Feature Request: Seattle’s Dismal Thinkings Release “Gone Away”
Gone Away is one of the first songs that was written for the record and we think it encapsulates our journey both personally and musically in this period of our lives. It’s influenced by radical transition, the ache of change, and the excitement of new beginnings. It’s an internal Odyssey of sorts. The thunderous base that the drums and bass lay down, strengthen the impact of the light guitar lead and pleading vocals. The anthemic chorus calls out for purpose, while the final climax gives way to riff heavy jamming that leaves the listener in the shoes of a hero who’s on their way to a most uncertain fate.
Buffalo, NY indie-rock duo SUPER AMERICAN have debuted a charming new music video for “Hands Down Olivia”, via Bring The Noise. “Hands Down Olivia” is their latest single and is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. In addition to the video, the band is currently on with Have Mercy, Gleemer, and Kississippi across North America. Pre-orders for their upcoming debut album can be found here.
QUEEN ZEE REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SASS OR DIE’
DIY punk outfit Queen Zee have revealed their new raucous and raunchy video for the single Sass or Die, the video is shot in the legendary Peter Kavanagh’s Pub in the bands hometown of Liverpool and show’s you what a night down the local looks like when you party with Queen Zee. Sass or Die is out now on the band’s own label, Sasstone Records. Defined by their riotous sound, the new single is a call to arms that defines the bands ethos and energy.
Welcome to the “Jungle”: Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace Delivers a Poignant Banger
Injecting his music with Southern-fried soul, infectious melody, and poignantly realistic lyricism, Florida’s Yungeen Ace (Cinematic Music Group) has a shot to hit the big time. Ruminating on the fragility of life and the suddenness of death with a wisdom far beyond his 20 years, Yungeen Ace shares “Jungle,” A classic Southern anthem marked by twinkling keys, snapping snares, and reverb-drenched guitars, “Jungle” finds the Jacksonville native vulnerable and defiant, doing what he can to overcome his circumstances. As he rhymes on the hook: “I’m up in this jungle with lions, and tigers, and bears/The life that I’m livin’ ain’t nuthin’ fair/Gotta fight to survive, make it out of here.” Featuring a guest verse from JayDaYoungan, “Jungle” follows a series of popular videos including the recent “Fuck That,” which has over 1.2 million views on YouTube, “All In” (3.3 million views), and “Betrayed” (1.2 million views).
Dean Lewis Releases New Track, “Be Alright”
On Dean Lewis’s latest single, “Be Alright” for Island Records, he perfectly captures gut-wrenching heartbreak that comes with the hardships of a break-up. But while it deals candidly with anguish, the chorus swells with hope; a recognition that this pain is only temporary, with Lewis emotively singing “It’s never easy to walk away/ Let her go/ it’ll be ok”. “Be Alright” is the first taste of Lewis’ forthcoming album, and signals a newfound conviction in his own storytelling and singing capabilities.
Gothenburg duo Wildhart release stunning new EP + new single
Gothenburg based duo Wildhart release their much anticipated new EP ‘Caught In A Fisheye’ – and announce new single ‘Over & Over’. The EP, featuring previously released singles: ‘Every Touch’ (featuring fellow Swede Nadia Nair), and ‘New Beginning’ – is a stunning 22 minute journey through plush instrumentals, schizophrenic key-signatures and inventive chord progressions – all tied together by singer Ylva Holmdahl’s exquisite vocal talents.
ALL TIME LOW SHARE NEW SINGLE “BIRTHDAY”
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low have announced today’s surprise release of their summer single. “Birthday” is available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. In addition, “Birthday” is streaming now via the official All Time Low YouTube channel.
“Birthday” arrives hot on the heels of All Time Low’s other recently released track, “Everything Is Fine,” which Kerrang! declared “an absolute banger.”
