Today, Denver-based group Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir shares the first track off their debut LP Long Way Home. “Stop Shakin'” was released exclusively via All Things Go, who writes, “Set to the tune of classic Americana, it matches the rhythm of our lofty thoughts and encourages us rise up from almost certain defeat and endure. What lies ahead is well earned stability, but first we need to stop the shaking..”
SUR Releases New Song “MAKE IT TO MORNING”
SUR is the brainchild of musician/producer Zack Arnett, who also adds to his credentials visual artist, poet, medicinal farmer and apothecarian. Frustrated by the confines of Los Angeles, Arnett built a makeshift studio in the back of an RV and set out on a journey through the desert, national parks and Big Sur. While out on the road, Arnett began creating a sound both gritty and melodic, nuanced and volatile, reflective and deeply life-affirming. The lifelong musician will release a debut EP later this year that fully embodies the forces at the heart of SUR: love, violence, and nature.
THE DAMNED RELEASE FUTURISTIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘STANDING ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW’
Legendary British band, The Damned have released a video today for new single, ‘Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow’ taken from their new album, Evil Spirits’, scheduled for release on Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records on April 13th. Their first new album in a decade.
The single is “an optimistic song even though it is about a dark subject, in a world obsessed by ‘self’,” explains legendary frontman Dave Vanian, who also directed the video. “This is a cry for humanity to recognize its humanity, before it’s too late. There is a strong influence of Joe Meek here: ‘Telstar’ was a glorious song about the opportunities of the future. I’d like to think that ‘SOTEOT’ reflects a similar sentiment.”
Russian Baths unveil new single “What’s Your Basement”
The track premiered on Decibel Magazine where the band shared, “There was a man in Amstetten who hid a family with his daughter in a basement for 24 years. He said he always knew it wasn’t right, but allowed it to become a normal occurrence. Rationalization is very problematic.”
Death Is The Goal of Life
Earthists. prides themselves on making meaningful music. Their new single, “memento mori,” is the first new track since their Tragic Hero Records debut, “Dreamscape.” Highlighting how much the band has grown, all while sticking to their signature sound, the single has a deep meaning behind the lyrics.
When asked about the theme and concept behind the song, Guitarist Yuta Tanaka shared, “Our vocalist Yui wrote the lyrics and shared his inspiration as Life and Death are not conflicting, but death is including life. In other words, death is the goal of life. We may be hurting someone all without knowing it. In order to break this cycle, we must be aware of it and forgive each other.”
Following the release of their new LP SEMICIRCLE, The Go! Team have premiered a video for “Mayday” — the Morse code inspired album opener and “whomping soul jam” (All Music) — via Billboard. “The video depicts a woman in trouble, heartbroken and trapped in a flood of her own tears,” says director and frequent collaborator, James Slater, “Like most of The Go! Team videos I’ve made, it’s a full-on, coffee-fueled collage of mixed media. This one is a collision of stop frame animation, archive flood disaster footage, rotoscoped singers, and a crestfallen girl, who are all framed behind a storm of paper tears.” Billboard says, “Complete with a little extra soul infused from bandleader Ian Parton’s extended trip to the city of Motown, the band’s infectious exuberance is sure to help clear away those tears.”
PIONEERING DUO OF CARNAGE AND LIL PUMP RELEASE THE OFFICIAL “i SHYNE” LYRIC VIDEO
Today, producer and DJ, Carnage debuts the official “i Shyne” lyric video with Lil Pump. The animated video deftly showcases the frenzied pace of the recently released single from Carnage’s upcoming album, Battered Bruised & Bloody. The album is slated for release March 2 via Heavyweight Records and you can view the “i Shyne” video here.
CUT COPY ANNOUNCES U.S. HEADLINE DATES IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM, ‘HAIKU FROM ZERO’
Cut Copy will play a series of U.S. headline shows this spring. The run will kick off on March 29 at the Granada Theater in Dallas and include shows at Exit In in Nashville (April 2) and the Riviera Theatre in Chicago (April 5). The band will also perform at McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Air + Style in Los Angeles, NYC’s Governors Ball, Upstream in Seattle and Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI. See below for itinerary.
