” while Metal Hammer proclaimed, “In equal parts catchy and rough, Marmozets show us how to grow without forgetting about your roots.”
Produced by Lauv, the track finds Olivia questioning if her partner will ride for her throughout all of the ups and downs of love and life.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Release New Music Video For ‘It’s A Beautiful World’
On this world tour for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds introduces many new aspects and all new bandmates which includes: Gem Archer (guitar), Chris Sharrock (drums) who previously played with Oasis, and Jessica Greenfield (keys and backing vocals). And, for the first time ever Noel will bring two background vocalists: Charlotte Marionneau of Le Volume Courb (who famously plays the scissors) and Ysée.
“Beg” marks the first single for the duo to impact Top 40 radio stations across the U.S. Written by hit singer-songwriter Lauv, whose current songwriting credits hit singles “No Promises” by Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato and “Boys” by Charli XCX, the track has quickly amassed over 15 million global streams to date, which makes the song their fastest rising single. The music video for the single, directed by Emil Nava (Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, Pharrell), has accumulated nearly 1 million YouTube/VEVO views.
Interscope Records recording artist Arin Ray releases his second single, “Communication,” which is now available at all digital retailers. The Cincinnati crooner nabs platinum hit-maker DRAM for his new record about love. “Communication” finds newcomer Arin Ray singing over a pop-leaning R&B beat courtesy of producer Childish Major (Future/J. Cole.). The message which strings together his list of promises to his new lover is tightly held together by soothing guitar baselines and drumkits. The singer/songwriter pens, “I know better than to cheat / you deserve the best from me.”
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Release New Record ‘Black Coffee’
Today, Grammy-nominated powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa, release their new collaborative album Black Coffee. The duo’s previous album, Seesaw, was critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Top Albums chart. Since then, the two have been on fire, riding creative tidal waves both in the studio and live. Now they’ve reunited for a collection of scorching interpretations of 10 soul gems that perfectly combine Hart’s breath-taking vocals along with Joe’s masterfully expressive guitar playing that make Black Coffee a fresh and captivating listen.
Grammy-award nominated Julian Lage’s second trio album, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue Records), will be released next Friday, February, 2. The album is available to be heard in its entirety now via follows Lage’s 2017 collaborative jazz album Mount Royal with guitarist/singer Chris Eldridge, which has been nominated for a Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Grammy.
Today, Atlanta rapper 550 partners with XXL Magazine to premiere his ominous Yung Lan produced single “Radar” featuring 21 Savage. The head nodding gangster track is included in his 17-song mixtape Hoodlum releasing tomorrow January 26th. 550 recruits Future, 21 Savage, Yung Mazi, Will-A-Fool for the project.
Swedens REACH Release ‘You Say’ Lyric Video
Swedish melodic hard rock band REACH, have released a lyric video for the song ‘You Say’. The track is taken from the new album ‘The Great Divine’, out in Japan on February 21st and globally on February 23rd, 2018. The album was recorded at Rocksta Sound Studio, produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T) and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar, etc).
Eternal Void evokes emotions with “Lie Awake”
Being a musician may seem glamorous from an outsider’s perspective; traveling the country on tours, playing music for thousands of fans every night and living the rockstar lifestyle. On the other side of it all, the difficulty of being away from family and loved ones at any given time is emotionally and physically straining. That view is what Eternal Void drew inspiration from for their latest single, “Lie Awake.”
Leitvox presents the video for Ingenue ft. Jette Kelly
In December of last year, Leitvox presented us with the track “Ingenue” Ft. Jette Kelly.
The single combined trip-hop style beats and laid back, sensual vocals to attain a enveloping, warming tone. Now a visual component, a dazzling and eye grabbing lyric video has been released to accompany the music.
Kevin Schmidt, Rick McCarty and Mike Montgomery have been writing, recording and touring as AMPLINE since 2001. Since then, they’ve stitched their way across the United States many times and have done multiple tours in Europe and the UK. Passion Relapse is the group’s fifth full-length album. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Montgomery’s Candyland; an analog-based recording studio located in Dayton, KY that has played recent host to acts such as; The Breeders, Protomartyr, Buffalo Killers, R.Ring, Ed Crawford (fIREHOSE), Courtney Barnett, The Tillers, Jeremy Pinnell, Bat Fangs (Betsy Wright/Ex Hex) and many others.
