With the rise of roots and culture music reaching mainstream markets, reggae band Royal Khaoz is bringing more positive vibes, more empowering messages, and more powerful lyrics to the stage. Recently remastered, this group of young men have re-released their single “Walk with Jah” from their 2016 EP, Release the Pressure. The single is a heartfelt tune that delivers the kind of encouragement and reassurance one needs when they need it the most. It will impact any listener regardless of their faith or denomination as seen in this powerful verse:
New haircut – check. Makeup – check. But what’s really going on inside the mind of As It Is frontman Patty Walters? With his YouTuber days way in the past, Patty returns to discuss taking a chance with their brilliant new album “The Great Depression”, and how their new image has overshadowed the sound.
The Burney Sisters, the indie-folk-pop duo comprised of siblings Emma and Olivia Burney, are poised to break out of their native Columbia, MO with their upcoming EP, Where We Stand, to be released September 28th via Gaslight Records.
At the young ages of 10 and 13, The Burney Sisters have progressed from covering songs by their favorite artists such as The Avett Brothers, Cowboy Junkies and First Aid Kit, to writing and performing their own material. Primarily playing ukulele, elder sister Olivia wrote the bulk of the material on 2017’s debut EP, Running Away, and multi-instrumentalist Emma has recently begun contributing to the composition and arrangement of The Burney Sisters’ songs as she expands her instrumental arsenal to include guitar, bass, banjo, keys and fiddle.
Christian Rich share new track feat. Little Dragon & Vic Mensa
Production / DJ duo Christian Rich are back with another heater titled “Dripping Summers” featuring Little Dragon and Vic Mensa. The track follows their joint single with Jaden Smith “Ghost” which has been streamed over 30 million times across streaming platforms. Listen to the duo’s soulful sound come through the lush production on “Dripping Summers” with the vocal assist from Little Dragon capped off with a slick verse from Vic Mensa.
Dead Ceremony release declamatory visual for ‘Heartache’
Dead Ceremony is a four-piece from Tunbridge Wells Kent, made up of Christopher Stewart, David Trevillion, Neil Allen and Harry Pearce. Originally the solo-project of lead-singer and songwriter, Christopher, Dead Ceremony became an outfit and have cut their teeth releasing a steady run of acclaimed singles. They have honed their live show, including performing a sold-out debut London gig at St Pancras Old Church, playing to a full tent at the BBC Introducing stage of T in the Park, and supporting the likes of Wolf Alice and Sam Sure. A carefully delivered mixture of the digital and the organic make Dead Ceremony a special act to watch live, with a dynamic arrangement of beat driven dance tunes and fragile ballads.
POPPY X DIPLO JOIN FORCES ON “TIME IS UP”
Today multi-faceted artist Poppy and multi-platinum selling DJ/producer Diplo released their new single and music video for the soon to be much talked about “Time Is Up.” The single is the latest off of Poppy’s forthcoming album via I’m Poppy Records/Mad Decent due out in October this year. The song is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers.
Hey ICYMI: Greg Aram Releases “Boys Don’t Cry” Music Video
Greg Aram is a pop singer and songwriter currently based out of New York and Los Angeles by way of Hoboken. An all-around fun time enthusiast, Greg’s body of work has hailed praise from the likes of Highsnobiety, VFILES, DJ Booth, Purple Melon and COMPLEX.
The sensationally vibrant and spectacularly fresh energy & sound of award-winning singer/songwriter Andrea Desmond returns to your speakers this year in the summer of 2018! With the official release of the Brighter Than The Stars EP on August 24th, Andrea’s confidently living up to all the hype surrounding her potential, pouring her heart & soul into a new dimension of her style that has her sounding her best.
Taking her natural ability to inspire & empower listeners through the vibe of her uplifting sound to the next-level & beyond – Andrea’s latest EP offers a true glimpse into her most emotionally powerful material to-date. With bold charisma & radiantly charming Electro/Pop combinations that are wildly enticing to listen to for the sweet mix of sincerity & skill, the stunning set-list of songs on her brand-new Brighter Than The Stars EP perfectly highlights the beautifully expressive artist she’s truly become.
Featuring her latest lead-single “The Strongest” – the caliber of her writing & vocals on her new EP is completely bulletproof – it’s entirely clear from her passion & commitment to this record that she’s embraced her moment in time & ready to surge forward with in her career as a musician yet again. Join Andrea as she takes hold of 2018 with exciting new material that reveals just how far she’s come and proves just how far she’ll go – the Brighter Than The Stars EP has her shining brighter than ever before.
