GRAMMY-winning duo A Great Big World have decided that their third album (out later this year via Epic) should be self-titled, and for good reason: because it is who they truly are.
For the first time, the NYC pairing of Chad King and Ian Axel recorded a whole album with a live band, in order to capture the rush and energy of their bombastic stage performance. Sincere, organic and with power- pop hooks sewn in throughout, this LP is the most authentic and heartfelt representation of who the duo are, finding themselves excavating emotional and personal depths not yet tackled on their previous two releases.
Singer-songwriter Lydia Luce to Release Full-Length Album ‘Azalea’
There are some artists who are born to make music. Lydia Luce is such an artist: her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, and her brother, a cellist. Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing with her mother’s orchestra. Set to release her debut full-length album, Azalea, on August 17, her music combines her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels organic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. The album’s second single, “Helen,” premiered with Folk Radio, and is available everywhere today.
WATCH MASON RAMSEY’S JOURNEY WITH “FAMOUS”
Take a peek as 11-year-old internet sensation MASON RAMSEY offers a personal glimpse into his whirlwind past month with the video for his breakout single “Famous” today.
From signing his record deal with Atlantic Records and Big Loud Records, to stepping into the recording booth for the first time, not to mention hearing directly from Ramsey’s grandparents, watch his journey with “Famous” here. The video can now be seen across all digital platforms.
LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released the official music video for their single, “Thin Luck.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Thin Luck” was directed by Ron Thunderwood.
Mike Bars – “Oh! (Buried Alive)” Video Premiere
Following the highly anticipated release of the Desperate Measures EP in March, viral rapper Mike Bars is back with a haunting music video for the booming, bass-heavy track “Oh! (Buried Alive)”. Filmed, produced and edited by Bars himself, “Oh! (Buried Alive)” features the dreamy landscapes of Oregon with Mike Bars as the protagonist, villain AND musician. The lyrics paint a picture of Bars as a phoenix, rising from the ashes of his previous horror-core rapper persona into something more sinister.
Hypnotic Electro-Pop: F I N K E L Brings Genre-Bending Sounds on “w / o”
The Los Angeles music scene is a breeding ground for innovation and experimentation. Electro-pop duo F I N K E L is the newest product of its environment with this vibey new single, “w / o.” The music video is equally as engaging with illustrations and direction by Sanni Lahtinen. Substream Magazine called the song “utterly hypnotic” and KALTBLUT Magazine said the video was “enchanting.”
After teasing the remix on the Ultra Music Festival mainstage, Tiesto and SWACQ are finally releasing their remix of MC Fioti’s “Bum Bum Tam Tam,” out now on Universal’s Aftercluv imprint. Tiesto and SWACQ maintain the melody from the original, which is a sample of JS Bach’s “Partita in A Minor” for Flute, but add in an anthemic build up and bass-boosted drop, making the remix of necessity for festival sets.
Atlantic Records has officially announced its signing of Brooklyn-based alternative band Spirit Animal with today’s premiere of their eagerly awaited new single. “YEAH!” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
“YEAH!” is joined by an official music video, directed by Dan Kennedy (Anderson East, Connor Oberst, Usher) and Rafatoon (Gary Clark Jr, Foster The People), which premiered earlier today via Billboard who stated, “The song offers a glimpse at the myriad of skills the band has to offer…” adding, “with news of their Atlantic deal, there’s plenty to shout about.”
Southern California based group Bad Royale’s powerful bass stylings come correct on their Dim Mak debut EP Return Of The Kings. Opening with “Hot Steppa,” the group is joined by legendary Jamaican deejay Future Fambo for an anthemic fusion of dancehall and ferocious bass drops. They then team up with Richie Loop on “Lock Off Di Dance,” followed by “Push It,” highlighting ragga soca artist Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons. The EP closes with a one-two punch via twerk-fueled “Malo (feat. Rayna)” and “Bess Gyal,” a soulful soca track featuring Trinidad & Tobago’s Azaryah on vocals.
CITY GIRLS NEW VIDEO — THERE’ ARE NOT ENOUGH ***’ IN THE WORLD FOR NSFW SAFETY
Miami, Florida female rap duo and Quality Control Music’s City Girls today release their confidently raunchy debut Period, and these 2 young ladies have a lot of advice to impart. Known as JT and Yung Miami, their tracklist reads like a fierce girl’s checklist with titles like “Tighten Up,” “Take Yo Man,” “Where the Bag At,” and “Millionaire Dick,” evoking images of how to get prepped for a night-time mission in The Magic City (Miami).
Greek neo-psych band Arcadian Child will release its debut LP, Afterglow, on May 18 via Rogue Wave Records. Hailing from Limassol, Cyprus, Arcadian Child formed in 2013 and soon made a name for itself via a cool and coherent sound that combines hypnotic psychedelia, stoner rock riffage, and indie rock groove. In advance of the record’s release, Treble premieres the new song, “Electric Red”, stating, “The track is an interesting cross-section of stoner rock heaviness, indie rock hookiness, spacey effects and rhythmic complexity.”
NYC-based pop artist, Kendra Black, releases her newest single, “Dangerless” with an exclusive premiere on This Is The Latest, who proclaims, “Kendra Black is most certainly making her mark on the music world.” The single introduces a new sultry sound not heard in her previous singles off her EP The Edge, “Rude” featuring Snoop Dogg and “Air Pack Jet”. Kendra Black is now entering a new era of her music with “Dangerless” just in time for summer.
Berlin-based artist, Laura Carbone, takes the darker path on this shoegazy new single, “Tangerine Tree.” Her eagerly anticipated second album, Empty Sea, is set for release June 8th, 2018 on Future Shock Records in Canada and the USA. Today, Post-Punk Magazine premiered her vibey new video calling it a “blissful reverie…”
Indie Rockers Tetra Release Debut “Weekend”
“The Weekend” is a tune about expectations in the modern age. The way that prescribed behaviors are used to sell us things and determine interpersonal relationships — and just how dumb a lot of that shit is.
ENTERFIRE Release ‘Upon Humanity’ Lyric Video, Single
UK metal band, ENTERFIRE, have released a new lyric video / single for ‘Upon Humanity’. The track is taken from the forthcoming debut album ‘Slave Of Time’, which will see the light in October. ‘Upon Humanity’ is a powerful metal song that talk about how disruptive is the world we live in.