MXMS has shared the video for their new track entitled “The Run” on All Things Go. When talking about the track the group says, “The Run” focuses on living in solitude with your demons or vices, embracing them and celebrating them. The stigma for those who are troubled is that most are “running” from obstacles and struggles..for us we run directly into the fire, facing it head on.”
Ebenezer Releases Visual for ‘Stats’ Featuring Col3trane
Ebenezer releases visual for “Stats” featuring Col3trane, lifted from debut EP Bad Romantic. The video premiered earlier today via Complex UK, the video sees Ebenezer and Col3trane drenched in moody lighting weaving through secret corridors and London backdrops as the song unfolds. Watch HERE.
To give you a little more background, Lyric Michelle is currently based in Los Angeles where she’s gearing up to release her album Free Thoughts and building her acting resume with a role in the award winning pilot For Evan’s Sake. Free Thoughts might not be the first time you’ve heard about Lyric Michelle; the Houston raised artist has already been featured by the likes of Noisey, HipHopDX, Rolling Stone, Sway’s Universe, and more over the years.
The Forge Presents Rock The Block featuring The Summerland Tour in Downtown Joliet on June 16. This Spring marks the tour’s 6th run across the United States. This year’s line-up will be Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H.
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.
New Video! Rod Clemmons “What’s Up? It’s Me”
Rod Clemmons has begun anew. His 2018 debut album catalyzed the titular single, “What’s Up? It’s Me,” the first in a series of tracks that center on grasping an emotional clarity within oneself, as well as their surroundings. Its accompanying music video does much to not only successfully convey that theme, but also provide a glimpse of the matured man behind the voice. The perspective shifts between a reenactment of Clemmons’ formative days at the piano, his archived past live performance, and present look in the studio.
Cartel is no stranger to making music that quickly connects with its listeners. That’s something he’s always excelled at, first with the substantial attention and acclaim accorded his duo Kaiser Cartel, and then, with a return to his solo career. To date, the latter has yielded two highly acclaimed efforts, an EP called Money and Love and a full length outing entitled Gothenberg, each of which helped broaden his reputation while underscoring his obvious ambitions.
Termanology feat. Artisin “Thot Pockets” (prod. by Large Professor)
New freestyle from Termanology “Thot Pockets” ft Artisin (Prod By Large Professor).
CHARLIE PUTH SHARES “CHANGE (FEAT. JAMES TAYLOR)”
Multi-GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth has teamed up with one of his music idols for the timely and moving track “Change (feat. James Taylor),” available now via all DSPs. Puth debuted the track this past Saturday at March For Our Lives Los Angeles in solidarity with the national March For Our Lives that took place in Washington, D.C. on the same date (watch).
After spending the last weeks sharing some audio excerpts from the effort with “Kumaru” and then “Let Down”, French blackened-sludge/post-metal-hardcore five-piece Ssanahtes just officially released their debut and self-titled full-length available right now for CD & Digital through the Germany-based record label WOOAARGH (Ancst, Employed To Serve, Grim Van Dom…).
Dublin artist Sean Mac Erlaine & Jon Hassell/Brian Eno collaborator Jan Bang
The richly-textured woodwind sound of Dublin-based instrumentalist, composer and music producer Seán Mac Erlaine meets an expanded palette on Music for empty ears, the Irish musician’s breathtaking new album. Having honed his distinctively-shaped soliloquies over his first two solo records, Mac Erlaine’s work now bears the mark of collaborations with Norwegian luminaries Jan Bang (who’s worked with avant-garde pioneers such as Jon Hassell, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, and Arve Henriksen) and Norway’s most in-demand guitarist Eivind Aarset (who’s also worked with Jon Hassell and David Sylvian) to reveal a fresh, variegated musical language.
The Dos and Don’ts of Approaching Music Influencers/Bloggers
Whether you like it or not, bloggers and social media influencers have taken over the internet marketing stratosphere in recent years, making mini-celebrities out of ordinary people. These individuals are powerful, with armies of loyal followers, and their impact shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, which is why incorporating influencer marketing into your overall strategy is essential.
