MILE MARKER ZERO Debut First Single “The Architect” from upcoming album “The Fifth Row”
Progressive rock group MILE MARKER ZERO formed in 2005 when brothers Dave (vocals) and Doug (drums) alongside childhood friend Mark (keys) connected with John (guitars) while studying music at Western Connecticut State University.
Following the release of their debut full-length, the band went on to be the first-ever unsigned artist to be featured on Harmonix/MTV Games popular vide game, RockBand and appeared on stages with a who’s who of their genre including Periphery, Scale the Summit, Nothing More, Adrenaline Mob, Fair to Midland and more.
Reggae artist Mighty Mystic announces new dates for a U.S. tour this Winter 2018. The tour kicks off this February 1, 2018 in Hampton Beach, NH and have added new dates and shows in major cities in MA, ME, OH, IN, CO, TX, AZ, NV, and CA.
This new tour follows Mighty Mystic’s recent live performance at the Rebel Salute, the biggest reggae festival in Jamaica with thousands of people in attendance. Mighty Mystic will be performing live on tour with his third album The Art of Balance and the preceding album Concrete World that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number six and will also be performing the breakout album Wake Up World as well with his standout singles “Here I am” with Shaggy and “Rems Up” with roots rocker Lutan Fyah. All three albums reached the Billboard Top 10 Reggae Chart. The Art of Balance album is available at iTunes:
Mighty Mystic Winter 2018 Tour Dates and Locations include:
– February 1, 2018 at Wally’s Pub, Hampton Beach, NH
– February 2, 2018 at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
– February 3, 2018 at Aura, Portland, ME
– February 7, 2018 at Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH
– February 9, 2018 at Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH
– February 10, 2018 at Vegetable Buddies, South Bend, IN
– February 14, 2018 at Ras Kassa’s, Lafayette, CO
– February 15, 2018 at The Little Bear, Evergreen, CO
– February 16, 2018 at Ullrs Tavern, Winter Park, CO
– February 17, 2018 at Brues Alehouse, Pueblo, CO
– February 18, 2018 at Royal Castle Lounge, Colorado Springs, CO
– February 22, 2018 at Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX
– February 23, 2018 at Shipping & Receiving, Fort Worth, TX
– February 24, 2018 at Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX
– February 25, 2018 at Jack’s Bar, San Antonio, TX
– February 27, 2018 at Club Red, Mesa, AZ
– February 28, 2018 at Winstons, San Diego, CA
– March 1, 2018 at Tiki Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
– March 3, 2018 at Wing King, Las Vegas, NV
– March 7, 2018 at Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah, CA
– March 8, 2018 at Annie O’s Music Hall, Santa Rosa, CA
– April 21, 2018 at Austin Reggae Fest, Austin, TX
Greyhaven Release New Single!
Progressive metal band, Greyhaven, just premiered “Echo and Dust Pt. 1”, the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, Empty Black, on Graphic Nature / Equal Vision Records! “Echo and Dust – Pt. 1” is an explosive piece of heavy rock that incorporates a myriad of influences. It’s impactful, driving energy is infectious and the underlying ethereal tones set the stage for the band’s abrasive compositions in a manner that positions Greyhaven as torchbearers in the resurgence of progressive metal.
Capital North Unveils Music Video for “Glass Houses” via New Noise Magazine
Hard rock dynamic duo Capital North,recently announced details for their debut EP, Sea To Sky, to be released March 2nd, 2018 and now available for pre-order here. The 6-track EP discusses relatable topics from personal struggles like health, love, and loss to the human condition. Today, the band has made their official debut, teaming up with New Noise Magazine to unveil the music video for their track, “Glass Houses,” directed by Jesse Lynch.
Melbourne heavy two-piece band Divide and Dissolve are proud to announce their forthcoming second album Abomination, which will be out February 16 via Dero Arcade. Today the band share the hypnotic and polarizing title track”Abomination” with AFROPUNK.You can listen on Soundcloud.
“In My Dreams” is a slice of lush beauty from Chicago-based producer Show Clothes
Show Clothes and Gavriella already proved to be a consuming collaboration team with 2016 track “Pool Party”, her consuming vocals accompanying the blissful production from Show Clothes, featuring synth pads, fluttering keys, and bird sounds. The Chicago-based producer and Gavriella impress again on the brand new “In My Dreams”, where her soaring vocals are accompanied by rousing strings and paced hip-hop percussion. There’s a symphonic glow throughout, her gripping vocals and the gliding strings working in beautiful alignment. It’s great to hear from Show Clothes again, who seems poised for a fantastic 2018.
