Multi-GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth has scored the highest chart debut of his career to date with his Gold-certified, critically acclaimed sophomore album Voicenotes entering the Billboard 200 at #4 and the Top Albums chart at #2. Voicenotes is highlighted by a trio of hit singles – the 3x-Platinum “Attention,” platinum-certified follow-up “How Long,” and current single “Done For Me (feat. Kehlani),” which continues its ascent up the top 20 at Top 40 radio and top 15 at Hot AC radio this week.
WORLD DEMISE: “No Return” Streaming At Decibel Magazine
“No Return” is the newest single from New Jersey hardcore outfit WORLD DEMISE, the song torn from their eponymous debut EP, nearing release next week through Flatspot Records. The new song is revealed through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.
Check Out NIGHT CLUB “Candy Coated Suicide” Official Music Video!
Los Angeles based electronic duo NIGHT CLUB has released the Official Music Video for “Candy Coated Suicide,” the first single off of their anticipated new album, Scary World. Due out August 24, 2018, Scary World is currently available for pre-order.
Craig Owens’ badXchannels Releases Two Ethereal New Songs
CRAIG OWENS’ eclectic music project badXchannels have premiered two brand new songs, “The Spine” and “Sad, Ecstatic” via Alternative Press on Friday, May 18, 2018. The new batch of songs continue to showcase the musical evolution that Craig Owens has undergone over the past few years. The songs are now available via all digital music retailers.
AP LIVE PREMIERE: badXchannels – “The Spine” & “Sad Ecstatic”
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Barrett Crake – “Oceans of You”
Barrett Crake’s fiercely independent approach to his music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through with his unique blend of captivating vocals atop authentic dance tracks. Fresh off the promotion trail for the Indy film circuit for “Eternity: The Movie”, (The Indy comedy where Barrett plays a Daryl Hall-like character) this L.A. based artist discovered that performing the songs from the film ignited a subconscious primal voice and spark that had been brewing for years. After being featured on a remix of Corona’s classic “The Rhythm of the Night” that peaked at #2 on Germany’s dance charts, Barrett returned to the studio to record his new single “Oceans of You”, a deeply personal ode to a departed loved one, and the distance between us all.
Introducing Pavan > ‘Greenhouse Gases’ EP
Growing up in a time when communication and gratification were much slower and more real than in our current connected world, Pavan exists to encourage people to look up for a moment, to take in the planet and the people around them. To stick around for the whole song, through detailed production and to return to it, through melody.
Having Been Told He’d Never Walk or Talk Again as a Child, Adam Lanceley Releases His Seventh Album!
Adam Lanceley was only ten years old when a car accident left him seriously injured. Sustaining a severe brain injury, a crushed pelvis and shattered legs, doctors advised him he was unlikely to walk or talk again. Against all odds, Adam not only proved them wrong but has taken his remarkable recovery to the extreme, running marathons and now carving out a career as a singer-songwriter.
MY PLEASURE releases new single “Thank You for Alphabetising My Spice Rack”
MY PLEASURE is from Hull, UK and describes his music as “almost pop”.
Mostly Happy is the title of his 2nd album, out Friday 1st June, and third single Thank You for Alphabetising My Spice Rack is out today. It follows previous singles Fluorescent Jacket and These Things Take Time.
“Lacuna” commonly refers to the “empty space” or “void” from which everything takes shape. The void is at the beginning of everything: matter and time, light, sound and art. It is the starting point of the artwork. It just takes the scratching a match of creativity inside the void to generate an idea, a note, a melody… and feelings as well as emotions are born. So how is an idea born? Where does it come from? A Big Bang. Music is a way to reach mind elevation. DOMADORA’s music intends to put the willing listener into a state of trance and reach a state of elevation.
Swiss Stoner-Rockers Mystic Sons unveiled new official music video “Mephistopheles”
Stoner-blues-Rock band (with a heavy dose of fuzz) influenced by the biggest names of the genre, Mystic Sons just offered a first glance from their upcoming album with an official music video of the single “Mephistopheles” available right now on YouTube and with the courtesy of PureGrainAudio Media from Canada.
LT Wade Shares “My Sun And Stars” Single
Today, alternative rock artist LT Wade shares his new single, “My Sun And Stars” off his forthcoming LP, Transient. New Noise Magazine premiered the track, praising it, stating, “The singer/songwriter enjoys a delicious track with stunning ambiance to bring to light their feelings of the state, wrapping together the sentiment of family and adventures. The guitars float through the tune with an atmospheric skip, culminating in swirling effects that only add to the hazy, amorous tune.” Transient is due out July 27th via Dopeness Records NYC.
Kabaka Pyramid has released his new single, Kontraband, featuring Grammy Award winning artist Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley. The title single ‘Kontraband’ is from his upcoming debut album KONTRABAND, slated to release Friday, May 25th via Bebble Rock & Ghetto Youth International.
