Nina Nesbitt Releases New Single “Loyal To Me.”
Following an impressive start to 2018, which includes numerous SOLD-OUT North American tour dates and amassing upwards of 100 million combined streams to date, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Nina Nesbitt returns today with her brand new single “Loyal To Me.” An infectious pop gem destined to become a summer smash, “Loyal To Me” is an empowering, no-nonsense pop anthem with a digital twist, urging love-sick listeners to take the reigns both on-and-off-line. “If he never wants you to meet his friends. If he ain’t tagging you on the ‘Gram. Take your heart and turn it around while you still can.”
‘ESCAPE,’ THE NEW ALBUM FROM GORGON CITY, IS OUT NOW
“Let It Go” follows on from previous NAATIONS collaboration “Real Life” (with Duke Dumont), a Balearic anthem which soon became the soundtrack to the 2017 Ibiza season. The video is directed by Mikhail Mehra, the Indian-American creative talent responsible for Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s “Lean On.” Focusing on Matt and Kye (Gorgon City) as they drive through the LA night, “Let It Go” sees two ambiguous female figures emerge from the duo’s vehicle, matching the brooding and mysterious mood of the production.
GLOBAL PHENOMENON DANNY OCEAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “EPA WEI”
One of the biggest breakout artists and newest global phenomenon, Danny Ocean, has released his latest single titled “Epa Wei.” Following the success of last year’s “Me Rehúso” and “Dembow”, Danny returns with his next smash hit. “Epa Wei” was co-produced by Danny alongside international DJ Skrillex and was recorded at the Melrose Sound Studios in Los Angeles. “Epa Wei” is now available at all DSPs.
“Epa Wei represents an internal conflict between what you want and what you should do. It’s a cool way to express the ‘romantic game’ that we’ve all been through. Having had the opportunity to meet and work with Skrillex was, without a doubt, an amazing experience. Not only because of everything that I learned, but for being able to experience and share both worlds. – Danny Ocean
Marlon Craft Releases New Track and Video for “NY BABY” ft. Bodega Bamz
“‘NY BABY’ is an expression of attitude and authentic pride in where we’re from and how we came up, the good and the bad. Obviously, I want my native New Yorkers to feel empowered by the song, but really it’s for everyone that’s proud of where they’re from, for anyone seeking to hold on to the energy they grew up on that’s being zapped away by gentrification or shifts in culture,” says Marlon Craft on the video. “As soon as I made the joint, I immediately knew I wanted Bamz on it. We’re two authentic New Yorkers from different walks of life who are tied together by the shared experience and culture of what it means to grow up in this city, and ultimately that’s what ‘NY BABY’ and NYC are all about.”
Dayshifter Reveal Music Video For Serpent Eyes and Signs to Famined Records
Dayshifter opens up, making the following statement: “Serpent Eyes tells a story we feel very strongly about. We invested our energy and passion into this song, and believe that comes or goes across; Famined Records understands that, and we could not be happier working with them. This is only the beginning of what we have in store”.
On August 24, Ryan Culwell returns with The Last American, his third full-length album and first release in more than three years. The collection marks his debut on Missing Piece Records and captures Culwell at his finest as he crafts poignant portraits of ordinary Americans just trying to get by in these trying times.
Today, Culwell released “Heaven Everywhere,” the third song to be released from the forthcoming album. Billboard called it an “upbeat slice of noir rock, combining 4×4 drive with an airy mood.”
Naeem, formerly known as Spank Rock, has announced his new alias and shared the first song from this new chapter, out today on Boysnoize Records. Earlier this year, Bon Iver brought Naeem on stage at Bonnaroo to debut three new songs from the project.
“Sway(e)d” marks the first official release, and is reminiscent of the old Spank Rock sound but tackles the feelings of paranoid confusion, desperation and aggression felt globally these past few years. It’s a call on listeners to lift up the downtrodden.