Dancehall legend, Grammy Award winner, and relentless hit maker extraordinaire, Sean Paul, follows his brand new Major Lazer produced single “Tip Pon It” with the release of a 9-track collection titled “Mad Love – The Prequel” being released via Island Records. Not an album, not an EP, but a collection of nine bangers from one of popular music’s most prolific and consistently successful artists. The nine tracks feature some of the biggest and brightest stars in the game including Dua Lipa, Migos, David Guetta, Becky G, Ellie Goulding, Jhene Aiko and more and prove once again that when it comes to the art of the collaboration, Sean Paul is in a league of his own.
David Nail & The Well Ravens; New Project from Grammy-Nominated Artist, Lead Single Out Now
Chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated frontman David Nail has spent the last decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. Now he begins a new chapter with the announcement of his new project called David Nail and The Well Ravens and their debut EP. The project will be Nail’s first independent release following the break-up with his longtime major label. It finds the charismatic singer reaching a new creative peak with a record that matches his adept melodic chops – as heard on #1 hits like “Whatever She’s Got” and “Let It Rain” – with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements.
The band’s debut album will feature their hit single “broken,” which broke the record for the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio thus far this year at 6 weeks, has over 28 million streams worldwide and was described simply as “So. Damn. Good.” by Buzzfeed and “infectious” by Billboard. Their newest single “these are my friends,” which released on May 11 and already has over 2 million streams worldwide and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, will also appear on the album. A new track titled “alone time” is available today with the pre-order.
KHALID RELASES “OTW” (BURNS VERSION) TODAY
Today, Khalid releases the BURNS version of his latest single “OTW.” The track is available now at all digital retail providers via RCA Records.
Jackie Cohen Releases Debut EP Today
Recording artist Jackie Cohen released her debut EP Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues today via Spacebomb. The EP was produced by Jonathan Rado, Brian D’Addario, & Michael D’Addario, who also serve as the backing band behind Cohen’s vocals. Cohen describes the EP as being a “perfect little encapsulation of the year I started experimenting with songwriting, and of the home-studio summer camp period when Michael and Brian basically lived in my garage. There’s something really special about the setup Rado was running at that time, and everyone had this bright, fresh, exciting energy that I think really comes out in the recordings.”
Beau Young Prince is a quintessential product of his environment. While being so heavily influenced by your surroundings could hamper one’s sound as an artist, Prince uses it to his advantage. From his earliest work to his studio debut Until Then, Beau has personified versatility. You are as likely to hear BYP rap about falling in and out of love, as you are to hear him croon about getting a Half & Half from the carry-out joint down the street.
Billboard has announced Slothrust’s new LP entitled The Pact out 9/14 via Dangerbird Records. Along with the LP announce the site also premiered the first track entitled “Peach”. Billboard also did a sit down talk with lead singer/guitarist Leah Wellbaum who talked about the new album in full. Check out the interview and be sure to stay tuned for more updates regarding the new album.
JONAS BLUE’S “I SEE LOVE” FEAT. JOE JONAS IS OUT TODAY
“Jonas Blue is a world-renowned talent and we’re thrilled to have him be part of the family. His collaboration with Joe Jonas on “I See Love” perfectly captures the summer, tropical vibe of our film and we’re excited for audiences to hear this song and join us on our epic summer adventure!” said Spring Aspers, Head of Sony Motion Pictures Music Group. “We’re also delighted for the chance to work with Joe Jonas not only for “I See Love” but on our film. Joe joined the Hotel Transylvania family as the voice of Kraken, a loving blue sea creature that only wishes to sing and perform for everyone onboard the Legacy cruise ship, and we know audiences will fall in love with his character – and song – just like we did!”
THE BLAZE ANNOUNCE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘DANCEHALL’ DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH — NEW TRACK “SHE” AVAILABLE NOW
French duo The Blaze have today announced the release of their debut album Dancehall, due out September 7th on Animal63/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records. The duo also offers fans another taste from Dancehall today with the release of “She.”
