Adding to the already vibrant and kaleidoscopic sparkle of the original, the “Colors (Picard Brothers Remix)” brings an otherworldliness that only this pairing could conceive.
“Colors” is both the namesake and mission statement of Beck’s 13th album (and sixth to crack the U.S. Top 10), released October 13, 2017 by Capitol Records (and streamed 300 million times since). Following up 2015 GRAMMY Album of the Year winner Morning Phase and featuring “Dreams,” “Wow,” “Dear Life” and “Up All Night” (Beck’s third Billboard Alternative #1), Colors has been hailed as “a great party record” (MC HAMMER) “yet another milestone” (WALL STREET JOURNAL), “a euphoric blast” (USA TODAY) and a “classic, sneakily inventive, massively catchy” (AV CLUB) album “that proves that Beck is still one of rock’s most intrepid inventors” (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY).
Global Pop Sensation Rose Villain Releases Official VIDEO For Buzz Single
The innovative pop singer, who is one of the few Italians to ever sign with a major American label, is releasing her new single, “Funeral Party.” The track was released on July 20, 2018 via Republic Records.“Funeral Party,” produced by Sixpm, is Rose Villain’s first release with Republic Records.
Diggy Releases New Single “It Is What It Is”
“I’m finally able to take a step back and say, ‘It is what it is. I’m happy with this. Here I am’,” Diggy explains. “A lot of people go through those ups and downs and sometimes you just need to let it be. The song really sets the tone for what is to come.”
James Release New Album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ Today!
One of the UK’s most creatively restless and most loved bands James have released their brand new album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ today via Infectious/BMG. The album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles and is the band’s 15th studio album.
‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts (second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years). Delivering the same vigor and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America to more personal topics such as parenthood, in the heartfelt ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’ which features keyboards from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.
MAGIC! TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM EXPECTATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 7TH VIA RCA RECORDS
Multi-platinum global reggae-pop quartet MAGIC! are set to release their third studio album Expectations September 7th via RCA Records. The 13-track album is available now for pre-order.
Space-surf rockers Japanese Television share ‘Tick Tock’
Japanese harp and synth player Ian Thorn and Bassist Alex Lawton met on tour in Europe, performing as part of a Canadian space-rock orchestra. They bonded over their shared passion for Finnish experimental band Circle, Pink Floyd, Television, Broadcast and Brian Eno, and went on to form instrumental space-surf band, Japanese Television, with James Moriaty and Tim Jones.
Tom Baxter ‘Black Are The Gypsy Horses’
Following in the footsteps of the album-titled single and ‘The Ballad of Davey Graham’, this is the latest track to be taken from Baxter’s forthcoming album, ‘The Other Side Of Blue’ (out August 17) which will be his first record in a decade. Admired by the likes of Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright, the new album follows the self-funded ‘Skybound’ and a turbulent decade for Baxter – years which have seen him divorce, re-marry, pen an Ivor Novello-nominated track, and travel to the far stretches of the world – India, Spain, Brazil and LA (amongst many others) to boot.
JOHN BUTLER TRIO Announces Album Details & North American Tour; Listen To Lead Single “Home”
Award-winning band, the John Butler Trio will release their forthcoming studio album HOME on September 28 via Nettwerk Records.
While continuing to create as a trio, this album was largely recorded and produced in a more solo format with long-time friend and producer Jan Skubiszewski and reflects the deeply personal, critical yet redemptive nature of the inner and outer worlds Butler was experiencing and observing during this latest chapter of his life.
With her new album, Traveling Mercies, singer-songwriter Emily Scott Robinson offers a complex, thoughtful portrait of a true itinerant artist, one who carries the lessons of her past while searching for a hopeful future. She and her husband live full time in a motorhome and spend long stretches on the road, turning chance encounters with strangers into stirring folk meditations on the human condition. The album will release Feb. 22, 2019; the first single, “Better With Time” premiered via The Boot this week, with the outlet noting “its simple, Americana-influenced melody and bright vocals.”
SISTERAY release new track ‘Wannabes’!
Following a thrilling 18 months in which they’ve lit up festival stages, sold out delirious venues, released their debut ’15 Minutes’ EP, and delighted tastemakers and fans alike, SISTERAY have now announced the release of their brand new EP ‘Sisteray Said’ this September, ahead of a UK tour that includes a headline show at London’s 100 Club.
