The band will be playing as a four-piece. Longtime guitarist Brian Patton, who’s been missing in action on the last few EYEHATEGOD tours, recently issued a statement regarding his decision to leave the band.
“Touring and being away from my family started to get harder after my daughter was born. Then soon after the arrival of my son, I left for a six-week tour. While I was away, both kids had some serious health scares. Being away from my family while that happened, along with an increasingly busy tour schedule, I decided the best thing for me was to step down. To concrete this decision, after a visit with my wife’s parents earlier this year, it became clear that my in-laws’ health was rapidly fading and they needed our help. So my family and I have moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to care for them full time.
Trust me when I say that this has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. After being in this band for twenty-five years — over half of my life — to say that I will miss it is a huge understatement. I already miss it. Ultimately, I want to be at home with my family. But more importantly, I am truly needed at home. I love my brothers in EYEHATEGOD, of course, and wish them nothing but the best. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and the music I have played throughout the years. I hope to see you all soon. I plan on playing again in some form or fashion. But for now, my family comes first.”
The Nightowls Release “Everybody’s Dancing to the Music” featuring Ivan Neville
“Our producer Chris Bell is good friends with Ivan, and when we heard that he was going to be in Austin for a gig we jumped at the chance to work with him,” frontman Ryan Harkrider explains. “All of us had gigs earlier that day, so everyone was showing up to the studio a bit sweaty and ragged, but as soon as we started playing through the track, magic happened.”
New Single By Famed Madonna Backup Singer – Donna De Lory
The lead single from De Lory’s new album, Here in Heaven, “Listen” is presented here in a special Radio Edit, along with the heartfelt video for the song, featuring De Lory’s daughter Luciana and her third grade class. The video has attracted over 12,000 views in a single week. “Listen” offers an uplifting message for our troubled times — an inspiring plea to simply open our hearts and listen to one another with compassion, love and acceptance.
Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION release new single ‘2045’
Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released their new single, ‘2045’, taken from the upcoming album, Chasing The Horizon, out August 10th via Century Media.
Featuring a disturbing depiction of an imminent dystopia, the video sees the band perform amid futuristic anarchy. Commenting on ideas of the loss of control and the unstoppable rise of AI, the prophetic visuals are accompanied by the band’s unique electrifying rap-rock and feral energy.
Alt-rockers Earhart release futuristic new single ‘Achtung Heroes’ via Fauna Records
London newcomers Earhart explore the past and look ahead to the future in new single Achtung Heroes, the quartet’s latest burst of ferocious alt-rock.
Named after trailblazing aviator Amelia Earhart, the band attracted widespread praise throughout the online community earlier this year with their infectious, hook-laden debut release A Cross and look set to make waves on the live circuit in the coming months.
Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have something special brewing for their fans this Summer. The band recently collaborated with hometown Huntington Beach, CA craft brewery Four Sons Brewing to create a crisp, refreshing pineapple Session Ale dubbed “Vacation,” slated to hit shelves Summer 2018. From start to finish, members of Dirty Heads were hands on in the creation of the craft brew, starting with early taste testing to designing the logo and imagery featured on the can. “Vacation,” with an ABV of 5.0%, arrives just in time for fans to grab a six pack and head to the beach this Summer.
Genre-bending artist ZOLA – “Too Fast, Too Soon”
ZOLA, a 22-year old singer/songwriter born and bred in San Fransisco. With picturesque lyrics and a soulful breathy voice, ZOLA is a unique genre-bending gem in the oft oversaturated world of pop. Combining elements of soul, jazz, R&B and indie-pop, it’s hard to place ZOLA in a box.
She previously released a Soundcloud only demo of “Too Fast, Too Soon” and it quickly hit over 500K. Now re-mastered, ZOLA is releasing her single once again on all DSPs on July 20th.
