On February 15, the eve of the release of Nipsey Hussle’s highly anticipated Victory Lap album, TIDAL will be livestreaming the rapper’s performance from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA at 9:30pm PT/12:30am ET.
Previously, the streaming service partnered with Nipsey Hussle for the release of a mini-documentary “10 Rings” which focuses on his new Atlantic Records deal and highlights his unique career, as well as hosted a ticket giveaway to the livestreamed show at the Hollywood Palladium.
Calvin Valentine Drops “Glen Robinson”
Kicking over Waste Management cans, pissing on fire hydrants, moshing through decommissioned splash pads… Calvin Valentine is off the leash. The Los Angeles by way of Oregon production wunderkind dropped his newest visual today directed by Tim Slew of Sound Lapse Media.
Brooklyn Vegan has shared the new single from The Orange Peels entitled “Running Away”. It will be featured on their forthcoming LP ‘Trespassing’ out 4/27 on Minty Fresh. When talking about the track lead singer Allen Clapp says: “It’s about lost weekends in mountain towns, hiding from reality, trying to lose yourself – even though you know it’s not working. We recorded the drums for this song in the Redwoods, and you can actually HEAR it on the record, which is something we’re really proud of. Immaculate jangle meets harmonic bliss. Every once in a while, someone says I sound like Lindsey Buckingham in my vocal tone and delivery, and it’s probably gonna happen on this song too. Maybe it’s because we both grew up within 20 minutes of each other on the San Francisco Peninsula – a spit of land between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay that now hosts Google, Apple, Facebook, and the entire Silicon Valley. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what California sounds like.”
Haley Heynderickx Shares “Worth It”
Haley Heynderickx shares the last single from her debut album, I Need to Start a Garden, today with “Worth It” undulating from soft-hums into moments of crashing catharsis all led by Heynderickx’s arresting voice and distinctive songstructure. Speaking to the track Heynderickx says she was “living in a house with six women at the time and attempting to pursue music as more than a bedroom act. In this, I was struggling to find confidence and purpose in it. Writing “Worth it” was a cathartic release at the time, just allowing myself to take up space and make as much noise as I could in our basement without driving my roommates too crazy. After several weeks, this song got carved out. It has been through a lot and it means something new to me each time I hear it. (Unfortunately, not a Missy Elliot cover.)”
Portland native, Sharaya Summers, tells a story of disillusionment, dysfunction and discovery. As her debut single ‘Light of the Moon’ rapidly gained over half a million streams on Spotify, she prepares to release her full EP in mid 2018. She’s kicked off the new year with a sold-out show opening for Jaws of Love (Local Natives), a feature interview in OC Weekly and a premiere of her lead single “Wonder” on BIRP.FM!
Singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer, TINASHE, partnered up with Vogue today to share her tips on the perfect daytime smoky eye! Watch as Tinashe takes you through her makeup routine, highlighting some of her favorite products and more. To read more and watch the video, head to Vogue.com here.
Say Sue Me, the surf-inspired indie rock/pop quartet from Busan, South Korea, release their sophomore album Where We Were Together on Damnably/Electric Muse April 13. The album was recorded by Chun Hakju at Mushroom Recording in Seoul & Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service and follows the 2017 Say Sue Me compilation album, the Semin RSD EP, and split 7″ single w/ Otoboke Beaver.
Ruler, the project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo), is premiering the new single “Not Your Friend” alongside the track’s video at Under the Radar.
Brand new video from Sweden’s Janice: “You Only Say You Love Me in the Dark”
Just as a refresher – Janice (pronounced Jah-NEES?) is just getting started over here in the US but in Sweden, she’s been nominated for a Grammy for Best New Act, her song “Answer” from the new album has gone gold, and she just performed her song “Queen” at the P3 Guld Awards. She’s an alumnus of Stockholm’s Tensta Gospel Choir, which served as a training ground for Swedish stars Lykke Li, Sabina Ddumba and Elias.
2 Chainz Signee Skooly Stalks the Georgia Wilderness in the Trippy “Dirty Dawg ‘Insane'” Video
With an infectious melodic style that influenced ATL’s radio-dominating sound, Skooly aims to turn his behind-the-scenes clout into mainstream recognition. Alternating auto-tuned vocal runs with rhythmic flows over vibrant minor-key piano, Skooly explains what makes him different in “Dirty Dawg ‘Insane’,” his latest video. The video finds the West Side rapper in the woods, reminiscing about his pre-fame life, as he tends to a vicious brood of dogs. Anchored by the T.R.U. signee’s indomitable charisma, the video boasts a dizzying array of visual effects, adding a psychedelic vibe to the clip. “Dirty Dawg ‘Insane'” is the introductory track from Don’t You Ever Forget Me Vol. 1, Skooly’s adventurous and infectious new EP.