ATALA Reveals Music Video for Slow & Heavy New Track “Tabernacle Of”
As a follow up to their most recent music video for the sludge metal anthem “Wilted Leaf”, ATALA has just revealed another sweltering desert-based music video for the track “Tabernacle Of”. Watch the video now via New Noise Magazine.
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 not only showcases musician performances, but also provides an educational tool for industry go-getters. This year, panelists will discuss various topics within the entertainment industry such as making the most with marketing and branding, how to build the right team, landing a dream job, and how to understand the world of copyright, audio production, and legal assets.
MACHINE GUN KELLY Fear There’s ‘No Easy Way Out’
Italian rock group Machine Gun Kelly present their brand new album No Easy Way Out to an unsuspecting world. 10 tracks of outright and punchy hard rock endowed with engaging refrains and classic hard rock’n’roll/metal hooks. No Easy Way Out is the bands 3rd album following the releases of No Place To Hide in 2010 and Lady Prowlerin 2014.
New Video! S. Sponji Living ft Da Winner “L’Imperial”
Born in 1979 in Ivory Coast, His imperial S. SPONJI LIVING music professional carrier started in 2006 with a maxi single with Hotzic France. In 2007, he released his first album LA CITE D’OR ( the golden city ) with Reapandsow music Inc. in San Francisco. In 2009, he joined the US Florida label dPulse Recordings with his 2nd release SUN OF JUSTICE that was picked up by the New York Island DefJam sub label SUNSET RECORDS.
MOGUAI and Zonderling Collaborate on New Track “Lee”
Industry veteran and dance music pioneer MOGUAI has teamed up with rising talent Zonderling on his newest release “Lee” for Heldeep Records. True to MOGUAI’s dynamic sound, “Lee” delivers a funky, groovy vibe, catchy lyrics and melodies that will light up dancefloors around the globe. “Lee” opens with cinematic instrumentals that meld into a bouncing, deep bassline, coupled with impassioned vocals that add a sultry, playful vibe to the track. The combination of MOGUAI’s timeless sound gives “Lee” its sophistication, while Zonderling’s avante-garde production allows it to skirt genres and inhabit a unique space all its own. “Lee” is MOGUAI’s first track on Oliver Helden’s Heldeep imprint, and it certainly does not disappoint.
Shuba Releases New Single, “Stupid”
Chicago-based singer-songwriter, Shuba, has emerged over the last twelve months as one of the most vibrant and alluring R&B stars in some time. Though Shuba’s music is the kind of immediate champagne R&B pop we’ve come to expect from the likes of Ariana Grande and Rihanna, as an artist she is incredibly down-to-earth and creates music to which her audience can immediately relate. Stupid is a track which fits into the commercial mainstream landscape with ease and is sure to appeal to young audiences worldwide, with Shuba’s stunningly lush vocals and the song’s deliciously catchy chorus and slick production.
BIG AND THE FAT serve up new track ‘Crack Crack’
Loosen your belts, because here comes the first course from Big & The Fat…
Following a frenetic writing period in 2017, Big & The Fat broke out with their first shows across London last year, and it was quickly apparent that this is a band that writes their own rules on ‘cool’. ‘Fruit / Crack Crack’ will be their first dish served up this year, dropping on a limited edition pink vinyl plate through the newly formed We Can Do It Records this March.
Did you hear Louis Brennan’s new single?
If you haven’t, ‘Airport Hotel’ is the latest track to be taken from his upcoming debut album Dead Capital which is out on February 23rd – it’s a really beautiful track showcasing Louis’ brooding voice and sensitive lyricism and definitely worth checking out.
