Bassnectar announces ‘Reflective Pt. 3’ EP
Bassnectar has also announced Be Interactive, a new nonprofit with the mission of funding fan’s good deeds to improve their communities and the world. Be Interactive is holding its first benefit show on September 29th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco featuring Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Dead Prez, Ninth Child, Zion i, Ashel SeaSunz and Xiutezcatl Martinez. Proceeds from the show will fund the nonprofit. Be Interactive’s grant application will be open to all fans each quarter. Selected proposals receive funding, mentorship, and additional support. More information is available here.
The Struts Release Video For “Body Talks” Single Today
“Body Talks” is the new single from acclaimed U.K. rock band The Struts and is the first song to be released from their forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants. The Struts are currently out on tour with Foo Fighters and have just announced a fall headline tour.
MASON RAMSEY’S ANTICIPATED FAMOUS EP IS OUT NOW
Big Loud Records and Atlantic Records’ rising star MASON RAMSEY has released today his debut FAMOUS EP across all digital platforms. Tipping his 10-gallon hat to his idol Hank Williams, Sr. plus introducing his fresh-faced Country flavor, the six-track handpicked collection was produced by studio ace Joey Moi.
Leading with his chart-rising original single, “Famous” – penned by Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban), and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft) – and closing with the Country giant’s gospel classic “I Saw the Light,” his generation-jumping tracklist not only shows the dynamic range of the 11 year old’s musicality, but also the full-fledged authenticity of his headline-worthy talent. The Tennessean gave an exclusive First Listen of the latter, plus fast-talking “Yo Da Lady Who” yesterday (7/19).
Saint Sister, the duo from the North of Ireland, is set to release their debut album SHAPE OF SILENCE on October 5th, 2018. Clash Music premiered their new single single “You Never Call” exclusively, which is available at all digital retailers today. Known for their stunning vocal harmonies and fusion of traditional Irish folk and minimalist electronica, on this track they deliver a chorus with a vocal performance much bigger than anything we’ve seen previously from the band. Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre began making music together after meeting at University in Dublin.
ENNUI: No Clean Singing Debuts The First Single Of Funeral Doom/Death Unit
Georgian death infused funeral doom ensemble ENNUI will release their fourth full-length album “End Of The Circle” on September 5, 2018 through Non Serviam Records.
NO CLEAN SINGING debuts the track, “THE WITHERING PART I – OF HOLLOW US”, as the first extract from ENNUI’s upcoming album.
Born and bred in Brent Cross, North west London, Yogi existed in his own world. But having lived in Los Angeles for the past several years, Yogi’s upcoming debut album is centered on his personal connection between the two cities. He’s been coming back and forth for the past five or six years as an in-house producer at Interscope, the label founded by Jimmy Iovine – and through which he ended up meeting and signing a production deal with the legendary Dr. Dre, and an artist deal with Skrillex’s OWSLA to release his own music. These connections became the catalyst for Yogi’s journey across the Atlantic. And it’s these relationships Yogi fostered that’s put him in a position to bring the likes of DRAM and Kid Ink, together with UK acts such as Ray BLK, Lady Leshurr on his debut album for Epic Records/Ministry of Sound, successfully marrying the tone of two of the world’s most iconic cities into one unique, jet-setting sound.
Blanche Shares New Track “Soon”
Today Blanche, aka 19-year-old Belgian singer/songwriter Ellie Delvaux, is pleased to share a brand new track titled “Soon” that’s out now via [PIAS] Recordings. Listen to it HERE.
Having recently released the single “Wrong Turn”, “Soon” proves a beautiful, intimate and delicate track which Blanche describes as being “for all the moments this summer when you’ll feel less like dancing”.
The 405 has shared the new single from Those Who Ride With Giants entitled “The Ascent”. Prior to this, Magnet shared the track “The Walk of Thunder”.
When talking about the track TWRWG’s MJ Callaghan says, “Increasing the tempo, swapping the acoustic for electric, it needed to have more groove, so I went with what I felt I was hearing and it basically wrote itself. The drums were the hardest part, particularly the first half. I knew what I wanted, yet it still took many weeks to figure out how to do it. I’m glad I persisted as I think it’s a pivotal element of how this song is identified.”
NYC Trumpeter Augie Haas Releases New Studio Album
Today, Augie Haas releases his new studio album Have We Met? The record is Haas’ fifth full length release and highlights the diversity of his musicianship, not only as a trumpet player, but as a crooner too. As a regular in Broadway orchestras, or a member of highly regarded ensembles like The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Haas’ depth and experience as an artist shines through on Have We Met?
After months of delivering heart-pumping lyrics in the studio, urban recording artist and founder of the Latin Trap movement, MESSIAH, releases “B.E.N.I.T.O.” across all digital music platforms. The mixtape, composed of 11 tracks, is another accolade to the burgeoning career of the singer-songwriter alongside his label Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records. Listen here.
