Mazzy Star Meets Lana Del Rey NPR Fav New EP
Entitled ‘Miarage,’ the EP is on heavy rotation with NPR’s KCRW and features ethereal vocals, western soundscapes, and shimmering shoegaze melodies.
Reminiscent of Angel Olsen, vintage Mazzy Star, and Lana Del Rey and inspired by Sufijan Stevens and the words of Sylvia Plath, Sam Valdez is gaining momentum by being featured in Consequence of Sound, Paste, and Indie Shuffle. She also recently charted on Mornings Become Eclectic on NPR’s KCRW.
‘In America’ Video By George Wythe Wayne
George Wythe Wayne is a singer songwriter, performer and producer; he produced Guitar Slim, Jr.’s ‘Nothing Nice’, The Fox and the Hunter’s ‘I’m Dancing Backwards’ among others.
In America was written originally when a local radio station in Richmond, VA issued a challenge to write a song about America. GWW had previously written a song about Richmond which had gotten airplay on the station.
After 911 the song was re-written to be more inclusive (lines like ‘way back in the year 1942, my daddy shipped out for WWII -met himself a girl while across the sea , brought her back home and they had me’- was changed to ‘they took hope and guts and glory on across the sea, and brought it back home and we’re still free’ ) . Unhappy with the original recording GWW recently re-recorded the song.
Danish producer Fabian Mazur sails into summer on Dim Mak single “Edge of Love.” Beaming synths invigorate the smooth future bass-inspired production, which showcase Nevve’s airy vocals.
Gaining support from artists such as Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Afrojack and curators such as Trap Nation, Fabian Mazur’s recent releases have been pulling in streams from all over the world, including recent Party Thieves collaboration “Overdose,” out on Dim Mak. He has also gotten traction on singles “Sun Goes Down” and his Luude collaboration “Right Now,” the latter recently surpassing 11M Spotify plays.
Boy Pablo shares melancholy, dreamy new single “Sick Feeling”
Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old songwriter and producer making indie-pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Gaining early praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Pigeon & Planes, RedBull Sound Select and more, Boy Pablo is quickly rising to the forefront of the bedroom indie-pop genre. Today Boy Pablo shares his brand new single, the melancholy and dreamy “Sick Feeling” off his upcoming new EP (out September 2018) while also announcing an extensive global tour. More details are below.
Rooster Teeth’s “Blood Fest” will terrify audiences with a special one-night event on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Written and directed by Owen Egerton (“Follow,” author of the novel “The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God”), the movie stars Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon, and Rooster Teeth’s own Barbara Dunkelman, with Tate Donovan and featuring a cameo by Zachary Levi.
Described by Nightmare on Film Street as “an already wild party where someone has spiked the punch,” and with Dread Central noting it “could become the party horror film of the year,” Blood Fest follows fans who flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman (Egerton) behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers (Kay, Gabriel, Batalon), more schooled in horror-film clichés than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers, must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.
Titus Releases ‘404 Not Found’ EP Today
Titus released his 404 Not Found EP today. On 404 Not Found, Titus sings and raps over ominous soundscapes, reflecting the dark place he found himself in when making the project. He sunk deeper into that dark place when his hard drive crashed and he lost nearly every recording session over the past year. After salvaging the most important tracks from cloud storage, 404 Not Found came to life. The EP features production by long-time collaborator Myles Williams (Beyonce, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross), as well as Mister Neek (Wale, Fabolous, Mac Miller, GoldLink,) BKorn, Ricky Remedy and more.
Them Are Us Too shares ‘Floor’ video, “Amends” LP out today on Dais Records
Tragically, Cash Askew passed away in the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland in December of 2016, sending a shockwave of loss through our community. While Kennedy Ashlyn would eventually emerge as a solo artist through her project SRSQ, there were unfinished Them Are Us Too recordings and demos that Kennedy and those close to Cash felt deserved be heard in her memory.
Kennedy returned to the studio with producer Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Sunny Haire (Cash’s stepfather), Matia Somovich (INHALT), and Anya Dross (Cash’s girlfriend) to complete unfinished demos and sketches, write new compositions, and honor Cash Askew.
RocknRoll Hi-Fives’ Debut LP Out Today on Little Dickman Records (stream)
The RocknRoll Hi-Fives — fronted by sixteen-year-old Eilee Centeno, with her thirteen-year old brother on drums and their mom and dad on bass and guitar, respectively — have released their debut LP, Re-Introducing the RocknRoll Hi-Fives. Out today on Asbury Park’s Little Dickman Records, it features ten high-energy, punk infused tracks that have drawn comparisons to The Runaways, L7, and Blondie.
Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, releases Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25 compilation in conjunction with the iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop label’s 25th anniversary. Artists set to appear on the compilation include Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Kris Kross, Xscape, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Jagged Edge, Ghost Town DJ’s, Da Brat, Aaliyah and many more. The compilation also includes the tracks Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married (Kanye West Remix)” featuring one of Kanye West’s first verses as well as the explicit version of Da Brat’s “Da B Side” featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Jermaine Dupri which features a rare alternative verse by The Notorious B.I.G.
