Bauhaus’ David J re-releases pivotal ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ LP
It’s been a long time coming, but David J (Haskins) is returning to his roots.40 years since the formation of Bauhaus, he has announced two one-off solo UK concerts in between festival dates with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and their newly-announced world tour, including’ Back to Beck, a historic intimate event at the studio in Wellingborough, England where ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ was recorded. Released on August 6, 1979 by Small Wonder Records, this is considered the first gothic rock release. Featuring lyrics composed by David J, this massively significant single led to a John Peel session, two years of charting in the British independent charts, and being signed to 4AD Records and, later, Beggar’s Banquet.
AH-Mer-AH-Su is the music project of artist Star Amerasu, whose music and art is based upon her experiences as a black, transwoman in society which effortlessly blends her voice with intricate beats and twinkling synths. Her voice has been compared to Nina Simone and her music is a synthesis of choir kid meets club kid creating a whole league of it’s own. Following up her two critically acclaimed EP’s (“Eclipsing” and “Rebecca”), her debut album, ‘Star’ is a coming of age story where she examines the idea of “womanhood” while practicing self-compassion and self-forgiveness regarding the trauma that queer people tend to experience in today’s society. Today Ah Mer Ah Su shares her video for “Need You, Need Me” with The FADER.
This morning, Bluegrass royalty Leigh and Eric Gibson announce the release of their 14th album, Mockingbird, produced by Grammy Award winners Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson. The album is not just a return to form for the Gibson Brothers, but also a rebirth, and finds the brothers performing bluegrass, as well as a mix of country, soul and seventies rock. The album cements the sibling duo as players, songwriters and vocalists at the peak of their power, harmonizing as only siblings can, and Mockingbird’s 11 tracks draw on much of the brothers’ experiences being raised on the family farm in Northern New York. “The songs on this album are the sounds we heard growing up, riding around with our dad, who was a farmer, in his pickup, or with our mom in her station wagon,” says Leigh. “This sound was on the radio.” He cites the Eagles, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and the warm country sounds of Don Williams, Emmylou Harris and Waylon Jennings as influences for the album. Mockingbird is available for pre-order on all formats here.
This week marks exactly ten years since the birth of Neon Gold Records, who took their first steps into the world with the release of Passion Pit’s debut single “Sleepyhead” in September 2008. To mark the occasion,frequent Neon Gold collaborator Young & Sick releases a “Sleepyhead” cover today, premiered via Stereogum HERE. It’s the latest cut off the label’s forthcoming 10th anniversary compilation, NGX: Ten Years of Neon Gold, a unique retrospective compiling rarities, exclusives and covers from the label’s illustrious family tree of artists out September 28th on Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. Besides, being available for streaming, there will be limited exclusive promotional vinyl at Neon Gold X on September 29 HERE.
In advance of the release of the latest EP from Sexy Dex and the Fresh (out on 10/15) Noisey interviewed them about living in New Orleans, making music as a collaborative effort, and also debuted their video for “Play Me Birdie,” the first single from Don’t Play My B-Sides.
The All-American Rejects is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band The All-American Rejects, originally released October 15, 2002 by Doghouse Records, before being re-released on February 4, 2003 by Dreamworks Records.
S-E-R-V-I-C-E Shares New “Hey” Track Via Magnet | Look Out For Debut LP In Early 2019
Indianapolis-based band S-E-R-V-I-C-E announce the release of their new single “Hey”. Magnet premiered the track calling it “a caterwauling assault of a post-punk song that will help you end your bummer summer on a high note.” The single is from the band’s forthcoming debut album Drag Me due for release in early 2019.
EL FREAKY RELEASES THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NMF”
The visionaries behind Colombia’s global bass movement, DJ collective El Freaky turned up dancefloors around the world with the release of their latest single “NMF.” Now, fans can set their sights on the highly anticipated official music video, out now. Taking full advantage of the track’s hot and electrifying rhythms, the official music video spotlights stunning dance choreography, tripped-out shot styling, and a star-studded cast of musical heavyweights such as, Afro Bros, Feid, Apache, Toby Letra and Stanley Jackson. It’s the perfect visual accompaniment to such a hard-hitting summertime anthem and will surely put fans in the right mindset to enjoy El Freaky’s signature beats and inimitable sound. Press play now and fall under the official video’s spell.
