MUNA RELEASE 3-SONG ACOUSTIC EP “ABOUT U: ONE YEAR ON” TODAY
Today, Los Angeles-based trio MUNA release a 3-song acoustic EP entitled About U: One Year On. The EP was recorded live in studio on February 2nd which marks exactly one year since the release of their debut album About U. About U: One Year On, which is mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat who also mixed their debut album, is available now at all digital retail providers via RCA Records.
Lokki | ‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’
Lokki today releases ‘Breathe A Breath Of Me’, the latest track to emerge from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Cirrhi’, due for release on March 16. The choir-backed hymnal new track follows Lokki’s stark debut single ‘I Catch You’ which emerged last month via a video created with Japanese calligraphy artist Akemi Lucas.
Drawing from a wide range of disparate influences, Nigerian-Canadian artist ODIE pioneers a style all to his own. Preparing a formidable batch of post-genre urban music, ODIE announces Analogue, his debut album. Combining Fela Kuti’s syncopation and energy, with Coldplay’s atmospheric sounds and Kid CuDi’s rhythmic vocal style and lyrical conviction, Analogue is a fully-formed effort for the 21-year-old artist. Alternating soft singing and percussive rhyming throughout, Analogue is a diverse and warm listening experience, equally suited to background listening or headphones absorption. Distributed by EMPIRE, Analogue releases on April 6th.
NF is #1
While NF was in Los Angeles yesterday for his sold-out show at The Wiltern, Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett surprised him with a plaque to commemorate 1 million global adjusted album sales. This impressive number includes 125,000 albums, 750,000 track downloads and over 1 million combined streams of the NF Real Music/Caroline U.S. gold Album Perception and the U.S. platinum single “Let You Down.” The celebration at the Capitol Records Tower was made sweeter by the simultaneous move of “Let You Down” to the No. 1 position on the Mediabase Top 40 chart.
“Let You Down” has served as a gateway for countless new fans to experience NF’s third full-length album, Perception (Caroline), which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Upon arrival, it sent shockwaves throughout the culture at large as chronicled by Forbes, Billboard, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many more.
Adding new textures and life into “Lady Powers,” the Australian songstress tapped some of the most exciting local and international talent to take on the track, which originally appeared on her debut album Perennial [July 2017, Capitol Records]. The dreamy production from Alice Ivy, the lush additions from Californian TOKiMONSTA, the deep house meets disco vibes from Maria Marcus, to the after-party-3-am dubstep mix by award-winning Maya Jane Coles all compliment the “Lady Powers (feat. Kodie Shane)” single on the EP.
Today, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Toni Romiti releases her track “Never Thought” featuring rapper, actor, singer and internet personality, DC Young Fly. “Never Thought” Ft. DC Young Fly comes as fans highly anticipate the release of Romiti’s upcoming major label debut EP entitled TOMBOY and the track available now at all digital retail providers via RCA Records.
The Pendletons Release New Single “Funk Forever”
Comprised of Bay Area talents E Da Boss(of Myron and E on Stone’s Throw) and Trailer Limon, The Pendletons are a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project. Emerging with their very first release in 2010, a 7″ inch of “Coming Down/Waiting On You” on the Slept On record label, it instantly became a cult classic receiving constant play at nights like San Francisco’s Sweater Funk and LA’s Funkmosphere, and fetching for serious sums among vinyl collectors. Most recently, in 2016, they released the EP “Gotta Get Out” whose title track caught the ear of renowned BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson, who liked it enough to release it on his ‘Brownswood Bubbler’ compilation.
The 405 has shared The Orange Peels new single entitled “Stealing Days”. It is the final track off their forthcoming LP ‘Trespassing’ out 4/27 via Minty Fresh. When talking about the song the band’s lead singer Allen Clapp says, “The band throws shards of guitars, wheezing vintage synths, and enormous programmed drums over an undulating bassline. The message here is a recurring theme on the album: Are we tearing down everything that makes us human? Are we able to evolve into a species that can treat each other with love and respect? How do we deal with those destructive people in our existence? Are we just Trespassing here? It’s no ‘What the World Needs Now.’ It’s a dystopian pop song where people tear each other down to build themselves up. It’s a lot like life.”
GUNSHIP Share New Track & Video For “Art3mis & Parzival”
Synthwave pioneers GUNSHIP return with their new track “Art3mis & Parzival”, a homage to the book ‘Ready Player One’. The song focuses on the source material’s romantic heart – the love story between the books two main characters Art3mis & Parzival. GUNSHIP said the following about the inspiration behind the track:
“Wait by the River” is already the subject of early critical praise; Los Angeles Times proclaims, “It’s a gorgeous song, one with the majesty of a 1950s doo-wop ballad,” while SPIN adds, “[‘Wait by the River’] offers a refined, waltz-like sound that can’t quite cover for the sins of a fatalistically obsessed narrator.” UPROXX furthers, “The track sounds like something you’d slowly sway back and forth to in close proximity with a special someone at a ‘50s high school dance, like a more doo-wop Fleet Foxes, a vibe they previously proved they can nail with ‘The Night We Met.’”