Jude Woodhead follows up ‘Beautiful Rain’ with new single ‘For The Birds’
At only twenty, classically trained South Londoner Jude Woodhead already sounds fully formed. Emerging out of the same London scene that brought us King Krule, his follow up release ‘For The Birds’, out via Just Off Pop, joins the melodic ideas of world music with a slick modern electronic approach, Jude’s collaging style ends up feeling as big as his most surprising influences: Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley.
Dream-gaze duo Polychrome amalgamate light and sound on visual for ‘Synesthesia’
In the artist’s own words – ‘The lyrics to this song are very important and personal to me, it’s about the crazy emotional shifts when big life changing events happen to you. I had a few of them come along at once and this is me trying to make sense of them. Sometimes the feelings are so intense you feel like they cross over with your other senses, a bit like Synesthesia, muddling up light with sound, tasting fear. Our other videos have been quite abstract or tell a story, we wanted this one to be more personal, like the lyrics. The director (Martin Senyszak) caught this vulnerability I think, and combined it with some of that sensory confusion.’ – Vicky
“This band has chops!… Balún’s style is so textured and musically diverse that it had to come up with its own genre to describe its sound; they call it ‘dreambow.’
It’s where shoegaze-pop meets pan-Caribbean identity, with elements of Puerto Rican music and references to the Jamaican dancehall roots of reggaeton.” – NPR’s World Café
TREBEL Music, the maker of the only licensed music app with on-demand and offline play sponsored by brand advertisers, today announced the general availability of its app in the United States and Mexico. TREBEL’s patented mobile media delivery system addresses the needs of:
users, who need to listen to their music offline; artists, who need to be fairly compensated for their music; and brand advertisers, who need a brand safe mobile music platform to deliver digital video, display, and promotional advertising alongside emotionally engaging content.
TREBEL is addressing a massively underserved market consisting of fans who use music video sites and unlicensed sites/apps as substitutes for licensed on-demand music services capable of offline playback. More than 1.3 billion music fans visit ad-supported music video sites on a monthly basis to listen to on-demand music, and this audience is growing rapidly. These sites provide a sub-optimal music listening experience for users (i.e., no offline play, poor sound quality, cellular data consumption, low content breadth), and extremely low levels of monetization for artists.
In addition to several festival and a slew of dates with Panic! at the Disco next year, Two Feet will play New York’s Brooklyn Steel October 27 and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theater November 16. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 27 with presales beginning Tuesday, July 24.
New VRWRK video blending beach ready synths and deep contemplation
Psychoanalysts by day, electronic musicians by night, London trio VRWRK (pronounced VR-WORK) have been turning heads at the likes of NME, The Line Of Best Fit, The Fader and Clash recently as well as selling out London shows and appearing at major European festivals like Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop.
Their new single ‘Different Crowd’ which just dropped blends deep intriguing silky vocal moods and colourful instant beach-ready synth flavors for perfect heatwave chilling contemplation with a rooftop set video:
Icelandic Duo HUGAR Sign to Sony Music Masterworks
Multitalented songwriters, composers and instrumentalists HUGAR have signed with Sony Music Masterworks in anticipation of releasing new music with the label later this year.
Friends from the sleepy township of Seltjarnarnes, the Icelandic pair consisting of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson have made a name for themselves with their multilayered, ethereally ambient pieces, which have racked up over 30 million streams worldwide since the group’s debut.
Combining a shared love of musical experimentation and discovery, the musically versatile duo have a robust upcoming tour schedule. Slated to perform headline shows across Europe and Asia including The Reeperbahn Festival, HUGAR will also make their third appearance at the Iceland Airwaves festival.
Bergur and Pétur have also lent their musical mastery to a range of projects, working alongside local musical luminary Björk on her latest album as recording engineer and performing onstage as well as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Johann Johannson in their projects scoring music for film and TV.
Fred Thomas returns with Aftering!Out September 13th on Polyvinyl
Out September 13th on Polyvinyl, his newest solo album ties the knots of the trilogy that began with 2015’s All Are Saved into 2017’s Changer.
