Goon sign to Partisan Records
Rising Los Angeles scuzz-rock 4-piece Goon are excited to officially announce their signing to Partisan Records. Ahead of their debut album out next year, the band’s first two EPs ‘Dusk of Punk’ and ‘Happy Omen’ – put out independently in 2016 and 2017, respectively – will be released physically for the first time on July 13th onto a single vinyl LP. ‘Dusk of Punk/Happy Omen’ will also feature two unreleased tracks, listen to one of those, entitled “Choke Throat,” here.
THE TILLERS UNVEIL NEW VIDEO
The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
ONA Opens Up To Paper Mag
Paper Magazine has done an in-depth interview and photoshoot with ONA. The site also featured the video for her single “Dew Poony Cadence”, which will be featured on her debut LP ‘Onamania’, out 6/8 via The Orchard.
ENTER SHIKARI Tell The Story of “Sparky” in New Video “Undercover Agents”
Huge UK alt rock band Enter Shikari have shared a video for “Undercover Agents”, taken from their critically acclaimed UK Top 5 album The Spark. Following their biggest Arena tour to date, the quartet will play UK and European festivals throughout the Summer, with two UK warm up shows in intimate venues, both of which sold out in a matter of seconds. The band have also hinted at more intimate shows in coming months.
Mazie Releases New Single/Video
“Oh My God” is a dance-floor ready anthem that offers Mazie’s perspective on imbalance between a persistent young man at a typical college party and a girl just trying to enjoy her night. Behind the ear-worm melody and addictively ethereal vibes, Mazie offers an important message about boundaries. Like most songwriters that have been able to strike that delicate balance between pop sensibility and the pursuit of thoughtful artistry, Mazie has managed to wrap a meaningful statement in a carefully crafted and engaging single.
Silk City: Diplo and Mark Ronson unveil “Only Can Get Better”
The new music follows the duo’s surprise appearances last week in Los Angeles and at Electric Daisy Carnival’s Wide Awake Art Car this weekend. Silk City will make their festival debut next weekend at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York—playing the Bacardi Stage at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2—and will headline the U.K.’s Bestival in August.
10 String Symphony to Release ‘Generation Frustration’ on July 13
Two years after releasing Weight of the World, the sophomore recording which earned attention from NPR: All Songs Considered, a #3 slot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, and took them on tour all over the US, UK, and Australia, 10 String Symphony felt the desire to expand their acoustic, stripped down sound. On July 13th, the band will release Generation Frustration, produced by Kris Drever of the Scottish band LAU. The new album digs even deeper into the potential for experimentation with stringed instruments while highlighting new depths in the pair’s original songwriting. Unafraid of pushing boundaries, the resulting songs are as challenging as they are beautiful. Today, American Songwriter Magazine exclusively premiered the first single, “One Way Telephone,” an “…affecting ballad,” noting that the “…two Nashville musicians have built complex worlds of sound from just a handful of instruments– two fiddles… with the occasional five-string banjo.”
Portland’s dream rock / psychedelic pop band, Ezza Rose, is gearing up to release their forth album, No Means No, with the release of their title-track, which just debuted on Bust Magazine. The video for the single is spine-chilling in it’s reliability for those fighting for feminism. Bust says, “we see men with blurred-out faces harass women on the sidewalks, in the office, on public transportation, and in the park.”
Texas’ genre-bending rock ‘n’ roller Israel Nash announces the release of his fifth studio album, Lifted, on July 27th, 2018 via Desert Folklore Music/Thirty Tigers. Debuting the album’s first single “Rolling On” with Magnet Magazine, they describe, “The ethereal ode to perseverance neatly encapsulates the ambitious sonic direction and pronounced optimism of the LP as a whole, which marries the steel-guitar-drenched psychedelic country/folk vibe of his last two releases with layers of echoey ’60s-pop classicism.” The track acts as the album’s manifesto, an anthem of urgency, encouraging the listener to let go of yesterday’s troubles and move forward with positivity. Listen to “Rolling On” here. Lifted is available for pre-order here.
