BONG set to release new full-length rite, ‘Thought and Existence’
The cosmos has now aligned, and with great honour Ritual Productions announce BONG’s return after three years with a new and momentous rite. ‘Thought and Existence’ is their sixth album for Ritual Productions and will be unveiled in its entirety this May 4th.
A continuation of Bong’s metaphysical sounds, ‘Thought and Existence’ will take the listener on a spacious voyage that resonates with the works of the band’s past, yet this offering is especially striking and stunning. A resplendent and imposing craft, comprised of two tracks spanning just under 40 minutes, ‘Thought and Existence’ is remarkable in its ability to move the listener and transcend them to imaginative planes anew.
SUR RELEASES NEW SONG “STIX + STONES” TODAY MARCH 1ST
Northern California bred musician/producer Zack Arnett of SUR releases “Stix + Stones” today, February 28th, via all digital retailers http://smarturl.it/STIXSTONES. The track was written and produced by Arnett and will be featured in Grey’s Anatomy which airs on ABC tonight at 8pm/7c.
The Academy of Country Music announced today the host and nominations for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Multimedia superstar and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will mark Reba’s fifteenth time hosting the ceremony, last appearing in 2012 with Blake Shelton.
In addition to surprising audiences with the news that she will return to host, Reba appeared live today on “CBS This Morning” to announce this year’s ACM Award nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year, as well as nominees for Song of the Year on Facebook LIVE. “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.
Recorded in Hollywood, CA, and produced by Ry and his chief collaborator, drummer Joachim Cooder, The Prodigal Son is all America – our spiritual, hopeful voices, our raw cries and our sly provocations, voiced through the songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, and Ry Cooder himself.
The album’s 11 tracks, including three Cooder originals and a carefully selected collection of his favourite spirituals of the last century, share a particular resonance in this time and place, forming an unflinching look at the state of play in modern America. “I do connect the political/economic dimensions with the inner life of people, since people are at risk and oppressed on all sides in our world today,” he stated. “There’s some kind of reverence mood that takes hold when you play and sing these songs. ‘Reverence’ is a word I heard my granddaughter’s nursery school teacher use, a Kashmiri woman. She said, ‘We don’t want to teach religion, but instill reverence.’ I thought that was a good word for the feeling of this music.”
Listen to the track “laced with romance as well as a bit of longing” and read some words from drummer-singer Doug Marvin over at Stereogum.
New Music: A$AP Ferg x Denzel Curry x .idk. “Kristi YamaGucci”
On the first day of The Mad Man Tour, .idk. teams up with fellow tourmates A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry for the energetic collaboration, “Kristi YamaGucci.” Produced by Frankie P, the refreshing, lyric-driven track is just a preview of the braggadocio you can expect on the road!
Malena Zavala teases new single ‘A Vision That’s Changed’
Last year’s singles ‘Should I Try’ and ‘If It Goes’ showcased Malena Zavala’s inventive new sound. Fusing Latin rhythms with her dulcet vocals, they announced a vital new voice unshackled from the conventions of indie rock and new cut. ‘Could You Stay’ made its mark earlier this year and with it came the announcement of her debut album ‘Aliso’ due out 13th of April.
IGGY AZALEA RELEASES “SAVIOR” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated hip-hop sensation Iggy Azalea releases the artistic visuals for her massive new single “Savior” featuring chart-topping hip-hop artist Quavo. The Colin Tilley directed music video finds a vulnerable but self-assured Iggy battling two sides in an alluring Cathedral setting. “Savior” is featured as the theme music to MONSTER’s inspirational sixty second “You Deserve Better” commercial, which stars Iggy. The commercial, which spotlights the real-life story of Monster founder Noel Lee, made its television debut during the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII coining “Savior” as the most Shazamed song of the entire game.
SPAER attempted to make a stop motion video for the song, but found that the editing mistakes looked better than the rest, so he just rolled with it – there’s something about the rudimentary animation combined w/ hand-painted visuals that lends itself perfectly to the song’s richly layered sonic textures and jagged rhythms.
Atlantic recording group Why Don’t We has unveiled the much anticipated companion video for their latest single, “Trust Fund Baby.” The video – shot by MTV VMA winning director Jason Koenig (Ed Sheeran, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) – is streaming now on the band’s massively popular YouTube channel, which now boasts over 1.5 million subscribers. Watch HERE.
Sasha Sloan Shares Video For “Normal”
Rising indie singer and songwriter Sasha Sloan has shared the music video for her “catchy introvert anthem” (Billboard), “Normal.” The video, directed by David O’Donohue, gives an intimate look at Sasha and highlights her irreverent personality as she wanders throughout Los Angeles.
LEITVOX brings us new single “Black Feather”
Miami based producer Leitvox is back with his new single “Black Feather”, an energetic and dreamy composition featuring a danceable beat and floating vocals.
“Black Feather” switches up in between genres of synthwave, house and vocal electronic, all while being one cohesive track running through a musical realm. The single is the second release of Leitvox’s upcoming EP Coded Matter.
Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne is set to release his seventh studio album, Part Of The Light on May 18th via RCA Records. The album was written and produced by Ray LaMontagne and will feature the first single, “Such A Simple Thing.” Fans that pre-order the album through Ray’s website will be able to stream a live version of the song before its release.
PigWeed is like nothing you’ve ever heard before with its groundbreaking, progressive style. Hailing from South Texas, the band was founded in 2009 by Mauricio Ortega. Throughout the years, PigWeed has remained dedicated to the music scene and have performed at numerous benefit shows, tattoo expos, and festivals. With their ferocious blend of gritty southern fried heavy rock, they are sure to turn the heads of listeners worldwide with their debut release coming on March 9, 2018, via Pavement Entertainment.
Nickodemus Releases New Single “Do You Do You?”
Since the mid-90’s, New York DJ and producer Nickodemus has sculpted an international presence for himself DJing parties in cities across the world from Seoul to São Paulo. Through his travels Nickodemus has been provided with a unique perspective that has allowed him to create an original sound that compiles soundbites from his journeys around the globe. Boasting a discography that contains three full-length albums (Endangered Species, Sun People, Moon People) and nine compilations, the veteran producer has acted as a trailblazer in the global club music movement thanks to his international mergers. Now after 18 years at the forefront of the scene, Nickodemus is preparing for the release of his fourth studio album, the highly anticipated A Long Engagement.
SwagLife Universe Releases Debut Video: “Slacktivist”
SWAGLIFE UNIVERSE, a new Los Angeles-based entertainment imprint, releases its debut music video. Recorded and performed by rapper Darvin “D-Roq” Roqway, “Slacktivist” is a satirical jab at political correctness and social media activism. Roqway, whose irreverent and humorous style has drawn comparisons to Eminem, makes his debut for SwagLife Universe in a video that’s sure to get fans on both sides of the political spectrum talking.
Roqway first got the idea behind “Slacktivist” during his time at Wesleyan University, one of the country’s most notoriously politically correct campuses.