Frog Eyes have made their last album. 17 years after their teetering debut, the Vancouver band unveils Violet Psalms—a giddy lament; a gnashing jubilee; a rain-drenched allocution on hope vs. horror, paradise vs. pride, Marx and Brexit and bad acid trips.
SAINT MARILYN SHARE “STANDARD” VIDEO VIA BLACKBOOK
In the Spring of 2017, Saint Marilyn’s Che Houston and Kevin Marksson quit their day jobs and holed up in their shared Bushwick practice space to write a debut record. The duo spent the better part of the summer writing and rewriting lyrics and music, exploring new ideas and refining songs already in live rotation.
DEVON GILFILLIAN 2018 SUMMER TOUR
Devon Gilfillian will play a mixture of headline shows, festivals and dates with ZZ Ward on his upcoming North American tour. The run kicks off this Saturday, May 5, with a performance at Nashville’s Sevier Park Festival. He will also perform at Forecastle, Floydfest, Xponential and the Tremblant International Blues Festival. Tickets are on sale now. See below for itinerary.
Farewell to Fear Premiere Music Video for “Underneath My Skin”
Farewell to Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of super rock stars like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. The band revisits that era with big rock riffs, big choruses, and big anthems for a new generation of mainstream rockers.
Kurt Stifle and the Swing Shift Official Video “Swampee”
Directed by Angelus Tamerlane Baily, “Swampee” takes you on a psychedelic trip with germy little swamp creatures as they rock n’ roll their way through the polluted rivers and slimy pipes of Los Angeles. The band of misfits jam to the energetic blues-infused rock track as they float through muddy, trash infested waters. The colorful, off-kilter visual lends itself to the story of Swampee, a devil that wanders the criminal underbelly of the Los Angeles river in search of souls to corrupt. Wrapped up in killer set design, kaleidoscopic graphics, and some seriously hard rockin’ hand puppets, “Swampee” is an unexpected and entirely enjoyable visual ride.
“Addictive” is a moody track from Mike Green
Mike Green is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2009, Green has garnered attention in the music industry, having performed for artists such as Mick Jagger, John C. Reilly, Wyclef Jean, Maroon 5, Jamie Cullum, and more. Green could easily be labeled a “young veteran” in today’s music scene. He has had music placed in film and television shows, performed in 30+ countries with international events band The Phly Boyz, as well as provided session guitar and vocal work for many Los Angeles-based musicians with world-class credits.
The Dreggs – ‘Feel Alive’ Single
The Dreggs, a two-piece indie-folk duo who formed in mid 2017, have been making their way through the music scene at a steady speed. The pair of musicians from Bribie Island, a small town in South-East Queensland, formed The Dreggs on the Sunshine Coast, infusing a mixture of summer vibes and wintery folk in the one unique sound.
LIFE return with new single ‘Grown Up’
Fresh from a typically raucous and sweaty week in Austin, Texas for SXSW where the band played for DIY, BBC 6Music & Fluffer Pit, LIFE announce their return with the anthemic and frenetic “Grown Up”, their first new material since last year’s breakthrough debut album “Popular Music”.
Coyote Records announce debut EP from VIO_L3T
Coyote Records follow the release of Last Japan’s seven-track epic, LUNA, with the release of ‘Cloud-Tech’ — the debut EP from emerging young producer, VIO_L3T.
Often the first through the door at Coyote label parties in Bristol during 2016 and 2017, VIO_L3T has spent the last 18 months working on his debut record from his hometown of Castle Cary in Somerset, after sending the title-track as a demo in early 2016. Inspired by sci-fi, rap and the music of label mates like Silk Road Assassins, Marks and Letta, ‘Cloud-Tech’ bristles with discovery and the warm glow of a producer hitting his stride. “The amount of change in my life over the past two years compared to the previous 20 is huge”, VIO_L3T explains, “and each track is like a timestamp of that period.”
Blue Nation’s new single ‘Gimme Some Time’ – released 22nd June!
Purveyors of gravel and groove Birmingham’s Blue Nation present to you their new slab of honest British rock ‘Gimme Some Time’ released 22nd June. Blue Nation is thrilled to announce shows supporting US legends Skid Row in Wolverhampton and Southampton this August. Earlier this year the band was out touring the UK with Dirty Thrills and only last month again this time with Weapon UK.
TUSMØRKE premieres new album “Fjernsyn i Farver” in full!
