Having been steadily absorbing the flowery humidity in steamy spa towns of central Florida since his debut outing Chillax, Floridian $1 house music purveyor Blair Sound Design aka Kyle Lyon emerges into the Lobster forest with all 16-bit brass and duvet filters blazing.
Nolatet—the New Orleans-based band featuring vibraphonist Mike Dillon, pianist Brian Haas, bassist James Singleton and drummer Johnny Vidacovich—have announced the release of their second studio album, ‘No Revenge Necessary,’ due April 27 via Royal Potato Family. The first single and video from the recording, “Black Sheep,” was premiered by DownBeat Magazine and is available now at streaming services, including Spotify and Tidal.
SEAN PAUL RELEASES “MAD LOVE” FT. DAVID GUETTA & BECKY G
Superstar, Grammy Award winner and much-loved hit maker extraordinaire Sean Paul teams up with the legendary producer/DJ David Guetta for the release of their brand new spring break anthem “Mad Love”. The single, produced by the chart-topping 2x Grammy Award winner, David Guetta, features rising Mexican / American pop star Becky G whose had recent massive success in the US with her #1 hit single “Mayores”, reaching Diamond certification from the RIAA (Recording Institute Association of America) and over 1 Billion YouTube views.
Today, the Charleston, South Carolina based band SUSTO releases SUSTO Stories: an album of commentary, live recordings, and variations of songs from SUSTO’s 2017 full-length & I’m Fine Today. Paste writes of & I’m Fine Today “the rich narratives echo on a molecular level; Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran
accompaniment.” The band has been featured in Billboard, NPR Music, Rolling Stone and Relix, in addition to their national television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday.
ESCAPE THE FATE share huge new track ‘Digging My Own Grave’
Here is the huge, hard-rocking new track from Escape The Fate, ‘Digging My Own Grave’. It’s the latest song released as an instant grat from their upcoming album I Am Human, out March 30th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven.
Lissie confirms headlining North American tour dates & Acoustic version of “Best Days” debuts
Acclaimed artist Lissie confirms a run of headlining North American dates this summer—kicking off May 2 at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom and making stops in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and more. Tickets for the dates are on sale now at lissie.com.
This past week, Atlantic recording artist Hayley Kiyoko took to her Instagram to announce her biggest headline tour to date. Check out the tour teaser visual HERE. The EXPECTATIONS TOUR begins Wednesday, April 11th at San Diego, CA’s Observatory North Park and then travels into mid-June (see attached itinerary). Kiyoko – whose two-part “One Bad Night Tour” sold out top venues in major markets across the country in 2017 – is also slated for a pair of eagerly awaited performances at Coachella, set for Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 22nd. After instantly selling out her (June 16TH) New York City show at Irving Plaza during this week’s ONSALE, Hayley has added a second New York City date scheduled for June 18TH.
Fueled By Ramen recording group ONE OK ROCK have released their first single of 2018, “Change,” which is available today at all DSPs. Having just completed a massive tour of Asia, ONE OK ROCK are currently working on the follow-up LP to their Fueled By Ramen debut, AMBITIONS.
Country Duo, Indigo Summer is Back with the Release of A New Single, “Wishful Drinking”
The track, produced by Indigo Summer’s own Bryan Edwards, was co-written by Edwards and Ashlee Whitley of Post Monroe. The song was mixed by Mark Lonsway, programmed by Tony Esterly and mastered by Dan Shike. When going into the studio to record “Wishful Drinking,” Edwards had a vision for bringing Indigo Summer’s sound into a new place.
“… heavy-yet-tuneful brand of rock ‘n’ roll.” – POPMATTERS
With Blu’s high-minded and tongue-twisting lyrics soaring over Exile’s crate-digging, soul-inflected instrumentals, it’s no wonder that the duo are heroes in the L.A. underground. Like all heroes, Blu & Exile have an origin story, as fictionalized in the charming new “Constellations” video. Though Blu and Exile met as adults, the new video speculates about what could have happened if the duo were childhood pals, playing with action figures, chilling in the park, and of course, bonding over their favorite music. Premiered by Ambrosia For Heads, “Constellations” is a nostalgic and charming look at Blu and Exile’s similarities, differences, and how they blend to create an excellent partnership. An organ-sampling boom-bap banger about stardom and destiny, “Constellations” is a highlight from In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, a new collection of unearthed gems from the sessions of the duo’s cult-classic Below The Heavens album.