Ian Mellencamp Announces New Single
Celebrated experimental psych-rock troubadour, Ian Mellencamp has released his newest single, “Come Clean.”
Given Mellencamp’s impressive ability to combine elements of indie-rock, art pop, and electronica, it’s no wonder Celebrity Café proclaimed that the multi-instrumentalist “sets an example for anyone who wants to fuse rock into a new modern sound,” while the New York Times described his work as “stylistically ground-breaking.”
With “Come Clean,” Mellencamp ventures closer than ever before into the world of dance music, providing musical maelstrom for both club-goers and rock fans alike.
Shooter Jennings has released his new song, “Denim & Diamonds.” A song whose sound gives the listener the sense that it’s been a classic for decades, “Denim & Diamonds” is a dark and smoky acoustic guitar and bass-driven paean to the late 80s/early 90s line dancing culture that thrived in dive clubs across the country and the people in his life who lived to go out and simply dance the night away. It was a scene he judged harshly while growing up, yet now looks back on with fondness as he reflects upon the carefree days of youth, wondering where the people who partied in these clubs are today.
Henry Fong and Lady Bee pull out all the stops on their Dim Mak collab “POM POM” featuring Richie Loop. A punchy beat, bubblin’ basslines and Loop’s vocal skats provide the backbone to this jackin’ bass house production.
Phoenix Rising Release Official Lyric Video for Open You Up
Dallas, TX based Neo-Metal Band Phoenix Rising has released the official lyric video for their single, “Open You Up.” The band, who are slated to receive the “Best New Artist” and “Best Metal Band” awards at the MXD MAG Rock and Metal Awards 2018 on July 21st, were formed just 7 months ago and have released 3 additional videos as well as a comic book tied to the track and video “If I Say No,” that will culminate with the release of the debut EP, Ignight, set to release July 21st.
Oakland’s VIOLATION WOUND, featuring vocalist/guitarist Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess), recently united with Portland’s CLITERATI for an antagonistic ten-track split 12″ set to drop later this month via Tankcrimes.
Captured at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Necrot, Deathgrave), and mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Fucked Up), the split features cover art by Reifert and will see release on vinyl and digital formats July 27th. Comments Reifert, “Listen if you want to have your brain melted into liquid magma while you get your ass handed to you.”
Today, LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale share their debut S/T EP, out on all streaming platforms via Baby Blue. Yesterday, PopMatters exclusively streamed the EP with praise, stating, “Informed by the likes of Wilco, Pinback, and Joe Pass, the quartet found their own sound, one informed by glimmering, clean guitar lines that cut through the mix to create memorable hooks (“Fit to Be Found”) and smart, understated lyrics (think David Bazan’s best work).” Harvey Trisdale will be performing two LA release shows this weekend – tonight at Silverlake Lounge and tomorrow at The Factory – in celebration of the debut.
Hailing from a suburb of Moscow, production / DJ duo Phlegmatic Dogs crossed the Pacific with a signing to AC Slater’s Night Bass that would turn out to be the label’s break out act. The Dogs’ critically acclaimed release “Keepmastik,” has been included in over 130 playlists and was a DJ set-list favorite played through the 2017 festival season. In addition, the duo was named the Best of 2017 by Skrillex’s NEST HQ, and tapped to play Hard Summer, Holy Ship, and more.
Ebenezer Returns With New Track “53 Sundays”
The song is a statement in itself, showcasing not only Ebenezer’s musical talent but also his lyrical, storytelling abilities. He’s not afraid of sharing his views and reflecting on the reality of the world he grew up in. Ebenezer’s distinctive sound shines through the track – despite hailing from London it’s uniquely universal, taking listeners on a poignant journey.
slenderbodies release buzzing new single “Take You Home” / announce new EP
slenderbodies, the California-based duo who sing, write, produce, and mix their own tracks, have announced a new EP SORAYA, meaning ‘jewel,’ due out this fall, and shared the first single “Take You Home”.
The track premiered today via Clash, who said “‘Take Me Home’ leads the way, crisp pop with a dappled electronic hue, a pastoral vibe viewed through a digital lens.”
Meg Myers’ new album ‘Take Me To The Disco’ is out today on 300 Entertainment and has been met with raves, leading the Associated Press to declare her “a genuine rock goddess,” saying “Myers definitely isn’t fooling around and there’s no denying the woman’s sheer talent, both as a songwriter and as a singer who can go from kittenish to face-melting in the same song.” The new album has also earned Meg a pick on NPR’s New Music Friday podcast, and praise from the New York Times, who dubbed Meg’s sound “seething and then exploding,” and Billboard, who called the new music “cathartic” and “life affirming.”
Killa Kyleon Releases video for “F**k You”
Killa Kyleon returns with the first music video from his most recent project Candy Paint N Texas Plates. In the video for F*ck You, we see Killa spitting absolute fire and once again discussing his thoughts regarding the current social and political situation of today.