Country duo, Indigo Summer, has released their next single “For Days,” which is now available through all streaming platforms, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. The song illustrates the story of two individuals who meet for the first time and eventually fall in love. The duo, comprised of Bryan Edwards and Hope Nix sing about the early stages of falling for someone and how those feelings develop into wanting to spend every minute with that person.
The Magpie Salute Release New Track “Sister Moon” From Forthcoming Album Out Aug 10th
“John and Marc wrote Sister Moon,” remarked Rich Robinson. “Marc had originally written it on acoustic, but John took the chords and played them on the piano. It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.
Rich along with Marc Ford and singer John Hogg will celebrate the release with a string of special acoustic shows in Europe beginning this Sunday in Oslo, Norway and concluding with a sold out London show on August 10th. The trio will also perform at a free in-store on the day of release at Rough Trade East in London.
I Used To Know Her: The Prelude is a collection of songs that stretches and explores the depths of H.E.R.’s musical creativity – from her soulful styling on “As I Am,” to her lyrical agility on “Lost Souls” feat. DJ Scratch. As the EP title suggests, this is the prelude to the multi-talented musician’s forthcoming official album debut on MBK Entertainment/RCA Records.
PHILLIP PHILLIPS RELEASES VIDEO FOR “MAGNETIC” TODAY
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips will kicks off a co-headline tour with Gavin DeGraw next week in support of his new album Collateral which was released earlier this year on Interscope Records. The set follows the release of Phillips’ sophomore album Behind The Light and features the tracks “Into The Wild,” “Miles”, “Magnetic,” and “Dance With Me,” a song Phillips penned, along with his friend Tim Bruns, for his 2015 wedding to longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell.
Classically trained from the age of 5, Irish singer/songwriter Fia Moon has unveiled her latest release, the brilliantly soulful ‘Settle Down.’ Renowned for her honest and heartfelt lyrics and inspired by names like Dua Lipa, Jhene Aiko, & Banks, Fia’s sound was was heavily influenced by her parents who were also jazz and classical musicians, as she grew up listening to the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
Catching the attention of London-based producer Dan Dare (Charli XCX, Marina & The Diamonds, Wiley, etc), and Ryan Keen (Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt), Fia has been basing herself between London and LA ever since, with ‘Settle Down’ following the success of her 2018 debut ‘The Fall’, which describes her longing for a sense of home.
ILLENIUM’S NEW SINGLE, “TAKE YOU DOWN,” IS OUT NOW
Denver-based artist Nick Miller, known professionally as Illenium, has signed to Astralwerks and makes his debut on the renowned dance label with the highly personal single “Take You Down.” After hearing from many fans about how his music has gotten them through dark periods, he felt compelled to share how music saved his life, too, following a heroin overdose six years ago.
[Single + Video Release] Shimmering Neo-Soul From Detroit
The new single from Detroit neo-soul band White Bee is a psychedelic shimmer through the lens of a kaleidoscope. “Beat State” injects a splash of color onto a dripping canvas. Infusing elements of soul, jazz, and even funk, the melody captures the sights and sounds of bands like Hiatus Kaiyote. Produced and recorded by Elise McCoy, (My Pal Val, Bogart), the new single is now streaming on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.
“I’ve been waiting my whole life to make this album and it finally happened. It’s everything I could have hoped for our debut to be and more. I poured my entire self into these songs. I can’t tell you how excited I am for everyone to hear this body of work. Much love to you all,” says lead singer Mitchy Collins.
The Stubborn Lovers
The new album, Mother Road, is steeped in the themes of family love and the ties that bind, and especially familial bonds among women. Taken from John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, the title phrase refers to US Route 66, which carries the Joad family from Oklahoma to California. While that journey is mirrored in the album’s title track, for the band the phrase alludes to a greater sense of “The Road”, representing both the unbridled freedom of self-discovery and the nostalgic yearning to return home. Mother Road includes elements of ’70s heartland rock, outlaw country, and desert Americana. It features songs like “Whiskey Sisters”, an anthem of female empowerment set to a boot-stomping country beat, and “Flowers of the Vine”, a spare and haunting tune inspired by the tattoos that helped spark the album’s themes.
Atlantic Records welcomes Louisville, KY-bred rapper JACK HARLOW as the newest member of its remarkable roster, by way of Atlanta based label imprint Generation Now, which is also home to rap superstar and fellow Atlantic artist, Lil Uzi Vert. Harlow will celebrate this news with the release of his label debut mixtape, Loose, set to arrive at all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, August 17th. Loose is heralded by the project’s lead single, “SUNDOWN,” released today along with its companion visual, which premiered exclusively via Billboard.