For Tracyanne & Danny’s first music video from their self-titled debut (due May 25), the respective Camera Obscura and Crybaby singer-songwriters chose the single “Alabama” and paired it with a scenic drive through North America. Think of it as a “pre-enactment” of their upcoming tour dates on this side of the Atlantic! Watch it now on Stereogum.
Tancred is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the new album ‘Nightstand’, out June 1st on Hand In Hive / Polyvinyl Record Co. Produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals), ‘Nightstand’ is the follow up to Tancred’s (aka Maine-based musician Jess Abbott) well received 2016 release ‘Out of The Garden’, which won praise from Stereogum, The FADER, Rookie, and many others while leading to US tours with the likes of Speedy Ortiz and Weaves. Today, NPR Music shares the first single ‘Reviews’, saying ‘From the anaphoric verses…to a chorus that opens up like parting storm clouds, Abbott has polished her songwriting into a resplendent pop shine.’ This April Tancred will hit the road in the US with Julien Baker for dates across the Midwest and East Coast.
Skating Polly Drops “Camelot”
Tacoma, Washington’s Skating Polly is excited to announce a Summer headline tour in support of its forthcoming studio full-length The Make It All Show – due out May 4th via LA’s El Camino Media. The band has also dropped a new track “Camelot” today, which you can stream HERE. The two-week Midwest and East Coast run is supported by Massachusetts’ Potty Mouth and sees Skating Polly returning to its Oklahoman roots, kicking-off the tour at Opolis in Norman before hitting venues like High Watt in Nashville, and Mercury Lounge in NYC. News of the Summer headline tour comes as the sibling-trio embarks on a West Coast run with The Go! Team, closely followed by a North American Spring tour with Charly Bliss.
Richard Edwards Announces New Album ‘Verdugo’
The follow up to his 2017 debut album, Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset, Verdugo is deeply connected to, yet thematically and tonally different, from its predecessor. Both were recorded over a six-month period in Los Angeles, CA with the same band and producer Rob Schnapf (Kurt Vile, Elliott Smith, Beck); but whereas Lemon… was about loss and letting go, Verdugo is about recovery and finding one’s footing. Roughly half of Verdugo’s songs were intended for Lemon…, but backburnered and replaced with more strictly autobiographical songs when Edwards’ marriage fell apart and he was diagnosed with debilitating intestinal ailment C. Diff during recording. Edwards resurrected these original songs for the new album, and wrote additional, more character-driven and less autobiographical ones to accompany them. Verdugo’s 10 varied, yet cohesive songs showcase Edwards’ considerable and longstanding talent as a writer, from the late ‘70s soft rock-influenced opener “Gene,” to the resonant sing-along of “Howlin’ Heart,” to the gentler, acoustic guitar-led “Olive Oyl” and “Something Wicked.”
New Video (Punk/Pop) – Bikini Death Race ‘Celestico’
The guy with the panda mask had always dreamed of having a female fronted electroclash band, but the dream was put on hold for some years because he was busy with other projects. He also thought best to nail how to programme electronic music before launching an electroclash career. Once all was in place, the guy with the panda mask had a chance encounter with the girl with the cat mask (when she walked in on him in a public toilet with a faulty lock). In Rome for the first time and fresh from the Yorkshire countryside, the girl could do nothing but give credit to the creative rantings of the first Italian panda she had ever met. And so it was that in September 2016, the two masked musicians started to write songs for an album that could only be entitled ‘Party Animals’.
Hilary Woods signs to Sacred Bones, announces ‘Colt’ LP + shares single
Hilary Woods’ artistry is one of rare emotive reach. Her minimalist and compositional finesse combine with densely layered atmospheric instrumentation and dreamlike vocals to create music rich with both delicacy and intensity. The Sunday Times hailed her early solo recordings as “a revelation.”
Today she is sharing the first single & video for “Inhaler,” a crushingly beautiful ambient piece taken from Colt, her debut LP for Sacred Bones Records:
Speaking about ‘Inhaler,’ Woods said “A stark response to a relenting absence that was constantly present, Inhaler is a song about homesickness, longing; an attempt to find new ways of being in the wake of separation. I directed the video and worked with friends: cinematographer and long-time collaborator Joshua Wright, and dancer/ choreographer Justine Cooper.”