The Hologram USA Theater was featured on CBS News’ Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley, with tech correspondent David Pogue watching the theater’s hit Billie Holiday hologram show, petting virtual tigers and elephants, and even turning himself into a hologram for an interview with Hologram USA Founder and CEO Alki David.
The Hologram USA Theater–the first dedicated full-time hologram theater in the world–opened on Hollywood Boulevard late last year, just one block from the Egyptian Theater and other major attractions. The opening show is Billie Holiday, singing all the songs you expect from “Lady Sings the Blues” to the haunting protest song “Strange Fruit.” The presence of the holographic Holiday has been praised by her estate, the Wall Street Journal, and audiences alike. The theater has had to expand the amount of daily showings twice as demand swells. Alki David and Hologram USA own the patents to the only life-like, high definition hologram presentation technology–the one that was used to project the famous Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella.
Brazilian power/progressive metallers VersOver launch video for “Enemy”
Brazilian power/progressive metallers VersOver have published a video for the track “Enemy”, which is taken off from the band’s latest offering, “Hell’s Inc.” Originally formed in 1997, VersOver has been delivering an inspired blend of heavy metal music, influenced by different genres, from Megadeth to Rush, and their live performance is a force to be reckoned with. “Hell’s Inc.” features 12 songs that denounce the absurdities of the contemporary world, wrapped up in a digipak fully designed by the legendary Hugh Syme, and is available in major streaming platforms as well.
Industrial noise-punk duo Black Futures have released their new single ‘Riches’, their first release since signing to Music For Nations on Sony, and the latest to be taken from their upcoming debut album, out later this year.
‘Riches’ combines crystalline synths and harmonic vocal melodies with a brutal descent into a powerful blast of chaotic sonic brilliance. It follows the success of both their debut single ‘KARMA YA DIG!?’ and its successor ‘Love’ which have variously seen the band championed by the likes of Annie Mac & Huw Stephens at Radio 1, Apple Music’s A-List Rock playlist and Breaking Rock playlist, as well as getting regular plays on Radio X.
From Ashes To New Release Lyric Video for “Crazy” Off of Upcoming ‘The Future’
Rock band From Ashes To New have released their single and lyric video for “Crazy,” premiering the song on SiriusXM Octane today. “Crazy” is the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music.
TALMA return with ‘In Circles’ and announce their new EP
With its urgent ticking drums and syncopated bass lines, ‘In Circles’ is a canny sleight of hand from London alt-rock band TALMA. Frontman Henry Adams’ vocal line pairs with guitarist James Creed’s lyrics and arrangement to create a tune which effervesces with heady romance and nostalgia. As James explains: “In Circles is about the sense of apathy we can experience when returning to a routine lifestyle after time away from it all – the everyday, the mundane. Where the loss of rhythm helps us to see what’s before us with renewed perspective, it can ultimately lead us to question it too. We all crave a sense of purpose, but affecting a change towards that offers the unknown. We then have a choice; to resign ourselves to the security of these sleepless cycles or to take a chance, step away from paths well known and chase a new sense of meaning.”
Raymix delivers Universal brand of Electro- Cumbia
A young singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and aerospace engineer, RAYMIX has emerged as Mexico’s hottest new electro-cumbia sensation, garnering more than 400 million streams of his songs in just one year. Now, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is thrilled to announce RAYMIX has signed a 360 agreement with Fonovisa and Aftercluv and has officially joined the UMLE family.
At a very young age, RAYMIX had to overcome many obstacles while chasing his dreams. He was chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to oversee crucial research in California, where he became inspired musically to mix Latin basslines with electronic music sounds, creating a distinctive audiovisual style. That style today has carved out a niche for him in the global music scene, garnering more than 520 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel.
DEVOURER (Sorcery and In Aeternum’s John Falk) publish video for “Throne Of Agony”
Swedish black metallers Devourer – formed in 2002 by John Falk (ex-Sorcery, ex-In Aeternum) – have published a video for the track “Throne of Agony”, which is taken off from the band’s sophomore album “Across the Empty Plains”, released in May 2017 via Mexican record label Iron, Blood & Death Corp. Records. Besides the videoclip, the band put together a playlist with an older video and the latest album right here.
French fashion brand and music label, KITSUNÉ announced earlier this year that it has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to unveil an NBA inspired ready-to-wear capsule collection and music compilation featuring, exclusively, artists from North America. To continue the excitement around the compilation, KITSUNÉ have released a new single off the project from Portland, OR artist Reva DeVito called “Hunni Dew” – a slinky number thats the perfect addition to any playlist. The track first premiered on Ones To Watch, and you can read more here.