A tastemaker who’s been operating on the frontier of electronic music for over twenty years, Thievery Corporation co-founder Rob Garza is without doubt a man with a unique musical perspective. Always aimed at connecting people through music, the San Francisco-based producer’s artistry allows for musical expression in its finest form and that’s exactly what his four-track solo release on Armada Music builds on.
See Lauren Housley live in London, Manchester and Sheffield next week
Lauren Housley was born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Although she was a shy child, she always possessed a strong desire to perform on stage. By the age of 10, she was a National Dance Champion and began moving into theatre acting shortly afterward. Her passion to sing and write songs came unexpectedly at around the age of 14, Her influences spanning the broad spectrum of guitar music, stemming from her Elvis fanatic dad who raised her on the sounds of the king. Spending a lot of her formative years between Rotherham, after moving to Manchester, Lauren developed a cultured appreciation of the Northern music scene, drawing inspiration from the thriving music culture in which she was cocooned. She has since teamed up with childhood friend, Steve Pycroft, where they began hosting a night at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club in the Northern Quarter called Soul Sessions.
Elias Black – “Fire” Track Premiere
Elias Black is a five-piece post-grunge rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. Fronted by none other than Elias himself, the group explores toxic relationships, codependence and inability to escape in their upcoming debut album Reclamation. With inspirations ranging from Queens of the Stone Age to Nick Cave to Nine Inch Nails, Elias Black explore a depth of sonic delivery with heavy, droning guitars that softly fade from track to track creating an emotional, driving experience.
“All of the music that you hear (and across the entire record) was tracked live, straight to tape. There was no click track, no pitch correction, etc. We played the song (all together) and Steve Albini recorded it.”
Today Seattle-based heavy rock outfit, AVOID, has released a fifth and final single, “Thoughts of You,” from their upcoming album, Alone. The track, accompanied by a stream video, is being featured on the Spaceuntravel YouTube channel. When discussing the single, vocalist Benny Scholl stated, “Thoughts of You is probably my favorite song we’ve released yet. The song is about watching someone fall apart and not being able to do anything to help. We wanted to capture that feeling in the lyrics, with the music still being a feel good song. We hope you can turn it on and forget about for the world for a minute when you hear it. Thank you for listening and enjoy!”
Chippass new video and album Original Yangster 3
Today, Oakland rapper Chippass debuts a brand new music video for his quick-witted, hard hitting single “Chippa$$.” Directed by Solid Shot Films, the dark and gritty visual reveals the young boss handling business while encouraging others to stay humble and respectful. The witty and personal narrative unfolds over a horror movie-style beat and is just a taste of what to expect from his Original Yangster 3 release available now via Sick Wid It Records.
“I wanna show the world and my fans that there is still originality out there. You don’t have to follow trends to be accepted, just be you and follow your plan and God’s plan!,” explains Chippass. “Having morals and respect is still cool if y’all forgot, stay humble but not blind, always know who you are and your worth. Respect yourself. Be real, but being real isn’t guns and going to jail. Being real is being yourself.”
PRELOW AND LOSTBOYCROW UNVEIL NEW SONG “SOME NIGHTS”
“The idea for ‘Some Nights’ started from something we had tweeted,” says Prelow. “‘some nights just catching somebody looking at you is enough.’ We really liked that sentiment and had tried it over a few different beats before it really made it sense. And it was great writing and fleshing the track out with Lostboycrow.”
Widely hailed for their carefree nocturnal narratives and crafty indietronic soundscapes, Prelow are drawing acclaim as an energetic and inventive live act. The duo rocked North America in 2017 alongside Lostboycrow and DYSN on the popular “Spin The Globe” and “Spin The Globe Part Two” tours. “Some Nights” arrives on the heels of their single “Back When” and continues their catalog of incredibly catchy singles.
B-CASE TEAMS UP WITH IYAZ, JOWELL & RANDY ON “ONE PUFF” I B-CASE SE UNE A IYAZ, JOWELL & RANDY EN “ONE PUFF”
El DJ alemán y gran productor, B-Case, estrena su propia carrera como artista con el sencillo “One Puff” , mismo que él escribió y produjo, antes de colaborar con Iyaz y Jowell & Randy. El resultado es un éxito que mezcla géneros de pop urbano, rap latino, dance electrónico y dancehall jamaiquino. Ahora, el tan esperado sencillo ha llegado, acompañado de un video musical que es igualmente fresco, psicodélico que apasionado. Usando una mezcla de contenido en vivo y dibujos animados, el video transporta a quien lo ve tras una variedad de paisajes desde un dispensario de marihuana hasta una soleada playa en España o a una máquina de juegos estilo retro y mucho más. Como la canción, es todo lo que necesitas para comenzar el verano a lo grande.
Joshua Hedley “My Opry Debut” episode premieres at Rolling Stone Country
In support of the album, Hedley will tour internationally throughout 2018 including headline shows at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Washington D.C.’s Union Stage, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, Dallas’s Kessler Theater and Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge among many others. In addition to the headline dates, Hedley also joins Old Crow Medicine Show on a series of dates this summer.