Dreamville rapper J.I.D releases the animated video for his track, “EdEddNEddy.” Animated by Fred Lozano, the video recreates a classic nineties TV show and serves as the vessel for J.I.D’s satirical comment on America’s current political climate. “EdEddNEddy” appears on his debut album The Never Story, which was released by Dreamville/Spillage Village/Interscope Records. The Never Story was featured in Billboard’s Top 20 Rap Albums of 2017, Complex’s Best Albums of 2017, and XXL called the raper “one of the more talented newcomers primed for greatness.”
Today Brooklyn-based project Air Waves (aka Nicole Schneit) reveals “Morro Bay”, the first single taken from her third full-length, Warrior. The LP is out April 6 on Western Vinyl. The album cover features an ominous, androgynous figure standing with a bicycle, wearing a gas mask adorned with a daisy. The remarkable image was taken on April 22nd, 1970 at the inaugural Earth Day celebration in New York City by Nicole Schneit’s dad, Martin Schneit. Forty-seven years later, artist Em Rooney hand-painted Schneit’s original black & white photo, resulting in an image that radiates with Warrior’s indefatigable spirit, strength, and love.
SF singer/songwriter Berel Releases “Blind Man” Prod. Aabo Out Today 2/7
San Francisco based singer-songwriter Berel is proving imminent as a rising R&B artist. Avidly evolving his artistry, the crooner has spent countless hours in the studio polishing up skills as a singer and producer with a knack for transforming songs into resonating soulful ballads. The self-proclaimed “modern renaissance man” possesses a gift for songwriting that is sourced from the hurt and sorrow of past relationships. Musically, he draws inspiration from The Beatles, Motown, and early Hip-Hop. Berel’s recently revealed talents have already proven worthy of critical praise with media tastemakers praising the artist on his stripped-down R&B cover to JMSN’s “Cruel Intentions,” remastered with LA/SF producer Aabo.
On February 7, ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is proud to recognize its 7 hit songs performed by superstar mega talent, Justin Timberlake, during Super Bowl LII’s halftime show. The incredible performance included: “Filthy”, “SexyBack”, “My Love”, “Cry Me A River”, “Suit & Tie”, “Until the End of Time” and “Mirrors”, all co-written with ole hitmaker, Timbaland.
The electrifying set’s opening number, “Filthy”, is also the first single from Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods”, which was released on February 2nd and includes 3 more ole co-writes by Timbaland: “Say Something” featuring Chris Stapleton, “Young Man” and “Sauce”.
Vrillon release new track ‘Find You’
February 4th saw the digital release of the highly anticipated single ‘Find You’ from 4 piece alt-rock band Vrillon. The Bath-based lads have built up a solid reputation and a cult following in their local area playing sold out shows on a regular basis.
As Singer/Songwriter and Producer Jesse Eplan gets ready to return to Long Island from his recent move to sunny Florida, he’ll kick off his home visit performing at Revolution Music Hall on Sunday, February 11th at 7PM!
Discovering a knack for music at a very young age, Jesse learned how to play multiple instruments from drums to bass, guitar, keyboards, and polished his vocal talents playing in local bands on his home turf – Long Island, NY. Eplan’s music consists of genres anywhere from Hip-Hop to Pop and R&B, and able to blend them in a unique way and make it his own has come from years of immersing himself in music.
Opiuo unveils official music video for new single ‘Ginger Lizard’
New Zealand-born producer Opiuo has released the official video for his brand-new single ‘Ginger Lizard’, with the production centring around visually striking choreography of black-and-white checkered patterns in a small room decorated in the same colours.
Taken from his eagerly anticipated Syzygy 01 EP, scheduled for release on 2nd March, ‘Ginger Lizard’ is directed & edited by Kyrian Bobeerian, a creative film maker and puppeteer, who prides his productions on bright, bold, and vibrant colours, and wacky patterns and textures.
Garden City Movement Release Single ‘Bitter Moon’ out via Majestic Casual
Musically the album’s dream-like vocals, cinematic-RnB and leftfield house mask the darker side of the lyrics; exploring the breakdown of a fading relationship and the depression, loneliness and abuse that follows. On ‘Bitter Moon’, the band say: “The change in a relationship between the one that has more power and the one that is repressed happens all the time. The song is not hiding its connection to Roman Polanski’s 1992 movie of the same name. Polanski showed the dark and cruel side of love; as they say in the film: “Everyone has a sadistic streak, and nothing brings it out better than the knowledge you’ve got someone at your mercy”. It felt more than right to name the song after it.”