Columbia Records has released “I Promise You (Ezra’s Demo),” Vampire Weekend front-man Ezra Koenig’s original demo of the song he penned for Colulmbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s film Peter Rabbit™.
The track follows the release of Peter Rabbit™ (Music from the Motion Picture), featuring The Late Late Show’s James Corden’s version of “I Promise You” in character as Peter Rabbit, and a compelling score suite by the film’s composer Dominic Lewis.
It’s time for a sugar rush, with Candy Ambulance’s new EP Spray out today! A fast-paced and delicious six-track EP immerses you in a delicious blend of gritty grunge/punk, with plenty of pop hooks and indie rock riffs to always keep you coming back for more. Spray premiered on PureGrainAudio.com, who said, “the six-track recording hearkens back to the ’90s best alt acts while still sounding fresh and innovative.”
New York experimental act GRIDFAILURE will release its latest audio scourge in the form of the Irritum full-length next week. Advancing its release, Aversionline is streaming the track “Internalizing” and “Irritum” is playing in The Wire Magazine’s radio show.
OLIVER TREE RELEASES DEBUT EP ALIEN BOY
Oliver Tree, the Santa Cruz, CA genre-defying singer/songwriter/producer is back with his debut EP, Alien Boy. Highlighted by lead singles, “Alien Boy” and “All That,” Oliver Tree’s EP blends alternative / electronic influences with his signature vocals.
Mission Jupiter sign with Epictronic and release first single
Musical liberalism is the main aim and source of inspiration for the band. Musicians are huge fans of science fiction and space, which are the main factors that determines Mission Jupiter’s musical style. Mission Jupiter’s style can be described as Alternative-Dream Rock.
Today, Denver-based pysch-blues and soul band Dragondeer announce the release of their debut album, If You Got The Blues, on March 2nd, 2018 via VQ Creative / Kobalt. In celebration of the album release, Dragondeer have announced a hometown headline show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on March 10th, 2018.
K+Lab Release ‘The Worldy’s Remixed’
K+Lab, the keytar-wielding prodigy from New Zealand who currently residing in Vancouver for the foreseeable future, remains one of the towering figures on the funk glitch-hop scene. Most recently, his 2016 album “The Worldly’s,” released on Gramatik’s label Lowtemp Records, repeated the success of his full length debut from 2014 (“Spacedirt”), and picked up a nomination for best electronic album at the NZ Music Awards. Then last year, he and Stickybuds, teamed up on a single for Westwood Records, “Clap Ya Hands Now,” that was licensed by Sony for the Spiderman: Homecoming teaser trailer and K+Lab also became Beatport’s best selling glitch hop artist in 2017.
ALOE BLACC RELEASES “MY STORY” TODAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Blacc was inspired to pen “My Story” while traveling throughout the country filming America’s Musical Journey as he traced the footsteps of Louis Armstrong from New Orleans to Chicago and beyond, meeting up with artists such as Dr. John, Jon Batiste, Gloria & Emilio Estefan and many more along the way. Blacc performs “My Story” in the film.
Recently, Three Days Grace debuted their new music video for the song “The Mountain” which Alt Press called a “…seismic new single” and has been streamed over 3.5M times on YouTube alone. The song is the #1 greatest gainer on the Active Rock Chart for the second week in a row, and currently top 10 on the Billboard and Mediabase charts. Taped at a UFC octagon, the music video for Outsider’s first single was directed by Sean Cartwright, and features a cameo by UFC fighter Misha Cirkunov.
