2018’s Best & Worst Places to Celebrate 4th of July + By the Numbers Infographic – WalletHub Reports

With the Fourth of July just days away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations to go along with interesting stats about the holiday in its 4th of July Facts & Figures infographic.

To determine the best places to celebrate the most star-spangled occasion, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. The data set of 19 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to Fourth of July weather forecast.

Shadow Child – ‘Raise Your Hands’

Positiva continue their series of 25th Anniversary remixes by revisiting one of the biggest acts from the early days of the label, Reel 2 Real.

‘I Like To Move It’, ‘Go On Move’ and ‘Can You Feel It’ had already established Erick Morillo and The Mad Stuntman as one of the biggest new acts in 1994 – and then came ‘Raise Your Hands’. Originally starting life as ‘Asuca’ by R.A.W. (another Morillo alias on the legendary Strictly Rhythm label), the addition of The Mad Stuntman’s unmistakable vocals helped give them their 4th top 15 hit of the year.

Listen to the futuristic pop of ‘Half Dreams’

The EP’s title track is a frenetic and forward moving song both musically and lyrically, and demanded visuals that would match that energy. Aside from the general aesthetic we had in mind for the video, we fully entrusted our videographer (Lindsey Blane) and lighting designer (Michael Franzmann) to help us showcase the song’s natural momentum.

The Mu-Tones release debut single ‘Slab City Records’ this Friday!

Their debut single ‘Slab City Records’ is a bruising distillation of the Mu-Tones sound, filthy basslines, scorched riffing and railroading drums, it’s flying across the rails into a sizzling crescendo, think The Pixies or Husker Du reassembled through Grantham’s imagination. Any reviews/news pieces/blog mentions/playlisting welcome!

“This growling bassline and slashy guitar riffs, and its blasts its way through three minutes of adrenalin-fuelled garage rock.” BackseatMafia


The countdown is on for the arrival of STAY DANGEROUS, the long-awaited follow-up to YG’s critically acclaimed Still Brazy (June 2016), hailed by the New York Times as “an artisanal, proletarian Los Angeles gangster rap record.” On June 28th, YG will host an exclusive album listening party with Postmates in San Francisco, to be streamed exclusively on WAV. On August 5th, two days after the new album drops, YG will host the STAY DANGEROUS album release concert and 4Hunnid fashion show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Experimental pop duo Black Grapefruit (fka SOS) share captivating new single “Omygod”

After building a fervent following as SOS in their native Portland and on SoundCloud, Black Grapefruit drove across the country and settled in Brooklyn in 2014, eventually decamping a year later to make their new home in upstate New York. Getting away from the city forced them to confront who they were, as a band and as individuals. To start the album they first had to break old habits in the heat of a Lokata sweat lodge and the dirt of their garden. In a house where pre-war means pre-War of 1812, in rooms where people were born and died, All My Relations came together. Randa establishes the theme with the first couplet on “Denim,” the album’s opener: “There ain’t nothing for miles / Ain’t been free in awhile.”

Bon Iver and Radiohead inspired, Harp Samuels releases beautiful new track ‘Breathe’

Having previously been featured by the likes of Tunecore, Music-news and Atwood and with a bunch more new material on its way, Harp is set to make a big impact.

Harp Samuels is an Australian born artist, producer, and multi instrumentalist whose music balances a world of ambience and neo/alternative folk. His 2017 debut album ‘Wanting’ established Samuels as an artist to watch, and his new material is starting to show Harp as one of electro-folks best newcomers!