For those unfamiliar, Killa Kyleon is a veteran emcee from Houston and a former member of Slim Thug’s Boss Hogg Outlawz collective. Since stepping foot in the rap game in 2001, he’s released a slew of projects and collaborated with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Mac Miller, Bambino and more, not to mention the majority of the artists currently.
Today, on what would have been the 54th birthday of Seattle’s Son, music icon and late Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, Vicky Cornell announced her late husband will be commemorated in his hometown with a statue that will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29th. Ms. Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life size bronze statue showcasing the rock legend in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, layers and long locks. She has donated the commemorative figure to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.
“Even though Chris’ music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle’s unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband,” said Vicky Cornell. “Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle – our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”
Rebekah Rolland Seed & Silo Now Streaming on Spotify
The new Americana album from Rebekah Rolland creates an ominous atmosphere within the prairie hills. Inspired by caves dug out of the earth by homesteaders, it lures listeners into a gritty and otherworldly reality of early life on the plains. Seed & Silo is out today on Sky Island Records.
Seed & Silo draws inspiration from several sources. It is a product of her residency with the National Parks Service, and comes at a significant time. With recent budget cuts, issues around immigration, and women’s rights becoming increasingly pressing, the album centers around the way in which identity is shaped by the relationship to a specific place and the people within it. Rolland uses a dense story-teller like cadence to set each scene of an album richly rooted in feeling. In part, as with the single, it was also inspired by Cather’s Prairie Trilogy. The seed and silo are images that symbolize the legacy of homesteaders who settled the Western plains. Rolland goes further to say, “Many of these original homesteads remain, and the sight of these silos as you’re driving through the Nebraskan prairie is really striking and otherworldly. It’s eerie because of how numerous, but like everything else, how small they are when set against the expansive landscape.”
VIRTUAL SELF (PORTER ROBINSON) RELEASES “ANGEL VOICES”
The Utopia show combines two sets into one — one set each from the two Virtual Self “producers”. First, a techno, 2-step and trance segment from Robinson’s technic-Angel moniker, followed by a mashing of gabber, jungle and hardcore from Pathselector. The immersive performance will bring fans into a world of mutated 2001-era warehouse rave complete with custom-built lighting and stage production that looks unlike anything else in electronic music. People will be quick to notice that Porter’s commitment to the aesthetic is just as effortful as his previous live shows, and it’s safe to say that this will be the most unique show of 2018.
The Home Team Release Music Video For “Since We All Fell Apart”; Better Off Out Now!
When discussing the meaning behind the track and music video, vocalist Brian Butcher stated, “‘Since We All Fell Apart’ is so unlike the rest of our material not only in its sound but in its message. It’s a song that highlights something dark and disturbing that happens more often than we think: emotional abuse through over-exerting control over another person. In this case, over a significant other. If you know of someone who suffers from this domestic dynamic, don’t stay quiet.” ‘Since We All Fell Apart’ is available to stream or purchase on all digital platforms now. The Home Team new LP, Better Off, is available digitally everywhere and physically on the Revival Recordings shop page.
Sails of Serenity Unveil Explosive “Shipwrecked” Video
Three weeks ago we excitedly announced the signing of the astounding Turkish progressive metalcore act Sails of Serenity along with the music video for their killer single “Left Behind”! The band has continued such momentum towards the release of their next single “Shipwrecked.”
Sports Coach shares second track “k-town blues” off upcoming EP
Sports Coach is the solo project of 24 year old J. Thatcher May. May has been been making and recording music in various basements and bedrooms since age 15. Sports Coach started in 2014 and since then has released 14 albums and toured all over the United States. May writes, records, and mixes all his own music. Originally Boston based, May now resides in Los Angeles.
Shirt releases original ‘Pure Beauty’ opening track
Today on his Soundcloud page, New York rapper Shirt unveiled an alternate opening track recorded for his Pure Beauty album (2018 Third Man Records). The track is a remix of Dpat’s “Cutthroat” and was made during Shirt’s Pure Beauty recording sessions in New York.
Astari Nite are thrilled to announce the release of the new album Midnight Conversations. The LP features nine tracks, five of them produced with the expert guiding hand of Tom Shear (Assemblage 23), and four remastered versions of the songs included in the sold out EP Dreams Of Majesty (2017). The sound of the album is noticeable more mature and complete, with the band reveling in their Post-Punk roots while incorporating new sounds into their mix. As a special bonus, the full lenght includes a cover of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry”.
Sun-Dried Vibes Debut Uplifting New Single ‘Hopeful”
South Carolina reggae/rock outfit Sun-Dried Vibes have released “Hopeful,” the next single off their upcoming album ‘Stay Hopeful,’ out August 24 on Space Duck Records.
The breezy, uplifting track with its lyrics of positivity, could be considered an antidote to these troubled times.