The BPM Festival: Portugal Announces 2018 Dates and Thank You Video
The debut Portugal edition welcomed fans from over 90 countries to seven distinct venues alongside the beach and city centers, over four days and nights. Featuring over 30 showcases from the likes of All Day I Dream, elrow, Paradise, Stereo Productions, Warung, Vatos Locos, and The BPM Festival’s signature all-star events, YA’AH MUUL and This Is The End, the festival held down its global reputation as the preeminent festival for lovers of quality house and techno. With dedicated fans and newcomers journeying to the southern Algarve region in 2017 to catch top artists such as Apollonia, Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Ida Engberg, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, and many more, The BPM Festival: Portugal in 2018 will once again be the perfect way to celebrate the end of the European summer festival season.
Right before the 2016 Presidential election, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen had done a ton of European press for the Surgical Meth Machine album, and had been asked repeatedly by journalists what was with Trump? How could Americans be so stupid as to actually consider him for President? “No, no, no,” Al assured them, “don’t worry,” explaining that Trump had a base of only about 33% and 33% of the vote doesn’t win an election. “I was wrong,” Al later admitted, “and I hate being wrong.”
The Cars Shake It Up And Heartbeat City Expanded Editions Available March 30
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band’s incredible musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Rhino will kick off the celebration early with expanded editions for two of The Cars’ most iconic albums – Shake It Up and Heartbeat City.
SHAKE IT UP: EXPANDED EDITION and HEARTBEAT CITY: EXPANDED EDITION will be released individually on March 30. Each album will be available on CD for $14.98, and as a double-LP set for $31.98. The music will also be available digitally on the same day. Today, fans are invited to listen to a previously unreleased demo version of their hit song “Drive,” by going here.
Light Will Consume Us All, the impending second full-length from Sacramento, California-based doom bringers CHRCH, is set for release this April via Neurot Recordings.
Standing at a crossroads of light and dark, CHRCH wields epic, lengthy songs, massive low end, and an occult vocal presence in a perfect blend of height and depth. CHRCH has been hard at work crafting their particular sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble glorification of their fundamental musical elements.
Villows, the captivating “Someone Like You”
“Someone Like You” rides on trickling guitars and a sludgy bass crawl to start, traversing into an effervescent bridge around 00:43 that flutters melodically in leading to the infectious hook. The project of Vince Tobia, Villows deftly incorporates haunting guitar twangs with effective electronic-minded production, for a feel that remains lush and subdued despite its contagious melodic allure.
Breakout British artist Jade Bird recently spoke to Noisey about how her music is inspired by the strong women of her past, and debuted her cover of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.”
Following a massive tour announcement at the top of 2018, Becca Mancari premieres a live video of her song “Dirty Dishes” from her recently released debut album Good Woman. Refinery29 interviewed Becca about her breakthrough album and said, “Mancari’s solo music is too busy luxuriating in sound to classify itself. In ‘Dirty Dishes,’ the refrain slingshots like a country song, but the scoring wanders like classic rock.”
Earhart Launch Debut Single ‘A Cross’ via Fauna Records
London outfit Earhart announce the release of their debut single A Cross, an outsider tale set amongst hissing electronics, burning petrol riffs and super eight pop hooks; the first in a series of singular, transporting recordings.
Shannon & The Clams will release their fifth studio album, Onion, on February 16th via Easy Eye Sound and it is streaming now in its entirety via Noisey, who say “the band’s fifth album is a eulogy and tribute to the victims of the Ghost Ship fire, expressed through heartbreaking girl group-inspired melodies and doo-wop rhythms.” Shannon Shaw and Cody Blanchard of the band also spoke to Noisey about the influences behind the album and the process of recording with Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio.
HELL TO PAY: Philadelphia Metallic Hardcore Act To Release Bliss Debut LP
Formed in 2014, HELL TO PAY is a four-piece metallic hardcore outfit, containing within its ranks members of Jesus Piece and others from across the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. Here they incorporate elements of hardcore punk and death metal to form a noise-filled sound reminiscent of their grind and crust forefathers. Following a nearly four-year void since the outfit released their first two short releases in their year of creation, 2018 sees HELL TO PAY set to arise with Bliss, their dominating debut full-length album.
Nook “Dreadz n Bread” Remix ft. Tee Grizzley x Sadababy
Nook has been growing his buzz in the state of Michigan since he released the original version of “Dreadz n Bread” ft. Sada Baby & FMB Dz back in the summer of 2017. Nook is becoming one of the artist on the rise to watch in the Midwest.
Nook has worked with artist such as Team Eastside Peezy, Babyface Ray, and Flint Michigan’s Bootleg from the legendary Dayton Family.
