ALIVE IN BARCELONA Release Official Music Video for Stunning Cover of HALSEY’S “Bad at Love”
Spokane, WA based Hard Rock Band ALIVE IN BARCELONA has released the official music video for their cover of HALSEY’S hit single, “Bad at Love.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Bad at Love” was filmed and directed by Dawson Scholz of Talk Studios.
Flippa (FKA SKippa Da Flippa) Announces “Up To Something” Project + New Single
Flippa, FKA Skippa Da Flippa, is a ferocious presence behind the mic, standing out in the ATL scene with his gruff voice and impressive lyricism. After taking a break of over a year following high-profile collaboratons with the likes of Migos, Lil Yachty, and Rich The Kid, Flippa announces Up To Something, his upcoming project, arriving soon. The follow-up to 2017’s Flippa McFadden 2, his mixtape series, Up To Something is a neat summary of what makes Flippa so special: aggressive and witty bars stampeding through innovative, atmospheric trap beats.
SAILS OF SERENITY Release Debut Full Length ‘The Crossing’
Are you ready for some insanely heavy grooves as slamming as After the Burial or Tesseract’s heavy-hitters? Have you prepared your vocal cords to sing along to the catchy, clean melodies and beastly growls on the level of Erra? The much awaited debut full-length studio album by Sails of Serenity has finally arrived! Comparisons aside, this is one album you’re not going to want to pass up this year as the band presents their unique spin on progressive metalcore.
Earther Releases New Single, “Wolf”; The House Always Wins EP Available Now
Today, Raleigh-based indie rock band, Earther, has released their brand new single, “Wolf.” The track is the third single the band has released this year since their signing with Revival Recordings, following “Wanted” and “The Lake”. Accompanying the single, Earther is also releasing a new music video. When speaking about the video, the band stated, “‘Wolf’ is the final track off The House Always Wins, and the third music video we’re releasing to promote the EP. It’s definitely the heaviest song on the release, as well as our favorite to play live. We shot this video in an abandoned warehouse with no a/c in the middle of June; we felt like we could pass out at any moment, and it was one of the most unforgettable experiences we’ve ever had. Shoutout to Robbie with Angle Media for sticking with us on that one, and for putting together a truly killer video for us.” The track and music video are being featured exclusively on New Transcendence now.
Originally making his mark as a member of Nashville rock band The Bandoliers, today EG Vines defines himself as a solo artist with the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Conversation. Earlier this year, Vines teamed up with producer Eddie Spear (The Delta Saints, Dave Cobb) and noted studio musicians Leroy Powell, Chris Powell, and Brian Allen to create the five song masterpiece. Written as a statement about empathy, compassion, and a greater understanding between people, Conversation has been praised by outlets like VENTS Magazine, PopMatters, and American Songwriter, who said the record, “takes stock of what it means to live in today’s divided social and political climate.” Conversation is available on vinyl today.
Jess Jones urges you to take life’s chances with “Roll The Dice”
The music is upbeat and inspiring, while the lyrics are more personal and profound. With this balance “Roll The Dice” becomes quite a catchy tune starting off with acoustic guitar and adding bass, organ and drums in an easy to follow progression, and the song rapidly turns into a catchy folk tinged tune . The concept of taking oneself out of your comfort zone and exploring new chances is, in this day in the US, a popular topic of discussion, and Jess Jones manages to sing about her experience in a beautiful way.
New Zealand’s Graeme James Releases New Single + Announces Tour Dates
Acclaimed New Zealand singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graeme James shares new single “The Times Are Changing,” the first from his Nettwerk debut album The Long Way Home (release date tba). He’s also announced his first-ever tour of the U.S. starting September 29th in Fayetteville, NC and wrapping November 21st in Vancouver, BC. Graeme has built a large and loyal fan base throughout New Zealand with his captivating live shows and unique folk style, performing with the aid of a loop pedal to layer electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, and beatboxing in his one-man-band sound.
