BAZZI UNVEILS “BEAUTIFUL (FEAT. CAMILA CABELLO)”
One of the biggest breakout artists of the past year, Bazzi, has teamed up with multi-platinum global chart topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, just off of her two back to back #1 singles “Havana” and “Never Be the Same” for a new version of his hit single “Beautiful.” This brings the two back together after Bazzi joined Camila on her sold out North American Never Be The Same Tour. The track, co-written by Bazzi and Camila, is available today at all DSPs and streaming services.
BLIGHT HOUSE: Decibel Magazine Streams Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre From Rhode Island Gore Duo; Album Out Friday Through Nefarious Industries
Decibel Magazine is now streaming Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre, the new album by Rhode Island-based bizarre death/gore metal duo BLIGHT HOUSE, ahead of is release this Friday through Nefarious Industries.
The BLIGHT HOUSE crew offers, “You know why murder rates go up in the summer? Because it’s fucking hot and everyone’s pissed. Your feel-good summer jams are a lie. The spray of warm viscera from a fresh kill only fuels the rage when the humidity hits 100%. But did you know fresh human entrails are the equivalent of SPF 666? So, go out. Get mad. Stay mad. Once your summer slaycation begins, you’ll never want to leave…because we won’t let you.”
HANDSOME JACK’S NEW ALBUM “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT” OUT 10/19 | PREMIERES NEW VIDEO
Hailing from Lockport NY, Handsome Jack plays a powerful and emotional fusion of boogie soul rock ‘n’ roll that has earned the admiration of fellow rock travelers such as Chris Robinson (CRB, Black Crowes), Zachary Gabbard (Buffalo Killers) and Ben McLeod of All Them Witches, who produced their new record.
On Everything’s Gonna Be Alright the trio digs deeper into its soulful influences, brilliantly bringing back to life the classic sounds of Chicago, Memphis and Muscle Shoals, all rolled into one timeless record of American rock music for a new generation.
MALLRAT Shares “UFO (feat. Allday)” Video
Directed by Nathan Presley, Australian teen pop-rap sensation Mallrat (Grace Shaw) partners with Billboard Magazine to premiere the official music video for her latest single “UFO (Feat. Allday).”
Collaborative track with friend and fellow Australian artist, Allday, “UFO” falls into a much darker and brooding territory. Its dense production and layers of hypnotic melodies highlight her vast development as a composer and producer since the release of her debut EP, Uninvited, back in 2016.
Zyles releases new single for peak Summer months in “Sundresses”
Zyles, a self-described “professional pop” outfit, has just released a new single just in time for peak Summer season. “Sundresses”, which recently premiered on , is the first in a string of smooth retro-pop Summer singles to be released by Zyles in the coming months. “Sundresses” features nostalgically bouncy production highlighted by rhythmic guitar playing reminiscent of Nile Rodgers, combined with a synth-laden chorus that brings to mind all the feel-good poolside vibes of yesteryear. Lyrically—like much of Zyles’ output—the track focuses on a specific sophisticated romance, with the backdrop of privileged elites enjoying California wine country.
Revolver Magazine is now streaming “Secret Finger,” the new single by Portland, Oregon grindcore squad TRANSIENT and their incoming second LP, Sources Of Human Satisfaction — which sees the band joined by infamous noise architect Eric Wood of BASTARD NOISE — ahead of the album’s August release through Six Weeks Records. TRANSIENT has also announced their European tour which begins mid-August and runs into the start of September. Eric Wood has also issued a statement about working on the LP.
Campdogzz Share New Track “Southern,”
“‘Southern’ is a depiction of what it’s like to love the place you’re from while being at odds with the dark sides of its culture. We tried to keep that push and pull in the as well,” says guitarist/vocalist Mike Russell. “Lyrically, I think it’s Jess’s best song, and it’s a song that could only be written well by someone with that kind of relationship to their home.”
News: Pop Artist Melanie Pfirrman Makes Curb Records Debut with “I Don’t Wanna Love” EP
Curb Records welcomes new pop artist Melanie Pfirrman to its roster as she releases her debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Love, available now across all digital platforms worldwide. I Don’t Wanna Love was produced by David Garcia, Sean Cook, Andreas Moss & David Thulin and features three infectious pop tracks including the upbeat title track, current single, “Go Steady” and the gorgeous duet “Lonely” featuring Andreas Moss.
“Working with Curb Records has been nothing short of a dream come true,” says Pfirrman. “They understand me as an artist and my vision. I want to make music that is relatable, honest and true to my heart. I am incredibly proud of I Don’t Wanna Love and I can’t wait for people to hear it!”
