LAMB OF GOD Releases Animated Music Video for BURN THE PRIEST Cover of Ministry’s “Jesus Built My Hotrod”
Guitarist Mark Morton says about the track: “This was a benchmark song from the early 90s. We didn’t even originally plan on doing it – producer Josh Wilbur and I learned it real quickly and put it together. It turned out to be one of our favorite songs of the album. It features a side of Randy that people aren’t used to hearing. Nothing was planned, so it felt fun, and we just went for it.”
Caroline Polachek Features on The Night Game’s “Do You Think About Us” – Out Today
Multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer, Martin Johnson aka The Night Game returns today with “Do You Think About Us,” featuring Caroline Polachek of Chairlift. The song turns the tables on traditional break-up duets, with Johnson and Polachek delivering an epic modern-day twist, complete with a monster chorus and powerhouse vocals.
Lou Phelps Shares Mind-Bending “Miss Phatty” Single From New Album Coming 9/21
With a nimble flow ideal for taking on glitchy and off-kilter electronic production, Montreal’s Lou Phelps crafts creative club bangers. Following up the Juno Award nominated 001 / Experiments, Lou Phelps announces 002 / Love Me, his upcoming album. With Lou’s brother KAYTRANADA taking the helm behind the boards and assuming an executive producer role, 002 / Love Me is a sonically innovative hybrid of electro and rap, with Lou Phelps attacking the instrumentals with inventive rhythms and relatable lyrics. Featuring appearances from BadBadNotGood, Jahkoy, Planet Giza, Pony, and drum master, Karriem Riggins, 002 / Love Me releases on September 21st via Last Gang Records. Lou will deliver the new music live on stages across Canada through a fall tour, with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto.
Rock ‘n’ roll trio Radkey released a guitar-driven single “St. Elwood” today via RED MUSIC. The track opens with soft oohs paired with a thumping bass, leading into a chorus penetrated by rhythm guitars reminiscent of ’90s Seattle Sound. “St. Elwood” grows as the track progresses, adding a bright tambourine and subtle piano melody all while lead singer Darrion “Dee” Radke longs for belonging and direction.
DRÆMINGS share their new single, “I Could Be Your Man,” out today on PLAG Records. Yesterday, The 405 premiered the track with praise, stating, “Featuring a set of pulsing, moody synths and some atmospheric guitar, vocalist Kimi Recor muses upon the social construction of gender and the freedom that comes from choosing to identify outside of the binary options that were exclusively available for so long.”
Ruben Greene new single ‘Rachel Green’ here
“It’s no surprise that I’m still holding on to some deep rooted feelings for her, but it’s almost farfetched how naturally “Rachel Green” ft. Hodgy came together. I was at an Xmas industry party where I not only met my soon-to-be manager, but also ran into one of my favorite rappers, Hodgy Beats from Odd Future. Hodge and I linked up a few weeks later for a writing session in Pasadena, but at the last minute, out producer bailed on us. So instead, we kicked it for the day and just became good friends. A few months later back in Toronto, my manager connected me with the producer/songwriting duo, Kuya brothers. I met them at their studio where they worked with Alessia Cara on her first record. A few minutes later, I was fully committed to writing about (you guessed it) Rachel. After the verses and hook came together I had a hunch that something was still missing. So I sent Hodgy a text without even knowing that he was in town. About an hour later, he was in the booth and the song was done.” Ruben
THE CHAINSMOKERS & NGHTMRE RELEASE NEW TRACK “SAVE YOURSELF”
Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have teamed up with dance music tastemaker NGHTMRE on a brand new track entitled “Save Yourself.” The song is the latest to be added to The Chainsmokers’ ongoing building album Sick Boy, comprised of current single “Side Effects” and recent releases “Somebody,” “Sick Boy,” “You Owe Me” and “Everybody Hates Me.”
New Single from The Western Den ‘Spark, Set Fire’ + Fall Tour
The Western Den release their new single “Spark, Set Fire” off their forthcoming album A Light Left On (due out early 2019). Earlier this summer the band released “I Still Remain”. Since the track’s release in June it’s received near 1 million streams.
The Western Den will set out on tour in September. They will make their way across the East Coast and Midwest hitting the Boston area, Brooklyn, Chicago and more.
