Pod Blotz shares ‘Transforming DNA’ video from new LP out January 11 on Dais Records
Pod Blotz began in 2002 and has released over 25 cassette and vinyl releases via labels such as L.I.E.S., Difficult Interactions, Clan Destine, Chocolate Monk, and Dungeon Taxis. Over the years the project has included a number of guest members andperformance artists, but has solely remained the brainchild of Suzy Poling.
BIG FREEDIA SHINES ON NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LOUDER” FEATURING ICONA POP
Flaunting Southern flare and bawdy hip-hop heroism alongside the unmistakable catchphrase “I’ve got the power” from the Snap! classic “Power,” the track fuses a bold groove with her confident and charismatic lyrics. It climaxes on an undeniable and unbreakable chant. Meanwhile, Big Freedia slays from the moment the music video begins as she enters the frame through a pair of lips. The visual intercuts scenes of her crushing fruit and dancing with friends before leading a group of choir singers under a VHS overlay.
EVAN GIIA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “SIDELINES”
“SIDELINES” is the follow-up to “ENCORE,” which was tapped by MLB Network for this 2019 highlights spot. Dancing Astronaut said, “‘Encore’ begins with a cinematic build that lays the foundation for GIIA’s sultry vocals. Energy builds and emotions stir, leading into an overwhelming bass-tinged drop; the effect is quite climactic…the production feels built for radio play.” E! News noted, “A recent signee to Astralwerks…Evan makes one of the most self-assured debuts in recent memory with this absolute banger.”
Psychedelic country quintet Futurebirds share new track via American Songwriter
The band recently wrapped a tour with kindred spirits CAAMP, which culminated in two sold-out nights at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL. To celebrate Teamwork’s release, the band will make the trek back up to New York City for a night at Bowery Ballroom on release day, January 15.
Ron Pope’s “Habits” video premieres via Rolling Stone Country
The track is from his forthcoming LP, Bone Structure, out March 6, via his own Brooklyn Basement Records. “For years, I’ve been told by industry experts that my songs are too specific and personal,” Pope says, “I did everything I could to change the way that I write, but it always came out wrong. I doubled down on this album and wrote the most personal songs of my life.”
A R I Z O N A RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “STILL ALIVE”
“‘Still Alive’ punctuates the idea that you’re going to go through these crazy moments in life and these weird times – bad things and good things. The message in that song is even though you go through those things, you don’t have to lose your fight,” says Zachary Charles about the track.
New video! Allegra “All About Us” from Radikal Records
It was Allegra’s obvious passion for music and her desire to create fresh and honest music that initially caught the attention of some of the industry’s biggest names. Produced by Scott Stoddart of the Hit Making Audiofreaks Stable (who currently have three songs on hold for BTS), ‘All About Us’, is a laid back, feel good track filled with positive summer vibes.
JETTY BONES SIGN TO RISE RECORDS AND SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “the part:”
“Growing up in Ohio, we used to have this local scene saying about how the dream was to ‘live in Ohio, start a band, then sign to Rise Records.’ Well, 12 years later, I finally get to say that those teenage dreams are a reality: Jetty Bones has officially signed to Rise and will be putting out a full-length record next year. As the final piece of the – era, here’s a music video and a promise to keep building this community around support and vulnerability as a part of the Rise family. Thank you for reminding me that fighting for passion, recovery, and the strength to help others has not been in vain. I don’t know if I can ever find the words to accurately explain how much I needed all of you (and still do), but I’m going to try my best for as long as you let me.”
THE NIXONS Release New Single “Favorite Lies” Via Art is War Records
Alternative rock band The Nixons are back! The band recently released their new single titled “Favorite Lies” through Art is War Records. In addition, the band has announced a co-headlining tour with Sponge. The Working Class Tour 2019 will kick off on December 3rd in Washington DC at the Rock & Roll Hotel (dates below).
Swedish punks Movin In Stereo join Wiretap Records; Stream/Download their “”New Blood” EP
Gothenburg, Sweden’s punk/rock quintet Movin In Stereo was formed by New Zealand vocalist Scott James and guitarist John Wennergren, with drummer Ola Stridh joining the band soon after. They released their debut EP ‘My Dear Effigy’ in 2018 to much positive feedback and also gained the band support for ex-Turbonegro frontman Hank von Hell on his ‘Pretty Decent Tour’. The band is now also comprised of guitarist Elias Hellström and Scotland-born bassist Rosie McClune.
First Place winning team this year was made up of Phil Buckman, Greg D’Angelo, Damon Fox, Terry Ilous, Todd Morse and Brian Tichy. (Photo by Craig Newman)
“I want to dedicate our win to my friend, the late, great Dean Schachtel. Without him, I never would have been a part of the Dio family,” says Phil Buckman. “We had a great time, surrounded by a bunch of great people, for an amazing cause.” The Dean Schachtel Award, named for the late Dio Cancer Fund board member, has been awarded each year to the individual bowler with the highest overall score. This year, it went to Chris Dritz of Capital Mortgage Services with an overall score of 216, which he assured Jason Belmonte is at the low end for him!