Nada Surf shares Charly Bliss cover; ‘Let Go’
Nada Surf are excited to share Charly Bliss’ cover of “The Way You Wear Your Head” from Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go, a self-released charity album featuring a diverse list of artists covering the seminal record in honor of its 15th anniversary. The cover debuted via Stereogum, who noted that it “maintains the striking melodicism Eva Hendricks and band are known for but overlays the band’s usual electro-shock power-pop with a swirling shoegaze haze.”
Effortlessly rapping in Mandarin and English, sometimes switching within a single bar, Bohan Phoenix thrives in the intersection between East and West. Fusing Chinese and American sounds into a brash, confident, and unique style of hip-hop, Bohan levels up on OVERSEAS, his upcoming project. With innovative production from Ryan Hemsworth, Harikiri, Mike Gao, and Yllis, the project boasts a wide variety of sonics, ranging from doomy trap, to spritely piano, to wavy electronics. Featuring an appearance from Bohan’s frequent collaborator Howie Lee, OVERSEAS finds the rapper digging deep into his personal life, relaying stories about his childhood in China and a young immigrant, and flex-heavy bars about his current success. Arriving amidst a Chinese government crackdown on hip-hop culture, including a ban on rappers and tattooed artists performing on television, Bohan’s OVERSEAS is not merely a passion project, but a revolutionary act. Distributed by EMPIRE, OVERSEAS, releasing on March 5th, furthers Bohan’s unifying mission while satisfying listeners with a wide array of borderless bangers.
The new single from Abandoners
The collaboration between Nick Hagen (Entransient) and Ross Morgan (Holloway) continues with “Speak In Tongues”. For fans of atmospheric progressive artists like Steven Wilson and dark pop singers like Lana Del Rey.
Attracting more than 120,000 fans to Miami Gardens for a weekend of non-stop hip-hop, 2017’s Rolling Loud Miami established itself as the #1 Hip-Hop Festival in the world. Returning to Miami-Dade County for its fourth annual bash, Rolling Loud announced the lineup for Rolling Loud 2018. Headlined by J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Future, the 2018 lineup presents the largest gathering of established and up-and-coming hip-hop stars in the world, featuring heavy-hitters like Migos, Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert, veterans like N*E*R*D, The Diplomats and Juicy J, established names such as Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., Young Dolph and Rick Ross, and risers like Playboi Carti, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd and many more. Pre-sale tickets already have sold out for the festival, occurring at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on May 11-13, with general admission tickets on sale Friday, February 2nd.
Ventura, California fantasy metal/rock outfit GYGAX has issued “The Lascivious Underdark” — the lead single from their impending second album, Second Edition – through an exclusive premiere at popular media portal, Nerdist.
GYGAX picks up where their 2016-released Critical Hits debut left off. The eight tracks that comprise Second Edition showcase GYGAX’s unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock ‘n’ roll hits, chock-full of hip shakin’ grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride. Second Edition was recorded in November of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the always incredible artwork of Fares Maese.
Petit Biscuit debuts video for “Problems” featuring Lido
In support of the release the 18-year-old composer and producer will play this year’s Coachella as well as select headline dates this spring in Oakland, Miami, Atlanta and beyond. In addition, Petit Biscuit will play his first-ever shows in Asia this summer, with stops confirmed in Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
Show Me The Body video for “K-9”
New York hardcore band Show Me The Body released their Challenge Coin 7′ late last year and here’s the visual for the A-side. Passionate proponents/activists for their city: ” K-9 is a call to arms. We are natives of this city, and while we are confronted with evictions, arrest, and corporate culture, we are filled with hope. New York has always been ready to die. K-9 is our contribution to the ongoing fight over the way our city will live.” Typically given within the military and police force, a challenge coin represents a membership when challenged in a trying situation and to enhance morale. Show Me The Body are giving their version of a challenge coin to those in their community who are under-appreciated, undervalued and unfairly taken advantage of by a system who is forever changing New York for the worse.
Joshua Hedley’s debut album “Mr. Jukebox” out April 20 on Third Man Records
Of Hedley, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “When he began writing and singing in a voice sent down by an Eddy Arnold-loving angel, he found that he could use the well-worn tropes of the Nashville Sound in deeply personal, convincing ways” and continues, “The first country artist to sign to Jack White’s Third Man Records since [Margo] Price’s rise to fame, Hedley is driven by a similar goal: to make music that honors tradition in a personal and heartfelt way.”
