The Watchers, Premiere The New Video “Starfire”
San Francisco doom rock band The Watchers will release its new album, Black Abyss, March 9 via Ripple Music (Mothership, Wo Fat, BANG). Recorded in California’s Sonic Room Studios (Forbidden, Zed) and mixed by the legendary Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Y&T), the record features eight tracks of heavy street-riff rock and is the follow-up to The Watchers 2016 debut, Sabbath Highway, an EP hailed as “the veritable creme de la creme of the modern stoner metal”.
GIGANTOMACHIA – ‘Liberate The Titans’
“Liberate The Titans”, single and lyric video by the Italian melodic death metal/epic metal band GIGANTOMACHIA, is out! The song anticipates the upcoming album “Atlas”, produced by Agoge Records.
Gigantomachia was born in Alatri (Frosinone – Italy) thanks to the bassist Lorenzo Barabba Suminier, who thus realized the dream of starting a Death Metal band. The monicker is linked to the legend of Alatri, the city of the Cyclopes, and to Greek mythology. After some changes, the current line-up is composed by Davide Angelo Pietrantoni (vocals), Lorenzo “Barabba” Suminier (bass), Alessandro Caponera (solo guitar), Stefano Severa (rhythm guitar), Nicola Frate (drums)
The line-up is still compact, strengthened by a solid live activity: the band has played in various Italian festivals, such as Rometal Festival 2017, Sinistro Fest and has shared the stage with Genus Ordinis Dei, Hellretic, Disturbia, Nebulae and with many other bands in the metal scene.
Perth Avant-folk darlings Simone & Girlfunkle are pleased to announce the March 24 arrival of their sophomore album Hold On, the much-anticipated follow up to 2013’s Hurry, Harry which was hailed as “a debut that has no weak points.” (X-Press Magazine).
Spearheaded by new single and album opener “Girls”, a self-described war cry declaring that their gender-equal band won’t be stepped on, Simone & Girlfunkle have once again proven they’re a band with many strings in their multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist bow. Pitch perfect three-part female harmonies, dreamy guitars, keys, omnichord, drums, bass, and a smattering of lush instrumentation make this album a sonically satisfying listen.
“The Canary” is from the nine track mixtape, ‘not ready to grow up’ feauring all female directed videos. Giselle is most notable for her FX-featured comedic viral hit which collectively garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube and more recently is the 2nd place winner for the 2018 Live.Me NYC Streets Beats Competition.
Everything Everything release video for new track ‘The Mariana’
The EP is the first new material from the four-piece since their brilliant fourth album “A Fever Dream”. A critical and commercial success, the record hit the Top 5 on its release, the joint-highest charting album of their career to date. This brand new music comes as the band gear up for the launch of their UK tour, taking in the biggest venues they’ve ever headlined.
Canshaker Pi have premiered their new single ‘Put A Record Out’ at Exclaim!. The track was described as a “cheeky lead single… which finds them adding a post-punk flair and the Fall-esque cynicism to their off-kilter rock sound.” Say the band about the new track, “To us, ‘Put a Record Out’ is the ultimate party noise and our take on what true and epic motorcycle rock’n’roll should sound like.”
The Black Angels share video for new single “Half Believing”
Guitarist Christian Bland says of the clip; “The idea was to create a mini ‘Twilight Zone’ episode, where a man’s life flashes before his very eyes before he enters eternity. Where he ends up, no one knows.”
Toxikull present first video off the upcoming album “The Nightraiser”
Portuguese speed metallers Toxikull have just released the video for the track “Nightraiser”, off the album with the same name. Featuring a dark and raw tone, inspired by videos from the 80’s filled with grain and contrast, it captures and illustrates the old-school and aggressive musical style the band plays.
The video was recorded by Tomás Carraca at Another Place (Almada, Portugal). Edited by Miguel Carrapiço.
Tropical F*ck Storm Release New Video “You Let My Tyres Down”
“You Let My Tyres Down” Is a mutant swamp pop blazer, surveying Melbourne’s suburban underbelly with a free flow of hair raising imagery ( I grew up around her family/ And they were such a bunch of losers/ Anchored only to each other/ On a sea of vodka cruisers) As Gareth Liddiard explains “You Let My Tyres Down is basically about the real world; ordinary life, and how drab and featureless it seems, and then you write it down and you see it’s pretty wild. They say that good books make shit movies and shit books make good movies. So if you’re depressed and your life resembles a shit book, congratulations.”
Jack Ladder announces new album & UK / EU dates with Alex Cameron
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders return with a first taste from their forthcoming album ‘Blue Poles’, the first new music since the May 2017 single “Susan”. Jack has also announced solo support dates with fellow Australian Alex Cameron across Europe and the UK in March and April.
PURKINJE Releases ‘In The Sun’
Purkinje’s (pronounced Purr-kin-gee) first solo EP Voyager released in November 2017 is a raw showcase of the technical brilliance of Melbourne guitarist turned self producer and solo artist, Matt Sheldon.
