Vienna electronic, experimental rock pop act Hearts Hearts are proud to announce their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Goods/Gods’, which will be out 4/20/18 on Berlin’s Tomlab (Mountain Goats, Deerhoof, Mt. Eerie). Today the band share their eclectic, exclusive playlist with Ravelin Magazine, featuring artists: Son Lux, Flying Lotus and even Britney Spears. The band has also announced a slew of U.K. dates – details can be found below.
uuskhy’s newly released album ‘Drain the Maker’
“On the surface, ‘The Way She Was Watching Me’ is inspired by John Fowles’ ‘The Collector’ and the dual nature of its narration (themes of duality are present throughout Drain the Maker). The book first presents a story from the perspective of a butterfly collector who abducts an art student named Miranda, after which it becomes a first-person account via Miranda’s diary. Much of the lyrical content can be interpreted from both perspectives.
Alice In Chains Tour Kicks Off April 28 In Boston With Walking Papers Opening
Seattle’s Walking Papers, will be hitting the road this spring with Alice In Chains beginning, April 28 in Boston. They will also be playing select headline dates as well as the WNOR Lunatic Luau. The band features singer/songwriter Jefferson Angell, keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position), bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) but because of previous commitments Duff McKagan and Barrett Martin will not be along for these dates. Instead Angell and Anderson will be joined by Nate Daley (guitar), Dan Spalding (bass, upright bass and baritone saxophone), Will Andrews (drums), and Gregor Lothian (saxophone).
Following the huge success from his smash hit single ‘ Breathe ‘, Jax Jones unveils the Boston Bun remix, out now through Interscope Records.
Having already been named the ” hottest remix of 2018 ” by Busy P and had spins from David Guetta, Jax Jones is set to continue his winning streak with the Boston Bun ‘Breathe’ remix.
Iconic rockers OTEP recently announced the upcoming release of their eighth full-length album, scheduled to release later this year via Napalm Records. OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya says: “After every album there’s an overwhelming sense of excitement, but this time it’s in the stratosphere. This time, we hold nothing back. It’s an uncompromising power-groove eruption of expert musicality destined to make some necks sore and spirits soar and with lyrical and stylistic freedoms which makes this feel like the most authentic album to date.”
Forever M.C. and it’s different Debut Impressive Collaborations with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Wu-Tang Clan & More on First LP
Take one look at the dazzling array of collaboration artists on the debut LP of newcomers Forever M.C. and duo it’s different and it’s apparent that these little-known names are already making massive waves. In its 12 tracks, their “Forever M.C.” LP contains one of the most heavily stacked rosters of any album in recent rap history, featuring the likes of The Game, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Lupe Fiasco, Tech N9ne and more. From the opening track “Girls Gone Crazy” featuring Snoop’s signature swagger to Tech N9ne’s tongue-twisting, rapid fire rhymes on “Terminally ill”, and The Game’s goosebumps-inducing verse on “My Way,” “Forever M.C.” reads like who’s-who of rappers. Not to be overlooked is the impeccable production from both it’s different and Forever M.C., who finished the entirety of the album without ever actually meeting in person. To gain the support of so many heavyweights in the industry is no small feat, which speaks volumes to the potential of Forever M.C. and it’s different. We know this is only the beginning for these rising stars! The “Forever M.C.” LP is out on on RBC Records, home of Method Man, Gucci Mane and more.
New Harry Permezel “Wax Man” Video – album out 5/4
Wax Man, the sophomore album from Melbourne, Australia native Harry Permezel, is an intimate reflection of a twenty-something’s formative era of self discovery. The ten tracks flutter from introspective observance to guided narration on the forming and failing of relationships, uncertainties of the future, suburban isolation, and a hopeful foresight. The warm production of the record allows these themes to become illuminated with haunting harmonies, head-bobbing hooks, clockwork percussion, sporadic flecks of synthesizer, and crooning ruminations.
Death Valley Dreams (feat. Cold guitarists Nick Coyle and Johnny Nova) release new video for upcoming movie, Baby Frankenstein.
