The Band of Heathens have shared a new track, their version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” While best known as a hit song first performed by John Denver, the song was also recorded by Ray Charles on his seminal 1972 album A Message From The People. Today, the Band’s new version of the song is from their ambitious re-envisioning of Charles’ album in its entirety. The song is currently streaming via Taste Of Country who writes that “Charles brought a very different vibe to Denver’s hit, adding a gospel flair, and the Band of Heathens chose to split the difference in their new rendition.”
Compton rapper The Game recruits fellow West Coast MC YG and crooners Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih for another all-star heater to blow up the radio airwaves and bedrooms alike with “DTF.” Produced by Bongo ByTheWay, the party anthem finds Game and YG trading bars with their classic West Coast bounce. While Ty Dolla $ign sets it up “face down, ass up,” Jeremih bluntly spells it out “DTF I’m down to f*ck.”
“DTF” is the first preview of The Game’s forthcoming studio album which he promises to divulge in conversations of “pain, love, sacrifice and dedication.” Stay tuned as more details will be announced soon.
Hailing from the forefront of the expanding music scene of Indianapolis, today rising indie alt-pop band THE WLDLFE release their first full-length album I’m Not Worried Anymore, a blissfully contemplative album that confidently walks the tightrope between modern rock influences and pop music appeal as it romantically captures collegiate coming-of-age experiences and relationships.
Following the success of their five-track Feel It Again EP, released last March (over ten million streams and growing), Irish brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor push on with the release of a new eight track mini-album, Bear Creek To Dame Street, which is being released on September 21st to coincide with them supporting fellow countryman Hozier on his sold-out North American tour this fall, as well as playing a handful of US headline shows of their own.
Called From Bear Creek To Dame Street, the album presents four brand new songs, recorded at Bear Creek studios in Seattle, with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) at the controls. The other side showcases the brothers tearing through a quartet of their best known older songs, in front of an excited singalong crowd, live at The Olympia Theatre, on Dame Street in their Dublin hometown.
Following the release of his bewitching debut EP, ‘Drain’, back in June 2017, young Miami producer Marks is back with first full-length beat-tape, ‘Crush’.
Comprised of 10 tracks that blend the joyous and sickly-sweet with the totally dystopian, ‘Crush’ spotlights Marks’ maturing, idiosyncratic sound, drawing from the rap beats of his home city, but also zeroing in on its own, gloomy, flickering aesthetic – a facet of his beat-making that first caught Coyote’s attention back in 2015.
COLOURS is the new single from the Swedish-born Berlin-based dream pop artist TULA. Her 2014 cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game received press from Pigeons & Planes “employing a similar sort of hushed, sleek minimalism and deft dance music influences to The xx, Tula turn ‘Wicked Game’ into their own beautiful ode to heartbreak”, DIY “masterful”, Single RIVER- Stereogum “a powerhouse…an impeccably crafted pop song”, and recent single from May 2018 -BULLET – “a potent, intoxicating slice of alt-pop”
Atlantic recording group Why Don’t We has released their highly anticipated, debut full length album, 8 LETTERS. Arriving overnight, the album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes’ Overall Album chart ahead of artists like Ariana Grande, Drake, and BTS. 8 LETTERS is available now at all music retailers and streaming services. Download/stream HERE.
Japanese soul singer Nao Yoshioka new single “Spark”
Japanese soul-singer Nao Yoshioka is excited to partner with SoulBounce to debut her jazz-infused new single “Spark.” The electric Hirotuki Matsuda produced track was co-written with Grammy nominated songstress Carolyn Malachi and will be featured on Nao Yoshioka’s new album The Truth available everywhere via SWEET SOULRECORDS/YAMAHA MUSIC on September 14.
Australian producer Kaz James reunites with Nick Morgan for new single ‘Paradise’, making his debut on the pivotal British label Glasgow Underground.
‘Paradise’ showcases the sonic diversity of Kaz as a producer, as he slows the tempo to deliver an idyllic house anthem laced with slick percussion, and a groove-led rolling melody. The Australian’s latest serving follows the recent release of ‘Twisted’ on Saved Records.
Good Charlotte Release New Single “Prayers” Off Highly Anticipated New Album Generation Rx
Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group-brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.
Cosmic Strip share irresistible dose of psychedelia in new single ‘Sugar Rush’,
Dreamy shoegazers Cosmic Strip share their latest irresistible dose of psychedelia in new single Sugar Rush, taken from the band’s debut EP Heavenly out today (31st August).
