Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ goes platinum
Bad Wolves have officially achieved platinum status for their intergenerational, global smash debut single, ‘Zombie’. The RIAA certification marks a major milestone for the band, making them the sole rock band to obtain a platinum certification for a 2018 release. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory, Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ.
Blanco White Premieres New Video, US Dates this fall
Blanco White has shared a new video for the haunting serenade, “Nocturne.” Northern Transmissions premiered the video, saying, “Nocturne signals the achievement of Blanco White in connecting Latin styles with English music, and uses this stylistic association to convey powerful, relatable and timeless themes.” The clip’s an ethereal gaze upon nature’s quiet beauty and its nearly eerie power, directed, filmed and edited by Javier Lara and starring Alejandro Albaladejo. The release precedes Blanco White’s return to the US this fall, including key plays in New York City, DC and LA.
Pennsylvania metal band Tallah released their official music video for the single “Cottonmouth” off of their self released EP titled NO ONE SHOULD READ THIS today on Loudwire.com. The video, directed by Tallah’s very own Max Portnoy, is the follow up to Tallah’s debut single and video “Placenta” which was released last month to great acclaim… reaching over 150K streams and 70k views in less than a month. The band has announced tour dates with A Killer’s Confession and New Fiction that begins August 19th at Hot Rocks in Warren, MI, and concludes on September 16th in Reading, PA.
“We purposely went with the most extreme song on the EP for our latest video… and the video is just as brutal visually as the song is musically.” – Tallah
CREAM with a K Unveils New Grunge-Pop Single ‘Terrible Voices’
Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) is back with her latest solo effort, ‘Terrible Voices’. Described as “equal parts Smashing Pumpkins, and St. Vincent – a refreshing burst of pop with integrity that pays homage to her favorite era” by C-Heads, the single is the perfect remedy for anyone missing the 90’s.
Guerilla Toss shares new single “Green Apple” from new DFA lp via Brooklyn Vegan ahead of fall tour
Analog synthesizers give tangible life to the works of Guerilla Toss. Whether it be the sound of a rocket ship, a kitten-with-a-wah, distorted dolphins, or a clavichord made out of honey-baked ham, the band consistently finds new ways to bring together the many ideas that combine to shape each new batch of art-rock puzzle pieces.
Alda Agustiano, aka Chong the Nomad, has been making waves through the music community. Hailing from Seattle, her musical career began when she started producing music at age 14 and progressed into her college years as she studied classical music composition at the Cornish College of the Arts. She now combines her classical training with booming electronic soundscapes to create a unique sound that she calls ‘bedroom groove.’
MUSHROOMHEAD Releases Eerie New Music Video for “Devils Be Damned”
Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of their track, “We Are The Truth” (which has garnered over 1.7 million views since it’s release in early July), MUSHROOMHEAD is thrilled to reveal another new music video cut from VOLUME III and their most recent and successful charting album, The Righteous & The Butterfly (the album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart, and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart) – this time for the track “Devils Be Damned”.
DJ Muggs shares new video from Eto
Last week DJ Muggs released his album Dia Del Asesinato with a polarizing video for “Assassination Day” depicting the dark fate of Kanye as Presidential Hopeful. Today he shares another video for “Duck Sauce” from the LP, a menacing track courtesy of Rochester, NY upstart and new Soul Assassins artist Eto. Check out Muggs and Eto in the raw video and listen to Dia Del Asesinato now. DJ Muggs also also has an exclusive Soul Assassins merch drop in collaboration with clothing brand Diamond Supply which will be available via the Soul Assassin’s pop-up shop and event taking place at the Diamond Supply location on Fairfax in LA this coming Saturday August 18th.
Following a move across the country from their longtime home of Brooklyn, NY to sunny Los Angeles, CA, indie-pop quartet The Dig is rolling out a series of tracks about starting new chapters and making a new life. The third single from their upcoming Afternoon With Caroline EP, “Say Hello To Alison,” is out today and chronicles the first day in the life of a new father with dreamy vocals soaked in mellow synths.
SAGE THE GEMINI DROPS NEW TRACK “HOOP DREAMS” FEATURING YHUNG T.O.
Pitchfork recently said of Yhung T.O., “… it’s the melancholy in Yhung T.O.’s melodies that make him special.” Yhung T.O. is a part of the California rap group SOB x RBE (DaBoii, Yhung T.O., Slimmy B, and Lul G). They formed in 2016 and are already well on their way, opening for Post Malone and 21 Savage on their 2018 tour and releasing a mixtape and album. Yhung T.O. also signed with Interscope as a solo artist and his album titled Misunderstood is on the way.
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS NEW SONG/VIDEO “5 DOLLARS”
Christine and The Queens today releases “5 dollars,” the latest single to be lifted from her forthcoming, eagerly anticipated second album, Chris (out 9.21 via Because Music). The song arrives accompanied by a powerful video, by Colin Solal Cardo, who directed the video for “Doesn’t matter,” released last month to critical acclaim.
One to Hear: Alt.Indie Singer/Songwriter Julez Makes a “New Connection” in NEW Single
Alt. rock meets the bounding blues in the young dynamo of a songstress, Julez, and her newest single, “New Connection” — available now!
“For this single, I tried to experiment with different instruments and musical styles,” says the New Jersey/New York-based singer/songwriter. “Unlike my past releases, this particular song features synth.”
Already critically revered among the likes of Pop Occulture, Rebel Noise, indiepulse music, Mystic Sons, chillfiltr, Last Day Deaf, and more, Julez is touted as presenting “a strong early rock (and) blues influence but (a sound) completely her own, with hard edge vocals that pull the spine straight and guitar work of a riff master twice her years.”