4x Platinum Cheat Codes and Kiiara team up for ‘Put Me Back Together’
Multi Platinum, Pop/electronic dance music trio Cheat Codes (comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevi Ford) return with a euphoric new track, “Put Me Back Together,” featuring pop fave, Kiiara.
CALUM SCOTT RELEASES “WHAT I MISS MOST” TODAY
Breakout U.K. artist, singer and songwriter Calum Scott releases his new track, “What I Miss Most” today. The song unfolds as a triumphant homage to Calum’s hometown of Kingston upon Hull, located in Northern England. Watch Calum perform the bright and soaring track live from Abbey Road Studios HERE.
Calan Mai, the moniker of singer-songwriter Jordan Lawrence, has released the new single, “We’ve Got Love,” after premiering the song on PopMatters. The single release precedes his debut performance at SXSW, where he is an official artist. At first listen, the tune sounds like a carefree piece of folk-pop, but on closer observation, the track’s intricate lyricism and detailed storytelling reveal a more heavy-hearted sensibility. “Each verse is about a different family member and everything they were going through at the time,” says Lawrence, noting that “We’ve Got Love” touches on his brother’s drug addiction and his father’s gambling problem. He adds that the sonic tone isn’t entirely paradoxical. “I wrote that song about the fact that even though all these things worry and upset me, I’ve never been made to feel unloved or unwanted-so in that way, I’m really very lucky,” he says.
NC Hip Hop Duo Spaceman Jones and The Motherships Drop New Album Today
Spaceman Jones and The Motherships – Vol. 2 drops today! The duo celebrate locally with a release show on March 3rd at Ellington Underground, and a sprinkling of regional shows in Atlanta, Johnson City and Charlotte to follow.
To celebrate the release, Lanez has confirmed very special city takeovers with free, intimate shows and meet and greets in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Atlanta starting this weekend. See below for full details. Further dates are to be announced soon.
Typhoon share live performance video for new track “Remember”
With new album “Offerings” having just been released worldwide, Typhoon have touched down in the UK for their first ever run of shows here. A number of the shows have already sold out but there are still tickets available for their upcoming event at Notting Hill Arts Club, London. Today, the band are sharing a little teaser of what to expect from these shows, in the form of a live video for – one of the album’s highlights – “Remember”.
Talking about the sensual new song, BOBI explains, “Smoke is about two people who constantly go through madness when they’re together. It’s not a give and take relationship; one person is constantly more generous with their love than the other, which is how I felt at the time. The idea of the song was very spontaneous. I was messing around with ideas on my guitar and then got together with Dylan Williams who helped amplify the idea and bring it to life into this dark and sexy vibe.”
CARRY ILLINOIS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE, “RUNAWAY,” WITH GLIDE MAGAZINE
Carry Illinois, the Austin-based indie-pop band founded and fronted by Lizzy Lehman, has released the new single, “Runaway,” from the forthcoming EP, Work In Progress, due out later this spring. The song was produced by the band and Grant Johnson, and Lehman explains, “‘Runaway’ is about my life-long struggle with my body: how I view it, how I feel in it and how I have always hated it. The song is ultimately about facing my fears, my demons, my truths and painful memories in order to move forward, grow stronger and connect to others who have dealt with similar trials and tribulations in their lives.”
GORGON CITY DELIVERS RUMBLING ANTHEM “MOTOROLA”
Following their heavily supported Duke Dumont collaboration “Real Life,” (the Ibiza anthem of the 2017 season), and Realm releases “Primal Call” and “Grooves on the Vinyl” Matt and Kye (aka Gorgon City) adopt old school ringtone samples and mobile phone sounds on “Motorola”- with a deep rumbling bassline interjecting the 90’s nostalgia.
XamVolo Announces NEW EP Via Decca Records
Rising Neo-Soul polymath XamVolo releases new single “Lose Love”, the first track to be taken from his upcoming debut EP A DAMN FINE SPECTACLE.
Written and produced by XamVolo during sessions in LA alongside heavyweight producer Freddie Joachim (J Cole, Aloe Blacc, Joey Bada$$), Lose Love’s bouncing groove opens up the EP. Released via Universal on the 13th April, A Damn Fine Spectacle is an inventive concept EP and serves as a teasing distillation of what is to be explored on his forthcoming debut album, All The Sweetness on the Surface.