LA based duo OYLS is David Kirshenbaum (former business consultant for KPMG) and Michael Lipp (a failed strip club DJ turned Hebrew school music teacher). Best friends since high school, Michael and David — both dreaming of a career in music — began collaborating and supporting each other musically at a young age. When they chose to attend different colleges, both quickly found themselves straying from their passion as they pursued their respective career paths. A chance encounter and some rare free time brought them back together creating music again. They soon both left their jobs and pursued music full time. OYLS was born.
Punk Legends No Fun At All Announce New Album Grit on Bird Attack Records
Formed in 1991, Sweden’s No Fun At All quickly carved out their own brand of fast, melodic hardcore-punk with their debut EP Vision (1993) and the subsequent album No Straight Angles (1994). Establishing a sound of their own and, alongside contemporaries Millencolin and Satanic Surfers, themselves as one of the biggest Swedish acts of the 90’s skatepunk scene. The new album, recorded and produced by Millencolin’s Mathias Farm in November, along with a bunch of well-received European shows this past summer, shows there are no signs of slowing down for No Fun At All.
City Of The Weak has just released the new video for their cover of the Incubus song “Pardon Me”. The video can be viewed at the following location @skopemag.
Miss FD shares video for her song “Despair”
The track is dark and eerie with a hard-hitting rhythm that makes for an entrancing composition. Accompanying the single is an equally dark and hypnotic music video directed by Chad Michael Ward. The video elevates the song to an even higher level, creating more depth and texture to the story. The visuals for “Despair” are rich with elements of sorcery, darkness, and fire. The video is set for a March 9th release, to be followed by the release of the whole album, Transcendence, on March 27th.
This year, UK duo Jack Beats are celebrating a decade as pioneers of a trademark hybrid sound that fuses hip-hop, house, and drum ‘n’ bass. Since 2007, Jack Beats have been awarded a thriving international fanbase with their forward thinking approach to production and DJing that has resulted in festival bookings worldwide, including Electric Daisy Carnival and Beyond Wonderland coming up in 2018.
Ho99o9 x 3Teeth colab track
L.A. by way of New Jersey hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 and Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH recently announced a co-headlining national tour (full dates below) and today they’ve released another collaborative track called “Time’s Up”, available to preorder as a limited 7″ with a custom bandana (Bandana available on all tour stops while supplies last – vinyl is online only). Listen to the track and see what both bands had to say about it below.
MOVEMENTS Partner With Alzheimer’s Association To Debut Emotional Video For “Deadly Dull”
California’s MOVEMENTS have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to debut an emotionally charged video for “Deadly Dull”, a fan favorite off their latest album Feel Something. Directed by Max Moore, the video depicts a vivid representation of effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
“‘Deadly Dull’ is a song that we felt really needed a visual aid,” says lead singer-songwriter Patrick Miranda. “The song is powerful as it is, but adding a video really helps drive the point home and make the situation more understandable. Seeing someone you love suffer from a disease that rids them of who they are is a really hard thing to experience. We felt that director Max Moore would do a perfect job of taking this song to the next level, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
Additionally, her latest single “Best Days” sits at #20 on the US AAA radio chart and the new music continues to receive critical praise—Independent proclaims, “[Lissie has] landed on perhaps the most progressive music of her career” while The Times calls it, “Lissie’s best album yet.” Relix furthers, “On Castles, Lissie continues to explore the more troubling aspects of human nature, offering another collection of confessional tunes that explore conflicting emotions and trying times. She channels the physical and emotional pain and longing that goes into relationships that are imploding, as well as those that only exist in the heart of the lover longing for connection.”
GEORGE EZRA SHARES “HOLD MY GIRL”
The song is a heartfelt ballad that showcases George’s signature baritone vocals. George has also shared the Abbey Road studio session of “Pretty Shining People,” the album’s opening track.
Listen to Quiet Friend’s debut LP, a sophisti-pop journey
Today, NY-based band Quiet Friend (led by Nick Zanca, formerly Mister Lies & guitar-synthesist Steven Rogers) share their immersive debut LP. Out now, everywhere on Elestial Sound.
Standout singles include “Playgrounds” (including a stunning visual by Hayden Hoyl), the intimate “Breathplay” + their shimmering lead-track “Safe”.
Meg DeLacy Debuts Sultry New “Bruises” Music Video via Celebuzz
The Fosters actress and emerging indie pop singer-songwriter Meg DeLacy debuts the new music video for “Bruises” today via Celebuzz! Bringing new life to the song, the video embodies the message of “Bruises” with deep shades of purple, playing on themes of vulnerability and passion. The track has garnered over 130k streams on Spotify and a shout out from R&B singer Miguel.
Miami’s Donzii releases debut single on Grey Market today, shares video for “Mines”
Donzii is post-punk performance art by Miami via New York no-wave rippers. A hot punch of angular funk backbeats, sinister guitars and singer Jenna Balfe’s aggressive nonchalance make this dark, must-see, must-dance music for the times. Features Dennis Brewster Fuller on bass, Monroe Getz on drums and Nick DeLucca on guitar.
