Anticipated single from Los Angeles artist Party Nails
Party Nails is the moniker of Los Angeles based musician Elana Belle Carroll. She is a prolific songwriter, producer, singer and guitarist hailing from Chatham, New York. Somewhere between pop, alternative and electronic, with a slight nod to punk, her work has been called “an absolute dream” – Neon Gold, “a fierce bit of pop” – Noisey and “part Charli XCX and part Cyndi Lauper” – Bullett Media. Party Nails is now ready to release her highly anticipated debut album entitled Past Lives and Paychecks, a selection of heartfelt pop songs, front and center vocals and playful production with an avant-garde twist.
Options is the solo project of Chicago based multi-instrumentalist and producer Seth Engel. As Options, Engel writes, records, and mixes each release by himself; a solitary effort that stands in stark contrast to his frequent musical collaborations in the Chicago community. As an engineer, Engel has recorded dozens of Chicago’s most active artists, and was instrumental in recording formative earlyworks for nationally recognized acts like Ratboys, Pinegrove, C.H.E.W., and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. As a musician, Engel has played the role of guitarist, drummer, vocalist, and contributing songwriter in projects like Coaster, Great Deceivers, Pyramid Scheme, and Lifted Bells (ft. Bob Nanna). These projects have been covered in outlets like Billboard, The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, New Noise Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, and others. Engel is also the longtime collaborator and primary touring drummer of Chicago artist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. With all of these acts, Engel has criss-crossed the basement, venue, and festival circuits of the USA and Canada several times over.
The harder the surface, the greater the echo’s reflection. The delay is proportional to the distance between surface area and the listener, only the strongest elements endure. This repetition after direct sound serves as a lucid metaphor for the strife that prompts one to bounce back and move forward, a testament to the importance of perseverance and following your own voice to keep core values, messages, and beliefs intact. Repetition is command.
NEW SINGER/SONGWRITER RAICHE INTRODUCES COLORFUL LYRIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “MONEY PIES”
Newest sensation, Raiche is quickly catching the ears of many with her breezy vocals and refreshingly unique singing style. She’s managed to fuse her soulful roots with a little pop, crafting her distinctive sound. With her confidence, consistency and overflow of positivity, the ambitious 22-year-old is undeniably on her way to becoming your next favorite artist.
Dev Ray premieres new track “Can’t Hide”
Dev Ray is the solo project from California native Devin Ratliff, former member of dream-punk bands So Many Wizards and Tomemitsu. Exploring the intersection of understated 90s Chicago indie, lo-fi, and the wide-screen melancholy of Thatcher-era alternative pop, Dev Ray’s debut 2017 single was a moody, synth-drenched take on The Pointer Sisters’ 1982 soul classic, “I’m So Excited”.
SiriusXM Plans World Premiere of Michael Martin Murphey’s “Geronimo’s Cadillac”
SiriusXM Radio has announced plans to present the World Premiere of “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” a track from Michael Martin Murphey’s forthcoming album, Austinology • Alleys of Austin, on Friday, July 27, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
The new recording features Murphey trading vocals on the iconic song with his special guest, Steve Earle. “Geronimo’s Cadillac is a record I know every second of,” said Earle. “It was based on country music, it had a steel guitar, but it really was progressive.”
Mojo Nixon will premiere the track during his show, The Loon In The Afternoon, which airs Fridays on The Outlaw Channel (Channel 60) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Hollow Ends stream their new album “Bears In Mind” ahead of release tomorrow!
The stream went live via Speak Into My Good Eye who said, “A pulsing folk rhythm drives the album with socially conscious lyrics by St. Louis singer-songwriter Zachary Schwartz, who delivers the words with a passionate resonance.”
Hideous Sun Demon return with career defining new album ‘FAME, EROTIC, DREAM’
When music fans were first hit with the impulsive, chaotic notes of ‘Hard Out’ for the first time last year, Hideous Sun Demon had demonstrated the perfect blend of bombastic energy and refined psych-punk that has been years in development. Fast forward to earlier this month, which saw the blistering new single – ‘Antithesis’ – land with fans and newcomers to the Hideous Sun Demon sound. A taster of what was to come from the band’s forthcoming third studio record and now, fans will be introduced to the full menu, with the release of ‘FAME, EROTIC, DREAM’.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is making a strategic investment in BuzzAngle Music, the company announced today. Founded in 2013, and launched in 2016 by Border City Media founder Jim Lidestri, BuzzAngle provides a state-of-the-art music analytics service that has revolutionized the way businesses analyze music consumption and related trends. The system incorporates the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists.
