Officially launching today, Apple Music’s Song of the Summer highlight the very best Pop, dance, hip-hop, and R&B hits to soundtrack the perfect summer. Apple Music’s editors around the world reviewed and vetted songs that are currently gaining momentum on the service platform, in culture and the world of music at large to create a playlist that truly spans across multiple genres, captures the mood of the season, and can be enjoyed all summer long. Full track list and art attached.
Vampire Diaries star Michael Malarkey tackles the introverted life of an actor on new EP
Actor turned singer-songwriter Michael Malarkey returns to the UK for his first release on Sheffield’s iconic folk record label, Hudson Records. Yorkshire is currently the flavour of the month for Malarkey, who is currently co-starring with Sheffield’s Sean Bean in new series The Oath.
The Night Game Reveal New Song
Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and record producer, Martin Johnson aka The Night Game has announced he is releasing his self-titled debut album on September 7 on Vertigo/Interscope Records. The 11-track full-length was produced by Grammy Award winning François Tétaz and features special guests and collaborators Gotye, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek and Kirin J Callinan. Fan favorites “The Outfield,” Once In A Lifetime,” “Bad Girls Don’t Cry,” and todays release “American Nights” will also be available on the album. Full track listing and artwork revealed below. Pre-order The Night Game’s highly anticipated debut album HERE.
STORTREGN: “Emptiness Fills The Void” Out Via Non Serviam Records
Switzerland based blackened death force STORTREGN’s highly anticipated fourth album “Emptiness Fills The Void” comes out today via Dutch label Non Serviam Records.
The band states: “We’ve been working on this album for some time now, and it is with great pride that we release it. We pushed our limits further during the composition process and the result is a piece of work where each knob has been turned up to the maximum. Each member has a different musical background, and the range and depth of the riffs, rhythms and sound of this record serve as a testament of this variety. As a whole, the listener can expect a blend black and death metal, with a hint of old school heavy metal with a contemporary twist to it. Get ready. Charging riffs, blast beats and furious vocals will fill your head and shred your brain to pieces…and you’ll beg for more!”
Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson) Shares “Bounce It Out” Video Via Brooklyn Vegan
Brooklyn Vegan has shared the video for Selector Dub Narcotic’s (Calvin Johnson/Beat Happening) new single “Bounce It Out (Bounce It On Out)”.
Jim Suptic, who sings lead on the track, said the song is “about making a choice. A choice that you think is right at the time, but then it turns out there really isn’t a right choice. Every decision has consequences good or bad. The best we can hope for is being able to live with the fallout. Relationships can be hard and need to be worked on. That goes for husband, wife, friend, family, etc. I think this song is hopeful, some might not see it that way. A glass filled to the middle is either half full or half empty. Sometimes it’s just nice to have something to drink.” Director Shawn Brackbill explained the video’s inspiration to The FADER: “We wanted to do something that incorporated a foosball table as a nod to the cover art of the Kicker EP. The track really brings us back to the classic Get Up Kids sound, and we wanted the video to have a nostalgic feel. I spent a bit of time digging around for inspiration, much of which comes from the ‘80s and ‘90s.”
HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM GOES PLATINUM
GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum musician Halsey receives RIAA platinum certification with her second album, hopeless fountain kingdom, which has over 1 billion streams. Halsey is currently on her world tour kicking off in the U.S. on May 27 in Napa, California.
Sheeqo Beat one half of the innovative and ground-breaking duo 3BallMTY, shows his knack for conquering new styles of music by presenting his first solo project in “No La Pude Olvidar.” After creating their own genre by blending tribal music, cumbia, electronica and regional Mexican beats, 3BallMTY quickly rose to fame and became a music staple among the youth in Mexico and around the world. After touring the world to play at some of the hottest festivals, including the famous Mad Decent Block Party, Coachella, and SXSW, Sheeqo has grown inspired to experiment with other aspects of Latin Music, and so “No La Pude Olvidar” was born. A blend of reggaetón, electronica, dembow, cumbia and 3BallMTY’s signature tribal influence, plus an entrancing flute hook and romantic vocals creates “No La Pude Olvidar” featuring Heber, is a collaboration that derived from a friendship. It’s a song sure to become a dancefloor staple for the upcoming season
‘Killing Eve’ OST Featuring The Music Of Unloved
Unloved’s music formed the inspiration for David Holmes’ and Keefus Ciancia’s score to the new BBC America TV show Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (Thirteen). The critically acclaimed series is about to wrap up its’ captivating freshman season in the USA, draped in blood and guts and intrigue – set to a landscape of music by Unloved – who are Holmes, Ciancia and singer songwriter Jade Vincent. To hear this music, the band have made a Spotify playlist that features all of their contributions to the soundtrack. Listen HERE.
3LAU and ZAXX release their new collaboration Dirty Neon featuring Olivera today. The track is a compelling blend of Olivera’s melancholy vocals along with the indie feeling but still euphoric production that 3LAU and ZAXX have become known for. The new single comes on the heels of a recent collaboration between the two, Worlds Away (Zaxx Remix), which is featured on 3LAU’s recently debuted remix package, Ultraviolet Remixed.
Boogie Premieres New Single & Video “Self Destruction”
Compton-bred rapper Boogie has shared his new single and video, “Self Destruction.” Released via Shady Records/Interscope Records, “Self Destruction” is the latest track to show his distinct talent for making music that’s both melancholy and joyfully uplifting.
Favors, the new EP from Wilderado (Bright Antenna Records) is out everywhere today. The EP comes after a spring tour that brought the band through the Midwest, Southeast and West Coast. Wilderado will wrap up their spring tour this weekend at Sasquatch!.
This fall the band will also be hitting the road. They will be joining Rainbow Kitten Surprise on tour as direct support in August. The band will also be playing Grandoozy Festival in Denver and Austin City Limits later this fall.
T.R.O.Y. Release Official Music Video for “Wicked World”
Springfield, MO hard rock band T.R.O.Y has released the official music video for their single “Wicked World.”
“Truth is, good news doesn’t sell.We have all been fed a lie or two, ‘Wicked World’ just talks about how poisoned the spring really is. #WickedWorld #Unplugged #FalseMedia #TallTales #Newspeak #Orwellian #MediaSensationalism #TheRealityOfYourself ” – TROY
New York City based six-piece, female-fronted rock band LONDON PLANE shares their forthcoming debut LP New York Howl. PopMatters praises the record writing, “Throughout, vocalist Cici James strikes a remarkable balance of passion and remove, choosing not to oversell the emotional qualities inherent in the haunted and haunting lines of pieces such as ‘The Farther Down We Go’ or even the comparatively uplifting ‘Make It Our Own.’ She and songwriter Mosey form the creative nucleus of a band that has bright things in store for it, even the music remains deliciously dark.”