Radiant Children Reveal ‘Poke Bowl’ Video
After recently making their debut with the release of the music video for ‘Life’s A Bitch’, London-based transatlantic trio Radiant Children are back today to share their second piece of music with the world. New track ‘Poke Bowl’ arrives with a CTUDIO-directed visual accompaniment that picks up right where ‘Life’s A Bitch’ left off in the story of Radiant Children, as the trio all enjoy each other’s company on an average day on their front steps. It’s the second glimpse into the world of Radiant Children that will be revealed further when the group releases their debut EP Tryin’ later this summer.
Rich Brian “History” from 88rising crew album
88rising artist Rich Brian just dropped off “History”, the next track from the 88 crew album Head In The Clouds out this Friday, July 20th. Check it below and see him live this fall via the 88rising tour and Festival.
ZAYN has released his infectious new track “Sour Diesel” today, a song taken from his highly anticipated second album, coming soon via RCA Records. “Sour Diesel” was co-written by Zayn with Malay, who he collaborated with on his album “Mind Of Mine,” and Rob Cavallo. Malay and Cavallo also teamed up to produce the track.
Daya Releases Video For “Safe” Today
Daya and co-writers Laleh and Joel Little (who both produced the track) penned the song the day after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas last fall, channeling their sense of grief and processing into a track and music video that harkens back to a nostalgic time when the world seemed more innocent.
Miami’s doom crafters Bleeth release single “Blood Moon”
Doom/post-metal band Bleeth returns to the spotlight on July 17th with “Blood Moon”, a pounding, sludgy track that truly defines the sound of Miami’s doom metal. Having caused quite a stir with their previous single “Divulging Souls”, Bleeth now ups the ante with “Blood Moon”, a rollercoaster of riffs and pounding drums.
Austrian duo, Leyya arrive with squeaky clean summer synth-pop banger, ‘Wannabe’
Austrian pop-duo LEYYA has just premiered their latest spirited single “Wannabe” via The Line Of Best Fit and will be sharing accompanying music video by Nowness featured Rupert Höller on 20th July via Las Vegas Records/ +1 Records, after the success of their highly anticipated, glistening sophomore album “Sauna” released in January. Having stacked up nearly 9 million streams so far, the duo have received cosmic success through substantial tastemaker support from the likes of Pigeons and Planes, Complex, Noisey, V Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Clash Magazine, Konbini, The 405 and Consequence of Sound, to name just a few. LEYYA have also made incredible waves receiving airplay via Beats 1, BBC during Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, The Zoe Ball’s Show, BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne Recommends among many others including Virgin Radio Playlist, KCRW, Radio 1 Playlist in Germany and Austria’s FM4’s Radio Charts securing their place in the hearts of many.
MARTIN JENSEN SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “16 STEPS” WITH OLIVIA HOLT
Shot in Southern California, the clip finds Holt’s character traversing desert roads in a vintage Mercedes, as she questions her place in her lover’s life. A lawman, played by Jensen, pursues her through the desolate landscape – territory that provides a stark contrast to scenes of the summer revelries and romances unfolding simultaneously at the beach.
LA’s Primaveras Premiere “Better Off,” Announce Debut Album
Primaveras, formerly known as Modern Howls, has announced its debut album Echoes in the Well of Being to be released September 28. The sunstroked project of LA artist James Clifford provides psych pop at its dreamiest; Echoes is a summertime gem shining with likeness to Phoenix, Tame Impala and the Los Angeles air itself.
Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend—a brand new destination concert vacation featuring an all female-fronted lineup produced by Cloud 9 Adventures in partnership with The Bowery Presents—will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from January 30-February 3, 2019. In addition to multiple shows by Carlile, Girls Just Wanna Weekend will feature Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu.
