AVONLEA DEBUTS “IT SUCKS”
Rising pop singer/songwriter Avonlea has unveiled the first new song – “It Sucks” – off her forthcoming self-penned project “10 2 17” (Art Club/Atlantic). Avonlea’s “10 2 17” project will feature a series of unapologetically candid tracks detailing the different stages of the young starlet’s adolescence and acts as an expression of the emotions brought upon by coming of age. “It Sucks” narrows in on the 14-15 age range and the accompanying video tackles themes of underage drinking and teen romance.
Thrice Announce New Album ‘Palms’ Out September 14
Thrice has announced a September 14th release date for their new album Palms. The album is the first Epitaph release for Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation.
Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. The most sonically expansive album so far in the band’s 20-year-history, Palms follows the critically acclaimed To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (released via Vagrant Records in 2016).
Today, rising singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan releases the music video for her track “Ready Yet,” which was directed by Chandler Lass. The video premiered on L’Officiel which stated, “In her new video for the single, dropping today and premiering here for the first time ever, the Los Angeles native reveals a depth of character, emotional frankness, and sheer talent that makes her one of today’s most exciting artists.” The song is featured on her recently released debut EP sad girl, which is available at all digital retail providers via RCA Records.
Mary-Elaine Jenkins announces debut album, shares new single
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is excited to announce her debut album Hold Still, due September 28, 2018 via Good Child Music. To ring in the announcement, Mary-Elaine has shared new track “The Americans” in a premiere via Glide Magazine, who called the track “a nugget of bluesy aching soul that showcases a throaty wail, standing righteously above other young pretenders.”
Musician and entertainment entrepreneur Nick Gross joins forces with acclaimed producer/artist John Feldmann (Goldfinger, blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! At The Disco) and record executive Jon Cohen (BMG, Vagrant Records) to form newly minted collective Big Noise. A record label and publishing company at its core, Big Noise is a holistic shop truly devoted to artist development with deep ties to media, brands and philanthropy.
Vancouver’s Lightning Echoes Will Spin You “In Circles” With Debut Release
Alternative pop duo Lightning Echoes is taking listeners on a spherical journey of sound with their newest release, “In Circles” — available now!
The Vancouver-based pairing is equal parts singer/songwriter Kaitlin Deavy and producer Alejandro Zarazúa. Having teamed up in February 2018 amidst their respective studies on music and production, the multi-instrumentalists were driven by their shared vision of music and human connection.
On “In Circles” you’ll hear seemingly simple melodies swirling among complex layers of indie, folk, and what the two call “smart pop” elements.
The Molochs have announced their new album ‘Flowers In The Spring’ is due out September 7th this year via Innovative Leisure. They have also shared the first single to be taken from it ‘I Wanna Say To You’ and today, a brilliant video to accompany it.
Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning recording artists, the Black Eyed Peas have just premiered a powerful new single and provocative video titled “Get It” via NOISEY with the announcement of the Masters of The Sun Tour in Europe. Directed by Ben Mor, the new video encourages awareness and action on Police Brutality and Immigration reform and comes on the heels of two previously released politically charged singles and visuals for “Street Livin'” and “RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3.”, as well as their state of the art interactive website blackeyedpeas.com.
RICH HOMIE QUAN RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NEVER FOLD”
Rich As In Spirit arrived with a big bang In March. Not only did it bow in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, but it also drew unanimous critical applause. Pitchfork claimed, “Quan’s official debut is a triumph of willpower and talent, a detail-oriented collection with immaculate production that rightfully reestablishes his place in rap” as Vibe wrote, “With his debut album Rich As In Spirit out today, Quan is ready to place the rap game in the cobra clutch and regain his status as one of the South’s most esteemed rappers.” Complex said, “Tracks like ‘Fuck Wit Me’ highlight his pop appeal, while others, such as the Rick Ross-featuring track, flaunt his abilities as a rapper and ability to play off big voices.”
Gold Star Premieres New Song “Baby Face” via Brooklyn Vegan
Uppers & Downers was recorded at Los Angeles’ historic Valentine Studios, recently renovated and reopened by Rabenreither’s producer friend, Nicolas Jodoin, and where artists including The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, and Jackson Brown have all made music. It was the first time he’d worked in such a large, professional space, let alone on such hallowed ground, and it compelled Rabenreither to push himself throughout the process, while Jodoin — who had also worked on Gold Star’s 2012 debut — proved indispensable in shaping the overall lush, vintage sound of Uppers & Downers. The album also features Cameron Avery of Tame Impala (piano on “This Is The Year”), and Cole Alexander and Zumi Rosow of Black Lips (on “Chinatown”).
Advance Base announces new album, ‘Animal Companionship’
Today, Advance Base has announced a new album titled Animal Companionship, with the album opener and lead single, “True Love Death Dream.” Stereogum, who premiered the song and profiled Owen Ashworth, is saying, “Ashworth’s style has always been prismatic, slipping through time and space to craft enduring and dreamlike portraits, this time of loves lived and lost…. He’s a storyteller by nature, and the narratives within his songs typically catalog the eternal ticking of the clock in heartrending but plaintive fashion.”
Concrete Pete & The Bathroom Floortiles – ‘Cowbell Song’
Punk Rock Duo Concrete Pete and the Bathroom Floortiles resonates a raw and edgy sound, braced with a sense of intrigue and a touch of humour. Concrete Pete being someone all have the potential to be in a world full of bathroom floor tiles, the point is to raise a heavier issue through rock music, but reminding us to stop taking everything too seriously.
London’s Miss World announces her debut album
Keeping Up With Miss World is a raw, 13 track power-pop, garage-party movie scene that plays out like a thumb numbing Instagram scroll fest. A teen-dream magazine collage, a multi-colored sonic mood board featuring torn up images of Ariel Pink, Kim Gordon, Clueless OOTDs, Madonna and Kim Kardashian smeared with gluestick goo.
Blanke & Kayoh arrive on New Noise with “Supercharged,” a heart-pounding mid-tempo electro track filled with suspenseful builds and formidable bass riffs.
“From stunningly creative flips, to highly addictive remixes and gorgeous originals, Blanke continues to hold our attention as he prepares to climb to the top in 2018,” exclaimed RunTheTrap in their Australian Producers to Watch in 2018 article.
Adonis Butler – ‘Exhale’
Adonis Butler, is an artist out of Canton OH. Coming from a hip-hop/r&b realm. With the newly released “Exhale” album out now, Adonis sets to break boundaries with a new, innovating sound. The album is Produced by MIIKØ who Adonis is currently working on a collab EP with called “As I Am”. Slated for a 2018 release.