Inspired in part by a real-life couple that Loretta knew from her days playing in Texas bars, Ruby’s Stool paints a picture of a honky-tonk heartbreaker, not unlike the women Loretta defiantly sings to in “Fist City” or “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” Written with longtime songwriting partner Shawn Camp, it’s a standout among the many great songs on the new album. “It’s one of the greatest things that me and Shawn wrote,” Lynn says proudly. Her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, agrees: “It’s my favorite song on the record. When I hear that song, I have to smile, because I’m like, ‘She’s still got it. She still has it when she writes those songs.’”
The album features founding member Josh Haden (bass, lead vocals), and longtime collaborators Kenny Lyon (guitar), Shon Sullivan (acoustic guitar, keyboards) and Danny Frankel (drums). It was produced by Kenny and Josh in Los Angeles, CA.
Regarded as one of the creative minds behind the massively exploded Future House movement, it’s evident why Dutch DJ/Producer Don Diablo is seen as a pioneer of the dance music world. Over the last few years, Don’s popularity has been on the rise to an unprecedented level, with his sophomore 2018 album FUTURE hitting No. 9 on the U.S. Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart in February.
“Overdose,” which premiered via VIBE, is charged up by Agnez’s soulful delivery and expansive range, the track volleys between moments of R&B bliss and pure pop power. The track is off to a great start globally having quickly generated over 10 million streams to date. The song hit a number of streaming charts around the globe upon release including the Spotify Global & U.S. Top 50 alongside Spotify viral charts in over 30+ countries. “Overdose” will impact Urban Radio in America shortly.
LIL GNAR DROPS “GNARCOTIC GANG” VIDEO
In anticipation of his debut mixtape release, Lil Gnar puts out his first heavy metal inspired track, Gnarcotic Gang, paired with a headbanger video on WorldStarHipHop.
Founding member of The Kinks Dave Davies has released a new track “Same Old Blues” from his upcoming album Decade, a new collection of unreleased songs recorded in the 1970’s. The song was recorded in 1978 and is currently streaming via Billboard alongside an in-depth interview with Davies. “It was recorded in an exploratory fashion in the Kinks’ own recording studio, Konk, during downtime between touring and recording sessions – but Decade is satisfyingly fully formed,” writes Billboard. Decade will be released on October 12th via Red River Entertainment and Green Amp Records, and Davies will be on tour in early 2019
Hal Leonard, the world’s largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has acquired Groove3, a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. The announcement was made by Jeff Schroedl, Executive Vice President of Hal Leonard, and Asa Doyle, CEO/President of Groove3, and Antony Livoti, Vice President of Groove3. The agreement is effective immediately.
Since 2003, Groove3 has been a trusted website for musicians who need to learn about the latest music technology. They create top-notch video tutorials for Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Studio One, Ableton Live, Reason, Plug-Ins, mixing and mastering and more. Groove3 sells subscriptions as well as a la carte purchases and also have their own e-book platform. Groove3 has already been working with Hal Leonard for content for their tutorials and printed materials, but now other Groove3 content could become new products for Hal Leonard as well.
Yoko revisits and reimagines 13 songs from her past work, spanning 1970-2009, the lyrics and messages still pertinent—perhaps even more pertinent—in 2018. “The world is so messed up. Things are very difficult for everybody. It’s a warzone that we are living in…” says Ono. “I like to create things in a new way. Every day things change.”
FILM SCHOOL return this month with ‘Bright to Death’, their fifth album and first full-length LP since 2010’s ‘Fission’. Recorded over 8 days in November 2017 on the outskirts of Joshua Tree, this luminescent collection of 11 songs is the finest showcase yet for the band’s signature layered sonic tones, psychedelic atmospheres, and seductive melodies. The album gets its title from text on an artwork singer and guitarist Greg Bertens had seen, part of an exhibit by Chinese students on the topic of global warming. “Bright to death” popped into his head as the band was recording in sun-blistered Joshua Tree, and it stuck. In addition to four members of the original lineup, the album features drummer Adam Wade (Shudder to Think, Jawbox) on several songs, and was mixed by Dan Long at Headwest Studios and mastered by David Gardner at Infrasonic Sound. “When this lineup first came together in the early 2000s, I never thought we’d be doing some of our best work 15 or so years later,” says Bertens. “Our [self-titled] album came out in 2006, when bands like the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand were in full swing. The music landscape was totally different then—shoegaze was a bad word. That’s changed.”
Rina Mushonga Shares New Track “4qrtrs” || Out Now On PIAS Recordings
The Dutch-Zimbabwean artist is pushing her unique afropop-indie-electro fusion to its outer limits – and to her new home in Peckham – with intergalactic and romantic consequences. “4qrtrs’ started in Zimbabwe and came together in London,” explains Rina, “it even references some of the local joints in Peckham. Its name comes from a video-game bar I fell in love with when I first moved here and where I’ve spent many nights playing Pacman and Space Invaders with friends and local strangers.”