Stars release new single “Ship To Shore”
Stars’ Amy Millan explains “Ship To Shore” is, “A disco dirge sent out to our friend John Bil. Diligent and ferocious in his love for life, he always shared the best of everything. So for all of us lost at sea looking for friendship ports, raise a glass, have a dance, share the feeling. We love your love. Xo Stars.”
Arin Ray Releases Visual For Single, “We Ain’t Homies” Featuring YG
Interscope Records’ R&B artist Arin Ray is proving that he’s what R&B has been missing. A powerful nuanced blend of new and old school sounds, his debut album, Platinum Fire, was not only adored by fans but praised by critics. Directed by Dad, Arin Ray is releasing his first visual of the year for “We Ain’t Homies” featuring YG. The video for this track takes a simple and stylized approach that compliments the complexities of Arin’s vocals. Check out the visual for “We Ain’t Homies” HERE.
Today, Brooklyn’s CHAPPO released the official video for “White Noise,” the single from their third studio album DO IT released last month via Votiv Music. Baeble premiered the video and said, “The song sounds like old school Rolling Stones but with an edgier, more psychedelic tinge while the fitting, lo-fi video displays layers of mouths and dizzying graphics.”
GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced the 2018 Concert for Love and Acceptance set for June 7 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. The show, taking place the night after the 2018 CMT Music Awards, will feature a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan will host, and the event will feature performances by Herndon, as well as Terri Clark, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Calum Scott, Brandon Stansell, and more. Additional appearances and performances to be announced. CMT will return as the event’s media sponsor and will amplify the event and line-up across its radio and social platforms. Additional support for the event is provided by Nissan.
Fujiya & Miyagi have shared a new track entitled “Subliminal Cuts” on Brooklyn Vegan. The song is inspired by the famous T.V. show ‘Columbo’. Starting this Friday the band will embark on a U.S. tour to celebrate the reissue of their breakthrough record ‘Transparent Things’. Last year the band released their new self-titled LP as well as a reissue of ‘Transparent Things’.
Gabriel Garzón-Montano shares new video for “Fruitflies”
The video finds Gabriel chasing “the light” as he navigates the seemingly never-ending forest of life.
“We live in a society that discourages self-discovery and following our hearts. Chasing our light and doing the things that turn us on requires solitude, sometimes taking a rude position, and adopting unpopular and revolutionary attitudes. Walking that path can be dangerous but light and truth are their own rewards,” Gabriel explains in contemplation of the song and the video.
21 Savage-Endorsed ATL Rapper SG Tip Continues His Rise with Block Boy Tip Mixtape
With a hypnotic flow and menacing microphone demeanor that echoes his mentor 21 Savage, 18-year-old SG Tip turns heads in the ATL scene. Rolling up with his second quality mixtape in less than a year, the Slaughter Gang affiliate shares Block Boy Tip. A ten-track pack of downtempo trap bangers, Block Boy Tip is a compelling underdog story, ranging from Tip’s troubled youth to his current success. Brimming with headphone-ready trap production from Richie Souf, Trellgotwings, Tre Trax, J Rich, DJ Marc B (21 Savage’s Official DJ), and more, Block Boy Tip is a promising catchy chronicle of Tip’s lightning quick come-up. Boasting low-key and street-savvy bangers like the HotNewHipHop-premiered “Mink Coat,” Block Boy Tip arrives via StreamCut.
SON LITTLE Reveals “O Me O My” Remix
An artistic chameleon, Philly’s Son Little has previously brought his modern R&B grooves to tours with artists as diverse as Kelis, Mumford & Sons, Leon Bridges and Shakey Graves. This spring he will continue to shine for new audiences when he hits the road for select dates with X Ambassadors and Dr. Dog, followed by festival performances at Hangout, Sasquatch, Mountain Jam, Floydfest and more. All dates can be found below.