Cerebral Houston Emcee Rocky Banks Searches For Meaning on “Purpose”
Sharing his innermost thoughts over innovative instrumentals, Houston’s Rocky Banks raps with stark honesty about his personal life. Rapping over clanging metal and chiming vibes, Rocky takes a break from confession to flex on his superlative rhyming skills on “Purpose,” his latest single. In the new single, Rocky expresses his need for rapping and his deep feeling that he was put on Earth to make music. Featuring an appearance from Mufasa Enzor, who also produced the track, “Purpose” is an addictive head-nodder, perfect for headphone listening. Premiered by GoodMusicAllDay, “Purpose” is the latest single from Big Little Brother, which tells the story of Rocky’s life as a rising rapper and a recovering drug addict. Featuring appearances from Ripp Flamez, LVFromCle, Mufasa Enzor, Big Brandon Willis and Tiara Jewel, Big Little Brother releases on February 5th,
A point of view indeed. One musician’s of course, but that of an individual who’s proved – over many a year – to be as scene-enduring as he’s been artistically inspirational. Whilst Zoo Brazil may not make longplayers all that often, when he delivers, they typically become classics in their own right or simply works of electronic art.
The auteurish nature of John Andersson has given those releases the cachet, not simply of influence and cool, but evermore of rarity. Its title a casual allusion to John’s sonic bearing, ‘Point Of View’ is his first album statement since 2012’s ‘Any Moment Now’. Specifically that bearing encompasses the strata of classic, deep and tech house, with its tracks existing without exception in the hinterlands between.
Discussing the “Miss You” video, Lalonde notes that “we had a lot of fun working on the third installment in our trilogy of videos that we shot with Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay Goldstein. We spent the day in pretty realistic old man prosthetics and we couldn’t help but be in character the whole time. We went straight method and embodied the role of ‘old weirdos.’ The prosthetic skin felt very real to the touch, it was a glimpse into our potential future.”
Kyle Denmead – “Change Ways” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Emerging artist, Kyle Denmead, premieres the long awaited visual the track “Change Ways” from his recent EP, BÅD LØVË . The slow, hard-hitting R&B track paired with the videos’ underlining powerful message, is the perfect combination to help shed light on current issues that lead individuals to their breaking points.
“…and on lead vocals…President Donald Trump”
After the success of their Christmas debut, a cover of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” (nearly 220,000 organic views, if you please), Wartoad launch their second assault on an unsuspecting planet, a truly magnificent mash-up of The Donald and their unhinged, yet truly sinuous punk rock musical stylings. To celebrate their return, Wartoad have once again found themselves banned by supposed forces for good! Having been disowned by the charity their Christmas single raised money for, they have now had I Alone Can Fix It thrown off their digital download provider before it’s even been released! Don’t talk to Wartoad about punk – they’re everything your mother warned you about.
Gene Simmons Sat Down with KISS Podcast Three Sides of the Coin
During this 20 minute conversation with Three Sides of the Coin cohost Mark Cicchini Gene discusses his massive Gene Simmons Vault Box Set, including why it took so long for the three songs featuring Alex and Eddie Van Halen to finally be released. Gene addresses a couple historical questions that KISS fans have been wondering about for decades; did he spit blood on the first night of the Lick It Up tour and did KISS have to wear their Love Gun costumes on the first night of the Creatures of the Night tour. Gene also discusses his 1978 solo album and how it was going to include Jerry Lee Lewis as well as John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Finally in a topic near and dear to some KISS fans, Gene talks about his hair, yes his hair!
Mammoth Grinder Share “Locust’s Nest” Music Video
MAMMOTH GRINDER will embark on a US headline tour this Friday, February 2nd in support of Cosmic Crypt. The tour begins in Washington D.C. and ends March 3rd in Montclair, NJ. Support will come from numerous bands including label-mates Gatecreeper, Genocide Pact and more.
BROKEN CROSS: Militant Misanthrope Streaming At Revolver Magazine
As Sweden’s deadly BROKEN CROSS releases its Militant Misanthrope LP this week, the entire album has been uncaged through an advance stream at Revolver Magazine.
Shannon & The Clams Debut New Music Video For “Backstreets” via Consequence Of Sound
This morning, Shannon & The Clams debut their new music video for “Backstreets,” the third single from their forthcoming album Onion (February 16th, Easy Eye Sound), via Consequence of Sound who say, “the track itself is filled with dusty glam, a spaghetti western written as much for Oakland’s darker alleys as the neon lights of downtown Nashville.” The band also provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making and influences behind their latest single in an interview with COS, and added: “Backstreets” has had a tumultuous existence. It was one of the last things we wrote for the record. It had a completely different hook at first and nobody liked it except our keyboard player Will and we tabled it, but Will saw promise there and really wanted it to make the album. At the final rehearsals before leaving for Nashville, he suggested we just keep the verses and mash the song together with this other glammy hook I had written (the half-time “takin’ the backstreets…” part) that needed verses to go with it and we all loved the weird combo.