CHEAT CODES release BKAYE remix of “Feels Great ft. Fetty Wap”
“Summer may be over, but this new release from Cheat Codes and Fetty Wap will have you reminiscing over breezy days at the beach or by the pool with the release of “Feels Great.”” – High Snobiety
Fresh off their recent GRAMMY win, Atlantic Records rockers Portugal. The Man has enlisted Ghostly International recording artist Tycho to create two extraordinary remixes of their current smash single, “Live In The Moment.” Tycho has crafted a pair of distinct new musical versions – “Live In The Moment (Sunrise)” and “Live For The Moment (Sunset)” – that both showcase the acclaimed Portland rockers original song while pushing it forward via the GRAMMY® Award-nominated dance/electronic project’s own distinctive approach. “Live In The Moment (Sunrise)” and “Live For The Moment (Sunset)” are available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
THE PLOT IN YOU Release Fourth Studio Album ‘DISPOSE’, Out Today
ebruary 16, 2018 – Ohio’s THE PLOT IN YOU have released their fourth studio album DISPOSE through Fearless Records. The album features 10 tracks that Billboard called, “…ferocity [that] is counterbalanced by electronics, soaring choruses and catchy melodies.” The album chronicles the experiences of lead singer-songwriter Landon Tewers detaching himself from a toxic relationship and explores the stages of said relationship through his songwriting. Los Angeles-based producer Drew Fulk co-produced the effort alongside Tewers, being the first producer to ever be involved in TPIY’s studio process. Listen to DISPOSE here: Found.ee/disposespotify
Toronto’s Grandtheft brings back the groove on his new Dim Mak single “She Knows” with the help of Nova Scotian R&B singer Just Chase. The melodic track is highlighted by a pulsating backbeat with a memorable horn lead, and arrives as Grandtheft ambitiously kicks off 2 tours: his own headlining Square One Tour, and support on the majority of Steve Aoki’s Kolony US Tour alongside Desiigner.
Pianos Become The Teeth’s New Album ‘Wait For Love’ is Out Now
Produced and engineered by Will Yip, Wait For Love shows the band reconciling their aggressive past with the atmospheric turns of Keep You. The album eschews stylistic traps in order to focus on songwriting and feels like a full-realization of what the band have hinted at in the past.
COSMO’S MIDNIGHT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GET TO KNOW” FEAT. WINSTON SURFSHIRT
Today, Australian twin beat-makers, Cosmo’s Midnight, release their brand-new single “Get To Know” featuring breakout Australian band Winston Surfshirt. Enlisting Winston’s warm, buttery vocals, the track soars from soulful rap to catchy choruses, while coasting along Cosmo’s Midnight’s pulsing bass line and trademark warped synths making it a match made in sonic heaven. Delivering the perfect fusion of electronic and R&B, the single transports you to a dance floor amongst the clouds. “Get To Know” Feat. Winston Surfshirt is available now at all digital retail providers via Nite High/Sony Music Australia/RCA Records.
In less than one-month, Greek death doom veterans ON THORNS I LAY will unleash their anticipated new full-length Aegean Sorrow, upon the masses.
Despite two shooting incidents in 2017 and attempted setbacks by his haters, Young Dolph reigns as rap’s indestructible hustler. Today, the Paper Route Empire boss is dropping his N****s Get Shot Everyday EP, a triumphant 6-track project that has him laying down braggadocious lines about living his best life. Along with N****s Get Shot Everyday, Dolph shares icy visuals for “Drippy,” the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track from 2017’s Thinking Out Loud. Rocking a fur coat outside his mansion and bulletproof SUV, Dolph showcases the obvious – he’s doing better than you.
Thrillchaser are excited to release their debut album entitled A Lot Like Love today. Previously known as American Wolves, the band has surpassed their alt-rock roots to add a little touch of pop reminiscent of The 1975 meets Pale Waves. On Valentine’s Day, Thrillchaser unveiled a full stream of A Lot Like Love via idobi Radio.
FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 15th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return this summer on FOX. Emmy Award winner Nigel Lythgoe, award-winning choreographer Mary Murphy and award-winning actress, singer and dancer Vanessa Hudgens will return as resident judges on the series, hosted by Emmy Award nominee Cat Deeley.
