Vans, the original action sports and apparel brand, unites with iconic hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, to unveil an exclusive footwear collection that sees a true creative homage come to life.
Paying tribute to the style, art, music, and originality of the artist’s immense cultural influence since the early 1990s, Vans celebrates A Tribe Called Quest’s outstanding contributions to music and pop culture with footwear designs that memorialize their iconic album artwork and the vibrant song lyrics forever embraced by the 90s zeitgeist and beyond. The exclusive collection offers a range of Vans classic silhouettes including the Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Slip-On, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era in bold colors and prints, illustrating the group’s most favorite milestones of their career.
JARLE SKAVHELLEN Announces Debut Album
Up-and-coming Norwegian singer-songwriter Jarle Skavhellen will release his debut album The Ghost In Your Smile on May 11th via Nettwerk Records.
Premiered on Nothing But Hope and Passion, watch the lyric video for one of the standout songs from the forthcoming album, “Pilots.”
Created in 2012 by Everclear frontman, Art Alexakis, the Summerland Tour has become a summer tour favorite of fans and critics alike, with Rolling Stone naming it one of the “10 Hottest Summer Package Tours”. Alongside Everclear as its recurring headliner, past Summerland lineups have featured notable alternative rock bands such as Sugar Ray, Lit, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Space Hog, Gin Blossoms, Live, Fuel, American HiFi, The Toadies and Filter, making it a go-to tour for fans of ’90s nostalgia.
G Elenil shares post-apocalyptic visuals for ‘GoodTime’
Following its debut live performance at 4ZZZ’s Put Us First Festival Afterparty (also featuring May Lyn & REBEL YELL), Brisbane/Meanjin-based musician, producer, visual artist & streetwear label owner G Elenil today shares the cinematic visuals for her “seductive RnB dance tune” ‘GoodTime’, premiered on triple j Home and Hosed earlier this month.
In a few weeks, 2 Chainz, French Montana and Latin Grammy Award winner Nacho will feature on an international version of MC Kevinho’s Brazilian funk hit “Olha a Explosão.” The track has over 700 million combined streams in Latin America between Spotify and YouTube, but Aftercluv, Universal Music Latin Entertainment’s dance division launched in 2015, is betting it has plenty of room to grow in the rest of the world.
Love Ghost – ‘The Scarlet Letter’
Having grown up together, the four-piece are able to poignantly express both the hardships and joys of suburban teenage culture within their music. Formed by 16-year-old frontman Finn Bell who demonstrates a maturity beyond his years with his soulful lyrics and arrangements. Despite the band all being teenagers, their raw musical skill creates a nostalgic triumph of distorted guitar melodies, heavy drums and emotionally stimulated lyrics. Love Ghost’s musical composition is inspired by a mix of old universal horror films meshed with iconic grunge artists such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The fans have spoken. Embraced by music lovers worldwide, XXXTentacion (pronounced “Eks-Eks-Eks-Ten-Tah-See-Ohn”) catapults to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in North America with his full-length debut, [Bad Vibes Forever].
Moe Kash – “Oh I Heard”
Born in Haiti, but hailing from Broward County Florida, Moe’s flow flirts with the old school, but showcases a focused, modern sound. The budding rapper definitely treasured the lesson learned from hip-hop icons such as Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and TI, just to name a few icons that Moe looks up to and respects big time.
Chloe Styler – ‘Storm Chaser’ Single
Born and bred on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Chloe Styler isn’t your typical Country artist. The 20-year-old has been influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Kacey Musgraves to become the artist she is today.
In September 2016, Chloe travelled to the Central Coast of NSW to record her debut EP with Simon Johnson from Hillbilly Hut Recording Studios. Chloe is thrilled to have co-written a song with Lyn Bowtell titled Storm Chaser, which is featured on the record.
Dirty Nice Remix Swedish singer Amanda Mair
Amanda Mair signed off 2017 with her stellar new EP ‘To The Moon’ grabbing the attention of Billboard calling her new EP ‘a journey through personal struggle and love’.
After a 5-year hiatus from music, the infamous, yet heavier rock fathers at Despotz Records resurrected the still young Amanda and nurtured her comeback EP to the pop music world with notable placements at P3, New Music Friday (5 countries), The Line Of Best Fit, Clash and Dancing Astronaut to name a few tastemakers.
New > Watch the new video to Jeshi’s ‘Daydream’
Born and raised in east London, 22 year old rapper and musician Jeshi is making music difficult to shackle or pigeonhole. Ranging from ultra minimal and alternative monotone crooning to ethereal drum-lead songs filled with compact, tightly woven raps, he has already started to map out his own, idiosyncratic path.
Listen to Air Waves’ new single “Warrior”
Today Brooklyn-based project Air Waves (aka Nicole Schneit) reveals the final single, “Warrior” (feat. Kevin Morby) before the release of her forthcoming album. It follows the politically inspired “Blue Fire” and the buoyant lead-single – “Morro Bay” – both are taken from her third full-length, Warrior.