Marshalled by supremely talented frontwoman Camella Agabalyan, the London outfit have already attracted a ton of praise with widespread acclaim throughout the online community and encouraging festival displays at the likes of The Great Escape, Citadel and Wilderness.
Detroit-native indie-electronic producer ayokay has released his debut full length album In The Shape of a Dream via Columbia Records today. The 10-song release includes collaborations with Quinn XCII, Jeremy Zucker, Future Jr, Jenny Mayhem, Katie Pearlman and Nightly.
MINUS GRAVITY RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “OPTIONS”
“Options” showcases the trio’s hypnotic hybrid of hip-hop, and R&B. It shows a diversity of sound from sharp rhymes and catchy chants with an unpredictable beat to a hash-tag-able hook. Meanwhile, the hazy and rowdy music video brings the lyrics to life as Minus Gravity wild out with a bevy of ladies and overflowing champagne.
MNEK SHARES NEW SONG AND VIDEO, “CORRECT”
“Correct” is the next track to be shared from Language before it’s official release. Within its fierce 4 minutes, MNEK manages to bottle his feelings about the industry pressure that is loaded on his shoulders with his debut album and twist it into a hard-hitting pop explosion, laden with as much sass and charisma as we’ve come to expect from him. And the video, directed by MNEK himself and Luke Biggins is, of course, totally extra – a satirical yet playful glossy-glimpse inside the mind of a man who’s been in the center of the pop world since he was 14, looking and sounding more fabulously commanding than ever.
Today, surging dancehall/hip hop powerhouse HoodCelebrityy releases her new EP Inna Real Life via Epic Records/KSR Group. The 5-track offering showcases the Jamaican born/Bronx-based breakout star’s surefire delivery and melodic Reggae flow. The EP includes a Fabolous and Trey Songz-assisted remix of her hit “Walking Trophy” and title track “Inna Real Life,” which melds her roots and ferocity with a trademark, culture-moving authenticity.
Mark Sultan Shares New Single “Coffin Nails;” Announces New Album ‘Let Me Out’
Today Shindig Magazine has premiered Mark Sultan’s new single “Coffin Nails”, taken from forthcoming record ‘Let Me Out’ due out October 12th on Modern Sky USA / Dirty Water Records. “Coffin Nails” features Sultan’s signature soulful vocals alongside winding harmonica and a toe-tapping guitar line, with full band instrumentation by Sultan himself.
THE FAIM UNVEIL NEW SINGLE, “A MILLION STARS”
After kicking off 2018 on a strong note with extensive global touring, including selling out their first ever headline show and sharing the stage with Sleeping With Sirens, PVRIS, Lower Than Atlantis, and more, The Faim will release their debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, on Friday, September 7th. All songs on the EP were recorded with legendary producer, John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte), and serve as a prelude to the band’s hotly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for release in 2019. During the recording process, the Perth natives teamed up with industry staples including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (on “Saints Of The Sinners”), Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer (on “Summer Is A Curse”).
On the heels of knockout performances at Tomorrowland in Ushuaia, Ibiza, and New York’s legendary club Output, plus groundbreaking singles including summer favorites “Only One” and “Grapefruit,” Mexico’s leading DJ duo has a new EP to dazzle fans with.
Titled ‘Tom & Collins Remixed,’ the EP features five remixes of three different Tom & Collins records. First off, the duo’s retro-inspired “Hollow” gets a bass-heavy rework by artist MING, and another psychedelic iteration by artists Andy Bianchini and LOSH. Their recently released hit “Only One” gets a fresh new runway-ready VIP treatment by the boys themselves, while producer Andruss works his magic with a chunky bass line and plenty of irresistible rhythms. Finally, Alan Nieves takes on Tom & Collins riff on Tracy Chapman’s iconic “Give Me One Reason,” placing the beat front and center.
Stereogum has premiered the new single from Slothrust entitled “Planetarium”. The band recently announced a run of North American tour dates this fall in support of their new LP ‘The Pact’, out 9/14 on Dangerbird Records. Prior to this single the band released the track “Birthday Cake” on COS, which was accompanied by an Origins piece. They also released their video for “Double Down” with Alternative Press and Billboard announced the new LP, plus premiered the first track from the album “Peach”. Billboard also did a sit down talk with lead singer/guitarist Leah Wellbaum who spoke at length about the album. Check out the interview, and stay tuned for more updates.
STONE SOUR RELEASE ‘HYDROGRAD DELUXE EDITION’
Internationally acclaimed rock band Stone Sour has released the deluxe edition of their acclaimed 2017 LP, HYDROGRAD which is available today at all DSPs and www.stonesour.com. The two-disc set, HYDROGRAD DELUXE EDITION, collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from HYDROGRAD.