Steven “Lenky” Marsden Releases Instrumental Solo Album
Steven “Lenky” Marsden, the Jamaican-born producer best known for creating dancehall music’s landmark Diwali riddim, recently released his sophomore solo album Self Taught, on the maestro’s own Diwali Records imprint. The 11-song instrumental album showcases Lenky’s dexterity on the piano, as well as his depth as an arranger.
“The concept for my new album ‘Self Taught’ was for me to highlight my skills as a pianist, and have fun creating music that I like to listen to. For this project I used my various piano techniques in total contrast to my last album ‘It’s About Me,’ where it was more electronic based,”explains the virtuoso of the concept behind his new LP.
Self Taught shows Lenky’s range as a producer, while he explores Latin textures, contemporary jazz, hip hop, and of course, his native reggae and dancehall. The album’s only features are rhythm section legends Sly & Robbie on the breezy “Which Way Do We Drive,” and Lenky’s son (and Diwali Records label-mate) Q Marsden, who lends his vocals to the jazz hop of “Rapper in the Midst.”
Joshua Hedley’s “Weird Thought Thinker” video now on YouTube
Directed by actor/filmmaker Travis Nicholson (CMT’s Still The King) and edited by Josh Shreeve & Jason Denton, “Weird Thought Thinker” is a phantasmagorical fever dream inspired by the works of such visionary directors as David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Kenneth Anger. Equal parts surrealist western and psychedelic road movie, the video was shot in a variety of vivid locations, including Pioneertown, CA’s famed Pappy & Harriet’s, Los Angeles’ The Hi-Hat and The Roxy in LA, Indio, CA’s Stagecoach Festival, and various points around California’s Salton Sea and Joshua Tree National Park.
Gramatik Releases Aretha Franklin Tribute “Let Me Know The Way,” Featured On Upcoming ‘Street Bangerz Vol. 5’
Citing Aretha Franklin as one of the most influential artists on his career, producer and DJ Gramatik has sampled the soul icon countless times over the past 15 years with two of his most prominent beats, “In This Whole World” and “I’m Free,” sampled from Franklin’s legendary discography. Today, Gramatik is paying homage to the recently deceased Franklin with a tribute single “Let Me Know The Way.”
Creek Boyz Drop “Celebrate” Single
From Baltimore County, the Creek Boyz are excited to vibe out with fans to their new single “Celebrate.”
After their 2017 hit “With My Team,” fans have resonated with the rap quartet’s emotional narratives wrapped within remarkable rap ballads. “Celebrate” is a feel good song for fans as the summer comes to a close.
Praised by The Fader, Spin, Pitchfork, Complex, Pigeons and Planes, Hypebeast, Billboard, Noisey, and numerous other publications, “Celebrate” is just another reminder as to why Creek Boyz is music’s go-to ‘Trap Choir.’
Starring Corinne Foxx new music video Mental Health Awareness
Dia collaborated with Rock & Roll photographer Koury Angelo (Rolling Stone, Billboard, People) and Corinne Foxx(Miss Golden Globe, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren) to create a video for her cover of the Turtle’s song Happy Together. Miss Foxx is spokesperson for NAMI.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and wanted to explore the internal struggle with anxiety and depression that so many people face, particularly in light of a historically high national suicide rate.
Creux Lies presents new album The Hearth
Creux Lies gave us a first taste of the sound of The Hearth with the single Portals, that was released mid July of this year to great response from fans and journalists. The album and its lyrics were influences by tarot and mysticism, particularly the concept of duality and/or confronting multiple problems at once. This point of view let the band to find the artist who would eventually do the cover art for the album, Alex Kanevsky. Creux Lies approached Kanevsky about the cover, to which the artist agreed after listening and liking the new album.
Jack White performs free surprise concert at Tesla’s Fremont, CA factory
Jack White made a special visit to the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA, earlier today, surprising the Tesla team with a free concert which was broadcast to employees around the world. Prior to the concert, White toured the innovative manufacturing plant and enjoyed a test ride in Tesla’s new Model 3 Performance at the factory’s test track.