COLD WAR KIDS RELEASE “CAN WE HANG ON?” (LIVE)
Recorded at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on September 24, 2017, Audience takes its title from a song that appeared Cold War Kids’ 2010 EP, Behave Yourself. The live set also features key songs from each of the band’s six studio albums, including “We Used to Vacation,” “Hang Me Out To Dry” and ‘Hospital Bed” from Cold War Kids’ 2006 debut, Robbers & Cowards, and “Miracle Mile and “Bottled Affection” from 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The band’s most recent releases are represented with “All This Could Be Yours” and the Gold-certified, Alternative Songs chart topper “First” from 2014’s Hold My Home plus “So Tied Up,” “Restless” and “Can We Hang On?” from LA Divine.
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear Unveils Video + Song Today
Today, mother and son duo, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, unveiled their new song “Childhood Goodbye”. Co-written and produced by the legendary Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) the song marks and exciting up-tempo evolution for the critically acclaimed artists from Independence, MO.
Rising Rap Artist S’natra Releases New Single
Hear the name Sinatra and you might think of Strangers in the Night or Luck be a Lady. But, more and more hip-hop fans are starting to think of S’natra, the emerging rapper with an intoxicating sound.
S’natra is releasing “Off Key,” which, of course, is anything but. Produced by Ivan Jackson, of Brasstracks, it’s also the first single from his much-anticipated debut mixtape, Subject to Change.
Countdown to Summer with RGRT ft Abel Miller’s New Single “Get Down Low”
RGRT ft. Abel Miller’s new single “Get Down Low” is the perfect tropical infusion of exotic electronic music combined seamlessly with pop and RnB influenced vocals. A sweet escape and reminder of things to come, this is the perfect music to bring the fun back into your life. It’s the kind of song that will make your spirit soar and remind you of those simmering days and long steamy nights of summer.
Sareem Poems x Ess Be x Sean C. Johnson are “Way Up There”
As a lead in to their next Illect Recordings album release, Sareem Poems & Ess Be collaborate with Sean C. Johnson on “Way Up There”.
Sareem shares, “Way Up There is a song about not allowing anything to steal your joy. There are so many things that can bring you down. Focusing on the positive or the brighter side of things can be very difficult to do sometimes.”
He continues, “I’ve purposefully put myself in this head-space. It’s the best habit I’ve ever had. Many thanks to Sean C. Johnson. He came through and executed the hook perfectly.”
Henry Fong and Vlien Boy join forces on electronic dancehall track “Pop It Off,” featuring Lisa Mercedez. The Dim Mak single successfully marries Fong’s dancehall-inspired stylings with Vlien Boy’s trap and future bass influences, culminating in an upbeat electronic song with a pulsating moombahton edge.
Ocean Alley Release New Record Ahead of NA Tour!
Chiaroscuro, from Aussie psych-surf band Ocean Alley, along with the video for the album’s lead single “Confidence”! Ocean Alley’s sound – which is drenched in equal parts distortion and dreaminess, paired blissfully with scuzzy riffs and intoxicating echoing vocals – creates the ultimate fusion of psychedelic reggae and laid-back surf rock. They’re coming off a string of sold out tour dates in Australia and will be bringing their incredible live show to North America this May for the first time. They’re one of the hottest rising bands in Australia and will undoubtedly be causing a major stir when they make it our way this Spring.
JIRM: Surge Ex Monumentis Streaming In Full
JIRM, formerly Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus, has never been more themselves than they are on Surge Ex Monumentis. Even as they redefine who they are and what they do as a band, they remain singularly powerful in their delivery and completely unmistakable. The seven-track Surge Ex Monumentis was captured at Puch Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed by Oskar Lindberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mastered by Chris Gooseman at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
With a more energetic twist on his mentor 21 Savage’s menacing nonchalance, ATL rapper SG Tip is making moves to the top of the game. Following up his surprise hit N*gga With Ambition (NWA), SG Tip announces Block Boy Tip, his upcoming mixtape. Packed with low-key, street-savvy bangers, Block Boy Tip is a cathy chronicle of Tip’s lightning quick come-up. With production from Trellgotwings, Tre Trax, J Rich, DJ Marc B (21 Savage’s Official DJ), Block Boy Tip releases on March 28th.
Bandsintown, the largest independent concert discovery platform, today launched the first-ever personalized SXSW Guide inside their mobile app. The SXSW Guide uses data insights to identify and suggest what performances are best suited to users’ taste, based on both the artists they track and those similar. The first of its kind, the Guide is Bandsintown’s landmark foray into festival recommendations – a dynamic way for fans to stay in-the-know while travelling from set to set.
With more than 2,200 artists set to perform at hundreds of venues sprawled across Austin, this week-long music festival is a can’t-miss for any lover of live music. With seemingly countless sets to catch between Monday, March 12 and Sunday, March 18, Bandsintown has made it easier than ever for fans to pick and choose what shows to check out, based on their individual music taste.