Moon River Festival sells out in 8 hours
AC Entertainment and Drew Holcomb are honored to announce that the 2018 Moon River Festival has sold out in less than 8 hours.
Here is a message from festival founder Drew Holcomb:
I am overwhelmed and honored to announce that Moon River Festival 2018 is Sold Out, in just one day. This is mind-boggling to me. I am humbled beyond words. We believe this festival will be one to remember for all time. The quality of the lineup, Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, and early September… all of these things are shaping up to deliver a memorable event for the ages. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to believe in this vision. We will see you in September! -Drew Holcomb
Having already amassed a dedicated following in far-reaching corners of the internet, prolific 18-year-old wunderkind Chakra Efendi shares his first official release, ‘Waste of Space’. Attracting streams of 100K+ on a series of demos on SoundCloud, Chakra Efendi’s uniquely forthcoming, noise-tinged brand of lo-fi pop has been steadily connecting with pockets of fans around the globe. Coming to further attention last year with a collaborative track with Memo Boy, ‘Insomniac’, the Brisbane based artist’s characteristic sullen-yet-uplifting soundscape meets heavy-lidded lyricism in this debut, ‘Waste of Space’.
LUI HILL releases new single ‘Revolver’
Bravely stepping away from electronic elements that ushered the success of previous single ‘5000 Miles’, LUI HILL’s new cut ‘Revolver’ sees the enigmatic producer lay himself bare, utilizing striking sonic elements like bouncing keys flanked by rock steady percussion and Hill’s quintessential husky vocals to create a decidedly more ‘indie rock’ sound. ‘Revolver’ details the frustration of being stuck in a cycle of the mundane; a failing relationship or a dead end job, but the hope of better things to come.
Nightly recently wrapped up a sold-out run of dates supporting NF in the U.S. and will re-unite with The Struts for their show in Los Angeles at the Roxy on May 31st.
L.A. Indie Rockers Brett Release “Roman Candle”
‘With their new single ‘Roman Candle,’ Brett announces a complete departure from the summery and warm mood of 2017’s ‘Mustangs’ EP, and instead opts for angular guitar riffs and apocalyptic lyrics, while still maintaining the project’s melodic sensibilities. With strong sonic influence taken from early Cure and New Order, ‘Roman Candle’ paints a picture of shadowy, apocalyptic dread that, in times like these, seems to be less insidious and more distinct in our daily lives. The song relies on Brett’s trademark pop melodies, but ends in a wall of guitar feedback and distortion, mirroring the chaos detailed throughout the song. Brett’s new EP ‘Half’ is out 2018 on 10K Islands.’
Karisma Records: PLENTY New Single “Strange Gods”
Here is a brand new track from Plenty, a band that featured Tim Bowness (No-Man). The band was formed back in 1986 and just recently Plenty re-grouped to finish what was intended to be their debut album, It Could Be Home. Check out the track Strange Gods, the second single released by Plenty!
Christopher Giffard – ‘Talk To Me’ Single
“I’m glad it’s over, to be honest. This thing has been a labour of love and a veritable chapter in my life, but there’s only so long you can work on something and expect it to improve.”, says musician Christopher Giffard about his latest single, Talk To Me. An unlikely blend of percussive jazz piano, dreamy vocals and washy drums, Talk To Me is an acoustically complex, lyrically simple exploration of the powerlessness felt when watching a loved one struggle, and yet refuse help.
Kodaline release new single ‘Follow Your Fire’
Kodaline are back, armed with their best ever single, Follow Your Fire, a slice of powerhouse pop produced by hitmakers Steve Mac and long-time collaborator Johnny McDaid who both worked on the worldwide smashes Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran and Pinks What About Us.
Trampled By Turtles | Shares new single
The much-adored Minnesota sextet, Trampled By Turtles have today shared their new single, ‘The Middle’, the second to be taken from their forthcoming album Life Is Good On The Open Road, due for release via Thirty Tigers on June 1, 2018 – you can listen to the new single here. After an indefinite hiatus, the band are returning with their first new album in four years following in the wake of previous Billboard-charting records which have included three No.1s on the Bluegrass and Folk charts.