The Obelisk is now premiering the full album Fjernsyn i Farver by psychedelic, progressive folk rock Band Tusmørke from Norway. Space! Speed of light! Darkness! Eternal Totality! Cosmic Egg! This album gives you everything. Head over to The Obelisk and listen.
Brandyn Burnette Releases Infectious New Single RUN
In his irresistible new single, “RUN,” singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Brandyn Burnette appropriately asks, “When that moments comes, will you grab it by the horns and run?”
Burnette, in fact, wrote “RUN” about his decision to leave behind a full scholarship to pursue his dreams. And, now, the Florida native has fans the world over who might argue that he made the right decision.
The Old Pink House drop new cosmic pop stomper ‘JADED’
Newcastle’s The Old Pink House have been causing a stir locally and beyond over the past 18 months with a string of 80s inflected cosmic-pop singles. New track ‘JADED’ is the second cut from their forthcoming debut EP, and continues the quartet’s neon march into the national scene’s collective consciousness.
NIKI ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP VIA 88RISING
Jakarta, Indonesia R&B artist/producer NIKI has announced Zephyr, her debut EP due May 23rd via 88rising. The first female artist to sign with the highly lauded tastemaker company, NIKI achieved global recognition and a spot on the upcoming Asia leg of the Halsey tour off the strength of early singles “See U Never”, “I Like U” and “Chilly” quickly slamming the door on the preconception of what a teenage pop star is and can be in the 2010’s.
AURORA Unveils “Queendom” Video Directed by Kinga Burza
Kinga said of directing the video, which was shot in Prague, “It was a real honor to collaborate with such a creative and original, down to earth artist, who has such a clear understanding of who she is, where she comes from and what she wants to communicate all while admirably, being so comfortable in her own skin.”
“There was a musical language that we created; something without a guiding pattern that you could really just jump into and see where things could go,” Maryland folk musician Michael Nau says of the process of recording his forthcoming third solo album, Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread. He’s wildly poetic, especially when recounting his dedication to music, and the work that led to this particular collection of delicately passionate songs. “These things became the vehicle by which we traveled, giving us reason to spend most of our lives in a van of uncertainty.”
Thrash metallers RASGO record track with an Orchestra; Watch the video
Portuguese thrash metallers RASGO have published a video for the track “Homens Ao Mar”, which was recorded on March 7th with the “Circulo de Musica de Camara” Orchestra, directed by Pedro Teixeira Silva.
“Homens Ao Mar” (translates into “men overboard”), showcases a band that is not afraid of exploring and creating a solid musical output, while showing their ability to musically adapt to different environments.
STRYPER Continues to Dominate Billboard Charts with New Studio Album “God Damn Evil”
STRYPER continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, God Damn Evil (Frontiers Music srl). Released on April 20, the album debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Sales, #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums, #3 on Billboard’s Top Current Hard Music Albums, #5 on Billboard’s Top Independent Current Albums, #7 on Billboard’s Top Current Rock Albums, #12 on Billboard’s Top Current Physical Albums, #14 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums, #21 on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Albums and #77 on Billboard Top 200. In addition, God Damn Evil soared to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Hard Rock charts immediately upon release.
Redbull Exclusively Premieres High Tropics New Single Wait For You
Once again, High Tropics shines bright with another early 2000s-inspired indie rock track, “Wait For You”. The single follows the success of You Never Made It Easy”, “15 Years” and “Better Days”. Redbull officially premiered the track to high praise.
Speaking ever so frankly about the latest tune, frontman Josh Stewart proclaims, “I’m generally a pretty private person so I don’t really like to share personal issues, but having recently witnessed someone I admire share some of the struggles he’d faced silently for many years, I’m now more aware of how important it is to be honest and share our battles with physical and mental health, especially in an industry where struggles with the latter are all too common.”
ECSTATIC VISION stream new album “Under The Influence”
ECSTATIC VISION unleash “Under The Influence”, a collection of six raw, fuzzy, psychedelic slabs of cosmic rock. “Under The Influence” sees the band covering tracks by some of their biggest influences: the primitive stoner doom sounds that came out of Zambia in the early/mid 70s that is known as Zam Rock, the godfathers of space rock Hawkwind and the early kings of Detroit rock’n’ roll MC5, all delivered with ECSTATIC VISION’s signature bone-crushing, blown-out in-all-the-right-ways recording style.