Not be confused with the sound specific of the Jamaican genre, Dancehall is instead a tribute to the scene itself which originated in the 1940’s. The dance hall was created from a desire to simply come together and party, at a time when the only way to listen to your favorite artist was to come together in such a way. This was a place where people lived, loved and danced.
Hull said in a statement:
“It’s been nearly one year since we released A Black Mile To The Surface. Since then, so many beautiful things have happened… A worldwide tour of playing these songs to our incredible fans, who have embraced this album in the most heartfelt way and truly moved us beyond words. We are currently in the middle of the craziest summer schedule we’ve had as a band, playing amazing festivals to wonderful crowds all over America, and having more fun than ever.
Today we are releasing two projects at once, something that we have never done before. First, a fly on the wall glimpse of the process of making this album — the good and the bad, the ups and the downs. I Know How to Speak encompasses the wide range of emotions that the studio process brings, and we hope you enjoy seeing the work behind the scenes. We are also releasing a collection of these songs’ original demos in their earliest, rawest form. The Black Mile Demos are the seeds of how this all started. The initial, rough-around-the edges recordings, done with one microphone in some distant and often strange locations before they were continued to be worked on in Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain studio.”
On August 24, The Marley Family, Island Records, and UMe will collectively proclaim the sun is shining in celebration of 40 years of Kaya, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ historic March 1978 release. This most special anniversary edition will feature Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s exciting and vibrant new “Kaya 40” mixes of all ten tracks from the original album alongside its original mixes in 2CD and 180-gram 2LP configurations. (The digital version will be a standalone release of Stephen’s mixes only.) The album will also be available as a limited edition 180-gram 2LP green vinyl version exclusively at BobMarley.com
Recorded in London concurrently with the material that ultimately comprised 1977’s Exodus — a record proclaimed by Time Magazine in 1999 to be the Best Album of the 20th Century — Kaya is the perfect sonic-sibling bookend that shares all the joy, spirit, and literal DNA of some of Marley’s most groundbreaking material. Kaya contains a number of the most enduring, heartfelt songs in the entire Marley canon, including “Is This Love,” “Easy Skanking,” and “Sun Is Shining.”
OTHER AMERICANS Premiere Video For “Make Me Afraid,” Release Debut EP
Electro-alternative rock band OTHER AMERICANS (featuring members of The Architects, The Gadjits, Radar State, and Late Night Callers) have premiered the video for their newest single “Make Me Afraid” via New Noise Magazine. The video celebrates the release of their debut self titled EP, which launches today and can be found on all music platforms. To further promote the record, the band will be playing Middle Of The Map Festival June 30th in their hometown of Kansas City, MO.
Australian dream pop newcomer San Mei shares video for ‘Wonder’
Hailing from Australia’s Gold Coast, San Mei AKA Emily Hamilton shares the video for Wonder, the first glistening slice of sonic brilliance taken from her forthcoming EP.
Taking tips from guitar driven heroes Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cat Power and Feist, San Mei lands in the fuzzy world of dream pop, fused with over-driven, psych-tinged guitars and atmospheric synth melodies.
BLIND JUSTICE: No Matter The Cost Streaming In Its Entirety
BLIND JUSTICE’sNo Matter The Cost is a bruising, high-energy attack, every track worn deep with massive grooves and loaded with explosive hooks and breakdowns. Delivering ten new tracks in barely over nineteen minutes, the album lifts the listener by the throat from the opening riff and doesn’t let go until the final riff. The record was recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Trapped Under Ice, Agnostic Front, Madball), and completed with art/design by Eric Esposito and photography by Sophia Juliette.