CHARLIE PUTH & BOYZ II MEN SHARE “IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW” STUDIO SESSION
Multi-platinum GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth is sharing an inside look at his time in the studio with legendary R&B vocal group Boyz II Men. The third track released from Puth’s forthcoming sophomore album Voicenotes (out May 11th via Atlantic Records), their collaboration “If You Leave Me Now” was praised as “a timeless love ballad” by Vibe and “Puth’s most straightforward R&B cut to date” by Entertainment Weekly.
DOJA CAT RETURNS WITH NEW TRACK “ROLL WITH US”
On the heels of wrapping supporting dates on Lizzo’s tour, singer/songwriter/producer, Doja Cat returns today with the release of her new single, “Roll With Us.” The track is from her forthcoming project due out this year via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records.
This morning, Dan Auerbach debuts his new music video for “Up on A Mountain of Love” via Entertainment Weekly. The video, created by Omar Juarez, is exclusive to Amazon Music’s “Love Me, Love Me Not” playlist which will be released on February 9th in honor of Valentine’s Day. Listen to “Up on A Mountain of Love ” via Entertainment Weekly here.
Joan As Police Woman Premieres “Tell Me” Video on Brooklyn Vegan
Speaking about the video, Joan says: “The director, Brian Crano, and I became friends when I scored his upcoming feature Permission (released the same day as my album Damned Devotion). I asked him if he could suggest someone to shoot my video and within 5 minutes he had written me back an entire storyline himself. He used the fact that I enjoy creating personas as the basis for the video. I play a variety of characters; a glam queen, a chef who consumes her own heart, a (self-)interrogator, photographer, etc. Let’s just say at one point I wield a unicorn piñata glitter canon… Tell me tell me tell me what (else) do you want? Hope you enjoy!!”
VANCE JOY RELEASES “SATURDAY SUN”
“We’re Going Home” followed fan favorite “Like Gold” and the alternative hit single “Lay It On Me” as the third song available to fans from the forthcoming album Nation of Two. To date, the three released tracks from the album have already been streamed over 70 million times worldwide.
In its sophomore year, Techstars Music announces their new class of music-based tech companies for 2018, which was announced via Forbes today. Techstars Music is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that partners with some of music’s biggest companies to discover, vet and develop music startup companies from the ground up. The 10 companies selected for this program – which range from artificial intelligence to ticketing to biometric security – are set to be some of tomorrow’s most impactful and innovative music tech companies. Full list of companies below.
Bhad Bhabie returns with the official video to her “Hi Bich” remix & this time around she’s got plenty of company for the joyride. “Hi Bich” has proven to be a fan fave and is the track responsible for earning the rapper her 2nd entry on Billboard’s Hot 100. The remix features some of her favorites rappers from the SoundCloud zeitgeist and comes after the release of her latest “Both of Em.”
Painted Doll, the new rock band featuring the unlikely pairing of comedian / guitar shredder Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver theme) 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. In advance of the record’s release, Metal Injection debuts the new song “Dressing Room”, adding, “the project is neither death metal nor hilarious. Instead, Painted Doll explores the psychedelic sounds of the 1960’s and 1970’s.”
RISING POP STARS WHY DON’T WE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “TRUST FUND BABY”
Atlantic recording group Why Don’t We has announced the release of a brand new single. “Trust Fund Baby” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Arriving overnight, the song has immediately shot into the Top 3 on the iTunes Overall Songs Chart, ahead of superstar artists like Drake, Bruno Mars, and Camila Cabello, and has press raving with BuzzFeed already calling it “a smash” and Rolling Stone gushing about “the song’s catchy, booming beat.”
Downtempo Electronic Release Track Inspired By The Stars
Up and coming US downtempo electronic artist Altvater dropped the dreamy track, “Arcturus” named and inspired by one of the brightest stars in the night sky. This track is filled with lush layers of synths, pianos, and samples that unveil more and more as the track progresses. With subtleties of warmth and depth, it’s no surprise that the meaning behind this track is more than meets the eye. Altvater says that he “wanted to exemplify the feeling of looking into the black of the night sky and seeing the star “Arcturus.” It’s sort of a cold feeling that you get when you realize how tiny you are.
“‘Ebb & Flow’ is about embracing the uncertainties and being intentional about slowing things down when we are feeling pulled in too many directions.” – Cara Leigh