Ministry + Burton C. Bell = “Wargasm” Video
AmeriKKKant was written and produced by the band’s provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen…nine tracks linked as one continuous piece of music….topics rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated rage for what’s happening in America today…the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution…growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts…the sexual abuse and disrespect of women…and the toxicity generated by the man in the White House. In addition to Burton C Bell, the album also features performances by DJ Swamp (Beck), NWA’s Arabian Prince, and Lord of The Cello, plus Sin Quirin (guitar), Jason Christopher and Tony Campos (bass), Michael Rozon (engineer and drum programming), drummer Roy Mayorga, and Jourgensen on keyboards and guitar.
Legendary singer songwriter, activist, and iconoclast, Annie Lennox, announces the re-release of albums Diva and Medusa on vinyl on 2nd March 2018 via Sony.
Produced by Stephen Lipson and written by Lennox herself, Annie’s debut solo album Diva was originally released in 1992. Certified quadruple platinum in the UK (where it has sold over 1.2million copies), Diva debuted at no. 1 in the UK albums charts and was the 7th best-selling album of the year. It debuted in the top 10 of over ten other countries on release, and is certified double platinum in the U.S. (where it has sold over 2 million copies). Critically acclaimed worldwide, Diva has been described as “state-of-the-art soul pop” by Rolling Stone magazine (who included it in their “Essential Recordings of the 90’s” list). It won ‘Best British Album’ at the 1993 Brit Awards, where Annie also won ‘Best British Female Artist’, and was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at that year’s Grammys, where it won the ‘Best Long Form Music Video’ for the Sophie Muller directed accompanying video album.
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.
LA’s Current Joys share Fassbinder-inspired “In A Year Of 13 Moons” video
Current Joys — a.k.a LA-based songwriter Nicholas Rattigan — today shared a new video for “In A Year Of 13 Moons” from his forthcoming visual album A Different Age out March 2nd via Danger Collective Records. Inspired by and named after the Rainer Fassbinder film, Rattigan explains, “I wrote this song during the end of 2016, which felt like one of these cataclysmic years for myself, and I’m sure for many others. The song is meant to be a melancholic ballad about suffering through life. While experiencing these astronomical cycles of tragedy, there is nothing we can really do but sit and wait for the moons to change.” The video stars Jackson Katz, representing Rattigan’s younger self on acoustic guitar, while present-day Rattigan draws the album artwork on his cheek.
ZEKE To Release New Album Hellbender
Seattle punk legends ZEKE return with their first new album in over fourteen years, titled Hellbender, set for release through Relapse Records.
Short, fast, loud, and to the fuckin’ point, Hellbender contains fifteen tracks laced with ZEKE’s signature mix of hyperspeed thrash-punk and Motörhead-possessed, hard as nails, rock ‘n’ roll. Complete with a raucous, in-your-face production by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, The Accüsed), and completed with artwork by Hollis Tucker and Lee Goode, Hellbender is the culmination of a band twenty-five years into their career, sounding more aggressive, immediate, and turbo-charged than ever before! Ride to live…
Norwegian producer Hanz releases poignant instrumental “Indifference”
Producer and beatmaker Hanz has been gathering a steady following on SoundCloud with his fresh, crispy beats, as well as a number of on-point collaborations. New single “Indifference” is a sweet instrumental which probably mirrors how we’re all feeling as we battle seasonal depression, try and drink enough water, do all our work, and maintain a social life.
In true Scandinavian style (what is it with those guys!?), Hanz puts forward an incredibly well crafted storyline in 3.5 minutes of wonderful melancholy, bringing samples, ambient textures, and melodic piano phrases together to create a magical symphony.
“Orvnge” marks the first official music release from Virgil Abloh, whose previous artistic partners include Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Jay-Z.
Rostam Releases New “Bike Dream” Music Video
Today sees the release of a new, official video for “Bike Dream,” a song from Rostam’s debut album, Half-Light. The video was directed by Rostam and filmed on the streets of Berlin, Copenhagen, and Paris, where he will return to perform at Point Ephémère in June. You can watch it here.
