Eliza Shaddad today shares the video for her new single ‘White Lines’, the first preview from her long-awaited debut album Future.
“White Lines is all about moving on and we wanted to make a video that was full of movement and serenity and beauty, but also kind of joyfully playful and weird. I enlisted two of my amazing cousins Amna & Hasnaa for it who are insanely incredible women and we found some similar outfits and all did our hair the same way and then basically danced about the studio for a day messing around on instruments and attempting to keep our faces straight.”
Singer-songwriter Mitch Bradford released his 2nd single of the year “Come Meet Your Lover.” Following the successful release of Bradford’s debut ballad “Love Is Kind,” the upbeat, twangy “Come Meet Your Lover” shows another side of the singer-songwriter and his showcases the dynamic, playful vibe of his music.
Young Dolph Channels Django Unchained, Takes Shots at the Labels in “Slave Owner”
Building a grassroots fanbase with his prolific output and larger-than-life persona, Young Dolph grew into one of the biggest names in rap while remaining independent. Taking aim at major labels and the artists who eagerly sign to them, Dolph shares “Slave Owner,” his most outlandish video yet. Drawing inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated exploitation flick Django Unchained, the TMZ-premiered video for “Slave Owner” takes an exaggerated look at the relationship between artists and record labels, positing label execs as slave owners and comparing signed artists to Samuel L. Jackson’s Uncle Tom character. In the video, Dolph remains fiercely independent, never falling under the thumb of individuals who would put a ceiling on his shine. Produced by Budda Bless, “Slave Owner” is the latest video from Dolph’s N****s Get Shot Everyday EP, a braggadocious 6-track project, following the trippy “Paranoid” and the luxurious “Kush On The Yacht.”
The Voice UK Finalists – Into the Ark – Debut Single with Parade Magazine Today..
Having now achieved well over 1 million plays across streaming platforms, Welsh duo Into The Ark build upon these foundations with the release of a trio of singles before sharing the Valencia EP on June 22nd. Today, Blackwood Records presents the first track,”No Place Like Home” from The VOICE UK Finalists, Into The Ark via
J Lyric – “Dear Mr. West”
New Orleans artist/activist J Lyric is no stranger to controversy when it comes to marring politics with his music. He’s well-known for his political stance, as can be seen from his Twitter and Instagram posts. His most recent offering is a single entitled “Dear Mr. West”, when he calls out Kanye West on his recent seemingly change of position on politics, particularly his siding with President Donald Trump – something that most who wish to see social change would never do.
Today, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge releases her new single “You Among The Flowers” from her forthcoming record White Tiger out June 8 via StorySound Records.
Dan Stock Shares Video For “Take It Too Far”
Sam Wisternoff the director adds: “Using VHS tape (not footage, the physical tape) and guitar strings photographed in time-lapse, I wanted to create juddering lines to frame Dan in a variety of ways, keeping him the focus of the video. With each section of the song getting more intense, zooming through shapes in order to take.”
Grammy and Brit Award winning musician Midge Ure will release his new album Orchestrated in North America on June 8th. This remarkable new album features stunningly reimagined orchestrated versions of Ultravox hits and Midge Ure classics including ‘Vienna’, ‘Dancing with Tears In My Eyes’, and ‘If I Was’. Musician, singer-songwriter, producer and activist, Midge Ure has worn many musical hats over the years; however, working on a fully orchestrated album has been a new venture for Midge. Said Midge: “The record took eighteen months to make, but a lifetime of work to achieve.” The set will be released by BMG on CD and clear vinyl.
Midge Ure was one of the 80’s most visible pop/rock stars as the stylish lead singer of Ultravox. Born in Scotland, Midge began playing music in bands at a young age. As soon as he moved to London he soon found himself immersed in a scene he had previously only read about. He was a member of Slik, The Rich Kids, Visage, and, for a short while, Thin Lizzy, after which he joined Ultravox as the new front man.
“1983” is included on Weathers’ recently released Kids In The Night Part 1 EP, which is available now at all digital retail providers. It is the first of two EPs followed by a full-length album coming in June. Kids In The Night Part 2 EP is set for release May 11th via RCA Records.
Ry Cooder’s first new album in six years “The Prodigal Son” is now streaming on NPR Music’s First Listen. A masterwork of roots, blues and R&B, The Prodigal Son conjures our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder’s expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. To Listen to the full album one week ahead of its May 11 release date, click here
Only Takes A Day drop their must watch video ‘Reach’
Written by vocalist Shaanvir Rehal, ‘Reach’ is a conscious and dynamic display of lyricism that sidesteps the braggadocio of commercial hip hop to arrive at something both honest and infectious. Injecting hip hop beats with a masterly display of finicky acoustic work, Shaan’s track was the spark that got percussionist Fabien Waldheim involved in the project, and together the duo explore the bleakness and banality of pop culture with a song that’s life-affirming and touchingly relatable. ‘Reach’ explores the many contradictions in the modern condition: rampant materialism is a source of anxiety to many, but the promise of a more comfortable life through it is something we all, to some extent, strive towards. Unashamedly proud of his nerdiness, Shaan lyrically cuts something of a Gambino-esque figure, though possessed with a probing curiosity that penetrates further and lashes harder than his american peers. ‘Reach’ is a positive message. It tells us listeners that we are not alone in our thoughts, and that through expression we can find a connection with each other and the world around us that transcends our angst.