Stolen souls; No Rules Apply to the Sinners
As schools around the nation have just headed back into session, the nation is reminded of the horrendous events experienced with our children. The epidemic of school shootings has been an overwhelming fear and unfortunate situations that have been continuing to be on the rise. Cleveland based metalcore band, Palatine Harbor, is extremely proud to premiere their newest single, “Cane Lugubre,” that brings attention to the tragic circumstances our nation has been experiencing.
International Reggae Crooner George Nooks Releases His Long Awaited Album Titled ‘For You’
The 16 track album kicks off with Give My Love A Try, which sets the tone for the remaining tracks to come. Followed by Chance of A Life Time written and produced by George Nooks, gives you a romantic – reggae sound, highlighting the lustful groovy sounds delivered like a seasoned singer. Each track stands out on their own, showcasing the great writing ability of George Nooks, who wrote 10 heart felt tracks, which will resonate with listeners. The title track ‘For You’ is a perfect love ballad, portrayed on a lovers rock canvas allowing listeners to connect as the rhythm stimulates them musically. The lead single Love Light, a modern take on Dennis Browns classic cut, delivered with true honour, is currently garnering traction on international airwaves in US and UK.
Future Jr. unveils vibrant new synth-pop single ‘Forget About Me’
Today, forward thinking alternative pop artist Future Jr. (aka Matt Nainby) releases his new single ‘Forget About Me’. Hot on the heels of recent single ‘Changing’, which exclusively premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show – the new single ‘Forget About Me’ ramps up his electronically-splashed pop creations to another level once again.
After working on tracks for upwards of three years, Jauz has finally released his debut artist album The Wise and The Wicked. Featuring collaborations ranging from Snails to Kiara, this 23 track endeavor is unlike any other album in the dance music space.
From a heavy dubstep track alongside bass maestro Snails, to a metal infused collaboration with Canadian duo Adventure Club and We Came As Romans’ late Kyle Pavone, to a gritty work with sister duo Krewella, The Wise and The Wicked moves freely through genres without losing continuity in concept and music. Split up into chapters which are dictated by production style, The Wise and The Wicked tells a story of a dystopia that resulted from increasing threats to our society in our current day and age.
Ava Luna share striking video for new single “Childish”
“Childish” was directed by Becca Kauffman and Bucky Illingworth, and choreographed by Elisa Hernandez.
Felicia Douglass of Ava Luna, who stars in the video, shares: “Childish features multiple facets of self. It takes you through self-doubt counteracted by buoyant confidence and back down again. I wanted the chorus melody to sound like a cheerful tune you could hear kids singing during recess. Inviting, whisking you away from what ails you. There’s no monster under the bed but that doesn’t mean it won’t cross your mind.”
Jump, Little Children Drops New Song “X-Raying Flowers” | New LP “Sparrow” out 9/14
Indie rock band Jump, Little Children’s forthcoming LP Sparrow – their first new music in 14 years – will be released on September 14th, 2018 via The Orchard. Physical Pre-Orders of vinyl & CD are available now at www.jumplittlechildren.com. Digital Pre-Orders are available today and fans will receive “Hand on My Heartache” and “X-Raying Flowers” (which premiered yesterday on TIDAL) as instant downloads.
“I really liked the idea of making a short 10 song record,” Hedley said. “Most of my favorite records are 10 songs. I’m not really an album guy, and the kind of music I make lends itself more to singles, so I wanted to make sure listening to this record wasn’t a chore. These are two songs we pulled from the EP and when we put together the best 10 songs these were 11 and 12. But they aren’t throwaways, they’re good songs and we wanted people to hear them. So…..here they are.”
New Study: U.S. Consumers Fear Scams When Purchasing Concert Tickets
Purchasing concert tickets can be a costly, frustrating and dangerous process due to rampant fraud, hidden fees, scalping and sky-high secondary market resale prices. To examine this issue in depth, Aventus, an open-source blockchain ticketing platform, commissioned a consumer survey and found many aspects of the online ticket purchasing process are discouraging potential concert attendees from going to more events.
Many concert-goers fear they will be scammed when purchasing tickets. Aventus found that nearly two-thirds of respondents are worried about buying counterfeit tickets or getting scammed when they purchase tickets, and not without reason: 12% of respondents have purchased a concert ticket that turned out to be a scam. The study found that men were nearly 2.5 times more likely to be scammed than women. Of respondents who fell victim to a scam, 54% said it affected their perception of the artist negatively, despite the fact that artists rarely have any control over ticket prices and have zero control over concert attendees getting scammed.