Psychedelic Rockers GRDNS Share Cosmic Offering ‘Roulette Love Gun’
Psychedelic rockers GRDNS share Roulette Love Gun, the third cosmic offering from their forthcoming EP out this summer via Dance To The Radio.
Loaded with intricate, soaring guitar lines and hazy, atmospheric vocals, the quartet’s latest reverb-laden number ebbs and flows with precision and shows a band brimming with creativity following widespread acclaim from the online community.
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II, the eagerly awaited new album from Ray Davies on Friday, June 29. This new studio album will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl and digital formats. Pre-order OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II now.
Optiganally Yours (Feat. Rob Crow) Release New Single “Night Shop”
Optiganally Yours started in the mid-1990’s, when one of Rob Crow’s housemates, Pea Hix, became obsessed with the magnificent Optigan, a chord organ made by Mattel in the early 1970s. This intriguing instrument played back lo-fi sound loops on flexible LP-sized discs, each disc containing optically-encoded rhythm section grooves in a particular style of music (ie country, bossa nova, etc), along with drum loops and keyboard tones. Think of it as the 1970s version of GarageBand, where amateur musicians could put together their own songs using loops of recordings by professional musicians.
WATCH PARAMORE PERFORM “ROSE-COLORED BOY” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Last night, GRAMMY Award winning Paramore appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for their TV debut performance of recent single, “Rose-Colored Boy.” Paramore recently wrapped their third annual sold-out Parahoy! Deep Search cruise, during which they were presented with their Gold-certified plaques for single “Hard Times.” Paramore will soon be heading out for their summer amphitheater/arena “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5)” with dates starting in June and featuring support from Foster The People and special guests Soccer Mommy and Jay Som.
Laura Jean shares new single & video ‘Girls On The TV’
Melbourne artist Laura Jean has shared the next single from her forthcoming LP ‘Devotion’, which sees the acclaimed folk auteur dipping into synth-pop terrain.
Deaf Poets is Sean Wouters and Nico E.P., a Brooklyn-via-Miami Beach duo whose sound features distortion-soaked guitars and heavy-hitting drums. The band will release their new EP, Change & Bloom, on June 15th via WaxRomantix Records, as a follow up to last year’s Lost in Magic City. Mixed by Collin Dupuis (Black Keys, JEFF the Brotherhood, Cage the Elephant) and mastered by Jim Diamond (White Stripes), it was inspired by the duo’s transition from their home state of Florida to New York.
New trio KIN announce themselves with stunning debut single
Today, new 3-piece KIN release their debut single ‘Margins’. For fans of Mew, Sigur Rós, and Explosions In The Sky – KIN’s music is gorgeously orchestrated. From the exquisitely performed vocals, to the carefully paced rhythm section; its high-reaching synths and electronics, partnered with intricate guitar turns make for a stunning combination.
serpentwithfeet Shares New Single “cherubim”
serpentwithfeet is sharing his new single, “cherubim,” produced with Katie Gately and mmph, with an official video directed by Allie Avital in conjunction with Red Bull Music. “cherubim” is a fanatical love song. Here, serpentwithfeet naively exclaims about a new wondrous man he’s fallen for. The video follows lead single “bless ur heart” and comes ahead of serpentwithfeet’s intimate, sold out “Both Moons” performance for Red Bull Music Festival New York this Sunday, May 6th. serpentwithfeet also opens two special shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music with Florence + the Machine on Sunday, May 13th and Monday, May 14th.
Dave Matthews Band Reveals Track Listing For “Come Tomorrow”
Today, Dave Matthews Band revealed the track listing for its ninth studio album, Come Tomorrow, and announced plans to release the first single, “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin),” on May 10. Come Tomorrow – due out June 8 on RCA Records – is the band’s first studio album since 2012’s Away From The World, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. See below for track listing.
-Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II, the eagerly awaited new album from Ray Davies on Friday, June 29. This new studio album will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl and digital formats. Pre-order OUR COUNTRY:
JOYNER LUCAS AND CHRIS BROWN RELEASE “I DON’T DIE”
Atlantic Records artist and creative Joyner Lucas is back with Grammy Award winning Chris Brown to release, “I Don’t Die” – the next offering off the pair’s joint project Angels & Demons. The satirical video showcases Lucas and Brown posing as inmates mocking the prison guards and their unsuccessful execution attempts. Syncing their comedic personalities with rapid fire bars, the video is co-directed by Lucas and previous collaborator Ben Proulx.