Off his debut album Kontraband, the hard hitting Reggae track is infectiously catchy, with the strong chorus “I’m Way Up, Kontraband” being repeated, selectively throughout the single. Both artists go back and forth giving a vivid description of the trials and fight as they try to spread the music ‘Kontraband’ to the masses. They describe the constant obstacles placed before them and share the many ways they defeat the system in order to spread the potent lyrics they are calling ‘Kontraband’.
Listen to “Big Train” from Pllush’s debut album, ‘Stranger to the Pain’
San Francisco’s Pllush will release their debut album entitled Stranger to the Pain on June 8, 2018. Following the album’s first two singles, “Shannon” and “Ortega” today they share the third and final single “Big Train” with NPR Music. “The band has developed a dense, harmony-rich sound over the course of several releases — all, up until now, under the name Plush. For the release of Stranger to the Pain, its forthcoming album, the band has added the second l to its name, honed its pop melodies and sharpened its guitar-heavy sound.”
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Nadia Nair delivers new single ‘K’
Nadia is a really refreshing artist and has already made a name for herself through past releases. She describes her sound as “Open for interpretation art”, with her Scandinavian roots matched against her Malaysian-Indian heritage. She has been working behind the scenes in the last few years, with the likes of Skip Marley, Steve Angello and Kindess.
Bjørn Torske announces album ‘Byen’
New music from Bjørn Torske is always cause for celebration—but even by the high standards that the Norwegian producer has set for himself over the last two decades, Byen feels special. Torske’s fifth solo album is a revelation for electronic music fans and anyone with a keen ear for melodic, trance-inducing dance music, as it finds the veteran musician fusing two distinct sides of his catalog—clubby, inviting house music, and side-long pastoral ambience—for a career-defining statement that’ll appeal to newcomers and longtime fans alike.
Nashville Publishing Collective ‘Chicks With Hits’ Celebrates Its 20 Year Anniversary
May 1st saw Nashville’s Chicks With Hits celebrating a monumental achievement, its 20th anniversary. Held at BMI on Music Row in Nashville, this all-female publishing collective celebrated alongside colleagues, friends and family that had all gathered to commemorate and reflect upon the accomplishments of this trailblazing group.
“For me, Youth Club is a pure and honest representation of us as people and players,” Smith says of the album’s significance. “It’s another step further for Sharp/Shock and pushes the boundaries slightly, without straying from what we do. There are a couple more aggressive songs like ‘Bad Lad’ and ‘Steps,’ but I love that it’s balanced out by songs like ‘Dancing All Night’ and ‘Walking A Thin Line.’ Lyrically, songs like ‘Just Can’t Get My Head Around It’ and ‘Nuclear Family’ are my favorites—just real life issues that will hopefully get people thinking.”
Pali Adventures provides a unique overnight summer camp experience for kids ages 8-16 in Running Springs, CA (outside of Los Angeles). The programs are encouraging and supportive of all ability levels. They love to see campers explore activities they have only dreamed about – with no pressure to already be good at it. Meeting each individual where they are, Pali tailors an experience to each camper. Campers follow their dreams, try incredible new things, and gain lifelong friends in a safe and supportive environment.
Camp takes place every week starting June 17th through August 18th. Weeks of camp run Sunday through Saturday, and campers stay a minimum of one week up to the full summer.
Their Rockstar Academy allows kids to unleash their inner rock star. Industry professionals help them learn their favorite songs and teach them how to write their own original music. Campers get exclusive access to Pali Adventures’ state-of-the-art recording studios and receive a professional CD recording of their performing. Pali has a variety of instruments available for kids to use (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, ukulele, tambourine, hand drums and more), or they are welcome to bring their own. Here’s what kids can expect during the week:
Quiet Domino is the indietronica moniker of San Francisco-based musician, vocalist, and producer Mark Nelsen. Founded in 2017, the project was constructed around a single song, a new synthesizer, and a quest for new colors. An eclectic songwriter, Nelsen had been focusing on his folkier acoustic compositions and playing in local retro-rock bands full time until the new alter-ego found him. QD quickly became a vehicle to freely experiment with electronic grooves and production collaborations in studio and on stage. As a live act, he currently performs as a one-man band, fusing cerebral dance rhythms with expressive synth-pop hooks and atmospheric guitar leads. The debut single and video “Metropelium” premiered in April 2017, with a series of follow up tracks releasing in 2018 including the psych neo-soul fueled “Slo Mo.”
Brooklyn Synth Duo Kodacrome Release Double LP via FOIL
Based in Brooklyn, members Elissa LeCoque & Ryan Casey are known for creating soundscapey analog synthesizer pop, as well as designing hand-built puppet videos and small-batch merchandise to accompany their music.
Electro-alternative rock band OTHER AMERICANS (featuring members of The Architects, The Gadjits, Radar State, and Late Night Callers) have premiered the video for their debut single “Murdering Crows” via Spill Magazine. It is the lead single from their self-titled debut release which will be released independently on June 29, 2018. Kicking off the project with a bang, Other Americans will be supporting Meg Myers’ sold out show on June 11th at Kansas City’s The Riot Room. In addition, the band will be playing Middle Of The Map Festival June 30th in Kansas City, MO.