nothing,nowhere. has shared an official video for “rejecter,” which is streaming today exclusively via Pigeons & Planes who state, “‘rejecter’ perfectly exemplifies why nothing,nowhere.’s music is so exciting. Taking a number of familiar elements, he’s crafted a world of sound that’s both fresh and recognizable. It’s somewhere between the completely new-age emo of someone like Yung Lean and the old-school of Austin’s Mineral.” “rejecter” is featured on nothing,nowhere.’s 2018 LP RUINER, which is available at all DSPs and streaming services.
Atlanta rapper Reese LaFlare has announced his forthcoming self-titled album along with the premiere of his new track “Drip Like That” feat. Gunna via Billboard here. His new album Reese LaFlare hosts an all-star cast featuring Pusha T, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Smokepurpp, Murda Beatz, Gunna, Yung Bans, and Vory. It is described as a culmination of his roots, the past 5 years of his life, growth and real relationships. Reese LaFlare is a walking work of art in progress; growing up as a semi-professional skater between Florida and Atlanta, traveling the world on his skateboard, landing on the LA scene and attending Paris Fashion week in the finest designer drip. His rap career didn’t begin until 2012 when DJ Drama and Don Cannon urged him to create his first mixtape which resulted in Wiz Khalifa taking him on tour and the rest is history. Now Reese is on the brink of releasing his wavy debut album on Empire, an official statement piece in which originality prevails above all. Listen to the new track below and keep an eye out for more news from Reese on the project coming soon.
The Frights Share New Single “There is No Place Like (Not Being) Home”
According to front man Mikey Carnevale “‘No Place Like (Not Being) Home’ is a love note to being on tour. I live in San Diego and I’m really happy about that, so leaving home to drink myself to death for months at a time can get depressing. Everybody who has ever toured has had the best time of their lives and the worst time of their lives all in one month. And then finally coming home and decompressing with the people you love. And drinking water again. Gotta hydrate baby.”
WALLOWS PREMIERE “UNCOMFORTABLE” FILMED LIVE AT THE LEVI’S® HAUS OF STRAUSS IN LA
Wallows & Levi’s® have teamed up to present a dynamic new performance video for the band’s song “Uncomfortable.” Shot last Summer at the Levi’s® Haus of Strauss in Los Angeles, the video showcases three different arrangements of the song. Follow the evolution of “Uncomfortable” from its intimate acoustic beginning, to the airy and soulful synth-laden progression, to its culmination of the full electric version on the roof of the Haus. The video was directed by Kai Regan and produced in partnership with ALLDAYEVERYDAY. Watch the video now HERE.
new track from 88 crew album (Joji + BlocBoyJB)
Last week 88rising announced their long awaited crew album Head In The Clouds for this coming Friday, July 20th and here’s the next track from it. “Peach Jam” ft. Joji and BlocBoyJB is kicking things off in what will be a week-long 88 onslaught. The album, which is stacked with special features on top of the already stellar 88 crew (Rich Brian, Joji, NIKI, Higher Brothers, AUGUST08 and Kieth Ape), will continue to reveal itself daily starting now. Check out the video below and stay tuned for more music/info tomorrow.
Joshua Hedley’s “My Opry Debut” episode premieres
Chronicling Hedley’s preparation and experience debuting at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, the video includes exclusive performance footage of “I Never (Shed A Tear)” plus scenes of Old Crow Medicine Show’s Cory Younts surprising Hedley with the Opry invitation during a live interview at WSM Radio. The full performance of “I Never (Shed A Tear),” filmed at Nashville’s Fond Object, premiered earlier at Rolling Stone Country, who proclaims, “The vocalist offers a pristine delivery, reinforcing his reputation as one of country’s new crop of must-hear live performers.”
LANY Release New Single “Thru These Tears”
LANY have released their brand new single, “Thru These Tears,” through Polydor and Interscope. This is the first track to be taken from the LA-based indie trio’s second album, Malibu Nights (due later this year). A euphoric anthem, the song represents a bold step forward for Paul, Les and Jake, an arresting union of indelible hooks and raw emotion. The track was the pillar around which frontman Paul crafted the group’s new record. “It’s devastating but also really hopeful and optimistic,” he says.