ATRAMENT: Bay Area Crust Act Uniting Current/Former Members Of Vastum, Necrot, Mortuous, And More To Release Scum Sect LP; Trailer And Preorders Posted
Nihilistic Bay Area crust outfit ATRAMENT, features in its ranks current and former members of Vastum, Necrot, Mortuous, Abstracter, Moral Void, and Black September, are preparing to release their second LP, Scum Sect, on September 28th. The album will be issued through a coalition of underground labels including Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Caligari Records, and Blood Harvest Records, and this week a trailer and preorders for the record have been released upon the public.
GREG LASWELL to Release New Album “Next Time” on Sept. 21st and Premieres New Single “Royal Empress”
Veteran singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Laswell will release his eighth album Next Time on September 21st. Like his previous release, the acclaimed Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet, the new album was entirely written, performed, produced and mixed by Laswell, with mastering by Grammy-winner Gavin Lurssen (Tom Waits, Queens of the Stone Age, Leonard Cohen).
The Marcus King Band announce new album ‘Carolina Confessions’
The fast-rising Marcus King Band have announced their new album, Carolina Confessions, set for release on October 5th via Snakefarm Records.
Produced and mixed by Grammy award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton / Sturgill Simpson) at Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio A, this third album sees 22-year-old Marcus and his band taking a major leap forwards in terms of song-writing, production, musical dexterity and emotional weight. The featured tracks, including lead UK single ‘Welcome ‘Round Here’, a potent mix of blues-soaked guitars and intoxicating crescendos, find the group’s trademark sound buoyed by a new narrative depth, as Marcus delves into heavy themes: absolution, guilt, leaving home, yearning, love and other affairs of the soul.
SWIMSUIT ISSUE Announce Co-Headlining Dates with Julietta, ‘EP3’ Out Now
Following the release of their latest single “EP3” and an appearance at the Echo Park Rising festival, Swimsuit Issue return for 2 special co-headlining shows in the Northeast with Brooklyn’s own Julietta.
The dates see the band back in Philadelphia for the first time since 2016 supporting Cat Power and their first headlining show in the city. The shows also mark the band’s return to New York since the start of 2018 and the video release of “EP3” which features cameos by Andie MacDowell, Tallulah Willis and Lee Speilman.
GASHI Recruits French Montana & DJ Snake For an Afrobeat-Influenced Banger
Generating over 100 million streams across all platforms, Brooklyn’s GASHI is hip-hop’s next crossover superstar. Coming through with a hook-filled, Afropop-inflected jam for the late summer, GASHI shares “Creep On Me,” his new single via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records. Dancing above a syncopated instrumental with a smoothly rhythmic vocal, GASHI describes the process of falling head over heels in love with someone who shows affection in private but plays hard to get in public. Produced by Cirkut, with an appearance from French Montana and additional production from DJ Snake, the first guest artists to ever appear on one of GASHI’s singles, “Creep On Me” is a bright blast of fresh air and a perfect fit for the radio. Click HERE to listen.
Detroit producer Apollo Brown has made a name for himself as one of Hip-Hop’s most legendary new producers while maintaining a golden era sound. His production credits are a who’s who of Hip-hop greats from Danny Brown to Ghostface Killah, Ras Kass to Westside Gunn. Even Chance the Rapper used a pair of Apollo beats on his debut mixtapes. Known for bringing the best out of musicians, Apollo has a knack for making timeless classics.
Aree and the Pure Heart Release New Song “Gasoline Heart”; Debut LP Coming Soon
Aree tells Rock Cellar Magazine, “Gasoline Heart deals with the life changing experience of having my daughter undergo open heart surgery at 4 months old. Her birth awakened in me a sensation of life that just begged for more. The grief and heartbreak of dealing with her health, coupled with her vibrant recovery has inspired me every day of my life. The song reflects these feelings of suffering through the worst and emerging boldly to bleed life dry for every bit of goodness it has to offer.”
G HERBO DROPS NEW VIDEO FOR “PAC AND DRE” VIA MACHINE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Following the release of his buzzing project Swervo with producer Southside (808 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Future, Wale, Waka Flocka Flame, Jay-Z), Chicago’s newest rap phenomenon G Herbo has premiered a new video for “Pac n Dre.” Directed by Damien Sandoval and shot in Miami, FL the video arrives just weeks after Swervo cracked the Billboard Top 200 debut landing at #15 on the chart and an explosive set at Lollapalooza. The project also peaked at #7 on both the Indie and R&B / Hip Hop chart and #14 on the Digital Chart. Swervo, which features Young Thug, 21 Savage, Chief Keef and Juice WRLD was released to widespread acclaim. Rolling Stone said “Unlike some of his contemporaries, G Herbo still raps as if his life depended on it.”
