Toronto trio Keys N Krates is celebrating the meteoric success of their debut album Cura and its extensive world tour by bringing their show back to Earth for their fans. Today, the trio is announcing their new “Closer We Get” tour, a series of intimate shows that brings the Keys N Krates experience closer to fans than ever before. Beginning on November 24th in Brooklyn, the tour will span across North America for 7 shows at iconic small room venues concluding on December 22nd in Denver.
Today, acclaimed singer/songwriter Lizanne Knott announces her fifth studio album Anthology, set for release on September 7, 2018 via Transoceanic Records. Knott has shared the stage with artists like Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and Joan Osborne, among others; her discography has been revered by outlets like Folk Radio UK, Maverick Magazine, and No Depression, who named her album Excellent Day one of the “Outstanding Albums of 2016”. In addition to the release of Anthology, Knott will play AmericanaFest in September and will embark on a European tour the following month.
CLUTCH TO RELEASE FOURTH SINGLE TRACK FROM THE NEW ALBUM “BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS” TODAY
CLUTCH’s song “In Walks Barbarella” is two stories, woven into one. An adult man talks to a boy, maybe his son, about events that occurred 20 years ago. Now add visions of Jane Fonda as Barbarella, ray guns, and tractor beams. It’s one of Book of Bad Decisions’ signature songs and it includes a horn section that truly turns this song into weaponized funk.
Today, Bill and The Belles release their debut studio album, DreamSongs, Etc. via Jalopy Records. From the foothills of Blue Ridge in Johnson City, Tennessee, Bill and The Belles captivate fans with rich vocal harmonies and simple catchy melodies, built on a strong foundation of love for early American music. Recorded in just two days inside a beautiful old farmhouse in the rolling hills of Southeast Virginia, the album has been critically acclaimed by outlets like American Songwriter, Bluegrass Situation, PopMatters, and No Depression, who said the record, “… may be the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music.” Bill and The Belles are currently touring the East Coast (full dates below) and will showcase at AmericanaFest next month. DreamSongs, Etc. is available today on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and on the band’s website.
Fresh from the success of their huge single ‘First Time’, which has so far amassed almost 30 million Spotify streams, dynamic production duo M-22 are back, this time delivering latest single ‘How Does It Feel.’
A vibrant and upbeat summer production, ‘How Does It Feel’ offers a sumptuous slice of vocal house, withM-22, made up of Manchester-based Matt James, and German native Frank Sanders adding: “We wanted to capture a classic house feeling with uplifting lyrics that sends an empowering and positive message. With a rich sounding production and a powerful soulful vocal, we feel like we have captured what we set out to achieve.”
Miami’s doom/sludge outfit Bleeth to release new album!
The sound and style of Geomancer is the culmination of the writing and touring experiences from 2016 till now, with the Miami trio not shying away from trying out new sounds, influences, or approaches. The album was recorded by Davin Sosa (Shroud Eater) and mixed by Ryan Haft (Wrong/Capsule) in Miami. Mastering was handled by Brad Boatright.
DIGGY SIMMONS RELEASES NEW TRACK “ANCHORS”
Throughout the creation of his long-awaited 2018 second full-length album, rapper, singer, actor, designer, model, and humanitarian Diggy Simmons not only grew as an artist, but also as a man. In fact, the multitalented 23-year-old star confidently actualized his vision like never before in terms of style, sound, and spirit.
Monica Aben – ‘Almost Good Enough’ single
Raised in a varied musical household – her mother was a professional Polynesian dancer and her father was a vinyl enthusiast – Monica Aben considers herself emotional, but not damaged. “If I’m not between a three and an eight on the emotional scale, I’m crying,” she says, laughing.
New Beat Fund Entitled “When She’s Sober”
New Beat Fund is a west coast alternative band comprised of trio Jeffery Laliberte, Paul Laliberte and Shelby Archer. ‘Chillanthropy Pt.1’ the band’s forthcoming EP is a swirling collection of hip-hop infused alt rock that uniquely defines what it is to be a band in the modern musical landscape. New Beat Fun have played notable national tours with the likes of Blink 182, Dirty Heads, Night Riots and American Authors to name a few.
The freedom of jazz, the swagger of hip hop, the faith of gospel and heart-on-your-sleeve soul inspire saxophonist Sam Rucker’s “Redemption,” his third album that drops Friday from Favor Productions. An engaging mix of triumphant light and somber vibes, the release day is bitter sweet for Rucker who endured the untimely deaths of two of the record’s guitarists, including his nephew (Justin Taylor), three days apart during the recording process. As a spiritually-rooted man, he soldiers on knowing that the disc is being well received and will be feted during an instore performance on Saturday in Virginia Beach.
Rucker previewed “Redemption” at radio with the first single, “True Love,” lensing a video for the downtempo groove rendered by an almighty tenor sax that premiered on the SoulTracks site. His resonant messages on the collection of original songs that he wrote and produced stir reflection, uplift, and proffer hope and perseverance.