The 11 songs on Healing Tide were written solely by Michael and feature Tanya (vocals), Michael (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes) and Miller (guitars, banjo) as well as Brady Blade (drums), Adam Chaffins (bass), Jim Hoke (organ, saxophone, autoharp, harmonica), Russ Pahl (pedal steel, banjo), Sam Bush (fiddle), Bill Huber (trombone), Matt Slocum (cello) and special guest vocalist Emmylou Harris on “Here Is Where the Loving Is At.”
Of the mission behind the album, Michael comments, “I hope people see our hearts on this record…I want people to feel like we care. When you think about artists you don’t think about that, but that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”
The duo will tour throughout 2018 including upcoming festival stops at Fayetteville Roots Festival, Moon River Music Festival and AmericanaFest.
With her stunningly sparse melodies and minimalistic guitar riffs, 19 year old Winnipeg artist, Taylor Janzen may seem softly spoken, but her staggering lyrical narrative and deeply personal writing sends a resounding message. Today, the Winnipeg artist, who has garnered praise from the New York Times, releases her highly anticipated EP, “Interpersonal.”
Summer Heart releases succulent ‘Subside’ ft. K¥LO following previous track via Kitsuné, prior to US-Tour
It’s not often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish solo pop act Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; sun-soaked tunes that create a soundtrack for those sepia-toned summer days when car windows are down with rich music cascading loud and free.
For the first time in the existing Summer Heart discography, David takes a step back and invites an alternate vocalist to take the reins. On this seventh installment of the #12SongsOfSummer project, Torontonian K¥LO’s reverb-fuelled tones, are driven by the Summer Heart-propelled production into twilit, barmy nights. One struggles to avoid clichés when describing the mix; shooting-star synth parts cut through space created by the equally sharp, yet ethereal, tones of the Canadian vocalist, however, the finished product finds its own pedestal between groove-tinged alt pop, with a humid production style akin to Washed Out’s.
D.C.’s soulful electro-pop trio SHAED is excited to drop the video for their new single “You Got Me Like” featuring snny of Glassnote Records – the track is available today via all DSPs. The band has also announced that their forthcoming EP Melt will now be released on September 21st via Photo Finish Records, accompanied by special EP release shows at Mercury Lounge in NYC on September 20th and at the Rock & Roll Hotel in D.C. on September 29th – tickets for both shows are on sale now and can be purchased via www.shaedband.com.
Director Shawn Brackbill says, “The story behind the video is that each of the kids featured was inadvertently wronged by one of the band members, which we see through flashbacks. Though the incidents seem minor, the kids hold on to grudges and wait to get back at the band. After seeing a flyer for a Get Up Kids performance, our star Elliot pulls together the group of disgruntled youngsters to prank the band at their basement show that night. It stars Jim [Suptic]’s daughter Amelia and my two children, Hazel and Jude.”
With the new album, DeVotchKa return after scoring films, TV, musicals, ballets, and performing with symphony orchestras, now emerging from the studio with their sixth full-length album which features 11 songs defying categorization. These songs straddle the line between the epic and the intimate. DeVotchKa have garnered much praise and attention for blurring the lines of genre and cultural influence, and listeners can clearly see they have slowly carved their own unique space in the modern musical landscape. Urata’s soaring vocal croon and poetic lyrics are back in full force. His voice travels atop ambitious film noir orchestras and live vintage voodoo rock combos.
LUKE CHRISTOPHER RELEASES NEW TRACK “TROUBLE” TODAY VIA BYSTORM ENTERTAINMENT/RCA RECORDS
Whether it be rapping, singing and producing his own music, or producing and writing for the likes of some of music’s most profound artists, the 25-year-old Los Angeles-native can do it all. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, music always surrounded Luke Christopher. At a young age, his father turned him on to the likes of Elton John, U2, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder while he also discovered hip-hop with Tupac’s All Eyez On Me. From here, he taught himself how to rap, sing and compose beats and by the age of 17, he was ready to be properly heard. Major labels clamored for his soulful and emotionally expansive style, leading to his signing with ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2013. Soon after his signing, he duel-released his two EPs TMRW & YSTRDY, which garnered the critically acclaimed rapper/singer/producer significant press coverage and praise from Billboard, The Fader, Interview Magazine, Vibe, Teen Vogue, The Source and more.