The LP features TENDER, Frida Sundemo, Keiynan Lonsdale, Amanda Fondell, and many more. Singles leading into release, including “Aldrig Mer (feat. TENDER),” “Snow In Gothenburg,” “Over You (feat. Frida Sundemo),” and “Bleed It Out (feat. Nea)” have garnered immense success at Spotify & Apple Music with over 12 million combined streams. Featured on Sirius XM Chill, KEXP, KCRW, and seen in Billboard, The FADER, The 405, Dancing Astronaut, Stereogum, Pilerats, Stoney Roads, and Highsnobiety, Kasbo earned multiple chart toppers this year on Hype Machine. Most recently, Kasbo also recently collaborated with producer Shallou on their recent record “Find” featuring Cody Lovaas.
NAATIONS, made up of long-time friends Nicky Night Time and Nat Dunn, have unveiled the compelling floor filler, sampling DJ Rui Da Silva’s iconic production of the same name. “We love the original so much and we felt like we could do a version with our own vibe on it, so we remade it …” says the duo. “We were never into covering tracks really but when we were working on it for the fifty shades movie it just made sense that we were gonna actually make it into a track that we can play live and release!”
New Release – Taken By Trees – “Once”
In a seemingly complex world of confused politics, anger and violence, Victoria offers a rare jewel to soothe and brighten the darkness. This was at least her commitment with the Taken by Trees forth and latest studio album, ‘Yellow to Blue’, her most playful and hopeful creation to date, lying at the perfect crossroad between indie and commercial. ‘Once’ is a taste of this new musical and emotional headspace, and in a world of trend followers, Victoria Bergman is still distinctly herself; revered for her style and innovativeness, boundless approach to creativity and artistic integrity.
Following the release of “Goodbye To All I Know” (feat. remixes from Yuksek, Marvin & Guy, Eagles & Butterflies and Fell Reis) on March 2nd Danish trio WhoMadeWho continues to keep their feet on the gas pedal by revealing an extraordinary performance music video for their latest single.
Death By Unga Bunga release new single ‘Cynical’
Even though Death By Unga Bunga are still considered to be fairly young men, they’re actually revelling in their 10th anniversary together, this year. They’re celebrating this with this release of their fifth album, ‘So Far, So Good, So Cool’. A title which indicates their feelings on the last decade as Death By Unga Bunga pretty accurately.
ViVii release debut single Siv (You & I)’
Swedish dream-pop trio ViVii release their beautiful debut single Siv (You & I) on March 23rd through Dumont Dumont (Ry X, Charlie Cunningham, Josin). This will be the first single to be taken from their debut EP Savant which will be released in late May.
Bent Denim (Hovvdy collaborators) share brief but beautiful ‘Chasing Catherine’
Ben Littlejohn and Denis Sager, otherwise known as Bent Denim, make glitchy, lush, Americana and emo-flecked dream-indie for the defeated – the kind that envelopes you whole and talks to you like an old friend. Today they share ‘Chasing Catherine’, the first track from their forthcoming new album Town and Country.
Fantastic Negrito unveils new album
There is desperation and urgency in Fantastic Negrito’s new album PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD, arriving Friday June 15 via Cooking Vinyl and Blackball Universe. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music.
“I wrote this album because I fear for the life of my black son,” said Negrito. “I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face. Will someone shoot up their school? Will they become addicted to prescription pills? Will they wind up on the street, sleeping under freeways and overpasses? Will the police murder my son? I came up with the name Please Don’t Be Dead because I felt like we’d lost of our way as a society – and I know what happens when you chase the wrong things. It’s the story of my life.”
UK alternative rocker Lion releases her debut single “Self Control” via multi-platinum producers Linda Perry & Kerry Brown’s label, We Are Hear for the U.S. & Canada. We Are Hear partnered with Fiction Records for a global release of the single and the forthcoming album. Listen here:
“Self Control”, which channels White Stripes and AM-era Arctic Monkeys via the ’70s-inflected rock of Jefferson Airplane, is the playful and self-assured debut from Lion. The single sees Lion’s ferocious, Janis Joplin-esque rasp of a voice acknowledge her own inability to deal with confrontation and offering a ‘sorry not sorry’ apology.
“I hope that people will be reminded that the desire to be heard knows no boundaries,” MILCK tells Latina Magazine. “Regardless of what country we are from, or what language we speak, we are all human beings, connected at a deep and spiritual level. The movement for love and tolerance is growing all over the world and it’d be an honor to continue being a voice of support for this global movement. Because I can speak a little Spanish and love the language, I wanted to contribute to the global bond of this movement by singing in Spanish. I hope people can feel the emotion, and be healed, or feel less alone.”