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From performing in sold-out arenas across the globe as one-half of renowned duo 2CELLOS to striking out on his own and making his Sony Classical solo debut, HAUSER continues the momentum of 2019 into the New Year, today announcing the February 7 release of his new album CLASSIC. Available for preorder now, Classic includes some of the most beloved classical melodies ever written, each a personal, longtime favorite of HAUSER he’s carefully curated and rearranged for the cello. Making its debut today is one of these iconic melodies, Puccini’s incredibly emotional aria “Nessun Dorma,” which has been taken to new heights by HAUSER’s cello – listen and watch the new video here.
Blowout is back after a few years hiatus. You can expect new music from them soon, but to kick things off, Lauren Records today is releasing a redux version of the band’s heralded 2016 “No Beer, No Dad” LP that was remixed and mastered by Jack Shirley.
Hawktail Releases Sophomore Album “Formations”
Known collectively as Hawktail, fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie are proud to share their much-anticipated sophomore album, Formations today. With the help of co-producer Chris “Critter” Eldridge, the band recorded the album in just four days at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studios. The album has received high praise from critics, including NPR Music who complimented the band’s “rustic” sound on All Songs Considered’s “New Music Friday” this morning. No Depression commented, “As new album Formations proves, the band members defy expectations based on other projects or instruments of choice by constantly pushing each other’s creative boundaries,” while Folk Alley praised the band’s unprecedented musicianship, noting, “We simply haven’t seen these instruments played this way and with this exuberance… except by Hawktail.”
Just one of many highlights on an incredibly diverse record, “Freaks” finds DOPESICK at their heaviest and most unnerving, bringing ‘90s alternative metal back to the forefront with a hint of grunge included for good measure. Led by Adam Albright’s driving riffs with a fiery drum section supplying further ammunition, Jonathan Russell is perfectly set up to deliver a scathing vocal performance with severe urgency.
“Last year was life-changing for Neon Dreams, when we released our debut album, Sweet Dreams till Sunbeams, and found our purpose as a band.
Our new song, “Turn Back Now,” is an extremely personal one for our frontman, Frank Kadillac, who witnessed his mother going through chemotherapy during cancer treatment.
“Her experience made me realize the power of positive thinking and inspired us to create a song that would help inspire others facing struggle.”
WHETHAN RETURNS WITH “STAY FOREVER” (FEAT. STRFKR)
Hailed by Atwood Magazine as “a continuously-developing musical identity that shines by elevating the very best traits of his collaborators,” Whethan has quickly become one of electronic dance music’s most in-demand artists, spanning superstar collaborations, blockbuster remixes, and his own extraordinary solo output. The 20-year-old has unleashed a steady stream of viral smashes, making history as the youngest ever artist on Australia’s hugely influential Future Classics label while also over famous fans including EDM icon Skrillex.
Today, Alabama native TLE Cinco drops his sophomore project Self Conscious via 300 Entertainment. TLE first started building momentum with the release of his first mixtape 20CINCO last year, which also featured stand out track “All The Money” ft. Tee Grizzley. He then continued to make waves with his NLE Choppa assisted regional hit “Check Dis” racking up over 5 million streams to date. Self Conscious finds TLE pairing his rapid-fire raucous raps with hard-hitting beats along all while staying true to his roots with collaborations with fellow Alabama rappers OMB Peezy, Rylo Rodriguez, and Clever. Without a doubt, Self Conscious solidifies TLE Cinco’s title as one of the fastest rising rappers coming out of the south and the proclaimed hometown hero of his city.
BOB SEGER PREMIERES “NIGHT MOVES” VIDEO
Capitol Records/UMe is pleased to announce the debut of Bob Seger’s official artist channel on YouTube with the premiere of the brand new lyric video for “Night Moves.” The video is the first of a series of lyric videos Capitol is producing to highlight Seger’s classic hits. One of Seger’s most popular tracks, “Night Moves” was named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
Selena Gomez Shares The Video For “Rare”
Selena Gomez shares the video for “Rare,” the title track from her highly anticipated album. The video, directed by BRTHR, can be viewed HERE.
Seventeen-year-old Chloe Moriondo has shared “Kindergarten,” the singer-songwriter’s first release via Public Consumption Recording Company, a joint venture with Elektra Music Group. The track is accompanied by an official music video directed by Max Moore, which premiered via FLOOD Magazine this morning and is streaming now on Chloe’s official YouTube channel. Produced by Cavetown’s Robin Skinner, the track captures the dizzying feeling of a young crush.
This single follows “Turn Me Up” (ft. Aloe Blacc) & “I Need Your Love” (ft. GRAMMY nominee Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah & Ledisi). Back with his beguiling mix of jazz, R&B, pop and soul, singer-songwriter/producer José James will release the sequel to his revered album No Beginning No End (James’ Blue Note debut championed by the likes of NPR, NY Times, Pitchfork, Billboard, etc) on March 6, 2020 – featuring the talents of Laura Mvula, Aloe Blacc, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ledisi, Lizz Wright, Erik Truffaz, Hindi Zahra, Taali (his partner & co-owner of Rainbow Blonde Records) and more. James also enlisted Alberto Lopez (of Quetzal) for the sort of Afro-Latin percussion common to so much music from Marvin Gaye to Gloria Gaynor — which befits James’ own Angolan-Panamanian roots.
Additional All-Star Talent Announced For Dimebash
Additional talent has been announced for the upcoming Dimebash all-star jam tribute to “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of Accept, Act Of Defiance, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Bad Guys Wear Black, Broken Hope, Butcher Babies, Cody Jinks, Crowbar, Cypress Hill, Dylan Rose, Foo Fighters, Hatebreed, Hellyeah, In Flames, In This Moment, Iron Maidens, Kill Devil Hill, King Diamond, King’s X, Kyng, Lamb of God, Lita Ford, Pearl, Prong, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Stone Sour, The Haunted, Testament, Tyr and more surprise guests.
January 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CATickets available at www.dimebagdarrell.com
Posted by Dimebag Darrell on Monday, January 6, 2020
QUINN XCII RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “TWO 10s”
“A lot of my upcoming album, as with my last single Stacy, is inspired by nostalgia – from the topics, to the sonics,” Quinn XCII says. “My newest single “Two 10s” is about asking your parents for $20 as a kid to go hang with friends, and feeling like you were rich and could do anything with it. The song has a vintage feel and I’m experimenting with a lot of new sounds and textures that I’m really excited to bring into this next album phase.”
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Having performed with the likes of such innovative artists as Portishead’s Beth Gibbons; The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon; Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples, not to mention Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ludovico Einaudi and composing three major film soundtracks, Rodrigo Leao may not be a name you are familiar with – but his latest project is set to change that.
LOATHE RELEASES NEW SINGLE & OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “TWO WAY MIRROR”
The band commented on the track: “It was our intention throughout the creative process to push the Loathe lore into different territories, some previously explored and some almost brand new for the band. With that mindset we birthed Two-Way Mirror – one of the many faces throughout ‘I Let It In And It Took Everything’.”
Synth-punk sweethearts Gone Sugar Die have released their debut EP “Blaack Heaart” out now via ONErpm & Revolver. The super-group features bassist Mike Hindert (The Bravery), vocalist Patrick McWilliams (The Cut Losses), drummer Anthony Burulcich (The Bravery, Weezer, Morrissey) and guitarist Marshall Gallagher (Teenage Wrist, 3OH!3).