Penske Media plans to leverage some of its key brands, chief among them Rolling Stone, Variety, Deadline and IndieWire, to deepen the influence and expand exposure of the BuzzAngle charts in addition to creating custom charts for specific content verticals. The investment will also provide BuzzAngle a stronger financial foundation from which to grow. The BuzzAngle investment was led by Michael Ye, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Acquisition for PMC.
“We’re thrilled to announce our investment in BuzzAngle, and partnership with Jim and the team.” said Jay Penske, the founder, Chairman and CEO of PMC. “BuzzAngle has already accomplished many milestones—but as part of this new alliance, we will jointly push even more aggressively to make the charts an essential and central part of music, media and the entertainment industry”.
Brisbane rockers, TINY CASTLE, release much anticipated single ‘World’ today, following their debut track earlier this year which resulted in a sold out show in their home city. Mixed by two time ARIA award winner, Magoo, ‘World’ is a track full of passion and raw energy that bursts with each note.
We all need some words of advice in our life, so checking out this rocking track is well worth the time. Its’ message is to forget about wishing the world would change and to quit outgoing energy on our perceived enemies or sources of negativity in our lives. “Don’t change the world, there’s still something good for us all”. So wise.
Lisa Crawley examines the trappings of cult-like romance in new clip for ‘You Got Me’
New video for Lisa Crawley’s ‘You Got Me’ examines the trappings of cult-like romance with leading man Jonny Brugh (What We Do In The Shadows, Power Rangers DinoThunder, 800 Words) in a spooky Twin Peaks/The Bold and The Beautiful crossover episode.
Directed by Nikki Castle and cinematography by Marden Dean (nominated for AACTA Award for Best Cinematography 2014) the video follows the charismatic yet detached Brugh and a lovelorn Crawley. On the concept, she explains “The cult theme is playing off the idea that in some romantic relationships you need as much strength to leave them as you would a cult.”
Canberra four-piece Glitoris unleash politically-charged sonic and visual hit of punk rock fury, ‘Spit Hood’ ahead of upcoming tour with Regurgitator and announce debut album.
The dynamic first cut of Glitoris’ debut album is a damning critique on police brutality and failures in the criminal justice system. ‘Spit Hood’ sees the band harness their powerful musicianship and outrage in this furious sonic punch-back. In Glitoris’ own words, the track is “a raging ‘FUCK YOU’ to those in law enforcement abusing their positions and the authorities who fail to hold perpetrators accountable. A fearless scream for justice in the face of widespread political apathy.”
Interscope Records has released Helix – Volume 2 — a compilation of some of the label’s top dance songs and remixes — today via all digital retailers. Listen HERE.
Today also marks the premiere of Riton & Kah-Lo’s remix of “Back to You” by Selena Gomez. With its high-powered and harder-hitting reworking of the acoustic-guitar-laced anthem, the track is exclusive to Helix – Volume 2. It’s also the first remix released for “Back to You,” a May release that quickly became Gomez’s 15th consecutive top 40 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
THE CHAINSMOKERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SIDE EFFECTS” (FEAT. EMILY WARREN)
Of the new single, the duo says, “We are proud to bring you our new song, ‘Side Effects,’ featuring our dear friend and frequent collaborator Emily Warren. We felt it was time for a summer jam rooted in the sound we created when we first started making records. Our music is always a current reflection of how we feel, what inspires, and who we are in that particular moment. Enjoy!”
Nashville-based rockicana songcrafter BECKY WARREN unleashed her new single “We’re All We Got,” and announced the release of her forthcoming LP Undesirable via Billboard yesterday. The album, produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Rodney Crowell, Kelsey Waldon) and due out October 19th, follows her acclaimed 2016 debut War Surplus. In Billboard’s in-depth interview, Warren speaks about the inspiration behind the album and its theme. Undesirable is about humanity–distilling the stories of a group of homeless and formerly homeless entrepreneurs in her home base of Nashville, Warren relays the essence of the human experience, and shines a spotlight on the relatable, common ties that bind us together, regardless of our demographic.
KILMARA Release “Out From The Darkness” Single & Music Video
Spanish melodic metal band, KILMARA, have released a single & music video for “Out From The Darkness”, the song is taken from their fourth album ‘Across the Realm of Time’, out August 31, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The album was produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Roland Grapow (Lords of Black, Masterplan, Squealer, Black Majesty, Eagleheart…). Artwork made by Didac Plà.