Today, platinum-certified Florida rapper, singer, and producer Kent Jones premieres the sizzling, sultry, and sexy music video for his latest single “Merengue” on VEVO.
Building a massive following on social media with her tough-talking rhymes, Molly Brazy comes out of Detroit to take the world by storm. Sharing a new clip for one of her most romantic tracks, Molly opens up in “All I Know.” Posed as a direct conversation with the object of her affections, Molly affirms her devotion with clever rhymes (“you’re like my Draco, baby/Always by my side) and an auto-tuned hook. Premiered by Karen Civil, “All I Know” finds Molly and her beau in romantic bliss, swaying to the swirling synths. “All I Know” is the latest video from Big Brazy, Molly’s latest project, following videos such as the FADER-premiered “Molly Story,” “Play For Keeps,” “Big Brazy,” and “Trust None,” which earned over 3.3 million views on YouTube.
About the release of “Clear Blue,” Marmo states:
“We started recording in July in Greg’s (producer, Almeida) bedroom studio and the whole process was so much fun. I think recording has always been such a liberating feeling for me just getting to experiment and watch songs come to life. The whole experience was therapeutic as well just getting all the feelings I was having out. I’m excited for people to hear the songs and my only goal with songwriting has always been to write honest songs from my life that others can relate to. If they can feel an emotion from the songs then I’ve done my job. I’m excited to perform these songs live and get to see reactions from people.”
Alt-rockers Coat Check Girl follow-up 80K Spotify plays with new single “Awake”
After gaining over 80K plays on their last single “Audience of None,” the Los Angeles-based alt-rockers Coat Check Girl are back with their latest offering “Awake.” Ushered by a bombastic horn section, the track’s easy-to-move-to vibe has an energy that stays high, all the way up until the last note of guitarist Nate Rich’s harmonic solo.
In celebration of Reggae Month, on February 2, Studio One will release From the Vaults, Vol. 1, on CD and digital for the first time with an Apple Music exclusive stream from February 1-15. The album will be available at all digital service providers February 16. Out-of-print for a decade, February 23 sees the release of Freddie McGregor’s Bobby Bobylon deluxe edition on CD. Pre-orders are now available for From the Vaults, Vol 1 and Freddie McGregor, Bobby Bobylon.
An 18-track compilation of rare B-sides showcasing some of the greatest “lost” music by Jamaica’s legendary Studio One label, From The Vaults, Vol 1 features both the label’s top hit makers as well as some of its more obscure artists. The remastered set includes liner notes written by Studio One and Heartbeat Records personality Chris Wilson.
Columbia Records artist Yuri Joness, has released his new track “Same Shit,” produced by BirdieBands whose beats inspired the rising rapper’s breakout viral hit “Same Dude.” The irreverent “Same Shit” continues Yuri’s infectious streak (the addictive “Same Dude” has totaled 13.5 million streams to-date) as the rapper updates us about everyday life in the aftermath of his breakthrough viral success.
The new EP from Seattle’s Smokey Brights ‘Come to Terms’ is out today on Freakout Records!
It was Christmas 2010 when Ryan Devlin (guitar, vocals) and Kim West (keys, vocals) first sang together. As the two approached their first holiday season as a newly-formed couple, they looked at their woefully underfunded bank accounts and their long list of family and friends. Gift cards and baked goods weren’t going to cut it that year. The two decided to combine their mutual love of music and record a few of their favorite non-holiday-holiday songs to create a CD as a DIY gift. Distributed to a few dozen friends and family, this lofi collection of covers contained the seeds of what would become Smokey Brights.
Launder Shares Debut Single, ‘Fade,’ Announces ‘Pink Cloud’ EP ?
After John was introduced to Jackson Phillips (Day Wave) last year, the two began recording music out of Phillips’ home studio in Echo Park for what would eventually become Launder’s EP, PINK CLOUD. It wasn’t long before John enlisted the help of Soko and Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), who both put their own personal touch on various parts of his EP.
Sheppard Drops “Coming Home” video
Sheppard also has revealed that their sophomore album, set to be entitled Watching the Sky, will arrive in early May! The new LP will include “Coming Home” as well as recently released tracks “Keep Me Crazy” and “Edge of the Night.” “We can’t believe the response we’ve had for ‘Coming Home’ from both old fans and new ones. It’s great to know we’re reaching so many people with our music,” said George Sheppard. “For us as musicians though, an album is the true artistic statement, so announcing Watching the Sky today is a really exciting step for us.”