Today, Nashville group Roanoke announce their highly anticipated sophomore album, Where I Roam, set for release on June 22, 2018. Recorded in East Nashville at Ten Four Recording Company, the band wrote the album while on an intimate songwriting retreat last summer at an isolated cabin in Harrison, Michigan. Where I Roam draws fresh lines and gives listeners a glimpse into the magic of the trip the band lovingly dubs, “the cabin sessions”. Along with the album announcement, today also marks the release of the first single, “Tennessee Stone”, premiering exclusively via PopMatters.
20 Buck Spin presents the second full-length by Portland, Oregon’s TORTURE RACK, titled Malefic Humiliation. Confirmed for late May release, the album’s “Masked In Leeches” has been premiered at Metal Injection as the label posts preorders for the record.
Shawn Mendes Releases New Song “Youth” ft. Khalid
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes releases highly anticipated, “Youth” featuring Khalid, today. This song comes off of his forthcoming self-titled album, out on May 25th, via Island Records. Shawn co-wrote “Youth” along with Khalid, Scott Harris, Geoff Warburton, and Teddy Geiger. In addition to co-writing the track, Shawn also co-produced it with Joel Little. Listen to “Youth” featuring Khalid here.
CHARLIE PUTH RELEASES “THE WAY I AM”
Multi-GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth has premiered “The Way I Am,” another taste of his highly anticipated sophomore album Voicenotes (available May 11th via Atlantic Records).
Letters To Part Release “Richard Scarry” Music Video from Debut Album, A Human Curse, out now
Post Rock/Ambient and Progressive/Indie 4-piece, Letters To Part, released their debut full-length entitled, A Human Curse last summer. The album was recorded at Iceman Studios under the direction of Daniel Colombo, who recorded, mixed and mastered the 8-track masterpiece. The album covers details about struggles we all endure in our lifetime, some more extreme then others, but a similarity of overcoming battles, whether it be from drug abuse, self mutilation, gambling, and the likes, Letters To Part build a story about how everyday we are living in an anxiety induced world. Lead singer Y’shua Ortiz-Escobedo expands on A Human Curse, by stating it “is a story about understanding true heartache, and trying to cope.
Written and sung by the band’s guitar player Audie McGinnis, it’s a first-person telling of a simple landowner that finds dignity in a life led elemental. At the same time, the chorus warns that a way of life, once lost, cannot be artificially manufactured.
“Land”is a modern take on sentiments found in Bluegrass standards like “Little Cabin Home on the Hill” and “Blue Ridge Mountain Home.” Classic themes made new through a creative arrangement and original writing by a band that consciously uses an evolving style to connect the traditional to the contemporary.
Royston Langdon (Ex-Spacehog) Releasing LEEDS Solo LP; “Everything’s Dandy”
‘Everything’s Dandy’ is the culmination of his 24 years in New York, both in its content and its production.
“I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere on the planet,” says Langdon of NYC. “I feel like I’m part of the city in a way.”
“This work is a reflection of the re-gentrification of places and the real and meaningful memories they leave in their wake. How our own growth, over time, leaves us with a shifted perspective on ourselves. The once familiar now gone, never to come back except through the ghosts of lovers, places, objects.”
KANDY SHARES VIDEO FOR “FEELIN’ KNT”
Growing up in the cultural melting pot of New York, DJ and producer Kevin Schuppel aka KANDY has earned the respect of the ever-expanding electronic community through the creation of a distinct sound that embodies his world. Today, KANDY delivers the video for “Feelin’ KNT” a visual declaration of his identity. The video features members from NY’s very own eclectic drag/ball community donning avant-garde outfits while embodying their true authentic selves and follows last weeks release of the vogue-house track. The single is one of KANDY’s biggest releases to date: a significant milestone for him both personally and professionally. Recently, Kevin came out to his friends and family, and this release is his way of sharing this pivotal moment with the rest of the world. With the support of those closest to him and NY’s ball/LGBTQ community, KANDY is ready to bring the house down this year.
Florence + the Machine’s High As Hope out 6/29, “Hunger” Debuts Today
“This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more,” says Florence. “I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can’t say it, you can sing it.”
Breaking: Introducing Two Meters
Two Meters’ self-titled debut EP, featuring production from fellow labelmates Pastel & Get A Life, is out 6/15 via Very Jazzed.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Susie Scurry has released a music video premiered this week by Spill Magazine to accompany her latest single ‘The Elvis Hour’.
The clip is a lovingly put together intimate video montage of Elvis – dressed to impress in a striking navy blue jumpsuit – and his entourage meeting and greeting lucky and adoring fans before his concert.
On June 29, Geffen/UMe celebrates one of rock’s most important bands, Guns N’ Roses, with the release of Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set. Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite For Destruction, this lavish box set is the ultimate GnFnR fan’s dream fulfilled.
Appetite will also be released in concurrent multiple configurations, Appetite For Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike + Gucci Mane ‘All I Need’
The latest in a list of heavyweight team-ups sees dance music duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike pair up alongside one of trap’s highest profiled rap figures Gucci Mane for a record of seismic proportions in ‘All I Need’. Fresh, cutting and jacked with an abundance of swagger, ‘All I Need’ resonates with all the force fans have come to expect from these pioneering musical brothers.