OMB Peezy and Sherwood Marty Pack Heat on the Basketball Court in “Crash Out”
Sharing a drawly chemistry over country-fried instrumentals, duo OMB Peezy & Sherwood Marty provide a fresh perspective on classic dirty south sounds. Mobbing on the neighborhood basketball court, Marty and Peezy bring out their crew for “Crash Out,” their latest visual. Breaking, entering, and menacingly pointing guns at the camera, Peezy and Marty back up their tough talk in the new clip, sharing blistering verses about street life with fellow upstart Sherwood Flame. Premiered by WorldStarHipHop with 82k+ views so far, “Crash Out” is the first visual from the duo’s recent joint mixtape Young & Reckless, which finds them navigating life on the streets with earned wisdom and brash confidence. With appearances from TK Kravitz and Sherwood Flame and production from Drum Dummie and others, Young & Reckless arrives via 300 Entertainment.
Rock/alternative group His Dream of Lions wrapped up 2017 with the announcement of their new EP Pseudo Star, out February 16th, 2018 and a music video for “Love Me Like I’m Sick,” paying homage to glam rock bands like Queen. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ben Green at Ivakota Studios, Pseudo Star showcases the band’s unique sound through five-infectiously catch tracks. Today, His Dream of Lions has teamed up with idobi Radio to release their second single off the EP, “Swingin.” The ‘moral of the story’ moment for the band’s upcoming EP, “Swingin” was originally written with a playful jazzy feel while the finished result is jam packed with snappy handclaps driven by a beat that is sure to have you moving.
R&B Singer-Songwriter RAI Announces Debut Album Titled Love’s on the Way Out April 6th
Today, January 30th, 2018, R&B singer-songwriter, RAI, is proud to announce his debut record, Love’s on the Way. After leaving his high-ranking position in the corporate structure of a real estate firm, RAI (pronounced “Ray”), decided he had another purpose in life: to be a positive beacon of hope in the world and sharing that through song. With soulful grooves and infectious positivity, Love’s on the Way is bound to resonate with listeners of every background.
STRIKING MATCHES: ‘RETROGRADE’ EP
Capitol Records will release Retrograde, the new EP from Striking Matches, on February 9. The EP’s title track and “Desire” are selections from the band’s upcoming full-length album, due out later this year. The collection also includes the duo’s compelling version of Buffalo Springfield’s classic protest song, “For What It’s Worth.”
LET’S EAT GRANDMA Release new SOPHIE Produced Single “Hot Pink”
Today, Let’s Eat Grandma – one of the most vital bands of our time – return with game-changing new single “Hot Pink”, which is out now via Transgressive Records / [PIAS].
Too Close To Touch Premieres “Burn”
Today, Too Close To Touch shares “Burn”, the third and final track of the band’s three-song previously undisclosed and unnamed series. “Burn” is a song that “explores the abrupt absence of someone you care about in life – be it romantic or otherwise”, explains Too Close To Touch front man Keaton Pierce.
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.
“Way back, when hip hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees,” said Sacha Jenkins of Mass Appeal. “It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new series Rapture. We’ve been telling hip hop stories since ’96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin’. Straight up.”
Prog/pop/rockers, Kindo, are have released a brand-new track “Return To Me” via Relix Magazine. This is their first release in over four years and is off their new album Happy However After. Along with their new release, the band which was previously known as The Reign of Kindo, officially changed their name to Kindo.
Holy Wave is back with a new album Adult Fear which arrives March 30 via The Reverberation Appreciation Society. Today, Holy Wave share the first track and video “Adult Fear” off their upcoming album via Brooklyn Vegan. The record sees the Austin quintet forging deeper into hazy synths and expansive melodies, coalescing the their myriad of influences into a signature sound. Pre-order Adult Fear in physical and digital formats.
The track premiered on All Things Go where the band shared, “We chose this song among others to serve as our debut because musically it really brings all of our ingredients to the table that we’ve been cultivating. Created serves as a statement for us and everyone that connects with it — everything that happens here you created it.”