Consistently delivering hard-hitting G-Funk jams for well over two decades as a rapper and producer, Daz Dillinger is one of the forefathers of West Coast rap. Pulling up with an epic collection of melodic, tough-talking street music, Daz releases Dazamataz, his sixteenth solo studio album and his first since 2014’s Weed Money. A 30-track parade of detailed stories, aggressive threats, gruff reminiscences, tuneful basslines, and deep looks into the life of a Long Beach legend, the XXL-premiered Dazamataz is a vital effort from the Dogg Pound rapper, proving that he still has a lot to say after all these years. Featuring appearances from Daz’s cousin Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound cohort Kurupt, as well as guest spots from Freddie Gibbs, G Perico, Big Gipp, B-Legit, October London, Ray J, Kokane, and many others, Dazamataz brings a dose of earned wisdom and songwriting knowhow that we would expect from a former confidant and collaborator for both Dr. Dre and 2Pac. Distributed by EMPIRE, Dazamataz boasts the new single “N****z Know,” a cross-generational cinematic slapper featuring fellow crip G Perico.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival, the one day underground music and wellness event taking place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 has announced the lineup by stage for their second edition headlined by Luciano, as well as Guy Gerber, Chris Liebing, Art Department, ZIP, RPR Soundsystem and more top names in underground electronic music. Taking place in the breathtaking beachside surrounds of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Rapture Festival now in its second year is the perfect alternative to the usual Miami South Beach pool party scene. Alongside the stellar lineup, a partnership with ocean conservation non-profits The Big Blue and You, Ocean Generation, and a wealth of wellness activations will ensure Rapture Festival pleases fans of quality house and techno by connecting human souls with nature through music.
Facing Fire Releases Debut EP and Premieres “Filthy Life” Video
Facing Fire releases their debut EP through Pavement Entertainment today, February 16, 2018. The band is excited to bring their heavy-hitting music to life. The new release is available on digital and streaming outlets worldwide.
Facing Fire is a hard rock band from Southern Ohio. The band consists of guitarists Tony Phillips and Caleb Miller, vocalist Scott Artis, bassist Josh Quillen, and drummer Levi Ausmus.
HARRY HUDSON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GONE”
Sometimes letting go is more paralyzing than the lie you’re living. Los Angeles singer/songwriter Harry Hudson paints a vivid picture of the overwhelming feelings we experience when love is lost with his new single “Gone.” Produced by Daniel Braunstein, the track is an upbeat love song tightly held together by a soothing pop -leaning beat. “Gone” is Harry’s third release on the MSFTSmusic/Roc Nation label through their Interscope Records partnership. “Gone” is now available at all digital retailers,
This week on the Talkhouse Podcast, Korean-American writer-directors Andrew Ahn (whose new show “This Close” premiered on Sundance Now this week) and Christina Choe (who won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance for her debut feature Nancy) discuss film, family, festivals and more in a conversation recorded at Sundance’s Kickstarter Lodge.
ROOS shares “In Praise of Idleness” vid
ROOS works with a large community of musicians, including Andrew Aged (Inc No World), Kelli Scarr (Moby), Austin Beede (Grateful Shred), Sam Gendel (INGA), Eliza Callahan (Jack and Eliza, Purr), Jimmy MacBride (Herbie Hancock), Luke Sellick (Russell Malone) and the Occidental Community Choir.
New Release from Dermot Kennedy “Moments Passed (Mike Dean Remix)”
Fast-rising Irish artist Dermot Kennedy will release a remix of his single “Moments Passed”, which has received a special treatment from producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, Travis Scott, Desiigner). Dean maintains Dermot’s hauntingly beautiful melodies on the remix and adds his signature production work, bringing to the forefront Dermot’s love for blending hip hop nodes and acoustic music. Dean was left suitably impressed after collaborating with Dermot:
“Always love finding up and coming artists to work with—especially when their sound is a bit different of a lane from what I’m currently working on. Dermot’s lyric delivery really pops on the original, and in a way with the remix, we created a new version of the song where his vocal really has room to breathe.”
21-year-old Yumi brings all the feels on her first solo track, “Sirens,” premiered on Earmilk. Yumi’s vocals wash over you like a warm blanket, accompanied by blissful instrumentation from Olmos, making for an ethereal listening experience.