Alternative Rock Band VISTA Tease New Music
After an eventful 2017 for alternative rock outfit VISTA, the band has finally announced their first set of 2018 shows, as well as teased the completion of new music. Although they have seemed relatively off the grid since the completion of “The Oasis Tour” in November, VISTA has been in the studio with ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Chapel) working on new material. The production duo, made of Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, previously produced lead vocalist Hope Vista’s final solo EP in 2015. Although no official release timeline has been announced, the band has hinted that no new music will be dropping until later on this year. They will be returning to the stage in March, after recently announcing dates in NYC, Long Island, NJ, and Boston, some of their largest markets. In 2017, VISTA released their highly anticipated sophomore EP “Long Live,” played at Irving Plaza, gained idobi rotation with their single “Henchmen,” and completed two headlining tours.
Naked Giants are set to release their debut album SLUFF on March 30th, 2018. The 12-song set was produced by Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Unwound, Soundgarden) and is the Seattle trio’s follow up to their 2016 R.I.P. EP, whose songs Stereogum described as “…hulking behemoths that channel classic rock bravado into something blistering and immediate.”
ALBERT HAMMOND JR SHARES OFFICAL VIDEO FOR ‘MUTED BEATINGS’ STARRING PORTIA DOUBLEDAY
Just last week Albert Hammond Jr announced his fourth studio album Francis Trouble and premiered the track ‘Muted Beatings’ on Conan. Today, Albert is pleased to share the official video for the track. Directed by Fraser RIGG and starring Portia Doubleday the ‘Muted Beatings’ video was shot on 35mm film and explores the idea that emotional connection can eclipse time.
It’s quickly becoming apparent that 2018 is the Year of the Mallrat, with the release today of her truly epic, new single ‘UFO’ (feat Allday) via Nettwerk Records.
Rich The Kid Releases New Song “Plug Walk”
Rich The Kid has released a new song — “Plug Walk”— available now on all digital platforms via Interscope Records. The track, produced by Lab Cook, was Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on his Beats 1 show on Apple Music today.
UTA is proud to announce it now represents rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist and fashion icon Young Thug in all areas.
Widely recognized for his unique artistry and vocal style, Young Thug has quickly become a fixture in pop culture. He has been nominated for several BET Hip Hop Awards, BET Awards, and has won an MTV Video Music Award. Recently he hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for his collaboration with Camilla Cabello on the hit single, “Havana,” while maintaining a steady following of over 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Since announcing his own record label in 2016, YSL Records, Young Thug has also notably collaborated with musicians such as Drake, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Future, DJ Carnage, Travis Barker, and Elton John. He is set to release a joint album produced by Wheezy with Mike WiLL Made-It, 808 Mafia’s Southside and TM88 in 2018.
A hard-working heavyweight and one of the most respected rappers in Atlanta, Young Scooter stuns with slick street stories. Returning with a thrice-distilled dollop of unadulterated trap, Scooter announces Trippple Cross, his upcoming album. The follow-up to 2017’s Juug King mixtape, Trippple Cross features multiple guest appearances from ATL innovators Young Thug and Future, whose hyper-melodic flights of fancy mesh perfectly with Scooter’s earth-shaking baritone. With production from of the South’s best producers and featuring appearances from Thug, Future, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Casino, and VL Deck, Trippple Cross is a trap event album, re-establishing Scooter as one of the scene’s major players.
Romain Virgo’s New Album “LoveSick” out March 30
VP Records is proud to announce “LoveSick,” the upcoming album from rising reggae star Romain Virgo will be out on March 30th. The 17-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced it all and now has a dynamic story to tell.
SINGLE FROM UPCOMING EELS ALBUM “TODAY IS THE DAY”
The second glimpse into the new album, “Today Is The Day” is buoyant and upbeat, with an optimistic perspective. When asked to comment, EELS singer Mark Oliver Everett aka E says: “Today is the day I finally eat that fucking donut.”
Portland, OR-based, noise pop band, The Prids, share their new video for “Lie Here” off their recently released record. PunkNews exclusively premiered the video, praising it, stating, “In the video for “Lie Here” the band takes a massive, shoegaze base and applies the synth-trappings along the lines of early Cure and Joy Division tunes.” Their new LP, Do I Look Like I’m In Love? is out now via This-a-Way Records. The album was recorded and co-produced by Sean Flora (The Shins, The Black Keys, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks) at Rock ‘n’ Roll B&B on Sauvie Island, 15 miles north of Portland.
Russian-born violinist and longtime Emancipator member, LAPA [Ilya Goldberg] is once again stepping directly into the spotlight with Spirit Vessel, out February 16th on Emancipator’s Loci Records. Following up on his well-received debut Meeting of the Waters, Spirit Vessel kicked off on January 19th with lead single, “Stoika,” featuring West Coast multi-instrumentalist and singer Random Rab. Recorded over the last year and a half, Spirit Vessel is truly home made, using live instruments – drums and percussion, electric bass, violin, charango, mandolin, vibraphone and synthesizers.