Kendl Winter’s new solo album is a stark folk affair, a natural extension of the work her and Palmer T. Lee have created over the past half decade as The Lowest Pair. Paste has the first taste of Winter’s solo album, her first on Team Love after her work with Olympia’s K Records, with “Solitude”, calling it “a humble slice of rolling thunder” and saying Winter brings “a ragged punky energy to traditional roots music” and that “the sounds of her Southern upbringing supplies the foundation for her rough-and-tumble solo efforts.”
Indie Duo The Western Den Release First Single ‘I Still Remain’
To find a musical soulmate, someone with whom to explore your innermost? ?feelings, unite artistic languages, and craft a shared voice is a daunting, even mysterious, undertaking. Some writers spend years searching and never uncover the other half they seek; for others, a partnership just flicks on like a light. The origin story of the hauntingly beautiful duo The Western Den is wonderfully curious in just this way: Deni Hlavinka, an introspective pianist from small town Virginia, posted a song idea on a college forum for accepted students. Chris West, a bright-eyed guitarist from Bermuda, sent back the song the following day in finished form. Upon meeting in person, they discovered their musical—and personal—bond was eerily close; there was never a discussion of forming a band, never a conscious choice, it just happened, fueled by a sheer desire, a necessity to pursue what felt right.
Lev Snowe, the 20 year-old artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, began writing for his project in the Summer of 2015. Immediately after graduating high school, he spent his time writing, recording, and mixing his music at home in his parents’ basement. Lev Snowe makes a synthy brand of psychedelic dream-pop that is equal parts washed out and danceable. His band is what makes his live shows possible. He notes, “I couldn’t do it without them. They take my dreamy, chill songs and add a whole new energy to them.”
EMMA ANGLESEY ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘SWELLS MY HEART’
Tasmania’s own Emma Anglesey is back with a typically striking new single Swells My Heart, a lush offering that puts a magnifying glass to uncontrollable passion and its repercussions, out June 15. This intriguing release is accompanied by a hypnotic clip that is steeped in historic influences, directed by Emma and filmed by Scott Atkins (Dark MOFO, Party In The Paddock). Swells My Heart is one of the first singles from Emma’s upcoming album, Some Things Can’t Be Undone – an intimate reflection on life changing moments that cannot be erased, out June 29. To celebrate, Emma Anglesey will be hitting the road with Some Things Can’t Be Undone, kicking off in her home town of Launceston, Tasmania on July 20 then moving through Hobart, Melbourne, Callala Bay, Canberra, and wrapping up in NSW with shows in Cronulla, Newtown and Bulli on August 30, 31 and September 1.
Klingande reveals the eclectic remix package of his latest single ‘Rebel Yell’ featuring Krishane.
The track, which follows Klingande’s recent Autograf x Dragonette collaboration ‘Hope For Tomorrow’, witnesses Jamaican artist Krishane take the helm on vocals, lacing the track with Caribbean vibes, with a range of artists now spinning dynamic reworks on the original.
Belfast songwriter Gareth Dunlop releases heartfelt new track ‘Blind To The Pain’
Belfast born Gareth Dunlop is a multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer. His poetic voice can be heard on numerous TV shows, commercials and films including Suits, Lucifer, Bones, Nashville and One Tree Hill to name a few.
Loco Dice unveils official video for latest release, ‘We’re Alive’
Loco Dice has unveiled the official video for his latest single ’We’re Alive’, the most highly anticipated record of his recent sets. The track, packed with the producer’s typically forceful tones, is taken from his ‘Love Letters’ album, an eclectic release which brilliantly blurs the lines between house and techno.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “LET YOU BE RIGHT”
Meghan’s been busy putting the finishing touches on her soon-to-be-released album, which was triumphantly kicked off with the boisterous hit “No Excuses,” her exuberant anthem of empowerment which hit #1 on the US iTunes singles chart and lit up at both Pop and Hot AC radio. All the tracks released this cycle have been co-written with collaborator J Kash and producer newcomer Andrew Wells. “This song is a dance bop,” says Meghan, “it’s about not wanting to waste any time fighting when you could be loving.”
Sneaks hits the road armed with her new “PBNJ” video
Sneaks’ Eva Moolchan has one more video in her back pocket from last year’s It’s a Myth, and she’s sharing it with us all before her June tour dates! “PBNJ” was directed by Emmett Kerr-Perkinson and features multiple Moolchans bounding through the streets of Baltimore, as well as a very crucial air bass shot.
grandson ANNOUNCES NEW EP “a modern tragedy vol. 1”
grandson detailed the EP stating, “a modern tragedy vol. 1 is my first cohesive body of work. It’s a sort of state of the union as told from a fed up, disenfranchised, pissed off young poet.” He added, “This is the only way I know how to release my anger and frustration with the pervasive recklessness and corruption that seeps into how we treat the environment, how we treat one another and how we treat ourselves.”
Sonia Leigh spent the better part of 2017 touring throughout the UK, steadily building up an audience that equals her strong US fan base. Leigh is known for her live performances, which draw enthusiastic audiences hungry for the singer’s electrified presence, rip chord guitar playing and passionate lyrics. Her upcoming full-length album release, Sonia Leigh and Friends Live in London: Studio 3 Sessions, captures all of the elements that make her one of music’s most exciting live performers.
Sony Music Partners with A&R/Marketing Entrepreneur Jonathan Master For New J.V. Label, SamePlate
Sony Music Entertainment has entered into a strategic partnership with Jonathan Master, the innovative A&R and marketing entrepreneur who has worked with artists including Logic, D.R.A.M., G-Eazy, Cam’Ron, PJ Morton and Grammy-nominated producer !llmind, it was announced today. Together, Sony Music and Master are launching SamePlate, a new joint venture label focused on cultivating emerging, dynamic music talent using cutting-edge approaches to artist development and services.
Master will head the New York-based imprint and oversee a dedicated staff that includes Alex Ciccimarro, who will serve as VP, Operations. Ciccimarro previously held digital marketing roles for Republic Records and Atlantic Records, and has worked on releases from Cardi B and Gucci Mane, and the soundtrack to “Hamilton: The Broadway Musical,” among others.
Taking over charts around the world, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes bows at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his self-titled third album via Island Records. This marks his third consecutive #1 album release and becomes his highest selling first week yet.
The album moved 182,000 equivalent units in the first week of release. Upon arrival, it captured #1 on iTunes in over 80 countries. The album also debuts at #1 on the official album charts in Australia, Holland, Mexico, Canada, Belgium and multiple additional markets around the world.
On June 8th, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge will release her new album White Tiger through StorySound Records. The record is now streaming via Folk Alley’s Hear It First.