The Vancouver Island-native released his debut EP “Aurora” on Lowtemp Records six months later, which demonstrated his unique approach to making music and especially his willingness to play with a lot of different genres like glitch hop, industrial, and even jazz and metal. This has a lot to do with his diverse background – studying piano at an early age and then switching to drums – and it is no surprise he’s earned praise both from music writers and peers alike with his unusual production style and arrangements.
Of Kelly, EARMILK praises, “Ruston Kelly has a beautiful talent for creating cinematic works of music that allows listeners to get a first-hand experience of intimate moments in his life…Kelly defines modern folk-rock songwriting. It’s music with an ear-worm melody that you can’t help but whistle along to but laced with sincere lyrics that bare the deepest part of the singer’s soul.”
Catch SEPTEMBER MOURNING on 2018 SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION TOUR with Special Guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE!
Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has announced that they will be launching the SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION 2018 Tour with special guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE. Launching August 17th in Battle Creek, MI, the tour winds through North America before finishing up September 29th in New Baltimore, MI.
Touted as “The Hope Dealer,” today soul-pop crooner and chart-topping recording artist, MAJOR., announces via Billboard, the official title and release date of his forthcoming debut album, Even More. The 10-track LP is slated for a September 7th release date under BOE Global – a Harmony Samuels founded record label who MAJOR. has worked in conjunction with over the tenure of his career and Empire Distribution. Album pre-sale for Even More will be available on Friday, August 17th at 12:00AM ET.
TILE: Svbterranean Streams “Pleasure Chaser” By Pennsylvania Sludge/Noise Rock Trio
Svbterranean is streaming “Pleasure Chaser,” the new single to Allentown, Pennsylvania noise rock/sludge trio TILE’s new LP, Come On Home, Stranger. The album will see release through Limited Appeal Records next Friday as the band embarks on their Eastern US tour in support of the record.
TILE offers about the song, “We have dreams. They are so vivid. So detailed. Do you get greasy? Or do you wake up?”
Svbterranean calls the new song, “a four-minute behemoth of a track that cycles back-and-forth between angular, snark-filled verses and decimating choruses of larger-than-life riffs.”
Winnetka Bowling League Releases Debut Single “On The 5” – Self-Titled EP to Be Released on RCA Records 9.21
A blistering SoCal anthem, “On The 5” captures the feel of dazzling sunshine and baked asphalt in a melancholy love song custom made for blasting on the freeway. Recently signed to RCA Records, Winnetka Bowling League are relative new arrivals to the Los Angeles music scene but on their forthcoming EP they display an impressive knack for crafting finely tuned guitar pop bursting with cinematic Golden State imagery. From Corollas and Subarus to Converse and RC Cola and “Come On Eileen,” Winnetka Bowling League’s lyrics are a cornucopia of pop culture references wrapped up in perfectly calibrated songwriting.
Off the heels of an official remix of Illenium’s “Needed You” and performance at Global Dance Festival, StayLoose maintains his powerful presence with his new single “Mean To Me” alongside ROZES. “Mean To Me” follows “Fight Back” featuring Nevve, and “Hey Mama” featuring Taheran, both also released on Dim Mak. StayLoose has always maintained the ability to genre-bend and produce emotionally-charged songs that resonate with all who listen. His productions have earned him support from the likes of Alison Wonderland, Louis The Child and Zeds Dead, as well as publications including Billboard, Pigeons & Planes and Complex.
Dutch Pianist Joep Beving’s new single “Prelude” out now
Aside from “Prelude,” Conatus is made up of re-worked pieces from Beving’s first two albums, Solipsism and Prehension. Beving invited a range of artists he knows and admires to each re-imagine one of his pieces, resulting in a full album of new and original interpretations. The collaborations include Suzanne Ciani, CFCF, Tom Trago, Eefje de Visser, Colin Benders, Andrea Belfi and Thomas Bloch, in addition to the acclaimed Cello Octet Amsterdam.
