The Interrupters ‘Fight The Good Fight’ Climbs Billboard Charts
The Interrupters new album Fight the Good Fight debuted on the Billboard charts on first week release as #1 Heatseekers, #2 Independent Record Label Album, #5 Current Rock, and #5 Current Alternative Album. Additionally, Alt-Rock radio single is the #1 Most Added on Alternative Radio.
U2: Animated Video for “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)” Out Now
Earlier this year Beck joined forces with U2 to remix “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” from the international #1 album, Songs of Experience (Interscope). The GRAMMY Album of the Year winning musician dug deep to expose the organic foundation underpinning the soaring harmonies of the anthem spurring nightly sing-alongs on the current eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.
Now, Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective who previously collaborated with U2 on the “American Soul” and “Get Out Of Your Own Way” videos, have created a visual re-imagination of similar impact. The infectious sonic optimism of the U2 + Beck remix is translated once again into a dizzying dreamscape, where turbulent seas and dancing skeletons ultimately give way to a message of hope.
New > Yussef Dayes > shares ‘Love Is The Message’ > Listen Here
Stepping out into his own as a solo artist, London-based drummer Yussef Dayes (formerly of celebrated jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal) begins a new chapter at this stage in his musical journey with two new releases, “Love Is The Message” and “Blacked Out.” Both of which are in collaboration with Alfa Mist. They represent not only a new beginning but what comes out of being able to live your own vision as a musician.
INFERNAL COIL: Profound Lore Announces Within A World Forgotten Debut LP;
Boise, Idaho’s INFERNAL COIL presents their debut full-length, Within A World Forgotten, set to be unleashed through Profound Lore Records on September 14th. The label has issued the album’s first single, “Crusher Of The Seed,” as well as physical and digital preorders. INFERNAL COIL has also been confirmed to support Sumac and Dälek on a run of East Coast North American dates at the end of summer.
oday Mini Mansions unveil their brand new single “Works Every Time” and announce their new Works Every Time EP, due for release September 28. Listen here. Pre-order for the EP available here.
“Works Every Time” finds the band in their prime – open, honest, and full of real tangible emotion but counterbalancing those feelings with musically fun songs. The single is infectious, with dark cool sounds layered with zingy guitar work and Parkford’s love-torn lyrical confessions. Although arguably a pop hit, Mini Mansions do not shy away from the melancholic toe-tapping grit that is their staple. Of the EP’s title single, Tyler elaborates, “A lot of these lyrics are playing with the cliché of a love song. This is our Mini Mansions cliché.”
KIIARA Releases Stripped Version of “Messy” & Announces Fall Headline Tour
“Messy (Stripped)” is the latest in a series of accomplishments for Kiiara. Written by Noah Conrad, Jacob Torrey, Sasha Sloan & Roland Spreckly and produced by Noah Conrad, “Messy” has already amassed more than 20-million streams and follows her 2018 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Rock Song with “Heavy,” her duet with Linkin Park, and multi-platinum mega-hit, “Gold.”
According to new research by global music streaming service Deezer, 29 years and ten months is the age we are most likely to enter a ‘musical paralysis’, stop discovering new music and listen to the same tracks and genres over and over again.
The research commissioned by Deezer explores the age people enter a ‘musical wilderness’, by asking 1,000 Americans about their song preferences and listening habits. Across all age groups, 60% of respondents reported that they have felt stuck in a musical rut, while over a quarter (28%) said they would be unlikely to try music from outside of their favorite genres.
Deezer found that the lull in music discovery is mainly due to feeling overwhelmed by the mass of choice available (17%), having a demanding job (24%) and caring for young children (15%). However, more than half (60%) of all respondents revealed they wish they could spend more time discovering new music, with half (56%) predicting that in the future they will spend more time discovering new music.
Jim Stanard’s “It’s All Turtles” To Be Featured On Dr. Demento!
Stanard’s debut as a singer / songwriter comes after he retired from the world of finance and insurance. (“It’s All Turtles” is the final track on Standard’s Bucket List, new from Manatee Records.)
Stanard’s authentic voice offers the wisdom of someone who has lived a life trying to learn from his mistakes and grow as a person. “I’ve always carried around a Dylan line ‘he not busy being born is busy dying’,” he says. “To accomplish something, one needs to take action. I like to think of weaponizing my mistakes and failures by learning from each.”
Israel Nash, Texas’ Hill Country troubadour, today releases the reflective new song “SpiritFalls” from his upcoming album, Lifted. Premiering the song in a spanning feature with Wide Open Country, the song is available on all digital platforms this Friday, with Lifted set for release on July 27th, 2018 via Desert Folklore Music/Thirty Tigers. Israel Nash and his band kick off an extensive album release tour on Lifted’s release date at Austin’s Scoot Inn, hitting 25+ markets across the country, including a stop at the at the inaugural Holler On the Hill Festival in Indianapolis, IN and the Americana Music Festival in Nashville this September.
Drones & Microscopes Created Talos’ Mind-bending “D.O.A.M.” Video
Cork, Ireland-based Talos (a.k.a. Eoin French) today released the epically beautiful video for “D.O.A.M.” off the deluxe reissue of his acclaimed debut album Wild Alee out now via BMG. “My aspiration for ‘D.O.A.M.’ was to blur the lines of distance and scale, representing our human interrelationship amidst varying environments,” explains director Kevin McLoughlin. The entire video was shot using drones and macro equipment in Sligo, Ireland.
“You Deserve Better” is an up-tempo future smash, featuring a soulful groove, funk guitars and James’ trademark stunning vocals and harmonies. The track, which has accumulated over 16 million audio streams to date, was written by James with superstar songwriters Camille Purcell and TMS.
“With a powerfully earnest voice that never overstays its welcome, Ciaran Lavery is one of a kind. Right off the bat you find yourself pulled into the intimacy of the shots. Lavery’s song is the perfect accompaniment to this video that will surely pull at your heart-strings.”
– The 405
Independent American record company 300 Entertainment names Aimie Vaughan-Früehe as its Senior Vice President of Promotion, as announced today by C.E.O. and Co-Founder Kevin Liles.
Following an illustrious near three-decade career as one of the industry’s most successful and sought-after promotion executives, Vaughan-Früehe will now head all promotion initiatives and strategy for 300 and its various subsidiaries.
Lenny Kravitz Releases Video for “Low” & Announces US Leg of World Tour
Directed by acclaimed photographer and music video director Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the powerful clip uniquely presents Kravitz’s new single in a compelling singular setting.
“Jean Baptiste has been a part of my family since the beginning of my career. He has an acute ear for hearing the essence of a song and always finds a unique way to present it visually. When he heard “Low” for the first time he focused on the beat and kept listening to it over and over. The result was a black room, black drum set, and black clothing. It was all about the groove and the space. It turned into an interesting way to present a song, that has so much production, and portray the conversation taking place in the song” – says Kravitz.
Budding electronic artist, Georgi Kay, has been hard at work on her debut record, and she’s unveiled the new video for lead single ‘Lone Wolf’ over at Billboard. The rising singer-songwriter details the therapeutic process behind her work and talks identity and isolation in an accompanying interview. The video is appropriately shot in the lonely, vast expanse of the California desert, but the cathartic pulse and undeniable hooks on ‘Lone Wolf’ make the alien landscape strangely comforting.