Today, quickly rising singer/songwriter and 2018 one to watch Olivia O’Brien releases the remix to her buzzed about song “RIP,” which has streamed 25 million times globally. Olivia calls on award-winning rap artist G-Eazy and Drew Love, one half of emerging R&B duo THEY., to add their own unique perspectives and artistry to the ultimate breakup song releasing via Island Records. When asked about the collaboration, Olivia stated, “I am so excited about this remix. I wanted to put a new spin on a song that I love and Drew and G were the perfect additions. I think it takes the song to another level and I’m so glad that everyone finally gets to hear it.” G-Eazy also spoke on the collaboration saying, “Olivia’s the homie. I’ve known her for a minute and I’m hyped we finally got to do something together. The song’s about two people walking out of each other’s lives completely. It’s sad when it comes to that, but that’s life sometimes.” Drew added, “I was excited to be a part of this song because I felt I really could relate to it deeply. I’m a fan of Olivia’s artistry and it was good to link with G again, too. I hope people can feel what we’re saying in the song and I can’t wait to do this on stage.”
GANZ slides into a groove on “Slippin’,” featuring Amsterdam based electronic music duo CUT_. The track sees GANZ turn out inspired electronic production, accentuated by deep bass riffs and nubile vocals. “Slippin’,” alongside recent single “Let’s Fly Away (feat. LUNA MAY),” will both appear on GANZ’s forthcoming Dim Mak EP, Skin In The Game. The basis for the EP was made during his recent Australian tour and signify a sonic evolution for the producer.
French international sensation JAIN will release her highly anticipated sophomore album Souldier on August 24th via Spookland/Sony Music France/RCA Records. Produced by Jain and Maxim Nucci (who also produced her debut album Zanaka), the album was recorded in Paris, FR. Souldier is available for pre-order NOW and includes lead single “Alright” as well as “Star” which is now available on all DSPs.
Jungle Rot Release New Single ‘A Burning Cinder’
American metal pioneers JUNGLE ROT are revolting and speaking out against the current US Administration with ‘A Burning Cinder,’ the second track from their self-titled album, out July 20, 2018 on Victory Records. Fearlessly honest vocalist Dave Matrise warns of mass planetary strife in this soundtrack for political overthrow. “The US Administration, taking a cue from the President, have exposed themselves as the blind leading the blind. I needed to write something demonstrating that there will be retaliation and revolt, ultimately ending up with mass global war and the earth charring into a burning cinder.”
Caroline Kingsbury grew up in Florida and began writing songs at the age of 12. The project Kingsbury began last year when Caroline released three singles that amassed over a million plays on Spotify. Her new music takes a jump light years ahead, starting with the early summer single “All Gone.” A homemade, DIY pop song that started out as a garageband session, the single reaches new heights and introduces a truly original young artist to the world.
BLACK SPACE RIDERS Premiere “Ch Ch Ch Ch Pt. II (Living in My Dream)”
The world has less than a month to wait until the release of the newest album from German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS. To help bide that time, the band has teamed with TheObelisk.net for the exclusive premiere of album track “Ch Ch Ch Ch Pt. II (Living In My Dream).”
The second single off the forthcoming album, “Ch Ch Ch Ch Pt. II (Living In My Dream)” is an infectious and riff-driven masterpiece.
Tickets are now on sale for Gorillaz’ eagerly awaited return to North America following 2017’s triumphant Humanz Tour. The North American leg of The Now Now Tour kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago.
Dillon Francis Releases Fortnite-Inspired Music Video For New Single “Look At That Butt”
Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today dropped a music video for “Look At That Butt” (feat. Jarina De Marco), the fourth single off his forthcoming Spanish language studio album, due out later this year via his own IDGAFOS record label. Francis enlisted artist @harrychronicjunior and professional gamer @TSM_Myth for the video, cutting up footage of his Fortnite gameplay, setting it to the track, and green screening himself and De Marco into the clip.
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveils Video For First Single From Full-Length Debut
The Texas-based “super metal” quartet IMMORTAL GUARDIAN – whose “face-melting shred” takes progressive power metal to the extreme – has released a digital single for their new song “Zephon,” the first taste of the group’s forthcoming full-length debut. The track can be streamed now on all digital platforms, while a lyric video – which also includes live footage of guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian performing jaw-dropping solos on both instruments simultaneously – can be seen here: