Mobley Shares “Young Adult Fiction” Track Via BlackBook
BlackBook has premiered Mobley’s new track entitled “Young Adult Fiction”. It’s the forth single off his forthcoming project ‘Fresh Lies, Vol. I’ — out April 27th. ‘Fresh Lies’ will be presented as a song cycle, a living compilation, that will see future volumes added (and sent to invested fans) over the months and years to come. Mobley recently premiered the tracks “SelfSame” On All Things Go, “Torch” on Magnet and “Tell You”, exclusively on The 405. Coming off a Consequence of Sound-celebrated ACL Fest performance and winning a Black Fret grant, Mobley released “Tell You” as the companion to his last single, “Tell Me” which premiered via Billboard last year. The full release will expand upon the growing canon of Mobley’s multimedia work and immersive live performances with several conceptual, live and interactive videos to follow.
Kat Cunning’s stunning new single “Make U Say”
A rising voice on the NYC arts scene, Kat Cunning draws from her study of dance as well as her time on stage as a Broadway actress (Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Sleep No More). After recently earning a recurring role on HBO (details to come) and wrapping up a sold-out national tour with acclaimed singer-songwriter LP, she is preparing for a number of musical releases in the coming months.
Bad Royale Releases “Hot Steppa” Featuring Future Fambo
DJ/production trio Bad Royale string an anthemic vocal dancehall build into ferocious heavy bass drops on the Dim Mak single “Hot Steppa,” featuring legendary Jamaican deejay Future Fambo. “Hot Steppa,” which follows “Lock Off Di Dance,” is the second single off the group’s upcoming Dim Mak EP.
Kicking off 2018 with a full roster of releases from some of the most progressive artists in the bass house movement including Wax Motif, Jack Beats, Jay Robinson, and more, LA-based label Night Bass is now throwing it back to the artist that made it all happen- label head AC Slater.
Introducing: Chris Crofton
“In the wake of a tough breakup he kept clear of the booze — a life change that happened during said relationship — and laid heartbreaking words to John Denver-esque melodies for a solid ten tracks, among them rootsy existentialist banger ‘UFO Hunters,’ which features My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.
Today TopShelf Reggae premiere “Hustle” and said “In this life, we need to take time to smell the roses, as lead singer Ryan Bria tries to do every day after his brother’s unfortunately passing. Ryan’s brother, Jerome “Drew” Bria, encouraged against everything unjust and inhumane, and these same core values now stand as the band’s peace-loving foundation. Let’s promote life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through socially-conscious, yet uplifting music.”
21 year old American producer CADE has unveiled his hotly anticipated new release ‘Warning Sign’, with the release set to drop on April 6th via Spinnin’ Records.
Matthew Sweet announces new album “Tomorrow’s Daughter” via Billboard
Omaha, NE: Matthew Sweet returns with his 13th studio album, TOMORROW’S DAUGHTER, the follow-up to his sprawling 17-song double album, TOMORROW FOREVER. The album will be available in CD, 180-gram-vinyl LP and digital configurations on May 18 via Sweet’s Honeycomb Hideout label through MRI/Sony. In a new interview with Billboard, Sweet premiered the first single, “I Belong to You,” a classic example of his “particular brand of riffy power pop.” Sweet also mentions that he’s planning to release deluxe, two-LP vinyl editions of Girlfriend, Altered Beast/Son Of Altered Beast and 100% Fun, each with extensive new liner notes, later this year as well as a special Record Store Day Black Friday album (more on that soon). The album tour kicks off on May 23 in Atlanta — scroll down for complete tour dates.
Hitting the Bay Area like a once-a-decade seismic event, Mob pioneer Husalah built his legend on a small, but formidable recorded output. Returning for his first new full-length album since the Bush administration, Husalah shares H, a diverse and impactful new collection of songs. Packed with slap-happy Bay Area anthems of all stripes and colors, H finds Husalah reflecting on his past and present, dwelling on his childhood in the ghetto, his time spent in jail, and his future as a pillar of the community on standout tracks like “Don’t Die,” nd “Pray 4 You,” and the Sade-sampling “Protect Your Soul,” which premiered a video last week via The FADER. Elevated by Husalah’s inimitable cadence, hard-hitting delivery, and outsized personality, H also boasts raucous bangers like the critically acclaimed 2017 single “M.O.B.,” produced by Young L and praised by Pitchfork as “a bona fide slapper, triumphant and devilish all at once,” and the sidewinding, lothario-like “Bad Young Thing.” Featuring an appearance from Rydah J Klyde, a fellow member of the Mob Figaz, and a posthumous appearance from Mob Figaz chieftain The Jacka, H re-establishes Husalah as one of the most impressive and outrageous rappers in Northern California.
Chase Shares Music Video for “No Brakes”?
This week CHASE, shared his colorfully trippy music video for “No Brakes” off his recently released album, “The Chase LP.” The 20 year old Denver-raised, LA-based rapper is on a mission to put himself, and Denver, on the hip hop map. If one wants to know where to start diving into Chase’s sound, “No Brakes” is a good place to start, as Chase makes it apparent he’s not slowing down or stopping any time soon.
LEILA ABDUL-RAUF: “Life Leaving”
Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist LEILA ABDUL-RAUF will unveil her third solo album, Diminution, next week. The latest single, “Life Leaving,” is now streaming at Heathen Harvest ahead of the album’s release.
Priest new EP – ‘The Lost Lions’ (April 13th)
PRIEST is electronic-based indie-pop vocalist Camille Priest. Equal parts modern and nostalgic, PRIEST finds a balance between rich sonic textures and irresistible dance pop.
Priest’s sound could be described as Passion Pit diving for old shoegazer-era albums in a treasure chest filled with glitter. Glistening vocals and synths pair with syncopated percussive rhythms and driving bass grooves, Priest has an increasingly recognizable pure sound that fans and critics continue to connect with. Soaring electro-pop complete with lush synths, trance- enducing rhythms, and with Camille’s enchanting vocals, she has captured the attention of music fans and critics alike.
Afrobeat/Punk Video: Felipe Pupo “NOGAF”
A-Ha! Records and U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art team up to release Felipe Pupo’s new EP Orishas. It’s scheduled to drop April, 27th in Philadelphia. This is the sequel to E. Grizzly’s album Felipe Pupo. The project has since grown into a band with the same name and they have earned a reputation for their live shows in Pennsylvania and the tri state area. Felipe Pupo’s signature fusing of afrobeat, punk, hip hop, calypso, hardcore and other genres has been praised by local press and gets spins on college radio around the country. The first single off the new EP is called NOGAF which is an ode to the short attention span of social media. The video for NOGAF can be viewed on the link below.
SOUTHERN POP TRIO SIR ROSEVELT SHARE GLOBE-TREKKING “SOMETHING ‘BOUT YOU” VIDEO
Southern Pop’s newest powerhouse trio, Sir Rosevelt, has been making waves worldwide since their first release “Sunday Finest,” which Rolling Stone lauded as a “dancefloor-ready tune that merges gospel with funk, big band jazz, Seventies disco, caffeinated R&B and, yes, a little bit of country.” Today, the trio shares their cinematic, globe-trekking music video for “Something ‘Bout You” – WATCH HERE.
Given the excitement Alex generates from his enthusiastic fanbase, it’s no wonder that the songs on the album cumulatively add up to over 3 million streams across digital platforms (2.3M of those streams on Spotify)
Since I began consulting for Alex and his manager Chris Knight this past November, we saw Alex’s single “My Friends” get featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” playlists. From there, we kept the momentum going and followed up with a remix EP for the single “My Friends” which led to a remix created by Milk N Cooks that was the #1 Remix on Hype Machine.