Death Valley Dreams the Indie/Alternative Rock band from Wilkes-Barre, PA featuring new Cold guitarists Nick Coyle and Johnny Nova have released the video for a new song titled “Turn Out Those Eyes” on Pure Grain Audio today. Making a cameo on drums is Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society, Black Star Riders). The song is featured in the upcoming feature film ‘Baby Frankenstein’ and is also available to download and stream.
The Up Here Place, the debut album from Montreal’s noise-pop quartet Look Vibrant, is a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss. After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms), on their debut album the band has perfectly combined these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake.
Matt C. White Announces Debut Solo Album
Matt C. White is a prolific musician, Carolina-raised and currently based in Brooklyn. While splitting his time between fronting, drumming, and/or playing guitar in Grandpa Jack, Dead Seconds, and Charles Ellsworth and The Coo, White has managed to return to the deep woods of his youth to produce his first full-length solo album, Wallow In The Hollow.
The album is an expansive and colorful passage through the forest we all forgot we grew up in. Boasting a fat bag of folk tricks Wallow In The Hollow takes listeners along an eerily familiar trail of tribulations through the voices of guitar, mandolin, bass, slide, stomps, claps and soulfully layered vocals.
THE HUMAN RACE IS FILTH: Crusty Sludge/Grind Duo Premieres New Single At Decibel
York, Pennsylvania based sludge/hardcore/grind duo THE HUMAN RACE IS FILTH (THRIF) will release their 2nd EP “Liberate” this April 06 on tape format. DECIBEL MAGAZINE premieres THE 6th track “Capital Torture” which can be streamed RIGHT HERE. The band states: “”‘Capital Torture’ is about the scum capitalists inflicting pain at will, psychologically and financially, to the regular people like us”
Climbing from the ashes of long time Canadian stronghold band, Knucklehead, this new arrangement – presented to the world as TERRITORIES – is arguably better, and bound for even greater things!
To see such potential in a new band and album, and to see how viral the songs have become so quickly, has been inspiring. Seeing everyone that they have touched so far has been incredible. Every single track on this album will strike a chord with someone, and be their favorite song this summer! The full-length was even pushed back to accommodate releasing individual PICTURE FLEXI 7″ singles – something that has never been done before.
New Video! Daniel Caesar “Get You”
With each song, Daniel Caesar reaches out and makes a connection. His debut album, Freudian was released on August 25, to an immense about of rave reviews. It is a compilation of melodies tied together to amplify the R&B singer’s distinct, soothing voice and writing skills. Upon debut, Freudian reached #1 on the ITunes charts and it’s lead single, “Get You” (Feat. Kali Uchis) recently hit Gold in both the U.S and Canada.
High Snobiety says his music sounds reminiscent of “If you gave a brass band a bunch of Ritalin and told them to recreate a Carlos Santana album from memory.”
Get lost in Dirty Sole’s hypnotic and sensual new groove “She Saved My Life”
The Chicago-based indie electronic duo, Dirty Sole, have returned with a stunning new video for single “She Saved My Life.” (Feat. Foremost Poets) With their signature stunning and sensual images to compliment the equally hypnotic beat and lyrics, the duo has weaved together a futuristic tale of surrealistic imagery and experimental electro-pop melodies.
Rachel Caddy – ‘Reach For You’ Single
Victoria based singer-songwriter Rachel Caddy is set to release her newest single Reach For You, a powerful track written from the remnants of a break up and pieced together in a defiant but sensitive way.
Reach For You was self-penned by Rachel in 2016, when she started writing it as a means of “expressive therapy” before refining it to completion. The song has imagery wound throughout it, bitterly detailing the desperation of holding onto something that isn’t there: “take my soul…’cause I’ve been living fine without”. The song however is far from defeated, depicting a determination and intensity behind the brokenness. With an honesty that leaves no stone unturned the song is a moving, breath-taking track.
In celebration of their debut album, Treehouse, out 13th April, Sofi Tukker have released a new single “Batshit” which debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 program today and is now available on all streaming services. “This song is Tucker’s debut as the lead vocalist. We are introducing him as exactly what he is: Batshit Crazy. It’s as ridiculous and colorful as he is. And we love it,” says the duo. The group’s sense of humor underscores the tracks playful and seductive electro.
Arctic Monkeys Inspired ‘Scremin’ Whisper’ Aim to Clean Up with “Filth”!