BERTHOLD CITY: Cvlt Nation Now Streaming Debut EP
This Friday, WAR Records will issue the Moment Of Truth debut 7″ by newly-formed Los Angeles straightedge hardcore outfit, BERTHOLD CITY, the group formed by members of Strife, World Be Free, Internal Affairs, Final Fight, One Choice, Allegiance, and others. Cvlt Nation is now streaming the entire EP ahead of its release.
SiriusXM announced today that entertainment icon LL COOL J will launch his new SiriusXM classic Hip-Hop channel on March 28 entitled LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio.”
The channel will feature a wide range of classic hip-hop content, music, interviews and in-depth retrospectives curated and presented by LL, as well as other innovators of hip-hop music, including Ice Cube, Stetsasonic, Eric B. & Rakim, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Kool Moe Dee, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Ultramagnetic MCs, Too Short, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Black Moon and Ice T.
LO MOON SHARES LIVE VIDEO FOR “MY MONEY”
Lo Moon has released their live performance video of “My Money” – watch HERE. The visual was directed by Michael Hili and is the first clip from a series of live videos that will roll out over the coming weeks. “My Money” is lifted from Lo Moon’s self-titled debut album, which was released on February 23 via Columbia Records and produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye).
Paul Thorn Releases First-Ever Gospel Album ‘Don’t Let The Devil Ride’
Paul Thorn released on Friday his first-ever gospel album Don’t Let The Devil Ride, available everywhere via Thirty Tigers. A collection of soulful songs originally recorded by black southern gospel groups, Don’t Let The Devil Ride was co-produced by Billy Maddox and Colin Linden and recorded in three legendary locations: Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans. Don’t Let The Devil Ride features contributions from the Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, the Preservation Hall Jazz Horns and Bonnie Bishop. Today, Thorn shared the video for “You Got To Move,” debuted by Glide Magazine, which features special behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album at these legendary studios.
VALENTINO KHAN’S “LICK IT” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY
The new track continues to receive critical praise—Dancing Astronaut proclaims, “Valentino Khan brings the heat with this sultry, feisty house tune,” while YourEDM adds, “Khan delivers masterful bass house with a dirty twist.” Run The Trap furthers, “All aboard the hype train, Valentino Khan has done it again.”
The Sidekicks Announce New Album ‘Happiness Hours’ Out May 18
On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World.
Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old songwriter and producer making bedroom pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Gaining early praise from The FADER, Pigeon & Planes, RedBull Sound Select and more, Boy Pablo is quickly rising to the forefront of the bedroom indie-pop genre. He shares his infectious new single “Losing You” with i-D. You can watch on YouTube. He’s also announced an extensive European headlining tour which begins later this month, including two sold-out London shows. See dates below. Boy Pablo is currently working on his new EP (and finishing school) with more new music and U.S. touring plans to follow soon.
Ezra Furman has shared the video for his single “Suck The Blood” exclusively on PASTE Magazine. The incredible video was directed by Beth Jeans Houghton, also known as Du Blonde. Houghton discussed the making of it: “The video is a cel animation comprising of hundreds of illustrations, each frame hand drawn. I chose to do individual watercolour paintings for the backgrounds to add more depth and life. I’ve gone through over 120 pencils and my hands have swollen to the size of pizzas.”
Metal Injection has premiered “Old Sins” by Erie, Pennsylvania-based demonization squad, ABJECTION RITUAL, and their impending Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth album, which is rapidly nearing release through Malignant Records.
PATRICIA VONNE ANNOUNCES HER SEVENTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
Patricia Vonne, the multi-talented musician, actress, award winning filmaker& two-time SXSW best female vocalist winner, is back with her seventh album Top of the Mountain, out May 25, 2018 on her label Bandolera Records. The album is hot on the heels of her recent win at the Madrid International Film Festival for “Best Animation award” for “Huerta de San Vicente,” a music video and homage to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. The song was off of her critically acclaimed all Spanish album Viva Bandolera that was featured on The Huffington Postand PRI The World alongside other tastemaker outlets.
American Power Trio PRONG has premiered the official music video for “Forced Into Tolerance,” off of their 2017 released Zero Days on Blabbermouth.
“Prong is happy to team with Blabbermouth to premiere the video for “Forced Into Tolerance ” from our latest album “Zero Days”! It represents the no frills, “in your face” relentlessness of the track. It’s our response to being told what to think and believe by everyone. Enjoy!” – Tommy Victor
JUNGLE ROT PREMIERE NEW VIDEO “THE UNSTOPPABLE”
“Death metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album What Horrors Await. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018.
