Boise, Idaho’s Darian Reneé is back with a new track after a long silence. This new track is a Future Bass single that is a collaboration with Utah based EDM producer Jskee. Since the track saw its release Friday on EDM JOy, the track has amassed over twelve thousand plays and continues to catch momentum.
“The best word I can think of to describe “Just Imagine” is fun! James and I got together one sunny day in Utah, we just caught up and talked about life. We showed each other a bunch of songs we were working on and musically we clicked. His brilliant brain came up with the production that would become this song. I went home to Idaho to finish the vocals; we knew we wanted to write a happy song. I’m quite the optimist and I wanted to try and pen my desires for love and life lyrically. Thus, “Just Imagine” was born.” – Darian Reneé
Don Q drops heat on LA Leakers
The Bronx’s own Don Q paid a visit to the LA Leakers at Power 106 last Friday to drop some serious BARS on the LA radio waves. Don also released his scorching first single and video “Yeah Yeah” feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and 50 Cent for his upcoming mixtape Don Season 2 coming Friday, August 31st.
Liz Cooper & The Stampede is featured on today’s WXPN “World Café”—listen here. Hosted by NPR’s Ann Powers, the performance and interview were recorded live from Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios and features songs from the band’s acclaimed debut album, Window Flowers. Of the set, World Café proclaims, “Call it psychedelic, call it classic or call it the sound of new Nashville. Liz Cooper & The Stampede are leading the rock pack in Tennessee right now…[Window Flowers is] one of the summer’s most refreshing listens.”
New Video: Adeline (of Escort)
Widely known as the indomitable voice and face of the lauded Nu-Disco band Escort, Adeline has released her new self-produced single “Swirl” with a dreamy video that debuted alongside a Refinery29 feature.
Surging with nearly fifty-three minutes of dynamic material through six sprawling tracks, A DYING PLANET’s Facing The Incurable was mixed Forrester Savell (Animals As Leaders, Sikth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried And Me, Mastodon). The record features guest contributions, including keyboards on “Missing” by Bill Jenkins, vocals on “Resist” by Paul Villarreal, vocals on “Poisoning The Well” by Erik Rosvold, and vocals on “Facing The Incurable” and “Missing’ by Luda Arno. The album is completed with photography by Brian Kirksey and cover artwork by Erick Wurm Pollard.
New York City-based band, The Rad Trads, share the official music video for their new single “Wishing Well.” MAGNET premiered the video with praise, stating, “But given how the band deftly tackles (alphabetically) Americana, blues, folk, jazz, psych, punk, soul and more, it’s not surprising these guys seem like they can do whatever they put their minds to.” The band just finished up the first leg of their extensive US run, which included select shows with Lake Street Dive, and they’ll kick off the next run of national dates, throughout September and early October, with their On Tap LP release show on Friday, September 14th at Mercury Lounge. In mid-October, the band heads to Spain, for a run of 10 dates throughout the country.
Hypebeast shares “Give My All” from Stimulator Jones
Stimulator Jones’ musicality is what shines the brightest on his debut effort, he’s taught himself everything from guitar to banjo to fiddle and even sitar. And while hard to deny his classic 80s and 90s R&B inspirations, like Rick James, Raydio, or The S.O.S Band, all of Sam’s songs take on their own distinct, heady feel.
Jesse Denaro – ‘Fire’ single
Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Jesse Denaro is getting out of his own head with his forthcoming album. After years of trying to write music under the intense pressure that often accompanies attempts to emulate the artistic practices of others, the new record sees Denaro making the music he enjoys – because that’s what he loves to do.
ESKIMO JOE’s KAV TEMPERLEY DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘POLLYANNA’
Best known as the frontman of the Australian rock n roll luminaires, Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out solo. The first taste of his upcoming album dropped today in the form of new single, Pollyanna – an ominous reflection on the relativity of happiness – the single will be received instantly with all digital album pre-orders. Pollyanna precedes Kav Temperley’s highly anticipated debut solo album All Your Devotion, a collection of ruminating, thoughtful, and effecting songs from one of this country’s greatest talents, set for release digitally and on vinyl on September 28. To celebrate what is the culmination of years of hard work, Kav will be hitting the road in October and November this year, kicking off on October 5 at The Milk Factory in Brisbane, and moving through the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Belgrave, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Fremantle, Margaret River, before wrapping up in Bunbury at Prince of Wales on November 3.
STEFFLON DON Releases Amazing New Video for ‘LIL BITCH’
After the announcement of STEFFLON DON’S brand new mixtape ‘Secure’ last week and the release of single ‘Pretty Girl feat. Tiggs Da Author’, the east London rapper today releases another track from the upcoming record entitled ‘Lil Bitch’. The video for ‘Lil Bitch’ is available to watch here with ‘Secure’ dropping physically and via all digital platforms August 17th, pre-order here.