Raleigh, NC Americana band, New Reveille, release The Keep tomorrow September 7, 2018 but the entire album is streaming today on Billboard Magazine’s website. The band was just named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: August 2018” which showcases “…the month’s best new country and Americana performers.” Rolling Stone Country calls out New Reveille for fans of “the Civil Wars, Delta Rae, Shovels & Rope” describing their sound as, “Twangy, truck-driving music that runs on classical gas… a slick set of jacked-up folk-rock.” Nashville based producer / engineer Ben Fowler (Rascal Flatts, Ruby Amanfu, Lucy Hale, Kip Moore), a Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning, ACM Engineer of the Year nominee, produced their debut Loud & Proud Records release.
Canadian avant-rock trio Motherhood — made up of longtime friends Brydon Crain (guitar, vocals), Penelope Stevens (bass, keys, vocals), and Adam Sipkema (drums) — has achieved one very rare and uncomplicated feat: they sound exciting on record. Their music explodes with the kind of charm and exuberance you can’t just order. It would take years of late-night, couch-crumpled conversations and parking lot laughter to achieve the kind of chemistry they exude.
DEADBIRD: Arkansas Doom Harbingers Premiere “Alexandria”
Arkansas-based DEADBIRD – containing current and former members of Rwake, Iron Tongue, Pallbearer, and more – is preparing to release their first album in ten years withIII: The Forest Within The Tree, through 20 Buck Spin in October. The album’s magmatic new single “Alexandria” has been issued as the label posts preorders for the album.
Jeff Basta shares “Find Her Way” from his upcoming debut album, Akero. The track, written and produced by the 17 year old himself, features vocals from TJ Bordeaux, who went to Basta’s high school. “Find Her Way” is full of thoughtful words and open endings, leaving all meaning up to interpretation.
Blessed with a supernatural ability for rhythmic and melodic hooks, the Libyan-born, Brooklyn-raised GASHI is a star in waiting. Bouncing from set to colorful set, adorned with tropical accoutrements and athletic dancers, GASHI struts his stuff in “Creep On Me,” his latest Shomi Patwary directed video, premiered by Highsnobiety. Declaring his love to a woman who adores him in private and ignores him in public, GASHI recruits French Montana and DJ Snake to back him up amidst an array of brightly colored backgrounds and dance-filled instrumental breaks. Released in late August via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records, the Cirkut-produced “Creep On Me” already has over 6 million streams worldwide to date.
Canadian garage doom band The Hazytones will release their new LP, Monarchs of Oblivion, on October 5 via Ripple Music. The Montreal-based group, whose haunting, hooky sound has been called “Swedish-style stomp”, delivers dark psych-metal, overflowing with stark mood and tempo changes, and haunting, double-tracked vocals that glide over the sinister songs. Monarchs of Oblivion is the follow-up to The Hazytones’ 2017 self-titled debut, hailed as “totally new yet oddly recognizable.”
Birdtalker Release Video for “Heavy”
Nashville quintet Birdtalker released their anticipated debut album One early this summer via Sensibility Recordings/Tone Tree Music. The group’s first full-length follows the success of their song “Heavy,” a streaming phenomenon which has amassed over 27 million streams on Spotify alone (and counting) with no label support. The weightiness of the song’s weightlessness captivated listeners who discovered the song, bringing the freshly intrigued out to see Birdtalker on their first tour last year, and whetting appetites for their full-length. Today they released the official video for “Heavy,” debuted by American Songwriter who called it “a kick drum-laden anthem about self-exploration and finding connection with others.”
The Brevet Shares Stripped-Down Video for “So Long” & New Headline Dates
Next month, Southern California-based band The Brevet will release their alternative rock album LEGS on October 12th. The band will be on tour throughout the fall around the release date, and just announced a brand new leg of headline shows on the west coast in November. Last month, The Brevet released a video for their stripped-down Bruce Springsteen cover “I’m On Fire” as a part of their recent video series titled the Red Hill Sessions series. Watch here. Today, The Brevet releases a new stripped-down video of their single “So Long” for their Red Hill Sessions series.
Virginia Beach metallic hardcore quartet ACCIDENT PRONE has issued a new video from their Deep Wound Red EP which saw release in August. The video, filmed for the track “Jonestown Family Reunion,” has been premiered at No Echo alongside a brief interrogation of the band about the song and its new visual accompaniment.