Directed by Brantley Gutierrez the video features Ethan Embry (Empire Records, Grace and Frankie) and Julia Jones (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Wind River). “You Worry Me” set Billboard’s chart record for the most Triple A radio spins ever in a single week while reaching #1 at Triple A for the fifth consecutive week and #1 at Americana radio for the sixth consecutive week.
RISE AMONG RIVALS Releases Official Music Video for “Empty Love Scene”
Maryland rock band RISE AMONG RIVALS has released the official music video for the single “EMPTY LOVE SCENE,” off of their upcoming, debut EP. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “EMPTY LOVE SCENE” was directed by Tom Flynn.
Bryde today reveals the video for new single To Be Brave. Shot in Dungeness, a place that has held a great deal of fascination for the Welsh artist, she explores themes of retreat and solitude.
On April 20, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe will release Sparrow via Warner Music Nashville. The album, her fourth, was recorded with producer Dave Cobb in Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A. Today, Monroe unveiled the album art for Sparrow along with the track list and collaborators on the record.
D.A. Stern, the solo project of David Aaron Stern, is the musical amalgamation of crossword puzzle obsession, backgammon playing, and working as a recording engineer at Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s (aka MCA) studio. Stern’s laid back, tongue-in-cheek lyrics effortlessly complement his dreamy pop rock arrangements of dense guitars and swirling organs. The music of D.A. Stern, who is more inspired by filmmakers Albert Brooks and Mel Brooks than any songwriter, could be compared to contemporaries Deerhunter, Real Estate, and Yo La Tengo but with the timelessness of Paul Westerberg.
Experimental doom unit MESSA debut “Leah” video
Not your typical doom video nor your typical doom band! Get mesmerized by MESSA’s new video “Leah”, which is being premiered via Cvlt Nation today. The Italian’s dark, experimental and soulful new effort “Feast For Water” will be available April 6th on Aural Music.
Major Television Channel Debuts “Believe It” by Soul Circus Cowboys
Country/Americana rising artists Soul Circus Cowboys have teamed with a virtual who’s who within the world of video production, promotion, and distribution and their timely message for the masses is taking off big time. “Believe It” which brings to light the power of a single person representing new hope and standing with others is catching on. Four men out of the Tampa St. Pete area of Florida in the USA have honed their music and through the guidance of Video Producer George Hudak, Director Dan Epand, and Promoter Steve Baker, “Believe It” is reaching the masses.
House duo Apexape deliver their brand new single ‘Whiskey & Cola’, a huge house production laced with the rich vocals of Carla Monroe who recently featured on MK’s top 10 hit ’17’.
Apexape’s trademark deep bassline and rumbling hooks are ever present, whilst Monroe’s ragga tinged vocal helps provide all the ingredients for a club hit.
Courtney Marie Andrews’ new song “I’ve Hurt Worse” is premiering today at Rolling Stone, who calls it, “A rich folk ballad that showcases the full range of Andrews’ dynamic, remastered- vinyl vocals.” Listen/share HERE.
Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop is excited to announce their partnership with Foreigner. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.
The group, who are responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, are are now gearing up to launch a new merchandise line in conjunction with their upcoming massive Worldwide tour.upcoming Juke Box Heroes tour with special guests Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, which kicks off in Bangor, Maine on June 15, 2018.
Dan Stock Shares New Track “Have You Heard The News”
Following up from the success of his debut track “Baby Valentino”, today new Heavenly Recordings signee Dan Stock is pleased to shared brand new track “Have You Heard The News” and its accompanying video.
MIEN shares “Earth Moon” music video by artist Mike Turzanski
Rocket Recordings recently announced the signing of MIEN whose self-titled debut album will be released on Friday April 6th, 2018. MIEN is comprised of The Black Angel’s Alex Maas, The Horror’s Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham. Today the band shares the music video for their sitar-laden psychedelic second single, “Earth Moon,” from artist Mike Turzanski.
Heaven is Matt Sumrow (vocals and guitar), Mikey Jones (drums) and Liz Lohse (keyboards and vocals). Sumrow and Jones created the band in the wake of touring and recording with artists such as Dean and Britta, Swervedriver, Ambulance LTD, The Comas, Snowden, The Big Sleep and others.
Divided Minds Premiere “Don’t Get Too Close” Music Video
Alternative Rock band Divided Minds have released their single and music video for “Don’t Get Too Close,” premiering the song in New Noise Magazine. “Don’t Get Too Close” is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Mood Swings, releasing April 6th via We Are Triumphant.
Taiyo Kimura creates jarring visuals for Superchunk’s 73-second “Cloud of Hate”
Shadowproof says Superchunk’s “Cloud of Hate” is “a shout-along, fist-pumping burst of sharp, relentless pop punk energy, and a reminder that often the most powerful punches are the shortest and fastest.” Today, the What a Time to Be Alive cut (which features Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan on backing vocals) is given a music video treatment courtesy of Japanese visual artist Taiyo Kimura who includes a horse head, a room of limbs, the band being shattered to bits, and lots more mind-bending imagery in the clip.