Timber Timbre have announced dates for a U.S. headlining tour beginning on March 29th in Atlanta, GA. The tour will take the Montreal-based band throughout the southeast, southwest, and midwest before wrapping up on April 14th in Chicago, IL. A current itinerary is below. Timber Timbre will be touring in support of their recent album, Sincerely, Future Pollution, which was released in April 2017 via City Slang and has been nominated for a 2018 JUNO Award (Best Adult Alternative Album). The album also earned praise from NPR Music, Exclaim!, Paste, Under The Radar, Q Magazine, NOW Magazine, Clash Magazine, Mojo, and Drowned In Sound, among others.
Wing Vilma is a name Miles Coleman has been using for just under a year, but it’s quickly become a deeper part of his persona. The 19 years old Grand Rapids native creates music by harvesting found sound from real areas of the Michigan landscape and crafting percussive sequences along with melodic textures. His debut album Safe By Night was released February 2nd on upstart Detroit-based label Young Heavy Souls. Following the stand out track “Cherry Granola” on Self-Titled and Resident Advisor, Coleman shares the track “8008” from the album alongside a deep dive interview with Ravelin Magazine to celebrate the release.
Today, Noisey is excited to announce the inaugural Noisey Weekend: Brooklyn, a weekend-long series of shows taking place at four venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Steel, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, and Rough Trade. Spanning indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music, and more, the series brings together some of the biggest and best names in music.
Produced in partnership with Bowery Presents, the series of shows will feature special shows from Young M.A., Lil Xan, Drive-by Truckers, TOKiMONSTA, Amen Dunes, Dean Ween Group, Open Mike Eagle, and more.
GRAMMY-Award winning, multiplatinum-selling artists BEN HARPER and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE continue to gear up for the March 30th release of No Mercy in This Land, today sharing an exclusive acoustic performance video of the album’s lead title track. “No Mercy in This Land,” featuring chilling vocal performances from both Ben and Charlie, is a deeply personal track that speaks to a darker, grittier approach for the duo on this album. The song itself captures the emotional loss Charlie experienced when his mother was murdered. With heart- wrenching lyrics and its powerful and primal blues sound, Charlie laments, “Fa-ther left us down here all alone, my poor mother is under a stone. With an aching heart and trembling hands, is there no mercy in this land.”
RIVERS OF NIHIL will take on a North American tour this March and April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction. The journey will commence March 15th in Poughkeepsie, New York and make its way through nearly three-dozen cities, drawing to a close on April 22nd in Amityville, New York.
The band will be touring in support of their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, set for release on March 16th — just one day after tour kick off — via Metal Blade Records. Whereas 2013’s The Conscious Seed Of Light and 2015’s Monarchy were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for RIVERS OF NIHIL, the autumn serves as a rebirth.
Listen to “St. Theresa” from Pale Kids ‘Hesitater’ out March 23
Since 2016, Durham, England’s Pale Kids have carved out a place of their very own in the punk scene. Across their assortment of splits and EPs, Pale Kids have built a space for their own voice. Since the beginning, the band’s been vocal champions of their queer identities, while wrapping their pop hooks in short, bombastic punk songs. With the release of Hesitater, a new three-song EP coming March 23 on Father/Daughter Records, the band takes another step forward, writing the strongest melodies of their short career, while still crafting lyrics that pack a meaningful punch. The Hesitater EP available on Doublemint vinyl, limited to 500 copies, is available for pre-order HERE.
Off the heals from the release of their self-titled debut full-length record back in October and an extensive tour opening for Liam Gallagher, the LA-rock band Warbly Jets have been tapped by Amazon Music to be featured in their upcoming original mix playlist. Check out their featured new single “Between The Lines.”
Justin Tranter Featured in Spotify’s Secret Genius Series Out Now
Award-winning songwriter Justin Tranter is featured in Spotify’s latest episode of its Secret Genius series. Secret Genius, is one of Spotify’s global initiatives highlighting the contribution that songwriters and producers make to the music industry and artists’ careers. Tranter reveals the inspiration behind Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” and Selena Gomez’s “Good For You” – then performs a mash-up of the two hits.
New Official Video Release From Italian Metalcore Group ALKEMY
Italian Metalcore group Alkemy have release their first official video from last years EP release Creepyville. The track is entitled No Man and the video represents the remorse of a soldier for killing another person. After the murder, the soldier can’t go on. He always sees the ghost of the man he killed and he becomes crazy. After days of madness he decides to kill himself, to finally end the pain.
Twist Helix defend Newcastle’s industrial heritage with “Ouseburn”
Born out of the hip bars and rundown rehearsal rooms of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, synth-pop band Twist Helix are fascinated with the exploration of place and its relation to creativity and identity.
With the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea upon us, WalletHub today released its 2018 Winter Olympics By The Numbers report, which includes an awesome infographic as well as commentary from a panel of leading sports experts.
Some of the interesting statistics in the infographic include:
$13 Billion: Estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, 4x less than the record-setting 2014 Sochi Games.
$19.6 Million: Was spent on cybersecurity and X-ray screening for the PyeongChang Games.
$4,683: Average price of a week-long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics.
242: Athletes on the U.S. team – a record for any country in the Winter Olympics.
169: Russian athletes received a special exemption to compete after Russia was banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a doping scandal.