Jason Eady Releases Critically Acclaimed New Album ‘I Travel On’ – On Tour Now
Today, the Mississippi-born, Texas-based singer and guitarist Jason Eady released his critically-acclaimed new album I Travel On (Old Guitar Records). The album is his first to be recorded with his ace touring band who have been relentlessly touring behind Eady’s critically acclaimed self-titled album that was released in 2017. GRAMMY-nominated musicians Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley accompanied Eady, his bandmates and wife Courtney Patton to round out the lineup that would execute the live, single-take sessions.
Abandoned By Bears Premiere New Video ‘Greyscale’
Swedish pop-punkers ABANDONED BY BEARS have released “Greyscale,” the groove-filled banger from their highly anticipated new album. The track closes the bands upcoming third studio album, Headstorm, set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018 on Victory Records. To coincide with the release, the band will be serving up old favorites alongside new Headstorm tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.
First emerging as a teenager with the Bay Area hit “Big Tymin’,” Vallejo’s Nef The Pharaoh firmly established himself as one of the region’s most exciting emcees. After building up his artistic and commercial bonafides with a series of popular mixtapes, three acclaimed EPs, and several singles crossing the 1,000,000+ total streams mark, the KILFMB chief shares The Big Chang Theory, his debut studio album. Showing off his skills over glistening Bay Area beats, Nef flexes on his success, stunts on lesser emcees, and brags about his rhyming prowess , but also finds the time to reflect on his past, to ruminate on social issues such as police violence. Praised by Noisey, who raved “it’s a joyous, melodic project with the old school, timeless feel we’ve come to expect from Nef the Pharaoh. Do yourself a favor and play this in a car as soon as physically possible,” The Big Chang Theory contains the relentless fun of the previous efforts, but displays a heightened maturity, as Nef takes the time to reflect on responsibilities as a young father and on improving the world he lives in.
Responsible with spearheading Colombia’s global bass movement, DJ collective El Freaky has dazzled fans with knockout performances around the globe, including appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Vive Latino, EDC, Stereo Picnic, Rock Al Parque, and SXSW among others.
Now, the collective continues work on a much-talked-about album slated for release toward the end of the year, featuring collaborations with artists like Afrobros, Feid, and Apache, plus Latin icons like Juanes, Paty Cantu, Alfredo Gutierrez, De La Ghetto, and more. To keep fans waiting with bated breath in anticipation of the upcoming album, El Freaky has released a new dancefloor stunner titled “NMF” or “Nunca Me Falla” in colaboration with Afro Bros, Feid, Apache, Toby Letra and Stanley Jackson. Sultry as a late summer afternoon and just as satisfying, “NMF” will have listeners moving close together nice and slow.
Kathy Mattea Shares Single “St. Teresa” from PRETTY BIRD out September 7, 2018
Today, Grammy/CMA Award Winner Kathy Mattea shares her version of “St. Teresa,” the second single from her upcoming release PRETTY BIRD out September 7th. The song was originally sung by Joan Osborne and nominated for a Grammy in 1996. Mattea makes it her own with her rich voice and personal feelings from her West Virginia hometown. Mattea notes, “I had heard this song before, but I stumbled upon it again when I was making this record. It just struck me, in light of the opioid crisis back in Appalachia. It gave me a vehicle to channel some of the angst and anguish I’ve felt as I’ve read about it, and heard stories from various family members that hit close to home.”
Auspiddit – “Mona Lisa” (Music Video)
Mona Lisa is an “Off-Top Freestyle” Hartford, CT Rapper Auspiddit did after having a big disagreement with family and friends about investing in himself. This high energy trap-like song is produced by Brandon Chapa. The Risky, Religious church theme was shot and directed by Kyle Ahlberg.