Detroit-native and indie-electronic producer ayokay has teamed up with Nashville alt-pop band Nightly to release the dreamy and whimsical track “Sleepless Nights” today. It’s the latest release from ayokay’s upcoming full project due out later this year.
South Carolina’s very own NGeeYL (pronounced “en-gee-why-el”) drops his latest single “Trip Gang”.
The “Torch” rapper’s sound is rather distinct as his relaxed cadence over the hard hitting production is uniquely and solely NGeeYL. With the Spartanburg rapper, every bar and ad-lib is full of grit, as his crafted narratives turn into anthems inspired by the trap and for the trap.
Tampa, Florida based instrumental post-rock outfit, Tides of Man, officially released their highly-anticipated 4th full length, Every Nothing today – much to the delight of fans. The stream of the record premiered on Wednesday with an exclusive stream via Kerrang Magazine, who offered the quote “From swirling, ethereal synths to aggressive, attacking guitar riffs, Tides of Man’s fourth full-length (their second without a vocalist) captures a wider range of dynamics than any release before it” in regards to the album. Every Nothing can be purchased now here and it is available to stream on the band’s Spotify and Bandcamp page.
Imperial’s “Layers” a collection of fine tuned beats, going deeper layer by layer
It has been a very colorful few years for Imperial on both a personal and professional level. His family has grown with the birth of his daughter and he has studiously enhanced his production repertoire tenfold. Like many of the legendary producers that have come before him, Imperial does his best work with his hands. No words are needed — the combination of sound and rhythm are his chosen mode of address.
Rising star – 23 year-old Londoner, Freya Ridings shares a High Contrast remix of her track “Ultraviolet” today. Global DJ and record producer High Contrast has reinvented Freya’s track using her rich vocal tone which exudes emotion over a classic drum and bass beat, marking a striking evolution in Freya’s sound after the stripped-back style of favorites “Lost Without You” and “Blackout.”
High Contrast has been at the cutting edge of the drum and base scene for 15 years. He curated music for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, did a timeless Fabriclive mix, and he has worked with everyone from Underworld to DJ Fresh. He is one of dance music’s elite remixers, headlining festivals, and achieving acclaim for reworks of Adele, Duke Dumont, White Stripes, and Kanye West.
The subject of worldwide acclaim thanks to hits including “Ready For Your Love” featuring MNEK (64 Spotify million streams) and “Go All Night” featuring Jennifer Hudson, Gorgon City’s debut album Sirens sold over 70,000 copies in the UK alone and un-earthed the then unknown featured talents of Anne-Marie.
Paper Jackets Share ‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ EP | Out Now On All DSPs
LA based alternative pop outfit Paper Jackets share their EP Don’t Lose Your Head out via Selma Records. Ahead of the release, the title track “Don’t Lose Your Head” streamed exclusively via CelebMix. The EP is available now on all digital streaming platforms.
Time, the Valuator Releases “How Fleeting, How Fragile”
It’s been two years of hard work and milestones for Time, the Valuator, and the time to release their long-awaited debut full-length has finally come. ‘How Fleeting, How Fragile’ releases today via Famined Records around the world as well as through Long Branch Records in Europe. The album is streaming in full on all digital retailers and on YouTube.
YUMI showcases her vocal talent and songwriting skills on “With You With Me,” the second single off her forthcoming debut Ego Boost EP. YUMI’s charismatic voice and pensive lyrics melt into the subdued wind chimes and muted synths, which all blend together to create a contemplative listening experience.
In the midst of her five month long album release tour spanning the UK, EU, China and North America, Haley Heynderickx stopped by the NPR offices for her first Tiny Desk Concert, out today. Bob Boilen lauded the session, specifically the standout single “Oom Sha La La” with it’s ruminations on “self-doubt and searching for life’s meaning with its cathartic phrase “I need to start a garden”… [it] is a potent reminder to take action when life gets bewildering.” Heynderickx was profiled by Rolling Stone yesterday who lauded her “sublime and intimate album” I Need To Start A Garden. Heynderickx is about to head back on the road, after a little downtime in her home of Portland, OR, stopping the UK and EU before hitting the U.S. with Gregoy Alan Isakov this fall.