Vlad Holiday began his career at sixteen by dropping out of high school to tour the US after landing a record deal with his first band. He’d only been in the country for six years at that point, having fled his birthplace of Bucharest, Romania after his family received death threats from their government. Fast forward years of touring, writing and recording with multiple bands, Holiday landed in the up-and-coming Jersey City art scene and is starting to release music under his own moniker.
2017’s “Once & Future Band” landed upon our brains like the birth of a starchild – fully formed, otherworldly, yet comfortingly familiar in its contours…Floyd, ELO, Queen, Steely Dan, and Beach Boys rearranged into an unapologetically poignant pop moment, underpinned by 4 guys that could play their way out of a Faustian bargain. While we await whatever warlock’s potion they are brewing up next, they’ve pulled a maxi-EP Brain from the vaults for a moment in the sun. All of the mastery you’ve come to expect is at play here; enough chops to make a vegetarian’s mouth sweat, songs that tug at the heart while they play tricks on your mind, and with the steady hand of a of studio wizard sprinkling stardust around the edges just so. It’s out on Castle Face Records March 9th.
Long-running death doom collective ON THORNS I LAY today unveils their anticipated new full-length Aegean Sorrow via Alone Records.
New Video! Ari B “Just Get Me”
Ari B is an award-winning 18 year-old performer from Boston, who has been taking the Internet by storm with her sleek hip-hop style, deep expressive vocals, and cinematic dance videos. Often called a “firecracker” on stage, Popstar Magazine and Broadway World describe Ari B as “commanding” and a “new talent.” In 2016, thousands of fans across the globe discovered Ari’s thought-provoking brand of dance-pop through her debut music videos “By The Pool” and “Break The Ice”. Her third music video, “Dance Into The Party”, was directed by Wayne Isham (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi) and choreographed by Chuck Maldonado (Stomp the Yard, Step Up 4). It has won awards from music & film festivals worldwide, and has surpassed one million views on YouTube. Maldonado raves about working with Ari B, “I haven’t worked with an artist this good since Chris Brown.”
Joelina Drews Shares Gorgeous “Drive” Video
Joelina Drews is a German pop star who’s currently working her way through the American scene. The daughter of German superstar Jurgen Drews, Joelina has been performing her whole life. She started out at only 14 years old making ultra pop and, over the years, has fine tuned her sound into blissful future bass production full of perfectly pop lyricism. She’s made quite the impression in Germany, with a loyal following of 40K Facebook Likes, and is ready to bring her R&B tinged pop music to the States.
NJ’s Alt-Punks THE NECTARS Unveil TOYNBEE Tile-inspired “I Want It” Video
New Jersey scenesters THE NECTARS have revealed the video for their new single, “I Want It,” the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album Sci-Fi Television, out May 25, 2018. The video premiered with Alternative Press.
AP LIVE PREMIERE: THE NECTARS – “I Want It”
Posted by Alternative Press on Friday, March 9, 2018
Rich The Kid Signs with Blueprint Group/Maverick for Management
Expanding its roster of multiplatinum award-winning superstars once again, The Blueprint Group/Maverick announces the recent signings of RIAA Platinum-certified hip-hop force Rich the Kid and breakthrough talent Jay Critch. The team will represent both artists for management worldwide.
In the wake of releasing its second album, Militant Misanthrope, BROKEN CROSS will make its live debut this weekend at the Judas Chair Collective Festival 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The festival runs from this Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th, and will see BROKEN CROSS joining the likes of Circling The Drain, Remissions, Hail Conjurer, Sick World, Slave Hands, Dredged, Long Gone, Usko, Corroder, and more. The band’s live lineup will be comprised of an unnamed set of individuals embedded in the Judas Chair Collective, let by BROKEN CROSS sole founder, Niklas Holm.
THE DEAD DAISIES “RISE UP” ON MARCH 9TH the first Single off their new album “BURN IT DOWN”
“RISE UP”, the first single off THE DEAD DAISIES’ new album “BURN IT DOWN” sets the scene for another huge year for the band. A massive, trailblazing beat, meaty guitars and a thundering vocal deliver a powerful, highly relevant message.
“RISE UP is a blistering old school Sabbath riff with angry lyrics about the state of the world!!! It’s about the people in power that say they have our best interests at heart but don’t!!!! We need to “RISE UP” and let our voices be heard and tell them we want CHANGE and deserve BETTER!!!!!” – says vocalist John Corabi.
In line with the single release, the band is premiering a provocative, extremely visual video underscoring these very issues.
Keys N Krates Share Official “Glitter” Video Feat. Ambré
Following the release of their debut album Cura, Juno Award-winning act Keys N Krates are back to share the official music video for album cut “Glitter,” featuring vocals from frequent Kehlani collaborator Ambré. The psychedelic visual follows Ambré on a night time journey throughout the streets of Los Angeles, illuminating the darkness as she dances to the silky disco beat. “Glitter” is one of the standout tracks from the new record, and has been supported on the radio by Diplo, Anna Lunoe, TOKiMONSTA, Julie Adenuga, Jason Bentley and Annie Nightingale. Recently, Keys N Krates were featured on Diplo and Friends on BBC.
This week, Interscope Records holds four of the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200 album chart. The label’s chart-topping releases include Black Panther The Album – Music From And Inspired By, out on Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records, which returns to the #1 spot this week.
In addition, Tory Lanez’s Memories Don’t Die has debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, while Imagine Dragons’ Evolve moves up to #7 and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. claims the #9 position.
Dady shares their latest single “All That” via Atwood Magazine. “We wanted to make a collab track with Future and Starrah,” the band’s Jesse says of the track, “unfortunately we couldn’t link up in the studio so we decided to make it without them.”
KLP Unveils Party Packed Video for ‘Carried Away’
KLP today unleashes the party packed video for ‘Carried Away’. See KLP and her girl gang’s party ready routine along with the most enviable wardrobe.
Shot in various locations throughout Sydney’s Inner West, it was all filmed by KLP’s skateboarding videographer brother, Andrew Peters. We meet Milwaukee Banks at the station and cameos from Matt Okine, Set Mo and Commandeur join the party to end all parties!