Of her inspiration behind the event, Carlile comments, “Mainstream festivals in the U.S. habitually exclude women as headline artists equal to men. I was brought up by Lilith Fair to believe that men and women enjoy live music equally and that women can not only headline a festival—they can BE a festival. I’m proud to announce that our festival has an ALL female-fronted lineup. I would absolutely LOVE to see a ton of men there supporting women in rock and roll, I want to see mothers with children, single people, LGBTQ brothers and sisters letting it all go for a weekend together in harmony (with bottomless tequila on hand to assist).”
berhana shares new song + video “Wildin'”
Atlanta-born singer/songwriter berhana has a new song “Wildin”, out today with accompanying video + Q&A on NPR. The track is his second new release since a self-imposed hiatus following the release of his debut EP, Berhana. To date the EP has earned over 48 million streams and includes his previous hit song “Grey Luh” which featured in an episode of Donald Glover’s hit series Atlanta. Since his return earlier this year with “Whole Wide World”, berhana has played a sold-out US tour with appearances at Governor’s Ball, Firefly Festival, FVDED In The Park and Forecastle Festival, and has upcoming performances at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, Osheaga and Fuji Rock Festival plus more new music on the way.
“‘Wildin’ is about losing sight of yourself, about getting swept up in the moment and forgetting about what you came here to do.” – berhana
Childhood friends, Ruby Haunt (fka Haunt) is an American musical project conceived by Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour in 2015. The duo wrote their first three EPs while in school via opposite ends of the west coast (Los Angeles and Portland), exchanging musical ideas over email. In this time, they received support from Nowness, Track + Field Records, C-Heads Magazine, and various tastemaking YouTube channels for their unique songwriting and self-produced music videos.
The Cleverlys release new single, “Baby”
From a remote thicket of Stone County, Arkansas, to national festival stages, The Cleverlys have returned! Now the band has teamed up with Mountain Home Music Company to bring their first single in over two years, “Baby.”
Well-known for a fun fusion of contemporary pop and traditional Bluegrass, The Cleverlys do not disappoint with their rendition of a tune made popular by one of the purveyors of classic American music, Justin Bieber.
Jim Lauderdale releases new song; announces new tour dates
The incomparable Jim Lauderdale has released his new single, “Wearing Out Your Cool.” Powered by a slinky noir sax line and female backing vocals, the 60s spy-thriller groove with a touch of twang comes from his new album, TIME FLIES, out August 3 via Yep Roc. It’s actually one of two records the two-time Grammy-Award winning Nashville legend is releasing on the same date — the other being JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROLAND WHITE. Both are “new albums,” but only TIME FLIES was recently recorded. The albums are available for pre-order now.
OneRepublic Release Lyric Video For “Connection”
“Connection” is the new single from multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic. The song had its premiere on Beats 1 World Record with Zane Lowe on Apple Music and is available now at all digital retailers. “Connection” is also featured in Jeep’s annual Summer of Jeep Campaign.
LGBTQ+ / family issues in new extended music vid from Ciaran Lavery
Really, it’s more short film than music vid, depicting the story of an estranged father who returns home to attend his son’s wedding in an attempt to face the past and make amends with the people who forced him to leave in the first place. The film touches on themes of sex and gender prejudice, as well as family dynamics, set to Lavery’s “powerfully earnest” (The 405) song from his recent album, Sweet Decay.
Digital Shades Single Entitled ‘Blue’
Entitled ‘Blue’ the single features bright synths, anthemic drums and textural soundscapes. Digital Shades is a collaborative electronic music project between John Kunkel (The New Division) and James Meays (Missing Words). The New Division have an avid following and have found success being featured in such high profile publications as Pitchfork and The Guardian, among others. While Missing Words brings a fresh and colorful approach to the vintage synth pop melodies.
Kid Fiction Reveals Video Clip for ‘She’
Kid Fiction welcomes the smoke-filled, pastel-hued video for his enthralling single ‘She’.
Armed with a camera Kid Fiction and film crew unknowingly slipped through a hole in the fence at Sydney Airport to film. Halfway through they were stumbled upon by a group of police with flashlights and told to move on. The result is some incredibly close overhead plane scenes, mixed with some moody, hazy scenes of Fiction.