PISSED REGARDLESS: Feed The Birds EP Streaming At New Noise Magazine
San Diego’s PISSED REGARDLESS will issue their latest release, Feed The Birds, through Creator-Destructor this Friday, and New Noise Magazine is now streaming the volatile thrash/crossover EP in its entirety for the masses ahead of street date.
Garden City Movement share track “Bitter Moon” with Majestic Casual
Musically the album’s dream-like vocals, cinematic-RnB and left-field house mask the darker side of the lyrics; exploring the breakdown of a fading relationship and the depression, loneliness and abuse that follows. On ‘Bitter Moon’, the band say: “The change in a relationship between the one that has more power and the one that is repressed happens all the time. The song is not hiding its connection to Roman Polanski’s 1992 movie of the same name. Polanski showed the dark and cruel side of love; as they say in the film: “Everyone has a sadistic streak, and nothing brings it out better than the knowledge you’ve got someone at your mercy”. It felt more than right to name the song after it.”
Brooklyn-raised burgeoning artist, GASHI announces today that he will join Big Sean on his North American headlining “Unfriendly Reminder Tour”, which is set to kick off April 12th in Orlando, FL. The multi-city trek, produced by Live Nation, will hit a number of major U.S. cities including Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and Detroit. The tour will feature direct support from acclaimed rapper Playboi Carti, along with opening sets from GASHI and Shy Glizzy. The 31-city tour is scheduled to wrap June 3rd in Toronto, Canada.
Mark Pritchard Announces New Release with Film and VR Project
Mark Pritchard returns this Spring with The Four Worlds. An eight-track collection, further exploring the sonic worlds first encountered on 2016’s opus Under The Sun. Also akin to that album, Mark has once again collaborated with acclaimed visual artist Jonathan Zawada on artwork and visuals. The highlight of which is a thirteen minute film bringing the duo’s audio and visual other-worldly landscapes to life like never before. And taking things to an even higher level the film is presented in Virtual Reality created in partnership with Technicolor and will premiere at SXSW.
Ozay Moore talks self deception, transparency & more on “Transparent See”.
Self deception sabotages personal development and can be toxic in the way of establishing healthy relationships. “Transparent See”, is a plea for truth… Gods truths. To see things how He sees them. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the source of hard wired thinking errors or unveil the motivations of the heart. Truth is the entry point to liberation.
Uproxx Premieres Alela Diane’s Fifth Full-Length Album, ‘Cusp’
Celebrated folk singer Alela Diane is exploring new territory – especially in music. It’s a seemingly unspoken taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness’ sake, don’t write songs about it. Uproxx premiered Cusp today, Alela’s new album exploring her perspective as a mother and woman. Cusp is released via AllPoints, and available on CD, vinyl and digitally on Friday, February 9.
Written in a cabin in the woods, Cusp discusses the weight and beauty of creating life. Its release this month marks exactly one year since the near-death, new-life experience of having her second daughter.
Check Out MAX’s Debut Late Night Performance On ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’ Last Night
Last night, MAX performed his hit single “Lights Down Low” on The Late Late Show with James Corden for his late night debut performance. The emotional performance from the DCD2 Records/Crush Music/RED MUSIC recording artist, MAX, featured a harp player and beautiful lights for an intimate and heartfelt performance.
The single quickly follow’s PFRR’s debut EP which was hailed by several outlets including Impose Magazine who said in a review, “Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue showcases a breadth in scope while still adhering to a central aesthetic, brilliantly weaving through tales centered on desire, lovelorn hopelessness and nights to never forget. In fact, the whole EP plays like a rollercoaster of a night in five parts.”
Today, Stay Inside are sharing a new single, “Fever And Jealousy,” the first off of their forthcoming EP, The Sea Engulfs Us and the Light Goes Out, out February 23rd via Old Press Records.
Courtship. Release Music Video For New Single “Bad Fun”
Indie pop duo Courtship. have today released the music video for their new single “Bad Fun.” The track is available on all digital retailers now and will be featured on their forthcoming debut album, due out this spring.
OWSLA Goods is bringing their pop-up shop to NYC for a special New York Fashion Week appearance. The team was inspired by New York’s longstanding reverence for the classic delis and bodegas of New York. The feeling of longevity and authenticity is always felt through the walls of these places and OWSLA Goods wanted that to resonate in the art, clothing and presence of their pop-up this year. OWSLA worked with local NY artists Bryan Rivera (@100br) and Javier Matias (@midcitysigns) on exclusive pieces just for the pop-up.
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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 Valery Trails (an intercontinental collaboration between Andrew Bower in Houston, Texas and Sean Bower and Dan McNaulty in Brisbane, Australia) are playing their first ever US shows in Texas in March, 2018.
To celebrate this occasion, the Valery Trails have released a Sampler album for free download, featuring songs from the three albums and one EP the band has released since 2012. It can be found on Bandcamp.