Chicago indie rockers Clearance release jangly new single
Chicago indie rockers Clearance have released the second single off of their sophomore album At Your Leisure which is being released by Topshelf Records on August 3rd.
Additionally, the band has announced an East Coast tour, kicking off with the band’s album release show at The Hideout in Chicago on August 3rd.
Optiganally Yours (feat. Rob Crow, Pea Hicks)Share New Track “Hope In Your Eyes”
The track follows two previously released singles, “Whomever Watches You Sleep” and “Night Shop”, the first new music released by the band since the year 2000. With the coming release of Rob Crow’s Artist-in-Residence box set via Joyful Noise Recordings, the timing is perfect to finally bring the band’s most recent collection of songs, O.Y. In Hi-Fi, into the light.
Pathway to Paris today announced a special concert on September 16 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Helping to cap off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the concert will focus on the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris Agreement.
Bringing together leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, this concert will serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future for all.
The first Pathway to Paris concerts took place in Paris in 2015, and coincided with the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Most recently, 2017 saw a concert at New York City’s historic Carnegie Hall where Pathway to Paris announced the launch of the ‘1000 Cities’ initiative. The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040in order to turn the Paris Agreement into reality.
Magic Bronson is the LA based duo consisting of Michael Nicastro and Matthew Lieberman. Their sound can only be described as a vibe that is truly Magic Bronson, as they will never write the same song twice. Drawing from a large well of influences but never latching onto one sound or style, they are constantly evolving. The two tend to spend a large majority of their time locked away in their studio, and are set to release a new EP this Fall on Handwritten Records. Today they released a new single, perfect for any soundtrack this summer, “Knock it Off”. The new track had its first play with Atwood Magazine, who said, “Clean, clever, and fantastically hypnotizing, “Knock It Off” is a fun song that heralds a new era for Magic Bronson.” The song is now available everywhere, stream here.
Sing For The Day!, the classical-music-meets-classic-rock collaboration between the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (conducted by founder Liza Grossman) and Styx frontman Tommy Shaw, has entered multiple Billboard charts following its June 29th release in Blu-Ray, CD, and digital formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The audio version entered the Billboard Classical Albums chart at #5, the Classical Crossover Albums chart at #5, and the Rock Albums chart at #49. The video version entered the Music Video Sales chart at #8, and the Top DVD Music Videos chart at #6. It jumped to #2 in its second week on the Top DVD Music Video chart.
Says Grossman of this accomplishment, “Working with Tommy and guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich has been just as incredible as one can imagine. CYO being recognized on the Billboard charts really validates our belief that providing quality music education can play a massive role in the lives of children.”
Indigo Girls’ New Video for “Go” Issues Inspiring Call To Action
Voting rights. Civil rights. Marriage equality. School safety. Gun reform. During each of America’s social movements, the voices of the young, old, and marginalized have galvanized to evoke a new and more progressive era. Indigo Girls give voice to that activist spirit in their song “Go,” an anthem borne out of their own experience of facing prejudice. The song, a stirring call to action that challenges the listener to “raise your hands high, don’t take a seat, don’t stand aside this time, don’t assume anything, just go” is as inspiring and relevant as when the song was written.
HOLYCHILD Unveil Video for “Wishing You Away”
“Wishing You Away,” is a song about self-reflection, an inner dialogue about wanting her father to stay in her life despite the pain he brought. Juxtaposing its heavy nature, “Wishing You Away” is energetic, brimming with euphoric dance vibes, and impeccably produced. The song is moving – in all senses of the word.
Revolver Magazine has opened a keg of top-tier hardcore from Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST, and their impending debut LP, Ancient Brewing Tactics, due out August 17th via Relapse Records. The new tune comes in the form of a video for the album’s riotous “Victims Of A Bomber Raid.”
Formed in 2014, TRAPPIST unites bassist/vocalist/brewer Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), guitarist/vocalist/fermenter Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex- -(16)-), and drummer/vocalist/bottler Ryan Harkins (co-owner of Grill ‘Em All). TRAPPIST has one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge-style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs.
