Future Generations announce new album via FrenchKiss & share new video
Future Generations have announced their new album, Landscape which will be released via Frenchkiss Records on September 14th. Today the band reveal a video for the first single, “All The Same.” Blackbook Magazine have said “with its quirky, jittery rhythms and thoughtfully existential lyrics…the obvious touchstone would be Talking Heads. But the lush synths, sumptuous harmonies and infectious hooks recall everyone from OMD to Ladytron.” The the band say of the video, “We always felt the video for ‘All The Same’ would have a retro feel to it. When we reached out to potential directors, they all came back with similar visions. We ended up working with Kenneth Polyak and Drew Lewis, whose work we knew through Yoke Lore, a mutual friend. Those guys made filming the video a blast. The video’s general theme is rebellion and nostalgia, which we thought perfectly aligned with the meaning and feeling of the song.”
Today, Multi-Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy celebrates that his 18th studio album, THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album chart and marks his sixth #1 album on the chart and thirteenth Top 10 Billboard Blues album.
Released via Silvertone/RCA Records, THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL has been heralded as one of the best albums of his career. Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge produced the album and penned 13 original songs for the album.
Adam Plomaritas Reflects on a Pivotal Point in His Marriage
The new single from Adam Plomaritas, “The Other Side” is an honest and heartfelt conversation about marriage and the rough road ahead. It pulls back the curtain with a leap of faith, and talks about the grit that keeps two people together even when the road seems to be driving them apart. Like a warm summer rain, the music’s sonic elements wash over each layer like beads of water on a car windshield.
Stickybuds Releases New Single “The Firestarter” Ft. Blackout JA Out Now Via Westwood Recordings
Last month, Calgary based DJ and producer, Stickybuds, returned with a loaded new single and music video, “Crooked Politicians” ft. Richard Kim, via Westwood Recordings. The first taste of what’s to come from Stickybuds’ debut full-length album Take A Stand out July 20th, “Crooked Politicians” not only showcased a refreshing take on the producer’s trademark electronic-funk sound but also acted as a vehicle for Stickybuds’ activism as he put international politicians on full blast in a bewitching four-minute animation that resonates with fans on all sides of the political spectrum.
Casting has been announced for CONCERT FOR AMERICA starring Jorge Avila, Tina Fey, Mandy Gonzalez, Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Olga Merediz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Shaina Taub and Patrick Wilson. Additional casting will be announced later this week.
This edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Saturday, June 30, at 5pm EDT on the stage of the Great Hall at The Cooper Union at 7 E. 7th Street in New York City. Tickets are available now at Eventbrite.com.
WALLOWS KICK OFF THE WEEK WITH “THESE DAYS” VIDEO
Atlantic recording group Wallows has announced today’s premiere of an extraordinary new visual for “These Day,” directed by Daniel Iglesias Jr. and produced by Psycho Films. Watch the music video on YouTube HERE.
SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning Dave Matthews Band will launch their exclusive limited-run SiriusXM channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, on Monday, July 2 on channel 3. The announcement was first made today by Howard Stern during his interview with Dave Matthews on today’s The Howard Stern Show.
In addition to playing music from the band’s extensive career, including their indelible hits, live songs, demo tracks and musical influences, the channel will feature the DMB Friday Night Concert Series, four live concerts to air on Friday nights in July.
Lee Burridge and Lost Desert return just in time for Summer with a new three track EP on All Day I Dream.
The ‘Elongi’ EP reunites the duo with star vocalist Junior (Akwerty). The trio, last seen together on one of 2016’s standout tracks, ‘Lingala’, racking up fans along the way. Receiving support from Dixon, Pete Tong, Yokoo, Bedouin and Damian Lazarus the track’s longevity is still evident from the one million plays on Spotify and counting.
Junior, although comfortable singing in English, once again choses to return to his roots, singing in his native tongue of Lingala, which is a local dialect from The Democratic Republic of Congo. His lyrics continue the theme explored in ‘Lingala’ of dealing with falling out of love. The sombre theme still creates instantly catchy vocals that flow effortlessly over the track’s tight groove and warm sub-bass frequencies. The melodic house vibes are woven into a delicate xylophone pattern that drive the song.
New Video! Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” ft. H.E.R.
A gorgeous beachside affair, the captivating split-screen clip depicts each respective vocalist walking along the water. The sun glistens off the sand as the voices entwine despite the distance. Dreamy acoustic guitar resounds as Caesar’s voice carries off into the horizon and H.E.R. simply hypnotizes as she maintains her signature mystery throughout the clip. It’s a cinematic exposition worthy of the song’s luscious and lovelorn emotionality.
