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ROCKUMENTARY FILM RELEASED TODAY ON AMAZON AIMS RAISE AWARENESS OF HIGH RATES OF SUICIDE IN MEN UNDER 50
“The Greatest Story Never Told About The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of”
Weird tells the story of cult indie band The Pocket Gods since their immaculate misconception 20 years ago in a London record shop. It features the highs and lows of being in a “crap indie band” (their own words). From being discovered by late DJ John Peel and obtaining an official Guinness World Record, to playing gigs to one stoned guy and a dog in a scary pub in Huddersfield.
The film also charts frontman Mark Christopher Lee’s battle with depression and mental health issues which have plagued his life since being abused as a child. This culminated in him taking an overdose earlier this year and he’s now determined to encourage others to seek help and support for depression and mental health issues.
BARNS COURTNEY SHARES NEW SONG & VIDEO, “HOLLOW”
Today, Barns Courtney released “Hollow” featuring Look Mum No Computer. A roaring call to arms, with the singer’s signature deep vocals wrapped around in-your-face instrumentation, “Hollow” is from his second studio album, 404, set for release on September 6 by Capitol Records. The official video for “Hollow” – directed by Mathy and Fran (James Bay, Best Coast) – finds Barns Courtney hospitalized, strapped to a gurney and submitted to an internal examination where all is not as it seems.
Rising artist Amy Guess releases alluring new single, “Lay Low.” With an electric guitar that cuts deep into the chorus, Guess presents a powerful vocal lead relaying the story of a much-needed break from reality. “Lay Low” is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide.
Slated to embark on Chris Brown’s INDIGOAT Tour this month, Ty will kick off the 37-show run on August 20th in Portland, OR.
Cala, named after the Spanish word for creek, continues to receive widespread acclaim—The Times proclaims, “The Irish singer returns to the spectral soundscapes and vivid, impressionistic lyrics that made his debut so haunting and beautiful,” while MOJO adds, “Regan’s typically poetic sixth album conjures a singular, almost meditative mood via fingerpicked guitars and subtle cinematic textures. His honorary membership of the Trinity College Literary Society is fully justified throughout.”
PATHOLOGY is epitomized as the ultimate death metal assault to the ears. The band’s hunger to churn out bludgeoning metal coupled with meaningful themes instantly separates them from the rest. Their latest release, Reborn to Kill, is very heavy with new elements. It also features the return of the Evil Doctor, who continues to run his zombie army.
Ruel Releases New Track ‘Face To Face.’ Announces New EP and North American Fall Tour
Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut READY EP, which earned him Multi-Platinum and Gold status with singles ‘Dazed & Confused’ and ‘Younger,’ as well as becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year in his native Australia,16-year-old RCA Records artist RUEL returns today with ‘Face To Face,’ alongside news of a North American headlining tour, starting on October 8.
BTS moves up from a second-place ranking on LIVE75 to top the chart once again. Their high chart placement comes from an average of 52,176 sold tickets at two stadiums in Japan booked on the “Love Yourself Speak Yourself” tour – Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka and Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. Both venues hosted the tour for two-night engagements in July.
The Rolling Stones repeat at No. 3 to lead the pack of rock bands with their fifth consecutive week on the chart based on sales from the “No Filter” trek, while John Mayer moves up two spots in the ranking to No. 4.
The Raconteurs earn BREAKTHROUGH status and the No. 26 ranking with sellouts at four performances on their 2019 tour, currently booked into November. Packed houses at the Armory in Minneapolis, McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Ore., and the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., give the band an average of 4,145 sold tickets.
The NOISE MAKER is Texas-based country artist Koe Wetzel making a 12-position leap from No. 54 last week to No. 42 based on sales from nine dates this summer in American cities. The top attendance was tracked at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas, near San Antonio, with 5,230 tickets for a sellout on July 20.
New York house legend Louie Vega and Be As One label head Shlomi Aber have remixed the 1998 Josh Wink classic ‘Sixth Sense’. Out on Friday 9th August, the remix package is part of a string of releases marking the 25th anniversary of Wink’s Ovum Recordings imprint.
The track highlights Tjay’s rise to fame and its impact on his relationships. “F.N.” is the follow up to “LANESWITCH,” an introspective song in which Tjay reflects on the struggles of a young man maturing from adolescence into adulthood. The video for “LANESWITCH” dropped late last month and has accumulated over 3 million views.
WILDER WOODS will be celebrated with a special two song performance on CBS This Morning Saturday airing tomorrow, August 10th – check local listings. Wilder Woods – who recently visited Paste Magazine’s Paste Studio NYC for an exclusive three-song live session – will kick off his first–ever North American headline tour, set to get underway September 5th at Toronto, ON’s Mod Club and then travel into mid–October. For complete details and ticket information, please visit IAMWILDERWOODS.COM.
GRACE VANDERWAAL RELEASES NEW SONG “WASTE MY TIME” WITH VIDEO
“The song is a synthy dance-pop smash that feels like the next iteration of Grace’s musical persona, and it only makes us more excited for what she’s working on next (and her upcoming Ur So Beautiful tour, which starts this month).” – Teen Vogue
The story of lead singer Jonny Brown’s mother passing away brings forth a whole universe of ups and downs. During her final days he spent four weeks lat next to her on the hospital floor in Spain. One night he travelled back to her apartment in severe need of rest, later receiving the devastating news that she had passed away. After several years of battling his wn demons, conquering and getting his life back on track Brown wrote ‘DNA’ as a tribute to his late mother. It captures everything he could have hoped for with an abundance of love, passion and emotion that builds towards a thrilling crescendo of true rock n roll firepower.
Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, released today, Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (digital and CD configurations).
Blinded By The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack brings together 12 essential Bruce Springsteen performances ranging from greatest hits and fan favorites (“Born To Run,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Hungry Heart,” “Because The Night”) to previously unreleased tracks, including the long-sought-after studio recording of “I’ll Stand By You,” which is available now through all digital service providers.
Chart-topping phenomenon Bazzi has announced today’s release of his eagerly awaited new mixtape and accompanying music video. “Soul Searching” (iamcosmic/Atlantic Records) beautifully melds pop, R&B and hip hop to create a piece of work that is uniquely Bazzi.
R.LUM.R RELEASES NEW SONG “BOYS SHOULD NEVER CRY” FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM DUE THIS FALL VIA ISLAND RECORDS
“following the stream-to-radio path of stars like Bryson Tiller and Khalid” – Rollingstone
“A fast-rising, pop-friendly R&B singer whose falsetto is no joke.” – NPR
“he writes and sings from and for the intricacies of in-betweenness.” – VIBE
The Golden Dregs drops eloquent new offering ‘Just Another Rock’
Rich, eloquent storytelling has become an essential part of The Golden Dregs story, and latest release Just Another Rock, taken from sophomore album Hope Is For The Hopeless out 27th September, provides another stark example of his vivid capabilities.
Long-running Athens quintet Je Suis France are excited to announce their seventh full-length album Back To The Basics Of Love, out November 8, 2019 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. The video for album’s first single, “House Style,” was premiered by Paste Magazine, who said “The track is led by scuzzy, melodic guitar lines and punctured by caustic percussion, making just enough room for vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Martin to cryptically and cynically conclude, ‘There is never a good time / There is never a good time.'”