For Chuck and Mira Costa, The Sea The Sea’s new album, From The Light marks a shift: it’s an evolution in their sound, a blend of indie-folk that combines lyric-centered songs with incomparable harmonies. With the release of their second full-length collection, they have also added to their band: formerly touring as a duo, they now incorporate additional vocals, synthesizer and drums where they once relied on a more acoustic sound. From The Light is set for release on June 1, with a pre-order campaign currently underway with PledgeMusic. PopMatters premiered the next single “Bang Bang Bang” today, noting the “reverb-heavy, dream-esque production and driving harmonies, all pressed together by an accompanying lyric video that features all sorts of comic book thrills.”
blooping synths and sharp clapping percussion make up the bedrock of most of the tracks. The sound is overwhelmingly huge, like something you might have heard at The Hacienda when New Order was king of UK nightlife, but there are elements of psychedelic and funk to ground and massage the jerking beats. “Strange Loops” barges onto the album with an almost big band sound and the whole thing winds to a thoughtful close with the rhythmic “Polyglot.” The new wave kids dressed head to toe in black, the hippies, and the acid jazz heads are all invited to this dance party.”
- Ally-Jane Grossan, Bandcamp Daily’s Essential Releases
Tommie Sox latest release “Time To Play Games” 1M+ plays
Tommie Sox has been behind the scenes producing music and directing music videos for artists such as Jadakiss, MIMS, & J-Clash but now he is stepping out on his own with the release of “Time To Play Games” which is his song that he produced. Currently the song has gained major exposure and traction with over 1M+ plays on Soundcloud.
KABAKA PYRAMID DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “KAUGHT UP” BET JAMS
Kabaka Pyramid drops his brand new video today for “Caught Up,” his fourth single (produced by Genis Nadal) revealed from his upcoming debut album Kontraband, following “Borders” feat. Stonebwoy, “Can’t Breathe” and “Well Done.”
Directed by Alex Sandoval, the vibrant visual for “Caught Up” captures the chemistry between Kabaka and his love interest under Miami’s neon lights.
Did you see Riah’s video for “Prom” yet?
You already heard the single, but the video really brings Riah’s appeal to a whole new level, with a sound and style that Blackbook describes as ” a bit like Lana Del Rey, but with a thing for the dramatic synth-pop classics of decades past.”
DJ Megan Ryte Signs to Rule #1/ Interscope Records
Rule #1/Interscope Records today announces the signing of talented DJ and radio personality, Megan Ryte. Heard daily on NYC’s Hot 97, Megan will be releasing her debut single, “On and On,” featuring Tory Lanez and HoodCelebrityy on April 13th. “On and On,” will be the first release off of her upcoming compilation album.
“I’m a DJ first and foremost. And I want my album to reflect my skills as a DJ and my ear for picking and creating hits,” said Megan. “When it came to deciding what record I wanted to put out as my first single – I called Tory right away. He’s one of the most talented artists that I know. And adding HoodCelebrityy to the track was a no brainer, she’s a really dope new artist that added a new dimension to the song.”
Listen to Monsieur Minimal’s new album “Erotica”
Monsieur Minimal is a composer-song writer born and raised in Greece. His music is defined mainly as indie pop/rock with a lot of electronic and vintage influences and elements expressed through dream pop vocals.
200K streams later Ethan Payton premieres his second single “Turn Me Down”
Only a few months and 200K streams later Ethan Payton hits us with his second single “Turn Me Down.” Ethan has been on a creative roll after his debut and is working on finishing his EP which is scheduled to release in May. This next single sounds huge, and complements his personality and drive! I think the title says it all. Hit play and follow Ethan Payton.
INTRODUCING: Passive Aggressives Anonymous
Meet the hauntingly gorgeous band PASSIVE AGGRESSIVES ANONYMOUS who hail from Rochester, New York. Recently the group have been creating quite a stir as they have been compared to the likes of Andrew Bird and Jeff Buckley. Currently sharing their new video for “Sex in Space,” from their latest release, The Mauve Album, out this year, they entice with their bold yet heavenly sound.