For all up to date news and tour info please visit thewesternden.com.
Fresh off opening up for Chance the Rapper in Manila, rising R&B singer / songwriter Jess Connelly released her new JCON mixtape today. The independent artist has quickly amassed a massive following in the Philippines as a leader of its underground R&B scene.
Off the heels of what has already been a breakout year, Seinabo Sey releases her new single, “Good In You,” today; An upbeat Janet Jackson inspired pop anthem that demonstrates Seinabo’s versatility as both an artist and songwriter. Alongside this news, Seinabo has also announced the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album “I’m A Dream”, for 7th September.
E-40 Shares The Gift of Gab Album, the First Album in “The Definitions Series”
Coining sticky catchphrases for years, since well before the current crop of rappers left diapers, Vallejo’s E-40 is rap’s Lord of Lexicon, a verifiable sultan of slang. Returning to the fold with his 28th studio album, the prolific hip-hop legend shares The Gift of Gab, his new LP, and the first of three 2018 LPs in the The Definition Series. With a massive vocabulary and a knack for finding hidden meanings, E-40 earned a reputation as one of the best lyricists in hip-hop, twisting phrases that embed themselves in listener’s heads and in the culture at large: Captain Save-a-Hoe, Broccoli (weed), Fetti (money), and more. On the new album, 40 flexes his lexicon over high-definition Bay Area beats, wielding his rubbery and elastic flow to expand his sonic palette and mutate the mainstream to fit his singular vision. Featuring appearances from Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, G Perico, Kent Jones, Yhung T.O., Problem, FMB DZ, Sada Baby, Konshens and more, The Gift of Gab releases via Sick Wid It Records.
The Hottman Sisters Debut New Indie Pop/Rock Single “Fire” in Advance of September 28 EP
THE HOTTMAN SISTERS, a three-piece indie pop/rock band centered around melodic guitar, synth and tight harmonies, is announcing the release of their infectious new single “Fire,” out today, 8/24.
James Gardin releases “Until It All Makes Sense” EP + Album stream
James Gardin and Soulseize present their new EP Until It All Makes Sense. The record is a snapshot of what adulting looks like when you don’t have it figured out. It’s a messy and yet beautiful soundtrack of a person who has all the intention of succeeding for the people they love, while dealing with relationships and stress improperly. The boom bap production, soulful melodies, and mellow bars will keep listeners engaged and entertained through out the entire 15 minute listen.
The Frights New Album ‘Hypochondriac’ Out Now!
Hypochondriac was mixed by Rob Kinelski (Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Thirty Seconds To Mars) and mastered by multiple-Grammy Award-winner Greg Calbi (Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs). Throughout the album, The Frights build a brilliant tension between their shiny hooks and painful lyrics, their goofball spirit and melancholy outlook. In the end, the album unfolds as their most emotionally honest work so far.
Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have teamed up with legendary producer Dan The Automator for a special remix of the band’s latest single “Visions.” The end result is a downtempo gem with elements of Dan The Automator’s signature production.
“Check one off the list,” vocalist Jared Watson shared. “So stoked! I’ve been inspired by Dan The Automator for a very long time. He has been a part of some of my favorite records of all time.”
Ljay Currie makes his EP Entertainment/Motown Records debut with “Undercover” ft. Kiana Ledé. Slow-burning yet uptempo, the track is driven by his graceful piano work and classic sense of melody. As they harmonize together, Currie and Ledé capture the excitement of pushing the boundaries of a close friendship into something more while friends fail to catch on to the changing dynamic. Download / stream “Undercover” HERE.
A moody, melodic blend of synth-pop and alt-rock, HUNGER’s new single “NAKED” embodies a deeply visceral cinematic experience. The Austrian musicians offer heavy beats overtop layered harmonics to give a positive piece of their reality to society’s effervescent negativity in their new single. “NAKED” is now available to download on digital music streaming platforms.
“People tend to question themselves if they’re good enough, good looking or smart enough while being put into boxes from other people,” explains the band. “Constant judgment in our society these days create a lot of pressure, especially on young people.” “NAKED” comments on the all-too-relatable emotions of inner struggle, bolstered by the ever-present feeling of self-doubt in a society where social media forces constant comparison.