BROODS Sign To Neon Gold/Atlantic Records, New Single Out Next Wednesday
“We’re so excited to be a part of the Neon Gold family and so appreciative to Derek and Lizzy for being a part of this new chapter with us,” says Caleb & Georgia Nott, “We’ve worked so hard on this new music and can’t wait to finally share it with our amazing and patient fans.”
On August 10, the Mississippi-bred singer & guitarist Jason Eady returns with a new album I Travel On. In advance of the album’s release, the album is now streaming in its entirety as an NPR Music First Listen. NPR’s Jim Allen said “I Travel On is the sound of a deep, restorative breath being taken, of wooden instruments pushing air around a room together in real time, of middle age as a source of strength instead of crisis.”
Southern Florida’s LIVEKILL Reveal High-Energy Music Video for New Track “In This Moment”
Southern Florida’s LIVEKILL recently announced the release of their upcoming EP, entitled Turned to Grey, out September 28, 2018 via SWOL Records. LIVEKILL performs an intense, high-energy blend of alternative metal and hardcore styles with deep lyrical messages about the fragility of life itself. Turned to Grey is available for pre-order now via Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. The EP will also be available to stream via Apple Music and Spotify upon release.
DJ Muggs releases new song and video for “Yacht Party” feat. Raekwon, new album out August 10th
DJ Muggs continues to drop heat for the Summer ahead of his forthcoming album Dia Del Asesinato set for release on August 10th via Soul Assassins Records, and today he drops off a new track and video for “Yacht Party” feat. Raekwon. The video follows the latest track Muggs dropped last week feat. Brooklyn spitter Mach Hommy titled “Contagion Theory”. Check out the visual of hazy 80’s and 90’s footage pieced together while soundtracked by Muggs’ elegant jazz production as Raekwon reflects on luxurious scenarios in signature form.
Bringing a fiery, kinetic energy and gritty realism to uptempo instrumentals, the six emcees who make up BandGang helped start a revolution in Detroit hip-hop. The culmination of years of grinding and millions of YouTube views, BandGang showcases the full extent of their talents on In Too Deep, their first studio album. Spanning a ridiculous 30 tracks, but never growing boring, In Too Deep is a treatise on street maximalism and the charismatic power behind the new Detroit sound. Distributed by EMPIRE and premiered by The FADER, In Too Deep is home to several recently released singles, including the BandGang Lonnie Bands star turn “Narcotics 2,” the ferocious, HYPEBEAST-premiered “Ain’t No Problem,” and the bombastically poignant “My N*ggaz.” Featuring appearances from SOB x RBE, Mozzy, Philthy Rich, Drego, and more, In Too Deep is available to stream on all platforms.
For his latest release, “Blame It On The Freak,” world renowned deejay and acclaimed producer DJ Cassidy debuts a new artist named Royal Love, reuniting with production partner Greg Cohen and iconic guitarist Nile Rodgers for a mysterious, minimalist approach to his signature, funk-filled, dance floor anthems.
“Let’s get tipsy, lets get frisky like a motherfucker, and blame it on the freak when we do,” chants the song’s unapologetic chorus.
California-based artist Nymphya, “Wasteland”
The track comes via new concept album: ‘Dream Dance’, a tribute to her fiancé and record producer Keith Keller, who passed away in 2006.
Pete International Airport share the new video for ‘Western Shouting’, featuring Alex Maas (who co-wrote the track with Holmström) on vocals and Electro Baglama Saz, Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh) on drums, Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone) on sitar, Anders Møller (Gluecifier) on congas, and mixed by Jeremy Sherrer (Modest Mouse, The Shins, The Dandy Warhols), (also on MPC loops). Directed by Paul Dillon (Mercury Rev, Sparklehorse), the band recently shared the ‘Flowers Of Evil’ video, featuring Robert Levon Been (also directed by Dillon), and toured with BRMC in May.
SIMS and UT Dell Med Researcher Release Study on Musicians’ Mental Health
Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation, have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium in Orange, California.
A team led by Dell Med psychologist Lloyd Berg, Ph.D., analyzed survey results of 317 musicians in Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The musicians were from nonclassical genres including blues, rock, country, hip hop, folk and world beat and had received mental health services from SIMS during the previous two years. They answered questions about levels of job-related stress, financial worries, depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse. The study showed that compared with people who have lower levels of stress:
Musicians with higher levels of work-related stress were more than twice as likely to have significant levels of depression and anxiety, even when money concerns were accounted for.
Musicians with higher levels of job insecurity were more than five times as likely to be depressed and six times as likely to suffer from anxiety.
Musicians with higher levels of stress related to work relationships were more than 1.5 times as likely to report alcohol abuse.