Pandora Selects Veriflow CloudPredict for Multi-Cloud Intent-Based Verification
Veriflow, the pioneer in automated network intent verification, today achieved another industry milestone, announcing that Pandora (NYSE:P), the largest music streaming service in the U.S., has selected Veriflow to provide intent verification for Pandora’s multi-cloud environment.
Multi-cloud adoption grew globally by 300 percent in 2017, with approximately 80 percent of IT budgets committed to cloud solutions. With this continued increase in cloud adoption, organizations must seek new and innovative technologies in order to maintain control over their multi-cloud environments.
“Customers need the ability to predict and control the behavior of their networks, regardless of architecture,” said James Brear, President and CEO of Veriflow. “CloudPredict now makes that possible, by extending the power of our Veriflow intent verification platform across disparate networks, including multi-cloud environments.”
From Ashes To New share ‘Broken’ video
From Ashes to New have released their new music video for ‘Broken’, the follow-up single to their hit ‘Crazy’, which recently reached #2 on the U.S. Rock Radio chart. The track conveys a message of perseverance and believing in yourself when others try to push you down and hold you back in life. It’s a recurring theme in their music which is very personal to the band.
Alternative Pop quartet Long-Distance return with Haunting Single confronting Domestic Violence
Dropping August 31st, ‘Violent Type’ is from the perspective of a domestic violence survivor, written from a combination of research and experience. Some of the phrases within the lyrics were coined from real accounts and a narrative was built up around these.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Burleigh (Glasvegas, Holy Esque) at Gorbals Sound in Glasgow, ‘Violent Type’ is meant to give a window into how someone feels going through domestic violent and the necessities people turn to.
Listen to Rare Americans’ debut album here
Having had rave reviews form the likes of Clash, PunkNews and Music and Riots, gaining millions of views on their music videos, picking up Spotify official playlists and generally establishing themselves as a serious force on the pop punk scene, Rare Americans have now released their debut, self titled album!
Rare Americans have presented themselves as a pop-punk band coming of age, concentrating their music on social and political problems as opposed to girls, pizza and broken skateboards.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARYOF BREAKOUT ALBUM HANGIN’ TOUGH
Multiplatinum selling pop super-group NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their hit packed, breakout album Hangin Tough with a special one night engagement at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater on October 7, 2018. The group will make its return to the Apollo stage for the first performance since they debuted “Please Don’t Go Girl” at the Apollo’s notoriously tough amateur night. The group shocked the crowd who went from booing them to cheering them in what was the start of a whirlwind launch to superstardom for New Kids on the Block. Fan Club pre-sale starts at 10am on Thursday, August 16th.
KEVIN GATES ANNOUNCES RETURN TO TOURING WITH MASSIVE NATIONWIDE HEADLINE RUN
Today, multi-platinum rapper Kevin Gates announces his return to live music with the highly-anticipated “LUCA BRASI 3 TOUR.” Dates get underway October 2nd in Austin, TX and continue through November 3rd, concluding in Wichita, KS (see full itinerary below). Tickets will officially go onsale to the public this Friday, August 17th at 10am local time. For more information, visit www.kvngates.com.
After a colossal show-stopping performance at Lollapalooza, which Rolling Stone listed as one of “the 13 best things (they) saw,” multiplatinum-selling hip-hop superstar, modern icon, and 21st century force of nature Lil Pump has announced plans for a North American headline tour. The HARVERD DROPOUT TOUR gets underway September 28th at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and travels through the top of November (tour itinerary below). A number of dates will see Lil Pump joined by a slate of supporting acts, which will be unveiled soon. CITI pre-sales begin Tuesday, August 14 at 12 PM EST, to Thursday, August 16 at 10 PM local. Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 15 at 10 AM local to Thursday, August 16 at 10 PM local. Public on-sale begins on Lil Pump’s 18th birthday, August 17, at 10 AM local.
SWAMP DOGG SHARES NEW SINGLE “LONELY,” LISTEN HERE
“The songs are about being lonely,” Swamp Dogg says of Love, Loss, And AutoTune. While Auto-Tune has become a fixture of the modern pop music landscape, this is Swamp Dogg’s first major exploration of the device. “Every time I listen to some new music that everybody thinks is the greatest thing since hot biscuits, it’s full of Auto-Tune,” Swamp Dogg says. Like Kanye West on 808s & Heartbreak, Swamp Dogg utilizes the cold digital tone of Auto-Tune to convey a sense of emotional detachment during the album’s most anguished moments. Olson adds a range of inventive synth sounds and drum machines to Swamp Dogg’s sonic palette, as well as an impressively artful approach to arranging Swamp’s compositions. The result is a wildly fresh take on the classic Swamp Dogg sound. Swamp Dogg agrees, “I was knocked out by what I heard. I couldn’t believe it was me. It’s some of the greatest and outrageous music I’ve ever heard come out of the Swamp Dogg.”