Vice Lesley formed The Velvoids in Athens, Greece in early 2003. The band gained recognition in the local underground scene before taking a hiatus in 2005. After meeting in 2007, Lesley reformed The Velvoids with Dorah X on drums.
LA duo Oliver have released a follow up to their recent debut album Full Circle. The new collection, titled Inner Circle, features four brand new songs from the duo plus remixes from Dombrance, LIFELIKE and Mumbai Science. The four new tracks serve to warm up the winter with Oliver’s trademark bright ’80s sound, while the remixes offer fresh takes on some of the album’s best cuts. Stream Inner Circle below, out now on Interscope Records.
Timing is everything, they say. Of course, when you’re too far ahead of the curve musically-speaking, timing can also throw a wrench in the works. Give enough passage, however, and others eventually catch-up, understand… even emulate.
Riah, the atmospheric indie-pop singer songwriter known for “crisp songwriting… judicious word choice and emotional delivery,” (The New York Times) has joined forces with shallou for his highly anticipated new single, “Lie.” “Lie” finds the D.C.-based producer weaving lush, chords with Riah’s soothing vocals.
Oakland, CA’s Compltr is streaming a new track on Impose.
“Contrapasso” is the first of four singles to come from the project through-out the year. In the meantime, Compltr’s debut effort “Purification Ritual,” will be released on cassette in early-March via Etruscan Gold (Wax Idols’ imprint label).
“Erase You” might be the most raw and vulnerable song I’ve ever written. It’s been a really big year for me in terms of unexpected life experience: heartbreak, a new love for music I’ve never known, new friends, a new home. This is the first of the new songs I’m writing that captures that experience of rediscovering who I am in 2018. The “Raw Emotions” project, and releasing new music every month for a year, has also put a healthy pressure to make sure EVERY song feels transparent and real. I think I re-wrote the chorus of “Erase You” at least 15 times before I found the one that tied that song together (which by the way I wrote in 10 degree weather on walking back home in Brooklyn only 48 hours before finishing the song). — Stolar
Hayley Sabella To Release Second Full-Length Album, ‘Forgive The Birds’
Drawing inspiration from the earth itself, hers situated deep within the New England coast, singer-songwriter Hayley Sabella is influenced by what’s around her: the dramatic landscapes of the area and its renowned seasons helped inspire her to create the sound she has long yearned for, next displayed on Forgive The Birds, set for release on April 27. Glide Magazine premiered “Turn Around” today, saying she “shines with pop-laden Americana.”
The album’s first single showcases Sabella’s tendency to draw examples from the earth around her, taking a trip through the seasons and narrating personal growth within those times.
Socially Conscious Acclaimed Singer New Video
The single was co-produced and mixed by Justin Hergett (Beyonce). Zaragoza’s previous videos went viral, collectively garnering almost a million views. She has been deemed as a voice for young women from a multi-cultural background. Zaragoza’s past anthem ‘In The River’ has been awarded No.2 protest song by a person of color by Paste Magazine. She has also been featured on numerous Spotify playlists including, Cyndi Lauper’s Protest Songs playlist.
NO1-NOAH has been dominating the month of January as he prepares to drop his debut EP, Feeling In Color. The 20 year old singer, released three surprise tracks to unsuspecting fans over the past week and the momentum continues with the official release of his second single, “FaceTime for 30” which Vibe calls “the dark beauty of lust”.
Entering its tenth year, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is set to return to the beautiful Lancaster, PA on April 12 – 15, 2018. The jam-packed event – full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances as well as music executives to speak and perform to a crowd of artists and industry go-getters.
Today, Big Bliss share their new track and video, “Contact.” Yesterday, AdHoc exclusively premiered the video, stating, “Their newest music video, “Contact,” is a testament to their ability to plunge you into a dream world with their effects-laden post-punk.” Contact 7″ is due out February 2nd via Exit Stencil Recordings.
“Catch A Body,” featuring Quavo of Atlanta rap trio Migos, it has raced to the top of streaming charts. Presently, the infectious song is at No. 10 on Spotify’s “Viral 50” U.S. chart and No. 15 on its Global “Viral 50” chart. In just one week, the song has amassed approx. 350K spins on Spotify and has been added to tastemaker playlists including Spotify’s “New Music Friday” in the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, and Norway; Spotify’s Hot Rhythmic and HIIT Pop playlists; Apple Music’s “Bet of the Week” in France, Germany and Austria; as well as key playlists on Tidal, Deezer and Napster.
Young Thug Joins Gunna & Hoodrich Pablo Juan For Strip Club Turn-Up in “Almighty” Video
A brash ATLien with a soft-spoken charisma, Gunna is taking over the streets with his hypnotic flow. One week after releasing a new collaboration with Hoodrich Pablo Juan, “Almighty,” the YSL affiliate returns with an accompanying music video. The two rappers organize a party at and around the strip club, accompanied by Young Thug, Key Glock, and other homies and ladies. “Almighty” is the lead single off Drip Season 3, which drops February 2nd.