“I’m excited to announce that Facebook has officially launched music monetization on their platforms. This means that independent artists will now get paid for allowing Facebook to use their music across Facebook and Instagram.
I’m particularly proud to say that TuneCore has partnered with Facebook from the very beginning to make sure we collect revenue for our artists from day one. Through this partnership you will get paid for allowing billions of users across Facebook and Instagram to use your music in their organic content. Fans will also be able to find your music through an Audio Library feature and use it in the content they create to share across Facebook’s platforms.
As Facebook continues to build its music monetization services, we’ll keep making sure that you’re collecting all the money you’re owed.
As a special thanks for being part of the TuneCore community, we are offering Facebook Monetization for free. Click here to submit your eligible songs for monetization in minutes and start collecting money from Facebook.” – Scott Ackerman, CEO, TuneCore
‘Understanding’, Mirah’s 6th full length solo record, is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process — an embrace of spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment. Bathed in the sparkles of disco ball light, Mirah recorded demos with vocals, guitar, organ, and percussion in a former army barracks gymnasium at The Headlands Center for the Arts, where she spent four weeks as an artist in residence.
New NYC Mom+Pop-signed artist, Raffaella
New York City born and raised artist and student of feminist philosophy, Raffaella, shares her second single, “Bruce Willis,” now available everywhere, on the heels of her recent signing to Mom+Pop Music. The new single, produced by Larzz Principato and premiered by Consequence of Sound, takes inspiration from Mason Currey’s “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work,” Beverly Hills, François Rabelais’ “Gargantua,” Bruce Willis and “Milk and Honey” by John Lennon.
Southern Florida’s LIVEKILL to Release Intense New EP, “Turned to Grey”, on September 28, 2018
Southern Florida’s LIVEKILL are a new force to be reckoned with. On their upcoming EP, entitled Turned to Grey (out September 28, 2018 via SWOL Records), the band performs an intense, high-energy blend of alternative metal and hardcore styles with deep lyrical messages about the fragility of life itself. LIVEKILL’s powerhouse line-up consists of Carlos Guerreros on vocals, Sean Young on lead guitar, John Snell on rhythm guitar, Anthony Laurella on live drums, and Gil Giberga on bass.
Chicago continues to push musical boundaries with genre-blurring acts like The O’My’s, who today released their new track “Baskets”, a jazz, doo-wop & psychedelic soul infused R&B bop. “Baskets” follows their previous new track “Starship” that was released last month. Links to check both below and more news on them to come.
SoundCloud is the world’s largest open audio platform that gives creators the best tools, services, resources to help them build and grow their careers and community all in one place so they can share their content on SoundCloud first. The collaboration with Pioneer DJ adds to the growing list of partnerships and integrations available to its creator community. Whether you’re a band, singer or rapper who wants to capture a live show, a DJ who wants to record a live set or podcaster who wants to produce a live show, the DJM-REC app lets you easily record and upload your high quality content directly to SoundCloud.
Decibel Magazine premieres “Smear Campaign,” the first single from Lowlands, the fourth LP from New York City-based ZEVIOUS. The band, featuring members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party, and others, will release the album through Nefarious Industries in August.
Lowlands marks ZEVIOUS’ first effort for Nefarious Industries and offers a subtle change in direction from their previous two releases. On Lowlands, the band explores a hypnotic and more streamlined rhythmic approach while maintaining their abrasive edge with influences ranging from new-wave and 20th century composition to doom and black metal.
James Rose “Lullabies to the Ocean”
Just like the title-track, Lullabies to the Ocean is an album dedicated to the ocean. After spending ten years in New Orleans, Rose began to crave the pacific coast. Looking for an opportunity to create a consistent change for the better, he made the journey home to California. The collection of songs symbolizes a huge life change in body, mind, and spirit. It’s about overcoming self-sabotage and finding the true nature of one’s being. Rose explains, “I have always found pleasure in the romance of being a writer and constantly working on something lost in another world. I love the idea of pens and notebooks and playing with words to create unique imagery symbolizing different aspects of human behaviour. Creating the music to accompany the feeling and movement of the words is 100% pure joy and it is one of the only true personal fulfilments of my life.”