FLO RIDA RELEASES NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE
Today, Flo Rida has released his latest single, “Dancer,” along with its companion video. The single is the follow up to recently released “Hola” featuring Maluma – the video for which has boasted over 106 million views. Flo Rida rounded out an all-star 2017 with an appearance at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards as well as a performance of “Hola” during the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year marks a landmark moment in Flo Rida’s career as his debut album “Mail On Sunday,” which featured smash hit “Low”, celebrates its 10-year anniversary. To ring in this milestone, March 26th, 2018 has been dubbed “Flo Rida Day” in Miami, FL – the rapper’s hometown. Since releasing “Low” featuring T-Pain in 2007 – which spent 10 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard “Hot 100” – the Miami-based rapper has unleashed an undeniably amazing string of record-breaking, multi-platinum certified singles, including the worldwide #1 favorite, “Right Round (Feat. Ke$ha)” (6x platinum), “In The Ayer (Feat. will.i.am)” (2x platinum), “Club Can’t Handle Me (Feat. David Guetta),” (3x platinum), “Good Feeling” (4x platinum), “Wild Ones (Feat. Sia)” (4x platinum), “Whistle” (4x platinum), and “I Cry” (2x platinum), “G.D.F.R” (3x platinum), and “My House” (4x platinum)
Elle Exxe Releases New Single ‘QUEEN’
Rising Scottish Singer, Songwriter Elle Exxe follows her dramatic entrance into the stateside music scene with the all-woman produced feminist anthem, “Queen” released today in advance and in honor of International Women’s Day, via her own imprint.
WhoMadeWho release ‘Goodbye To All I Know’ & remix package
WhoMadeWho are that rare thing, a band with their own sound. And their latest long-player ‘Through the Walls’ adds yet more fuel to the restless, fluctuating bonfire. It sounds as if they won’t cool off or settle down anytime soon and their new single ‘Goodbye To All I Know’ demonstrates that in remarkable fashion.
“MACHINE” – THE NEW SINGLE FROM LEMAITRE – IS OUT NOW
Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Lemaitre returns with a new single, “Machine,” and an early start on the festival season with performances this weekend at M3F in Phoenix, AZ and CRSSD in San Diego, CA. “Machine” – the duo’s first new offering since 2017’s Chapter One, which featured the hit single “Closer” feat. vocalist Jennie A. – blends bright synth lines, jangly guitar riffs, and soaring melody into a sweetly wistful, indie-pop-inspired confection. Relationship issues send the track’s narrator into emotional overload and leave him yearning for a simpler, more mechanical existence. He pleads, “Every time that I try, I shut down/So can you please hit restart?”
Charley Crockett’s “Lil’ Girl’s Name” premieres
In celebration of the release, Crockett will embark on an extensive headline tour this year including shows at Dallas’ Majestic Theater, New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall, Austin’s Stubbs, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, New York’s Mercury Lounge and Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle among many others. In addition to Crockett’s headline dates, he will also perform a series of shows supporting JD McPhearson, Turnpike Troubadours, Shovels and Rope and Old 97’s. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on-sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00am local time.
Electro-punk Duo SSHH are excited to bring you their brand-new single “Rising Tide” and official video released through BMG worldwide today. The single comes with 7 additional remixes of the track, featuring re-workings by the likes of legendary UK producer YOUTH, Sondrio, Acaddamy, Secret Space, Jevo Robotic, and SSHH themselves.
As ever, the personal has often been political in Tracey Thorn’s work. “Nine feminist bangers,” she jokes when asked to describe her new solo album Record, which is out today worldwide. To mark the occasion, Tracey shares a new video for the single “Sister,” a song that Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield describes as “fantastic … eight pulsing minutes of feminist rage.” Of the video, Tracey says: “Filmed in London, it features me singing alongside an intergenerational cast of amazing women: Caroline, Ameera, Kate, and Daniella. Press play!”
Trip pop artist Paulaa expresses a sense of loss in her new track ‘All These Stories’
London based trip-pop artist Paulaa is making waves with her ethereal sound and powerful voice. Following the success of her first singles ‘Commit’ and ‘Know You’, Paulaa is back with new track ‘All These Stories’ from her upcoming EP.
SWEDISH PRODUCER MOUNTAIN BIRD SIGNS TO NETTWERK RECORDS
Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of Swedish future bass/electronic producer Adam Öhman, better known as Mountain Bird, who creates mesmerizing synth-laden melodies and sleek beats that paint a picture of dreamy Scandinavian melancholy.
“It’s hard to find your way through the music business today,” says Öhman about his signing. “There are so many ways and so many people… but when I started talking to Nettwerk, it just clicked. I feel like we could take my project to higher grounds within this year and I’m really looking forward to our collaboration.”
Tallest Man Records is excited to announce the release of the new single “I Want Your Trouble” from Nashville’s Brandy Zdan from her forthcoming album Secretear, out May 11.
This song started in a very modern day and millennial fashion, in a text message. Early on in their courtship, Zdan received a text from her now husband, Aaron Haynes (of The Texas Gentlemen), saying “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE.” Zdan immediately knew she had to turn that text into a song, and not just any song, but a kick you over one at that. Haynes and Zdan wrote the song together and Haynes plays drums on the track.
Colorado based producer / DJ Falcon Punch has been awarded a whirlwind of buzz around his productions thanks to a sound he describes as “Dark Island Funk,” consisting of layered guitar melodies, keys and airy vocals. This sound has, to date, awarded the musician support from the likes of Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Poolside, Soul Clap, and more. With his earlier remixes and sample based edits, Falcon also landed himself frequently at the top of the Hype Machine charts and on SiriusXM’s ‘Chill.’
LINES is a band from Stockholm, born in Berlin, who today premiere their stunning music video for their single, “Lockdown” with PAPER. The video, which follows the release of the song on FADER, is the highly anticipated follow up to their song, “You” which has amassed over 5 million streams.
“LINES illustrates the very darkest depths of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and perceived inescapable isolation in the new visual — a perfect accompaniment to the desolate winter pop track,” notes PAPER. The video is directed by Erik Althoff (LINES) and Giannina Panfichi and produced by LINES.
The long-awaited third LP by Salt Lake City-based avant-doom duo EAGLE TWIN, The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn), will see release through Southern Lord on March 30th. Advancing its release, the record’s Revolver Magazine is hosting a stream of the mammoth third track, “Heavy Hoof,” as preorders for the record are issued.
The National Reserve Announce New Studio Album Motel La Grange
Brooklyn’s The National Reserve is pleased to announce their second studio album Motel La Grange (Ramseur Records) out everywhere May 11.
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, Motel La Grange, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock ‘n’ roll.
THE VOIDZ RELEASE NEW SONG
The Voidz have released propulsive groover “All Wordz Are Made Up,” the newest song from their forthcoming album VIRTUE (3/30, Cult Records/RCA Records). The accompanying video, directed by Voidz guitarist Beardo, is a color-spattered surrealist collage that calls to mind the long lost days of VHS.
GEORGE EZRA SHARES NEW SONG “PRETTY SHINING PEOPLE”
Today George Ezra has released “Pretty Shining People,” the latest track from his forthcoming sophomore album Staying At Tamara’s. It follows current single and “anthem-in-waiting” (NME) “Paradise,” currently riding high in the top ten of the UK iTunes chart. “Pretty Shining People” is Staying At Tamara’s powerfully uplifting opener and is accompanied by a lyric video that finds George performing karaoke of his own song to a woefully empty working men’s club – watch HERE.
GANG OF FOUR Release New Single “Lucky”… “Complicit” EP out April 13th
GANG OF FOUR will release a new EP, COMPLICIT on April 13, 2018. Their first new material in three years, the release bookends a period since 2015’s critically acclaimed album What Happens Next, during which Gang of Four have been championed by artists as diverse as St Vincent, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean, the latter of which sampled the band on “Blonde”. Gang of Four are trailing news of the EP with the first new track to emerge from the release, ‘Lucky’ – stream here.
Elle Exxe releases feminist electro-pop anthem ‘Queen’
Rising pop star Elle Exxe has released her new single ‘Queen’, an all-woman produced feminist anthem, released in advance and in honour of International Women’s Day.
To coincide with the release of ‘Queen’, the Scottish singer has announced her first ever headline tour of the United States calling at New York, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia and festival appearances at SXSW.
ICYMI: RISING HIP-HOP ARTIST MISHLAWI RELEASES “ALL NIGHT”
Today, rising hip-hop artist Mishlawi releases his buzzed about track and music video “All Night” across all digital streaming platforms. “All Night,” a high-spirited and vibey record, samples American jazz-fusionist Chick Corea and melds Latin influences with modern trap music creating a sound that is Unique to Mishlawi. The hazy and trippy visuals for the song has already garnered over eight million organic views from fans worldwide cementing Mishlawi as a true one to watch.