The first single from Screamin’ Whisper’s album, Filth, is released today, conveniently also called Filth! Channelling The Arctic Monkeys but producing their original material as a stripped-down three-piece, the traditional band tensions are ramped up to the full as frontman, Brian, and bassist, Martin, are both identical twins! Completed by Zak on drums, Screamin’ Whisper have reproduced the energy and rawness of their live shows in the studio to produce a single which has the lyrical twists of classic 70s song-writing and the melodic feel of prime 90’s Britpop.
HYWAYS is the new Seattle project led by singer-songwriter Mike Giacolino featuring an all-star line up with members of Son Volt, Sera Cahoone and Rose Windows.
Their new self-titled debut album pushes the boundaries of genres by seamlessly mixing country and psychedelia with indie rock, folk and prog rock.
HYWAYS nebula formed three years ago when Nils Petersen and Pat Schowe of Rose Windows reconnected with troubadour Mike Giacolino and pedal steel guitar wiz Jay Kardong.
Bong reveal video for ‘The Golden Fields’
he outstandingly prolific BONG share a video for ‘The Golden Fields’ in its glorious 17-minute entirety, taken from their upcoming rite ‘Thought and Existence’ (May 4th, Ritual Productions).
as it always does in dreams,
when you skip over space and time
and the laws of thought and existence,
and only pause upon the points for which the heart yearns…
Rising bedroom-pop artist Pizzagirl releases the soaring ‘Seabirds’
Having trickled his first few delectable electronic gems out from his bedroom-studio (or ‘Beatzeria’), and into the world via the Power of The Internet, Pizzagirl is almost ready to reveal his debut EP, An Extended Play. Before then though, there is one last taste to be had in the final stand-alone cut Seabirds.
Cardi B surprises fans once again with the release of “Drip” featuring Migos; another track off her debut album, “Invasion Of Privacy.” Yesterday, Cardi B released the long awaited video for her second single and now platinum certified hit, “Bartier Cardi ft. 21 Savage,” directed by famed artist Petra Collins and premiered on VH1 during an episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.” The video comes shortly after the release of “Be Careful,” also off of “Invasion Of Privacy,” out this Friday, April 6th. Additionally, Cardi B was just announced as the first ever co-host and musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, April 9th. Cardi B – 2x GRAMMY ® Award-nominated rap superstar – will be the musical guest this week on NBC’s Saturday Night Live with host Chadwick Boseman on April 7th. Cardi B is also set to make her Coachella debut this year, performing on Sunday, April 15th and 22nd.
New track from THE SEA ATLAS and forthcoming EP announced!
Hidden away on an island in the Outer Hebrides, Calum Buchanan is The Sea Atlas.
Residing in his ancestral home in the North Atlantic, The Sea Atlas skippers boats up and down the West coast of Scotland, working the land on his croft, all the while writing and recording his own brand of hauntingly beautiful tracks, locked away in a cabin on the shores of a sea loch.
Kevin Krauter Announces Debut LP ‘Toss Up’ Out 6/15/18
‘Useful solitude’ is the phrase Krauter uses to describe Toss Up — both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs. In between tours, he spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments. The riffs and melodies became mantras, repeated back to himself until they became the rhythmically intricate, melodically bold, and emotionally complex songs on Toss Up. An insightful songwriter with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences: ‘60s flower pop, ‘70s easy listening, ‘80s New Wave, ‘90s alt-radio, ’00s indie rock.
Joan of Arc Announce New Album ‘1984’
Ever since the band’s most recent lineup— Tim Kinsella, Theo Katsaounis, Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, and Jeremy Boyle— congealed and began playing shows locally in 2015, going on to record and release their most recent album, He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, on the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, fans have witnessed an even more radical democracy at work. Your War (I’m One Of You): 20 Years of Joan of Arc, a full-length documentary from Vice’s Noisey (WATCH), was an initial window into the band’s generous collaborative spirit and the far-flung, improvised creation of that new LP. Live, old jams and new tracks have often melted and mutated, members jumping from instrument to instrument in between or in the middle of songs, all stasis discarded. And now, a series of nearly a cappella performances from Kinsella’s fellow vocalist Melina Ausikaitis, debuted live by Joan of Arc over the last several years, has become the backbone of their new LP, 1984.