Austin’s Golden Dawn Arkestra releases new album & shares new music video
Forever promoting belief in the transcendence of time and space, Golden Dawn Arkestra continues to experiment with a myriad of musical styles & genres, all the while remaining true to their expansive cinematic sound.
RAL is the stage name of Jesus Martinez, a rising producer hailing from the historic Spanish city of Seville and currently residing in Manchester, who has been involved with electronic music since the age of 12. When he turned 16 years old, he started the electronic duo Dubsidia with his best friend and the pair made some noise with a number of strong tracks, while also enjoying support from some of the big names of the EDM industry like Skrillex, Excision, and Borgore.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE CONFIRM NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF GLOBAL TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Florence + the Machine confirm a 23 city North American fall headline tour today, kicking off August 5 in Montreal, QC and including stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Barclays Center. Further dates include Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and more.
The Mulligan Brothers third studio album, Songs for the Living and Otherwise, which was released today, marks an evolution in the creative process of the Alabama-based group. The band’s name means second chances, but they took the biggest chance of their career and produced this album on their own, creating songs that are truest to them. Converting the upstairs of lead singer/ songwriter, Ross Newell’s home in the heart of Mobile, AL, into a recording studio allowed them the freedom to get to the honesty of who they are as artists.
Aussie-Producer KOWL Shares Funky Electro Instrumental, “Skyline”
“Skyline” is a 3-minute funky electronic instrumental that features disco-guitar, tropical-inspired drums, uplifting strings and epic synth that drops in around the 2:15 mark.
KOWL is Australian artist, Cal Young. KOWL, pronounced like ‘Cal’ with an emphasis on the ‘ow,’ is both a music producer and songwriter based in Hobart, Tasmania. KOWL’s music has been described as “Disco-Tinged House.” Landing somewhere between Indie Dance and Disco, he habitually calls his sound “Beach House House.”
Song of the Summer by 16-year-old Chicago twins Carly and Martina: “Block His Number”
Powerhouse songwriters, big-hearted entrepreneurs and unstoppable 16-year-old twins from Chicago, Carly and Martina, share their brand new single and summer anthem: “Block His Number.” These girls have been making an impact — not just because of their 144K Instagram followers, 67K Facebook likes, or 36K Twitter followers. Carly and Martina won’t accept when doors are shut in their face, and live out the mantra “no” just means “not yet.” The video for “Block His Number” is completely self-styled and co-directed by Carly and Martina. CelebMix, who premiered the video, says that the autonomy the twins had over the creative process “goes to show how much effort they are willing to put in for their music career.”
Layering pitched down vocals over melodic arrangements with cinematic precision, Dutch producer GANZ makes his Dim Mak debut on electronic single “Let’s Fly Away Together (feat. LUNA MAY),” premiered today on COMPLEX. This is the first track of his forthcoming EP Skin In The Game (Dim Mak, 2018).
Queen Key Releases NSFW EP Today
“Queen Key is Chicago’s hilarious new rap star.” – The Fader, Gen-F Feature
OUT TODAY: NEW EP from NYC-blues/americana duo Max Caddy
The EP was recorded by Mike Kutchman (Eddie Vedder, Bush Tetras) at Kutch-1 Recoding Studios in Brooklyn and is a snapshot of all of Max Caddy’s sonic strengths. The project’s lead single “Hear Me Out” features Liquor Radio’s Coralie Colmez on fiddle and session drummer extraordinaire Alex Cohen. The recorded guest instrumentation is a first for Max Caddy as it strives to recapture its collaborative live sound.
New single from multi instrumentalist, producer Tim Carr
Tim Carr is a Los Angeles based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music is a stunning mix of instrumental interludes, and minimal folkesque songs inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 60s pop.
Boomiverse debuted at #1 on the iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums chart to much critical acclaim also includes includes “In The South” featuring Gucci Mane and Pimp C as well as singles “Mic Jack” featuring Adam Levine and “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike & Jeezy. Additionally, Big Boi has wrapped recurring roles on The Quad for BET and Scream for MTV. He has also been seen on Lee Daniels’ series Star on FOX and is starring in the upcoming highly-anticipated SONY feature, Superfly.
“While cribbing the raw sound and style of Death circa Leprosy and Scream Blood Gore seems like a manageable task given the music’s proud primitivism, achieving Schuldiner’s progression as he distanced himself from mere mortals is a formidable leap. But Exhumed mainman Matt Harvey and collaborators including Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation somehow create an album that works as both tribute and original art…” — Decibel
Norwegian grunge-punk trio Sauropod share new single ‘Headed’
Oslo, Norway based trio Sauropod, made up of – Jonas Røyeng (guitar, vocals), Kamilla Waal Larsen (bass, vocals) and Jørgen Natland Apeness (drums) today release their new single ‘Headed’ via Propeller Recordings
ToBy Premieres Tender Club Banger “Show U Off”
ToBy is the musical alias of the 23 year old, Reggie Baril, an actor/playwright/director/rap artist from Miami and member of the BARIKUDAxDEATHWISH rap crew. In 2017 he graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance with various collegiate level awards and nominations for his acting, playwriting, and directing.
Singer/Songwriter Phil Cook released PEOPLE ARE MY DRUG today, out on Psychic Hotline/Thirty Tigers. PAMD is a collection of roots and gospel-infused songs written with a common message of community in each track. The album puts Cook’s adopted hometown of Durham NC at the fore, featuring the joy of collaborating with the talent aroud him (“Miles Away”), and the despair of police shootings (“Another Mother’s Son). Cook closes the album with a celebration of his mentors, covering Allen Toussaint’s “Life.”
Soul/Pop Guitarist Jackie Venson Drops NEW Track/Video on PopMatters Hot Off European Tour
Austin-born, soul/pop guitarist/vocalist, Jackie Venson, announces the relaese of her new single/video, “Rollin and Tumbin”” follow up to her EP Transcends (9/30/17) and announces appearance at ACL, and hot off a European tour.
BARRY MANILOW – the man who ‘writes the songs that make the whole word sing’ – joins DELILAH – the queen of Sappy love songs – on the latest edition of her popular podcast, Conversations with Delilah.