Los Angeles queer internet rapper Big Dipper
Big Dipper is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based recording artist. His big boy style, outrageous songs, and live shows have made him the go-to bear of raunchy internet rap. Today Big Dipper’s debut album, ‘Late Bloomer’ is officially out and is available on iTunes, Spotify and all fine digital retailers.
Tribute To Blockchain Tech Pioneer
Following what has been an extremely busy release year in 2017, Slovenian producer residing in New York City, Gramatik, is now dropping his first original single of 2018. Following last year’s highlights that included a GRiZ collaboration, “As We Proceed,” a co-produced Flume remix with rising star Ramzoid, his heavily anticipated EP, “Re:Coil Part I,” and the release of an Aretha Franklin tribute “Let Me Know The Way” last week, his new single, “Vitalik Buterin” took shape in collaboration with Kotek. Mike Mlikotic aka Kotek is a supremely talented electronic producer from Canada, who for the past few years has been releasing some of the most unique tracks on Gramatik’s independent label Lowtemp.
BETS Announces New LP | 1st Single “Another Night”
After releasing her Project Violent Femmes shoegaze venture early last year, Betsy Hershey – who performs her lush, abstracted pop under the name BETS – just announced her sophomore album Future Color, releasing lead single “Another Night” via Popdust today. It’s a cleverly executed glitchy metaphorical indie-pop song that emanates longing isolation.
California based progressive rock standouts, Hail The Sun, premiered “The Stranger in Our Pictures” – the third single from their highly anticipated upcoming full-length Mental Knife – today via Kerrang Magazine. “The Stranger in Our Pictures” is exemplary of the more mature take on the progressive alternative rock that the band has built their dedicated international following on. For the official video, the band turned to director, Michael Rex Carbonell, who did an amazing job of providing a visual accompaniment to the story behind the single – which ties into lead singer, Donovan Melero’s, overcoming addiction and how he looks back at those days now being nine years into sobriety.
NOLA-based alt-pop duo People Museum
Composed of Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens, the pair met in 2016 and began working together after realizing their shared affinity for pop production, tradition, and the unique experiences of the South. Jeremy, a trained trombonist and jazz player, brings his experience touring with the likes of Solange, Rubblebucket, and AlunaGeorge.
The Demos create a brand of power pop that is lyric-centered and heavy on harmonies, showcased on their new EP If You Only Knew. The collection offers a lush assortment of reflections on love — the possible, present and past. The album weaves through a maze of guitars and synthesizers that propel their songs forward, and is out today. The band stopped by Good Day Rochester in their hometown to celebrate release day.
The Demos began working on the songs for If You Only Knew late last year after producer Daniel Armbruster (Joywave) asked main vocalist Jay Milton to join his band. Instead, Milton countered with a different offer: would he produce the next Demos record? They started writing and arranging the collection, sending voice memos while on tour and eventually recording the album in just two weeks.
WATCH MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST KIIARA “GLOE” IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO OUT TODAY
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter KIIARA releases her mesmerizing new track “Gloe” along with its accompanying hypnotic music video. Available today for download and streaming via Atlantic Records, the song highlights Kiiara’s entrancing vocals and signature electro-pop musical style. The track was written by Kiiara and Teddy Sinclair (Grammy nominated for Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better”) and produced by Stint (Lana Del Rey, Banks, Santigold, Gallant).
rx Soul – “No Better”
About the track, he says, “I wrote this song about a close friend of mine whose sibling turned their back on the family and left during a time of need. The song takes place from their perspective, as they try to make sense of the situation and imagine what life might be like for the family in the future.” The song serves as a stellar addition to the ever-growing catalog of an emerging artist to keep an eye on.
Dreamers Release “Screws” Official Video
Today the LA-via-Brooklyn trio DREAMERS released their official video for their single “SCREWS,” which is currently #32 on Alt Radio. The visual, directed by lead singer Nick Wold and shot by Ben Zucker, features cameos from some of the band’s friends and co-creators in the alternative music scene – Gnash, Papa Roach,The Griswolds, Joywave, The Wrecks, Steve Aiello, tour mates morgxn, Weathers and Rad Horror, and industry icons such as Matt Pinfield and Allison Hagendorf.