After teasing the track earlier this week, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes returns with triumphant new single “In My Blood.” Co-produced by Shawn with Teddy Geiger and co-written by both alongside longtime collaborators Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton, “In My Blood” is an empowering rock anthem about having the will to overcome featuring Shawn’s most vulnerable, honest lyrics to date. The track is the first from Shawn’s highly-anticipated third album via Island Records and will be debuted on The Late Late Show with James Corden next Wednesday, March 28th.
Laura Jean announces new album ‘Devotion’ (Chapter Music)
Revered Melbourne artist Laura Jean has announced her new album ‘Devotion’, set for release this June on Chapter Music, and shared new single ‘Touchstone’. ‘Devotion’ is a record envisioning the heady exaltation of teenage obsession and a crystal clear memory from a coastal childhood. Critically acclaimed for her piercing and intimate albums, Laura has worked with producer John Lee on ‘Devotion’ (Beaches, Lost Animal) to create an enveloping album of spectral New Age pop, singular in its vision and scope.
IDLES announce LICE as the first signing to their label
Today satirical art-punk band LICE announce It All Worked Out Great, a two-part ‘early years’ collection re-recorded and to be released as two EP’s and as an LP collecting both together.
In frontman Alastair Shuttleworth’s own words “it could not have been made by perfect people, and does not expect any to be listening.”
RUBY VIDOR Releases ’10 Days’ Single
Ruby Vidor, is a 19-year old Melbourne based singer-songwriter releasing her debut independent single, 10 Days.
10 Days is a song about the pain and heartache when time conspires against a relationship. It’s melancholy and gentle vocal underlies the heartbreak that weaves through the captivating melody. The lyric starts with a question – can the relationship survive? As the songs builds it reaches the conclusion that the relationship has come to a natural end.
Iconic, Grammy-nominated producer Steve Angello announces his new album ‘HUMAN’ is slated for release on April 27th via AWAL Recordings. Unlike anything he’s ever done before, it’s a dynamic project that’s sonically free of any expectations placed upon him and a result of a life changing event. His new single “Nothing Scares Me Anymore” feat. Sam Martin is only a taste of the expansive new sonic landscape he’s created with ‘HUMAN’. It features Pusha T, T.D. Jakes (one of the country’s biggest preachers) and many more. It’s available for pre-order now here, with 7 tracks available immediately.
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS today unveiled the title and track listing along with an ambitious global creative campaign for their highly-anticipated fifth studio album: AMERICA, due April 6 via Interscope Records. The album contains feature tracks with superstars Halsey and A$AP Rocky plus a Zedd produced track, see below for full track listing. The moodboard details the complete visual campaign including multiple album covers, available in both physical and digital retail outlets. In addition to the album covers, the provocative images will be part of a global advertising campaign including outdoor billboards and posters in major cities.
S. Carey Debuts “Yellowstone” Video
S. Carey today debuted the picturesque new video for his song “Yellowstone,” off his recently released new album Hundred Acres. Directed by Chase Bartee, and shot by Bartee and Aimee Bartee, the video features footage from Yellowstone National Park, as well as Grand Teton National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Massachusetts; watch it now HERE.
The track premiered via The Wild Honey Pie who said, “While the twang is certainly turned up to 10, Cook grounds his compositions with a keen sense of dark and direct lyrics, conjuring up Timber Timbre, Real Estate and even Kurt Vile at times.”
NEW VIDEO: Dillon Francis shares visual for ‘Ven’
Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis has shared a new music video for “Ven” (feat. Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega), the first single off his forthcoming Spanish language studio album. Francis premiered the clip last night during the Los40 Dance Music Awards in Mexico City, where he also performed. Directed by Michael Garcia, the clip was shot in Washington Heights, NYC and stars Francis alongside vocalists Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega.
Lena Jackson | “End Of The Tunnel”
Lena Jackson is an underground hip-hop artist and poet from Raleigh, NC. Primarily born and raised in a poverty stricken area, Lena grew up with music as her focal point of comfort, with writing as her therapy. Jackson started penning poetry as a child, but later became intrigued by cypher sessions she would see in school cafeterias in her early teens. She eventually learned to interchange poetry stanzas for rap bars, and found pleasure in both spoken word and cypher rapping. Her influences include Nas, MC Lyte, Outkast, Missy Elliot, and Bone Thugs & Harmony.
Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has an announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips’ 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression.
“I didn’t set out to create this album for people who want some background music while they’re having dinner,” says Phillips. “And it’s not something to be sampled piecemeal. I wanted to make a complete experience, a record that takes you on a journey both musically and lyrically. That’s all I’ve ever done.”
Dalarna, Sweden based primitive black/death unit CORPSEHAMMER is to unbridle “Perversión”, the third chapter of their EP trilogy, through Morbid Skull Records.
INDY METAL VAULT premiered the third track “Sexo & Muerte” from this forthcoming EP.
” ….. the song is barely two-and-a-half minutes of breakneck riffing and fervently shouted vocals that acts as the perfect appetizer for the rest of the EP.” — Clayton T. Michaels, Senior Editor at INDY METAL VAULT
New Zealand punks The Cavemen will release their third full-length album, Nuke Earth, on April 6th via Slovenly Recordings. Like the band’s past releases, it features a mix of rowdy punk and raw, scuzzy garage rock, made up of frantic vocals, screeching guitars, and infectious riffs.
The album’s thirteen tracks are high-energy, fast-paced, and ferocious, and new single “Janey” is one of its catchiest cuts, packing plenty of sing-along melodies into just two-and-a-half minutes. You can stream the track where it premiered with CVLT Nation or on SoundCloud.
Jena said of the song: “I wrote ‘Reasons’ from the perspective of someone I know in an unhealthy relationship. When you’re in a position where you ultimately feel stuck, it’s hard to think of anything except for reasons to leave. It’s so important to find the strength within yourself to be able to say that enough is enough.”
CHRCH: Sacramento Doom Unit Shares “Portals”
CHRCH shares the striking new song “Portals” from their forthcoming second full-length album, Light Will Consume Us All, now scheduled for release on May 11th via Neurot Recordings. Of the track, the band comments, “‘Portals’ is a great bridge between our albums. It demonstrates the foundation of our ‘sound’ whilst also showing some of the ways in which our music has evolved. To our mind, it is also a good example of the various emotions and ideas we are exploring with Light Will Consume Us All.”
San Juan-via-Brooklyn electronic indie band Balún are excited to share “El Espanto,” the newest single from their upcoming album Prisma Tropical, due later this year on Good Child Music. The track premiered via NPR Music’s Alt.Latino, who called the album “an adventurous journey into a heavily electronic mélange of sounds complemented by ethereal and beguiling vocals.” The track is available to stream now via NPR, and can now be found on all DSPs.
DAVID GUETTA AND SIA REUNITE WITH “FLAMES”
David Guetta today has unveiled “Flames” – his latest collaboration with Sia. The platinum-selling, Grammy nominated artists who have amassed over a billion streams across their previous chart-topping hits, reunite on “Flames” out now on all digital service providers via (What A Music LTD/Parlophone/Big Beat/Atlantic) – LISTEN HERE.
Ahead of the March 30th release of Kacey Musgraves’ highly-anticipated fourth studio album Golden Hour, Zane Lowe has premiered “High Horse” as his World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music. The track debuted in over 100 countries, with Zane Lowe proclaiming “High Horse” a “phenomenal pop song and tastefully produced,” and going on to say “wipe your eyes, open your mind, that is a great World Record.” Co-written by Kacey with Trent Dabbs and Thomas Schleiter, “High Horse” offers listeners yet another glimpse into the sonic departure of Golden Hour with its Bee Gees-inspired disco beat and irreverent, no-nonsense lyrics.
Ivy Lab Release New Music Video, “Cake,”
North London outfit Ivy Lab were brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene. The years that followed saw them go from strength to strength, earning a place in Mixmag’s Top 10 DJs of 2015 and propagating a new generation of hip-hop inspired abstractions housed within the framework of their 20/20 LDN project.
Formed in late 2014 in New Castle, Colorado, STONE DEAF’s approach to music is a timeless fusion of melody and driving rhythms blending solid rock vibes, psychedelic elements, and sludgy low-end riffs. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2015 and has since spent their time fine-tuning their approach and honing their craft on stage while writing their next record, which now comes to life in Royal Burnout.
Today, Rainbow Kitten Surprise release “Hide” – the third new track off their highly-anticipated label debut LP, “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL,” which arrives everywhere Friday, April 6th.
Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye debuts his new single “Easy” featuring Wiz Khalifa today via Complex. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track. “Easy” marks the first track released off of Caye’s debut album Pink Tree Paradise which is set for release on June 1st via Big Picnic Records.
RI indie rock band Umbrella Co. break onto the scene with new EP ‘Initial’
Relocating to a new city and establishing yourself into the local music scene isn’t always the easiest mission – but Providence’s Umbrella Co. have done just that, with the release of their debut EP Initial last month. The three track EP showcases the band’s amazing chemistry and provides a tasty first bite of the their refreshing indie rock sound.
The band originated in late 2015, when singer/songwriter Jon Shimmin and guitarist Harrison McClain connected at a Providence bar. Both recent transplants to the Rhode Island area, they began to write together and performing under the name Umbrella Co. Initial comes as the band’s debut release. “The inspiration for the EP came about from trying to make something out of the mundane events of daily life,” reflected vocalist Jon Shimmin. “Wanting to take something ordinary and creating little vignettes out of them – that maybe makes the subjects a little more spectacular …even it the event itself isn’t necessarily a positive.”
A talented and well-connected riser in the trap game, ATL’s SG Tip captivates with his calm menace. Adopting a slickly hypnotic flow, SG Tip struts his stuff on “Mink Coat,” his latest single. Giving us a glimpse into his closet and flexing his rhyming muscles, SG Tip demonstrates his star power over a headphone-ready beat courtesy of DJ Marc B, filling the negative spaces with rhythmic hooks. Premiered by HotNewHipHop, “Mink Coat” is the latest single from Block Boy Tip, Tip’s upcoming sophomore effort. With production from Trellgotwings, Tre Trax, J Rich, DJ Marc B (21 Savage’s Official DJ), Block Boy Tip releases on March 28th via StreamCut.
BrooklynVegan is pleased to offer up an exclusive premiere of “(Home) At Last” from Chicago-based metal misfits, SCIENTIST. The band’s latest tune comes by way of their impending new full-length, Barbelith set for release next month. The seven-track offering centers itself thematically on Grant Morrison’s comic book series, The Invisibles where Barbelith is the name of the “placenta” for humanity; a satellite-like object located on the dark side of the moon.
L.A. Salami Shares Video for “Jean Is Gone”
Taken from the forthcoming album The City of Bootmakers (his second for Sunday Best Recordings, released 13th April) the track comes coupled with a charming video. The London-based L.A. Salami has already picked up plaudits for previous release Generation L(ost); being playlisted at BBC 6 Music and appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends has cranked up the interest in the multi-talented singer/songwriter, who has modelled for the likes of Burberry, showed a strong artistic bent (as seen on the album artwork) and writes and performs spoken-word poetry.
French Acid/Fuzz/Psych rockers Electric Jaguar Baby unveiled new music video “El Diablo”
A few days after the official release of its brand new EP ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ for Limited CD & Digital editions, French acid/fuzz-rock/psych/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby just unveiled a new music video for the song “El Diablo” available right now on YouTube.
Chula Vista, California-based hardcore outfit TAKE OFFENSE will release their new EP, Tensions On High, through Flatspot Records next week, and Revolver Magazine is dishing out a dose of the record’s bruising ways with a premiere of the track ‘”Just Because You Believe.”
LA post-punk trio Second Still share the second single “Automata” off upcoming EP
Second Still are back and set to release their second EP Equals on April 20th, 2018 on vinyl via Belgian label Weyrd Son Records, and on cassette through the new tape label Sentimental Records Today, they share the second track off the upcoming EP, “Automata”. Click here to pre-order the album on Weyrd Son Records’ Bandcamp.
CID launches the official video for new single ‘Bad For Me’
New York producer CID has unleashed the brand-new video for single ‘Bad For Me’, following the release of the EP of the same name, put out through Don Diablo’s famed ‘Hexagon’ label on 16th March.
GRIDFAILURE: Nine Circles Debuts Video For “It Feeds On Negative Energy”
New York hostile alchemist GRIDFAILURE has released a new video from the recently-released Irritum album through a premiere at Nine Circles. The new video lands as GRIDFAILURE announces the project’s first live performances with Zud this spring, while several other new recordings enter their final stages.