Maggie Szabo is a Canadian singer-songwriter
Maggie Szabo is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been winning over audiences worldwide with her stunningly soulful vocals and empowering pop anthems. Hailing from small town Ontario, Szabois now an accomplished musician living in Los Angeles and is using her music to conquer social injustice.
After quickly becoming one of the most sought after songwriter/vocalists for DJs and notable film and TV placements, Szabo’s latest work has focused primarily on her solo project and was written in some of the most beautiful and exotic places on earth, including Greece, Amsterdam, London and Thailand.
Guerilla Toss legit flex their new wave influences on new single “Come Up With Me,” both spastic and graceful, like Debbie Harry backed with the jittery energy of Devo. The new single is taken from their forthcoming album Twisted Crystal, out worldwide on DFA September 14, 2018.
Southern California skate-punk act CHASER have premiered a music video for their brand new track “Silencer” off new album “Sound The Sirens.” It’s fast, it’s melodic, and it’s one of my favorite tracks from this gem of an album.
Marc Broussard Premieres New Music Video + U.S. Fall/Winter Tour Dates
Critically acclaimed Marc Broussard has premiered his new music video “Memory of You” via Parade Magazine. The beautiful heartfelt song with a powerful chorus, “Memory of You” is the latest single from his current release Easy to Love. Broussard explains “The song is about love so powerful that you couldn’t let go if you tried so you find ways to relive moments and memories in the hopes that something about what you once had will come back.” Filmed near his home in Louisiana, in a renovated old church, the video was a true family affair with Broussard’s wife co-starring in the video.
The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – are bringing their critically acclaimed 2018 North American Tour to Aloha Stadium on Friday, December 7th, marking the band’s first performance in Honolulu in nearly 14 years. The concert will also feature Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson. Doors will open at 5PM and the concert will begin at 7PM.
Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster, and at the Aloha Stadium Box Office, to credit card holders with Hawaii billing zip codes beginning Friday, September 14th at 10 AM. Tickets go on sale without any zip code restrictions beginning Saturday, September 15th at 10:00 AM.
LA CHINGA: The Obelisk Streams Beyond The Sky In Its Entirety
A hard rock power trio with psychedelic powers based in Vancouver, British Columbia, LA CHINGA draws from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, MC5, and their own bad habits to conjure the forty-five minutes of sublimely confident freedom rock that comprises Beyond The Sky. Sometimes meaty and beaty (“Mama Boogie,” “Death Rider”), sometimes glam-handed (“Killer Wizard”), and occasionally even dirtbag pretty (“Keep On Rollin’), when it all melts into a puddle of phased goo in the final bars of “Warlords,” the listener has been rolled, boogied, and otherwise supernaturally conveyed well beyond the sky.
KODIE SHANE SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SING TO HER” TAKEN FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM!
One of Atlanta’s freshest, fiercest, and fieriest voices, Kodie Shane is a 19-year-old hip-hop maverick that has quickly become a unanimous fan and critical favorite. Poised to be one of 2018’s biggest break-out stars, the First Lady of Lil Yachty’s sailing team offers a fresh take on Hip Hop, with tightly-wound rhymes, clever lyrics and ear-worm melodies over buoyant, genre-blurring beats that have become her calling card.
The 4-track EP is the first collection of new music Hozier has shared since the 2014 release of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. In addition to vocals from legendary multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples, the EP features instrumentation by renowned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Booker T Jones who played the organ on multiple tracks. See full track listing below.
Speaking about the EP’s title track and lead-single, Hozier says: “I’m very excited to release my new single ‘Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples).’ The song was written sometime last year – my aim was to credit the actuality of hope, solidarity, and love found in the human spirit at a time when their opposites were being given a mainstream platform 24/7. The song started as a tongue-in-cheek inquiry into modern popular language regarding political awareness and grew from there.
Deidre & the Dark shares new noir-pop track “One Night” via Culture Collide
The track premiered via Culture Collide where Deidre Muro shared, “We had just finished up a mini-tour of the northeast where we’d been listening to a lot of the Delfonics and Motown hits. This song actually came together in one impromptu late night session at the studio, inspired by other truly joyful songs from that era of classic pop music that are a ton of fun to sing.”