Music Video Submission: Ron Beatty – “Infinity”
Ron Beatty follows up from his recent release of V.S.O.P. Playlist with lead single, Infinity, as he partners with the Platinum, Grammy-Nominated super-producer $K; both originally from North Carolina. $K has created sounds for many household names, including Chris Brown, Future, Trey Songz, Kevin Gates, Kodak Black, Big KRIT and a long list of others. It’s no surprise the two musicians would eventually end up collaborating as Ron and $K met during their undergrad years at Winston-Salem State University, both later relocating to Atlanta, GA. The mutual respect from sharing similar southern stories has leveraged their relationship in a creative direction, fostering multiple tunes soon to be released for public consumption in the near future. Infinity, a soulful, organic, bassline driven record, details Ron’s move to Atlanta, his humble beginnings, and displays pure honesty while climbing the ladder to success, yet clearly defining the shortcomings of an everyday artist breaking through. Listen to his story.
Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group announced today its anticipated 2018 artist roster, which will feature the return of electronic dance icons Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and many more top-tier artists. Additionally, newly signed residents such as chart-topping artist Lil Uzi Vert will provide a dynamic component to the all-star roster by offering live performances for guests to enjoy. The unrivaled lineup is sure to appeal to music lovers world-wide, as fans can catch these talented musicians at Las Vegas’ premier nightlife and daylife destinations OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace, Hakkasan Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, as well as JEWEL Nightclub and LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Hotel & Casino.
Famous Dex & YoungBoy Never Broke Again Link Up for “In The Bank”
Hip-hop’s most exciting newcomers, Famous Dex and YoungBoy Never Broke Again came together for a hot new record, “In The Bank.” The energetic track is an undeniable club banger, sure to please both artists’ fan bases. “In The Bank” comes shortly after Dex dropped some incredible visuals his Billboard topping single, “Pick It Up Ft. A$AP Rocky,” which is also RIAA certified Gold and has a total of 100+ million streams. It’s clear that the animated rapper is on a roll with head turning records and surprise collaborations. Take a listen to Famous Dex’s “Money In The Bank” below!
Today, January 26th, 2017, indie folk ensemble The Naked Sun are proud to release their debut LP, War With Shadows. The self-released LP was produced by Brian McTear (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Matt Pond PA) and touches on themes of freedom and oppression, regret, redemption, and love, leaving an abstract message open for interpretation.
Out of NYC comes QNA. This eccentric group of musicians is one part bop jazz and one part cerebral hip-hop with a soulful flow. Following in the footsteps of predecessors like BadBadNotGood, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Thundercat, the band intensifies their throwback jazz sound with cerebral lyrics and hip-hop rhythms. Lead single, “Grind” is a perfect example. The music explores otherworldly realms that really get the listener feeling lifted. Meanwhile, the lyrics are what keep the QNA’s flow rooted in the grind of reality.
Burdens Within Releases Debut Album and Music Video for “Dead End Towns”
The video for “Dead End Towns” paints a haunting picture of a man who has not had the luxury to pursue his dreams. However, he still retains a sense of hope, as his love of music shows, despite these harsh circumstances. The story pairs well with shots of Burdens Within playing in front of an abandoned factory, which conjures up a sense of urban decay.
yndi halda announces US tour & new EP – stream it in full now
yndi halda release their brand new EP, A Sun-Coloured Shaker through Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Burnt Toast Vinyl (USA) on February 16th 2018 (pre-order it here). The band will also tour North America in Feb. & March to support it (see full list of dates below). Marking both a thematic accompaniment and a follow-up to their acclaimed 2016 full-length Under Summer, the new EP explores new musical and lyrical ideas, and represents a band continuing to progress their own maturing and developing songwriting.
NightPulse Unveils New ‘Electro-Pop Gem’ via BlackBook
Singer, songwriter, self-taught producer, and renowned drummer Lena Zawaideh – now known as NightPulse – has released a fresh new single off her forthcoming self-titled EP. “The Rush” premiered on BlackBook and was dubbed an “electro-pop gem” by editor Ken Scrudato. Though the track has an upbeat Friday night out vibe, Lena expressed that the song is about “chasing elusive highs.” She added: “They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. ‘The Rush’ takes us through the journey to insanity — from the highs to the lows and back again.”