KREAM “KNOW THIS LOVE (FEAT. LITENS)” – VIDEO OUT NOW VIA BIG BEAT RECORDS!
KREAM’s forward thinking dance production is carried away by Litens unique indie electronic vocals soaring through the track. This is Liten’s first time behind the mic singing on a song he wrote – usually playing a behind the scenes role as a writer and producer.
The Hold EP is a dreamy four-track collection and a stark contrast to the short high-tempo songs from his previous release, hinting toward a rebirth for Aucoin. Tracks like “Release,” which earned acclaim from the likes of Exclaim! and Impose Magazine, showcase his undeniable ability to transform and manipulate sound. Just as his last album led him on a bike tour across Canada while donating every cent to cancer research, fans should expect nothing less this time around.
Ozay Moore & Stro Elliot (The Roots) collab on “Good” single
That is unless it is tempered with gratitude and a value system and associated with achieving status and/or the acquisition of things. I am working on resisting urges. Especially those that don’t support through this I’ve accepted in my life. To live simple, to live honest, to live reverent of God, to live sacrificial, to live mindful and healthy… to me this is “good”. And all realness though, it is a process and requires a great deal of self examination. Good is a proclamation of what I know to be true and serves as a reminder in times where my priorities are in order. I strive to prioritize God, family, and community in that sequence. Hopefully somewhere in there I can give the people Good music.
“Through the period of time when we wrote our last record, we really felt like we grew as musicians and truly became able to capture the sound we wanted,” shares drummer/vocalist Jake Beaver. “We took the approach of writing this album from an artistic standpoint not from a ‘let’s try to be heavy’ stand-point; because quite frankly there are better bands doing that. We really thought out how to best captivate the listener.”
FelMax teams up w/ WiDE AWAKE for soul/dance “Take It All”
The newest release from Spinnin’ Records is the smooth and groovy “Take It All” from FelMax and WiDE AWAKE. Venezuelan rising talent FelMax draws influences from RnB legends as well as modern electronic music’s future house sounds to produce his ear-pleasing debut on Spinnin’. The track opens with subtle melodies place the focus on 2Down’s velvety vocals as he croons “If anyone can have it, you know I don’t want it” before the breakdown delivers warbled beats and plucky synths that make for a tune you’ll want to vibe to any time of day. The final version of “Take It All” was a long time coming, according to FelMax. “When WiDE AWAKE and I started working on ‘Take It All,’ we came up with a ton of different versions and worked on this song for nearly 6 months. I really thought the house version was going to be the one labels would decide to sign since its tempo might be a little more radio friendly, but this version was a bit more unique and Spinnin Records really dug the vibe we were going after,” he said. “Overall, I’m super stoked on this release and for all the exciting releases I have coming the rest of the year.”
NECROPANTHER: Decibel Debuts “Good As Dead” From Colorado-Based Metal Troupe
Eyes Of Blue Light, the scathing new full-length from Colorado-based metal mavericks NECROPANTHER, is set to devour the masses next month. Captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.) who gushed upon the record’s completion, “NECROPANTHER is merciless with their songwriting. They’re the New Wave Of Old School Death Metal! This album is cool!,” the twelve-track offering chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune.
SELFISH THINGS Announce Debut EP, ‘Vertical Love’, Out March 16, 2018
Co-produced by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) and lead singer-songwriter, Alex Biro, Vertical Love serves as Biro’s full transition from singer-songwriter to an all-out alternative rock band with Selfish Things.
AP LIVE PREMIERE: Selfish Things – ‘1435’
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Furthering Nourmand’s trend of feel-good music, “PRISONER” centers around Laurent’s soulful vocals, supported by Nourmand’s characteristic pulsing, groovy house beats. The combination is incredibly lush, providing a basis that could fit equally well on an aggressive dancefloor as an emotional, introspective retreat. On the track’s emotional impact in Nourmand’s own words:
“Hearing the vocals live gave me goosebumps. It was actually hard to play the piano while listening to the lyrics; one of the most powerful moments in my career as a musician. Talk about catharsis. I had to take a moment to breathe while writing this.”
About three years after the release of their EP ‘Dark Ways To The Sun’, French alternative band Seven Eyed Crow (rock/metal/progressive crossover) announced the upcoming release of its debut full-length album called ‘Organized Chaos’ and planned for physical & digital editions on spring through Lunatik Music.
Following the local momentum of their earliest shows, the band’s first single “Dweeb” began receiving strong radio support from LA’s KROQ 106.7FM. Continually refining their sound with “nuanced playing and killer hooks” (Los Angeles Times), the band was invited to perform live nationally in 2012 on Adult Swim’s cult TV hit The Eric Andre Show, and their music will be featured in the upcoming film So Help You God by noted filmmaker Ashley York (Netflix’s TIG).