Today, Elise Davis shared “Married Young” (co-written with Erin Enderlin and Alex Cline), the second song to be released from the forthcoming album. In an interview with Billboard, Davis explains, “I was talking to [Erin] about this person I was seeing when I was 20 years old, living in a shitty little apartment. He exposed me to Tom Waits and vinyl and stuff like that. So (the song is) a merging of the fact she got married when she was young; The chorus is about that, and the rest of the song is nostalgia from this relationship I had when I was young.”
Recently, Haitian-American roots/blues musician Paul Beaubrun released his new album Ayibobo via Ropeadope. Today Afropunk premiered the video for his song “Rise Up,” calling it a “hair-raising track” that’s “food for the activist’s soul.”
Whitney Fenimore’s EP streaming RIGHT NOW
The Phoenix-based alt-country singer-songwriter’s EP comes out officially this Friday, May 18th – it will be available at midnight on her Spotify page and is available for preorder here.
We want consumers to know that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a television special airing on ABC TV (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) tomorrow May 24, is not sponsored or approved by the Estate of Michael Jackson. It is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate.
ABC was using a copyrighted photo and silhouette image owned by the Estate in the trailers and promotional material for the special. Only after notice from our attorneys to ABC News indicating they were infringing on our IP rights were the materials removed. We are told ABC intends to use music and other intellectual property owned by the Estate such as photos, logos, artwork, and more in the program itself, without having licensed the rights to any such material. Imagine if this was done with any of ABC’s intellectual property. We believe the special to be another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael’s legacy, intellectual property rights or his children. – The Estate of Michael Jackson
Magnetic has shared Otzeki’s debut album ‘Binary Childhood’ in full. Prior to this, the duo released the tracks “Foreign Love”, “Pay The Tax”, and “Angry Fix”. They are playing shows throughout Europe this summer and will also be in New York on June 8 at Baby’s All Right.
Norwegian artist Hanne Leland set to release new single “Stay” June 1st
Hanne Leland is a Norwegian born, London based electro-pop singer and songwriter. Since entering the music scene in 2013 as a country-pop songwriter in Nashville, TN, Hanne has crossed over to the electro-pop genre, and now sees herself in studios in LA and London with star producers such as Brian West (Sia, Nelly Furtado) and Red Triangle (Little Mix, Charlie Puth) among others. Hanne Leland’s music has been streamed almost 4 million times on Spotify alone.
LYVES releases JNTHN STEIN produced new single “Still”
Having spent the latter end of last year supporting Coldplay on their European tour, following the success of her “Like Water” EP released in 2017, Lyves – the alias of Francesca Bergami – has been back in the studio working on what some might call a Herculean task – eight new songs, each accompanied by a video lensed by a different director in order to explore a diversity of emotional themes told through personal narratives.
JC Stewart releases new single Medicine
Speaking about the songs inspiration JC explains Medicine started as a couple of lines in a deleted note on my phone. I went over the chorus melody again and a again for about 4 months before I figured it out! Over the awe inspiring setting of building a set of flat pack drawers in a Brighton student house, it just popped into my head and that was really it. Its a super simple song with real lyrics which is why I think I connect to it so much. I am so excited for people to be able to hear it and the other songs coming out over the next few months!
WATCH / Sonny ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ Official Video, Out Now
After a successful 2017 releasing his critically acclaimed debut EP Hopeless Romance and follow-up single Yesterdays Gone, the Northern soulful singer-songwriter enters 2018 with new single Aint Too Proud To Beg, Sonnys most sincere track to date out now via Never Fade Records.
Back with his signature powerhouse vocal and emotive lyrics, Aint Too Proud To Beg reaffirms Sonnys ability to create captivating heartfelt music. Mixed by Joe Zook (One Republic, Pharrell Williams, U2, One Direction, P!nk) and written by Sonny himself, the new single delves deep into the memories of a past failed relationship wishing the mistakes that were made never caused it to end.