Australian duo Mezko present their latest EP Syzgy
The release celebrates the duality at MEZKO’s core, where the union of opposites between band member Kat Harley & Laura Bailey gives life to endless possibilities. This is theme that the pair fiercely embraces, both as people and as musicians.
DJ SCANDALOUS RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “MOVE ON”
DJ Scandalous is all about creating music that brings people together during a time when the world can seem pretty divided. “Move On,” although telling the story of a breakup, brightens the moods of listeners and unites them with its upbeat pop feel and punchy bass.
Nicky Romero Enlists Taio Cruz For New Dance-Pop Single “Me On You”
If you ever find yourself at the point where you love your crush as much as your favorite drink, you just might have found the type of attraction that Taio Cruz sings about in his new track “Me On You,” produced with Nicky Romero’s golden touch. The two powerhouses give “Me On You” the best of both worlds, with Romero’s lush soundscapes and future bass breakdowns playing host to Cruz’s infamously sensual vocals. The track follows Nicky’s successful single “Where Would We Be” with singer ROZES released earlier this year, which they performed live on Good Morning America and Conan O’Brien. In addition to his healthy output of club tracks, Romero has begun to experiment with a more vocal-driven, radio-friendly sound on “Me On You,” which just was released on Romero’s label Protocol Recordings. Judging by his record thus far, we can expect that that he has more all-star collaborations up his sleeve.
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival – “Nerve” Track
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival is a four-piece folk punk group from Bend, Oregon. Inspired by classic americana, the intricacies of metal and the defiant energy of punk rock, Brandon Prinzing combines all three in an all-consuming kick, stomp and holler force of motion. Hear This, their debut album recorded by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, details the struggle of loss and fighting to continue. Inspired by a near-fatal car crash that left his girlfriend paralyzed and paraplegic, Prinzing explores the darkness of feeling trapped with no way out – but still fighting to pursue happiness.
¡MayDay! Drops New Video “Lifetimes” Off Soon To Be Released Album ‘South of 5th’
Today ¡MayDay! releases a new video, “Lifetimes” off their upcoming album South of 5th due out September 7th on tastemaker imprint Strange Music. The genre bending group’s newest track is hot on the heels of their first two singles from the reggae influenced album, “Next to Go” and “Time is Up” featuring Stige.
The Chainsmokers – Side Effects ft. Emily Warren
Its a summer vibe, Emily crushed the vocals. We got back to our dance roots on this one and came through with this really upbeat tune!
Rising Nashville songwriter Sophie Sanders has unveiled the first single from her forthcoming record, Steep and Shining Spaces. “Still Waters” featuring Amy Grant premiered Wednesday on Billboard. Last fall, Sanders traveled to Amy Grant and husband Vince Gill’s home studio to record the track with the help of Grammy-nominated producer Felix McTeigue. Born and raised in Nashville’s music community, Sanders grew up with a deeply ingrained love for writing, but never took interest in songwriting until after college; she wrote some of her first songs while in the Peace Corps and has been writing ever since. Steep and Shining Spaces is a collection of those songs and an intimate look at her life over the past half decade. “Still Waters” is available today via Spotify and iTunes.
Cut Throat Finches New Release “Polite Conversations” on Hand Drawn Records
Cut Throat Finches. An ironic name for a tiny bird, and conversely, for a Texas band with a giant sound. Singer-songwriter Sean Russell, a proud resident of the Ft Worth music scene, formed the band mid-2015 with a group of much-lauded players from the area. Cut Throat Finches lay out songs that bring to mind a soundtrack to an epic film in a style inspired by their heroes in the British rock scene and American roots music. The band, signed to the critically acclaimed Hand Drawn Records, a cutting-edge pressing plant and record label in Dallas, released Polite Conversations (their 2nd album) on May 25th, celebrating with local area release parties and summer touring. Russell tells us the tale of the making of the record for the first time.
OTEP Releases Brand New Album, “Kult 45”, Today + Reveals Full Length “Making Of” Documentary
Today, iconic rockers OTEP have unleashed their most uncompromising, candid, all-inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that they have ever released, the new album Kult 45, via Napalm Records. Order now in digital formats here, and/or CD and vinyl formats via the Napalm Records Online Store. You can also stream Kult 45 in full now via Spotify here.
In celebration of the album’s release, OTEP has revealed a brand new, 20+ minute documentary about the making of Kult 45, performing together as a band, and more.
A summer ago, Ella Mai was on the road touring North America and her native U.K. for the first time as an opener for Kehlani, a fellow R&B star-in-the-making who cultivated her following online. Not long before that, Mai had released a six-song EP called Ready, her third for DJ Mustard’s record label, 10 Summers, which she’d signed to in 2015 after the producer discovered her singing 15-second covers on Instagram. At the time, Mai and Mustard were banking on “She Don’t,” an eye-roll at an undeserving ex featuring Ty Dolla $ign, as the song that would launch her career. But her fans — growing with each new stop on the tour — had other plans: Mai would perform her set then meet with crowds at her merch table afterward. Everyone asked her the same question: Why wasn’t she playing “Boo’d Up”?
Calvin Johnson Announces New LP Produced By Patrick Carney, Shares Track Feat. Michelle Branch
The new Calvin Johnson album A Wonderful Beast [KLP269] is an experiment in sound. Calvin entered the Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville, TN. using the premise “Rock’n’roll Will Never Die” as a starting point. Working closely with Producer Patrick Carney and Chief Engineer Marc Whitmore, the team tested the resiliency of such time honored materials as the electric guitar, modular synthesizer and trap drum kit, combining them in various ratios with musical elements like chords A, C and Dm. The results are the Frankenstein’s monster of an album, A Wonderful Beast.
Sending over SHOWTEK’s latest single “Down Easy” via Universal Music. It premiered earlier today on Billboard, and features a dynamite collaboration alongside MOTi, Starey, and Wyclef Jean.