The Front Bottoms have announced details of the 2nd installment of their Grandma Series. The six-track Ann EP, which follows 2014’s Rose EP, will feature five new recordings of never before released fan favorite songs as well as a brand new track, “Tie Dye Dragon.”
Steve Aoki and Lil Uzi Vert Release Video For Their Hit Single “Been Ballin”
Los Angeles, CA – March 5th, 2018 – Today, 2x Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki and 2x Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Uzi Vert released the music video for their hit single “Been Ballin.” The video, directed by Ours&Yours and produced by DJay Brawner and Blake Greenbaum from Anthem Films features Aoki and Vert in a digital, pure gold world. The video starts with a head banging performance by Vert and Aoki before transitioning into their world of wealth and endless options, with Aoki rowing through a river of gold and overflowing Belaire champagne and Bentleys. Throughout the video Vert’s various thrilling performances are projected on large screens overlooking the lavish turf.
Mind Monogram Premieres New Video for “Insomniac” via OC Weekly
Los Angeles based band Mind Monogram started out in 2014 as the passion project of vocalist/guitarist Edgar A. Ruiz who wrote, recorded and self-released the band’s debut EP Moments in Time. Ruiz’s project has now come into fruition as a full band with the addition of members Christian Caro (guitar), Bryan Mejia (drums), and Billy Azurdia (bass) and have since been playing regularly in Southern California. The band has been a featured performing act at The NAMM Show convention in Anaheim, CA and was top 3 in The Deli Magazine’s list for Best Emerging LA Bands 2017.
Bit Funk Releases “Getting Worse” featuring Oktavian on Physical Presents
To everyone who’s ever felt the irresistible, yet terrifying pull of a new love after being burned: Bit Funk and vocalist Oktavian feel your pain, and they have a song for you. The Canadian producer and Los Angeles-based vocalist teamed up for “Getting Worse,” a poppy, dance ballad that will speak to the bittersweet inner conflict everyone feels when learning to love again after heartbreak. Its subtle ’80s flair through disco-influenced melodies give the “Getting Worse” groovy report on the dance front, while Oktavian’s visceral deliverance of the very vulnerable lyrics give the song depth and relatability. “Getting Worse” stemmed from a personal experience of Oktavian’s that he and Bit Funk gave life to with a track. “BitFunk really found a perfect vibe in the track for the lyric and melody, which was written about a relationship I had in school a few years back… we were trying hard not to fall but the chemistry was so heavy!” explained Oktavian. “I’m super stoked for the audience to feel that sort of connection with this song and for it to do great things!” The release is out on Physical Presents, which also plays home to melodic maestros Felix Cartal, Bobby Love and others.
The visuals were fully choreographed by NYC based dancer, Maleek Washington, best known for his work with Commonwealth Ballet, CityDance Ensemble, and the immersive show Sleep No More, not to mention performances with the likes of Sia and Rihanna.
Between the Lights showcases the subtlety and sensitivity in Coralcrown’s body of work. It’s a song about a shy guy fighting his own insecurities to ask a girl to dance. Unbeknownst to him, she’s fighting her own securities too. It’s a clever and poignant meditation on the prison of our internal complexes, made into something aesthetically sublime through Coralcrown’s tactful guitar work and his mastery of vocal layering and harmony.
EPIC RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW DEAL WITH A.CHAL
Epic Records announces an exclusive recording deal with critically acclaimed Peruvian-born singer, songwriter, and producer A.CHAL.
In tandem with this major news, the artist’s buzzing new single “Love N Hennessy” (Remix) [feat. 2 Chainz & Nicky Jam] is heating up rhythm and urban radio, officially impacting both formats just two weeks ago.
Sloppy Jane shares a new video for her single “Potassium”. You can check it out along with an exclusive interview over on Office Magazine. “This video is the end of the story that the record is telling and is a picture of my own head conflating multiple very true scenarios in attempt to find a conclusion where there isn’t one,” the band’s Haley Dahl explains, “Mika, the director, has a unique understanding of what I’m trying to say and I will work with her forever”.
Florida based alternative metal band Meka Nism has released the official music video for their single “The War Inside,” off of their upcoming, as yet unnamed EP. Originally premiered on New Noise Magazine, “The War Inside” was directed by Jim Dougherty with creative direction from front-woman Meka.
Jeremy Messersmith Unveils Video + Album Out This Friday
Today, singer songwriter, jeremy messersmith, unveils the video for “Purple Hearts,” which was directed by Alex Horner with special effects artist Ryan Schaddelee. The video was a shot outdoors in rural Minnesota on an impressively cold 12 degree day. The song is the lead single off of his upcoming album, Late Stage Capitalism out this Friday via Glassnote Records.