KEXP’s Favorite Emerging Rapper Bujemane Releases New Album PBOTY
Tacoma Washington’s Bujemane has gained a cult-like following recently and he shows no signs of slowing down as he proves why he is the prettiest bitch of the year on PBOTY. Bujemane has already had quite the year with two albums released, a second consecutive appearance at Seattle’s Upstream Music Fest, and a KEXP in-studio performance all while managing his own streetwear line “Redzone Worldwide”. This nine track album is an audio display of Buje’s artistic growth filled with oddball production courtesy of Buje’s longtime go-to producer Gary. KEXP’s Martin Douglas aptly claimed that in the best way possible, “Bujemane raps like a severely hungover friend muttering his way through breakfast conversation.” His trademarked melodic style of rapping sees him float over Gary’s ethereal beats but Buje still impresses with his lyrical ability on tracks like “Vip”. Buje and Gary keep improving with each release so get familiar with Tacoma’s rising stars!
Accomplished voice actress Julie Nathanson has just released her first foray into the music industry with a sparkling cover of the Aimee Mann classic, “Wise Up.” Nathanson’s emotionally-charged rendition recently premiered on entertainment site PopDose, who called Nathanson’s vocals “versatile” and “intelligent.”
LA-based psychedelic rock band Send Medicine share their new single, “Corduroy,” off their upcoming album, Mermaids on the Verandah. The 405 premiered the track and previewed the band’s album release show in LA next month. The band is running an Indiegogo campaign, where fans can pre-order the record and exclusive merchandise and perks. Mermaids on the Verandah is due out July 27th on Honey House Records.
LUKE CARLINO opens a strong new chapter with defining single ‘MINUTE’
Bringing delicately constructed soundscapes together with weighted hip hop and electronic production, Melbourne-via-Adelaide songwriter Luke Carlino has kicked the door down with new single, ‘Minute’. The release of ‘Minute’ marks a new phase of Carlino’s musicianship, as the songwriter makes further steps into a more complex and vibrant sonic space, working with acclaimed producers SixFour (VIIV) (Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, A.B. Original, Caiti Baker) on his forthcoming EP.
On the heels of announcing their signing with Candlebox Frontman Kevin Martin’s label G4L Records earlier last month, Hard Rock/Metal Trio To Whom It May (TWIM) has revealed that they are releasing their much-anticipated album The Great Filter on Friday, July 20.
Featuring their hard-hitting, smash single “Calculate”, which will be unveiled to radio and available digitally starting July 9, TWIM’s latest effort is already being hailed as an impressive lesson in contrasts by many, including the group’s front man Jonathan Jourdan. As the band’s main songwriter, he describes the record as “a blend of rhythmic and melodic ideas that depend on each other to sound complete.” He goes on to say that it also encompasses “chaotic and soothing moments that depend on each other for balance”.
Astari Nite delivers again with “Unfulfilled Promise”, the latest single to come from their upcoming full length, Midnight Conversations.
The Miami based band has crafted a single brimming with melody and emotion, full of soaring synths, melodic choruses, ethereal guitars, and hard hitting drums. With “Unfulfilled Promise” Astari Nite breaks away from the current post-punk trends of simplified sounds to create a track that layers styles, emotions and sounds into a final track that will appeal to both new audiences and to veteran fans of the New Wave and Goth styles.
With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Patriotic States in America.
To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
BATZ share music video for ‘Save Us’ ⚡
Melbourne’s BATZ offer up a rambunctious visual accompaniment to single, ‘Save Us’, premiering via Savage Thrills this week.
The new video for ‘Save Us’ shows off BATZ notoriously raucous live act in all it’s sweaty glory. Capturing Chrissie Aubry’s captivating stage presence and the five-piece’s razor-sharp performance, the clip follows two huge single launch shows earlier this month in Sydney and hometown of Melbourne. BATZ will be following up their min-tour with an (almost sold out) house party-style show at Collingwood’s Foxxy Dolphin on July 19, with a portion of proceeds going to CASA House (Centre Against Sexual Assault), a department of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.
The Joy Formidable announce new album “AAARTH”
Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable are returning with yet another huge step forward, in the shape of upcoming fourth album “AAARTH”. Propelled by their restlessness and curiosity, the band continue to sit at the forefront of inventive and aggressive guitar music, taking what can be done with the instrument to new levels with each album. Still commanding festival mainstages around the world, and following a rapturous response to their sold-out UK live return at last week’s Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival, the band are now able to share full details of the album, along with brand new single “The Wrong Side”. It was premiered on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens last night said “it’s brilliant isn’t it… a pleasure to bring you that this evening… I’m really looking forward to seeing them at Reading & Leeds.”