JESUS PIECE is quickly developing a reputation as one of the heaviest, most uncompromising acts both on record and on the stage. With the brutalizing grooves of Disembodied, Turmoil, Harm’s Way, and labelmates Xibalba, the band incorporates elements of noise, ominous tones, and haunting atmospheres into their dynamic songwriting. With crushing, modern production, the eleven new tracks on their Only Self debut LP place JESUS PIECE among the scene’s darkest and heaviest acts and delivers one of the most anxiously-awaited albums of the hardcore/metal underground this year with Only Self, a record which proves itself as one of the year’s most vicious releases.
DJ Prince Hakim, Son of Kool of Kool and The Gang Proves Generational Genius On New Release ROYALTY.
As the scion of a musical empire, DJ Prince Hakim (Bell) brings proof of generational genius. As the son of Robert “Kool” Bell, founder of the legendary Kool & The Gang; such musical pedigree influenced his earliest interest in the industry.
Now, with years of professional music experience under his belt, in August of 2018, he launched his new collaboration with R&B/pop singer Walt Anderson entitled, R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y.
LA-based psychedelic/pop artist Luke Top (of Fool’s Gold) shares nostalgic “I May Never Leave”
Luke Top was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has dedicated the last two decades to recording and performing music. A majority of that time (2008-2015), was spent as the lead singer of Fool’s Gold, a band that has enjoyed international acclaim for their cathartic live shows and seductive experiments in global psychedelia. When Fool’s Gold disbanded, Luke shifted gears musically, going solo with the release of his full length album ‘Suspect Highs’ in 2016. SPIN magazine called the album “a deeply earnest and deeply honest confessional.” The opportunity to play as a touring member of the band Electric Guest presented itself in 2017, so Luke joined up in support their second album, “Plural.” It was during this period that Luke partnered with longtime friend, Jason Quever of Papercuts, to open a recording studio in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. In this space, Luke found the freedom to explore a variety of bold new musical tangents, further refining his unique brand of songwriting and producing.
Ruby Haunt Premieres Second Single “Sanctuary” via L.A. Record
Childhood friends, Ruby Haunt (fka Haunt) is an American musical project conceived by Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour in 2015. The duo wrote their first three EPs while in school via opposite ends of the west coast (Los Angeles and Portland), exchanging musical ideas over email. In this time, they received support from Nowness, Track + Field Records, C-Heads Magazine, and various tastemaking YouTube channels for their unique songwriting and self-produced music videos.
New folk-noir single from Callow. “Always About the Ones Who Have it All”
“Always About the Ones Who Have it All” is a song inspired by the greed infecting society. Red Moses and Sami Knowles, the forces behind Callow, wrote it from a very personal and literal place of insight. Throughout the otherworldly sounds and ethereal layering, they sing about escaping the rat race of life saying, “Wanna go away, take our songs to the cold lands, sing to the wolves, sing for the sound, forget about what’s going on…”. The song moves like a gathering storm, with a brief pause of relief before thundering back to life. Moses explains, “That moment is really important, because it’s almost like we’re inviting people to numb themselves to the craziness, and then we viscerally tell them – no don’t you fucking dare numb yourself.”
London’s The Swagger presents bold new single ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’
London outfit The Swagger presents their bold new single ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’, which is set for release on August 31. Ahead of this, the band are previewing their new video, which features a surprising story line and unexpected ending, cloaked in dark humour.
‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’ was produced by Mike Bennett (Ian Brown, The Specials, Doctor & The Medics) with Angus Wallace (Wishbone Ash, Spiritualized, The Fall) as sound engineer. It was recorded at Far Heath Studios in Northamptonshire, famed for recordings by The Specials, The Fall and The Prodigy, among others.
DJ Muggs shares new video feat. Meyhem Lauren
DJ Muggs has just shared a new video for “Ni***s is P***y” feat. Meyhem Lauren from his recently released album Dia Del Asesinato via Soul Assassins Records. The visual comes on the heel’s of his recent video with Eto for “Duck Sauce” and controversial video for “Assassination Day” feat. DOOM which depicts an ill-fated Kanye West as presidential hopeful. “Ni****s is P***y” displays Muggs’ signature ominous aesthetic of spliced black and white footage and Queens’ finest Meyhem Lauren emerging from behind the imagery with bars of fury. Check it out below.
Los Angeles straightedge hardcore outfit BERTHOLD CITY, featuring members of Strife, World Be Free, Internal Affairs, Allegiance, and more, has released a new video for the title track to their debut EP, Moment Of Truth. The “Moment Of Truth” video was directed and edited by John “Eightclip” Jenkins for What We Do Collective, and makes is public debut through a premiere at No Echo.
Adelitas Way Sign Management Deal with FM Music Management; Announce Tour in Support of FOZZY
ADELITAS WAY, whose hard work ethic has made them a household name, have entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. The band will be joinging FM Music Management’s impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Kataklysm, Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more. In addition, the band has announced that they will be on tour this summer in support of FOZZY beginning August 25th at the Saturn Stone Broken in Birmingham, AL.