Check Out TRASH DEITY Debut LP, ‘Cross & Divide’!
Industrial Rock project TRASH DEITY, the duo of Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ), has released their debut LP, Cross & Divide via Metropolis Records. Drawn from the duo’s Chicago Wax Trax! history, the 10 track album pays homage to the classic Industrial roots with a modern, sophisticated production.
“a true electro-rock masterpiece…This is hands down the best electronic rock album that I’ve heard all year long!” – XSRock
In May, 88 Palms released their new EP Love Safari. Recorded at Midnight Sun Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the EP features Caito Sanchez (Midnight Magic, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields) on percussion, Jim Orso (Escort) and Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem) on bass, and Nick Roseboro (Midnight Magic) on horns with mixing by Jonathan Kreinik and mastering by Abe Seiferth (Transmitter Park Studios).
DIRTY STREETS’ NEW LP “DISTRACTIONS” OUT TOMORROW 9/14 | PREMIERES NEW TRACK
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, a hub of historical soul and blues that crafted much of the world’s modern music, Dirty Streets have spent years on the road and in the studio forging their own style. They’ve moved from DIY, independant recordings to ambitiously self-produced studio ventures over the course of five albums. Their fifth, and latest, LP, Distractions, is an explosively charged follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 release White Horse, which contains a unique style of heavy, soulful and sometimes psychedelic rock. Recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis, the album pushes the sonic palette of the band to the next level with an eclectic mix of songs. Drawing from influences that span from the bluesy twang of Howlin’ Wolf and Wilson Pickett, to the heady expansiveness of Hendrix and Donovan, Distractions lives in its own time and place. The album was recorded live in the studio by Matt Qualls and Wesley Graham in the room where the raw and explosive energy of the Yardbirds’ iconic “Train Kept a Rollin’” was originally put to tape. This album continues the tradition.
Tania V to release new single “JAFFA” Internationally
Tania V who has been captivating audiences all over the globe with her inimitable fusion of musical, dance and percussive segments inspired by Oriental, Latin and electro. In anticipation of her upcoming LP she is releasing the track “Jaffa” internationally this September. The song is a perfect introduction to her sound incorporating a strong violin line over a dynamic electronic track, highlighting her ability to fuse cultural musical influences into her own style and sound
Superbean’s new “Marisol” video is here!
Story behind the “Marisol” song: When I lived in Lincoln Heights, I used to shop at the local 99 Cent Only store because there wasn’t really another supermarket around and, frankly, I was pretty broke. Shopping there was usually a dreary affair. Then, one day I walked in and noticed a young, cute girl behind the counter. I thought to myself, “wow!” As I was checking out, I noticed her name tag said “Marisol.” There was an awkward moment when we were waiting for my credit card validation – I thought about trying to chat her up, but in the end didn’t say anything. I only saw her working at the store maybe one more time. But I thought about the encounter afterwards in terms of a young girl on her way up in life and me, an old man down on his luck having one brief moment where our lives intersect, and that’s when I came up with the idea for the song. I looked up “Marisol” in Wikipedia and it said the name was short for “Maria De La Soledad” (Maria of the Solitude, Spanish slang for the Virgin Mary) and that became the chorus. The song is meant to be about a nice old man with a tiny crush on a young girl, wishing he was the same age as her.
MISSY ELLIOT CO-SIGNS WYNNE’S DEBUT SINGLE “BUZZER”
The song, which dropped yesterday, showcases Wynne’s fiery flow, airtight wordplay, and raucous rhymes unraveling at warp speed over a rich soundscape handcrafted by powerhouse producers Teddy Walton [Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky] and Aaron Bow [Freddie Gibbs, Gallant]. The lyrics ultimately hit as hard as the production does. With a chopper-style cadence that’d maintain pace alongside Tech N9ne and/or Busta Rhymes, she delivers raw and real heat.
Flow Commotion – ‘Come Back Home’ Single
Flow Commotion produces music that fuses a number of easy-listening genres, creating a unique mix of folk/soft-rock sounds that sets the scene for the emotive and provocative themes which they explore. Come Back Home is their latest single.
Hot on the heels of their latest club stomper ‘Up & Down’, rising duo Riton & Kah-Lo now share ‘Catching Feelings’, which features Afrobeat’s biggest breakthrough artist Mr Eazi. The final single taken from their joint album Foreign Ororo, ‘Catching Feelings’ is a chilled Afrobeats-infused track that highlights the versatility that can be expected from the LP.
Sarah explains “I woke up one day last year and felt like doing something crazy, so at 4pm I was on a flight to Barcelona and I had 23 hours there to do whatever I wanted. I left feeling so inspired (and knackered- its quite hard to bundle all the sights of a city into 23 hours it turns out) and I came into the studio on the Monday and wrote this song.”