Second Sun – ‘Noll Respekt’
Someone in Second Sun had scrawled “STEAL THE TEMPO FROM MOONSHAKE BY CAN !!!” on a piece of paper. From that sentence the band formed their new single “Noll Respekt”. The single showcases a new side of Second Sun takes several steps towards hard rock, folk and prog rock and the influences are more diverse then on their previous releases. The song have a melodically and seductive side that lures the listener with its charm. “Noll Respekt” is the first single from the bands new album set for release in the autumn of 2018 on Gaphals.
LUCKY BASTARDZ Hope You Will ‘Be The One’
Be the One is the fourth album from Italian hard rockers Lucky Bastardz and it’s also, by far, their most ambitious. It’s what you might call a “semi-concept album” focused on the themes of inner re-birth. Be the One contains 10 excellent tracks for both the first timers and the purists with not a filler in sight!
TRIGGER: “THE DIVIDE” VIDEO RELEASE
Today, Melbourne’s melodic thrashers Trigger have published a brand new video for the track “The Divide”, which is taken from the band’s debut full-length “Cryogenesis”, a sci-fi influenced concept album spanning 10 tracks at 53 minutes.
Matt Karmil ‘Tell Me Why’ 12″ on Studio Barnhus
Studio Barnhus top sound killer Matt Karmil returns to label in perfect form, bringing an EP’s worth of those very best MK dance tracks in world-famous reduced-but-raucous style – exactly four club-toppling, festival-capsizing, DJ-humbling “supertools”, cut by professionals and released by enthusiasts.
THEY CALLED HIM ZONE ISSUE LIVE DATES & ALBUM TEASE
Newly signed to Manchester (UK) based ‘Eromeda Records’, Bradford’s fast rising electro rockers They Called Him Zone’ are pleased to announce their first confirmed gigs for 2018, and offer and insight into their first full-length album release.
Vocalist & Producer Mik Davis comments:
‘We’re just finishing the final track on the album, ‘We’re Only In It For The Drugs’. Other titles include ‘In Heaven’ and ‘Your Not My Kind’ – existing fans will be surprised to hear that there is one tract that’s actually quite happy and uplifting; this isnt’ something we usually do’
The boldly titled ‘GOD, SEX, DEATH, SIN’ shall be on the horizon for an official release date announcement in coming weeks.
Thessaloniki’s Post-Punk Band Mary’s flower Superhead Shares New Song “The Fall”
Thessaloniki based post-punk trio Mary’s flower Superhead are set to release their full-length fourth album Wealth on February 12th via Inner Ear Records. They dropped the lead single “Tonight We Sail” last Saturday, and today they share the followup “The Fall”.
Pizzagirl drops second slice of smart bedroom pop in ‘Carseat’
Following on from debut single Favourite Song, Liverpool based lo-fi bedroom pop artist Pizzagirl releases glowing and gently pulsating new single Carseat.
Pizzagirl, or Liam Brown to give his citizen name, crafts light-hearted emotional vignettes. American East-Coast sad-indie, and gloomy British wit collide, all delivered fresh from his Aintree bedroom.
Sloppy Jane shares new track “Potassium” via BrooklynVegan. The single is the first to be released from their forthcoming LP Willow, which is out 3/2. “It is certainly an exhalation where the walls crumble away and the light is let in,” explains Sloppy Jane’s Haley Dahl of the track, “which feels both like being relieved and being overexposed, all at once”. The band also announces the first half of their upcoming tour (with additional dates to be announced soon), kicking off with a record release party at The Glove in NYC and also heading down to Austin for SXSW.
ntering 2018 on a musical high, Aidonia is set to return to New York not only to celebrate a successful 2017 but also his birthday. Aidonia, who has been labeled as artist of the year by many notable awards, reputable music execs and popular end of year wrap-ups, it is almost unanimous to that he earned the title of artist of the year 2017.
Aidonia capped off a tremendous year with four Your View Awards (YVAs), which is a popular award show in Jamaica. To no surprise by his fans, the 4th Genna leader says he is grateful for the recognition. Aidonia scored a number of dancehall hits last year paving the way for him to land some lucrative corporate deals and be one of the leading dancehall artists in the genre currently. With years of experience in the music business and known for a hit single now and then, last year we saw growth and depth in his music with songs like “Yea Yeah,” “Hot Tools,” and “Banga.”
Today, the multi-platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announce their headline North American “The Monolith Tour”, promoted by Live Nation, kicking off June 6 in Toronto, ON. Jared Leto made the announcement today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, giving each lucky member of the audience a ticket to an upcoming show. Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms will join as support on select dates.