Fresh off a Miami Music Week takeover, Atlanta based label Psycho Disco! is making sure the party carries on past the shores of South Beach. Out now, the Atlanta based label is throwing it to Miami’s E.R.N.E.S.T.O and Hunter Reid who have teamed up for a joint EP appropriately titled ‘Slip N Slide.’
Brooke Annibale Returns with Haunting New Single “Hold On”
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale announced today the release of her new single “Hold On” off her third full-length album Hold To The Light. Set to release on June 8th, Hold To The Light marks Annibale’s return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin and introduces a new pop-progressive direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around Brooke’s stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. “Hold On” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, and all other DSPs.
TAKE OFFENSE: Tensions On High From California Crossover Outfit Streaming At Svbterranean
Tensions On High, the scorching new EP by Southern California hardcore/crossover outfit TAKE OFFENSE, will see release through Flatspot Records this Friday. Svbterranean has posted an early stream of the record alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the EP.
If it’s worthy rock n’ roll that you’re after, the latest release from Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, ‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows,’ will most certainly meet your requirements. “‘More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows’ is our first studio recording since 2009’s ‘East Carson Street’,” the band leader, Joe Grushecky explains. “The last few years have been marked by loss and turmoil. This record has me facing down the past while looking to embrace the future as a man who has definitely seen more yesterdays than tomorrows. That does not mean we are ready to go quietly into the night. Rather, we are starting fresh with a new hard earned perspective and a new line-up. The Houserockers are more than ever, ready to rock.”
FLOW Announce The Arrival Tour and Award Nominations
FLOW will kick off a Spring tour with two New Orleans performances, including a set at the Zone Music Awards, followed by West Coast dates. The new ensemble is nominated for Two ZMR Awards (Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) and Two IMAs (Best New Age Album and New Age Song) Following Two Months at #1 on the ZMR Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart, an Appearance on Nationally-syndicated PRI Radio Show ECHOES and Multiple “Best of 2017” Honors.
FLOW, the album, was an immediate success, spending two months at #1 on Zone Music Reporter’ s Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart, and receiving a host of “Best of 2017” honors. They also performed live on Echoes Radio (PRI), and have secured positive press in Billboard Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Keyboard Magazine, Huff Post and more.
Absofacto shares new music video “Dissolve”
Singer-songwriter and producer Absofacto (Jonathan Visger) has released the brand new music video “Dissolve” from his debut EP, Thousand Peaces, with Atlantic Records. Self-directed by Visger with the help of Matt Day, and executive produced by Day and Ben Fee, the video follows American actor Alex Knight through an underwater explosion of color with the professional synchronized swimming collective called The Aqualillies.
Shy Glizzy Drops ‘Make It Out’ Music Video [Watch Now]
Fresh off a Grammy nomination, Glizzy Gang’s CEO, Shy Glizzy returns with a new music video, “Make It Out” from his critically acclaimed mixtape, Quiet Storm. Last week the “Crew” rapper dropped the “Keep it Goin” music video from the project. The DC rapper teamed up with director, Chris Hernandez and Glizzy Gang Films for the visuals. Take a look at the “Make It Out” music video and look out for new music this spring!
YellowStraps release dreamy, RnB infused new single “Blame” via Majestic Casual
Inspired by artists such as Daniel Caesar, D’Angelo, Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Moonchild and Robert Glasper, YellowStraps inject just the right amounts of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronic music into the indie-pop leaning ‘Blame’ – another refreshingly unique, relatable track.
DDENT: watch “L.s cloch.s d’ars.nic .t la f.m:.” video exclusively via Cvlt Nation.
“L.s cloch.s d’ars.nic .t la fum:.” is the second video off a visual trilogy that illustrates DDENT’s new full-length “TORO”. After a sorrowful roaming throughout desolated lands and mystical encounters, “TORO”s character faces a secret society involving him in an initiatory ritual. Like their first video “Dis à la Lune qu’elle vienne”, the song title and thematic invokes a passage from Federico Garcia Lorca’s enigmatic volume of poetry ‘Llanto’.
NEREIS announce new album Turning Point out June 8, 2018 and new video ‘Breaking Bad’
NEREIS will release their upcoming full-length album entitled Turning Point on June 8, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The album features twelve hard-rocking songs that take the listener on an all-out aural adventure, ranging from blistering alternative metal, to mellow power-rock – and everything in between. The album was produced by Mauro Andreolli at das Ende der Dinge, and the album art was designed by Dani Hofer of Archetype Design. See below for the full track listing…
Underground 80s funk musician Prophet returns
Underground funk musician Prophet prepares his comeback this May via Stones Throw Records. Until this year he had only put his name to one album, the 1984 private-press record Right On Time. Today he shares first single “Insanity” from new album Wanna Be Your Man, which he co-produced with labelmate Mndsgn. Stones Throw will release Wanna Be Your Man on CD, LP and digital on May 11th, 2018.