Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC INTRODUCES K’JON / AUDIO

Gettin’ around? No matter how you slice it, Universal Republic newcomer K’Jon has already arrived. He’s just making it official on August 4, delivering his aptly titled debut album, I Get Around to stores and online platforms in time for summer.

FELIX DA HOUSECAT OFFERS MP3 OF “KICKDRUM”

It’s been eight years since Felix Da Housecat broke out of the house music underground with his electro-pop smash, Kittenz and Thee Glitz (2001), joining the ranks of other soon-to-be-legendary electro-rock pioneers such as Peaches, Fischerspooner and Miss Kittin and the Hacker to define a new style of music and ignite a mass movement of…

NEW GHOSTBIRD EP CAN BE HEARD ONLINE NOW

The San Diego-based duo, ghostbird, known amongst the faithful for their powerful, brooding lyrics and popping rhythms, announces their self-titled EP to be released digitally on June 30. Recorded at San Diego’s own Capricorn Studios, the EP will be available nationally through all the major online music retailers, as well as at selected local outlets.

ED HARCOURT NEW VIDEO FOR “BLACK FEATHERS”

It was filmed by a well known British director, who is contractually obliged to remain anonymous. The location was deep in a haunted wood on a moonless night. All the crew engaged in a voodoo chanting ritual before filming to summon up the spirits in the wood.

TELLING ON TRIXIE INTRODUCES STOLI TO FANSOURCING

As many bands know it costs alot of money to properly record, distribute, and market a new album. My next guests did not go to a major label or venture capitalist to get the money to record, they went to their fans. Telling On Trixie is a NYC based band that raised thousands of dollars…

AUDIO STREAMS FROM GEORGE HARRISON ‘LET IT ROLL’

Capitol/EMI is proud to bring you Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison available on CD and digitally on June 16th. The release is Harrison’s first ever career-spanning solo hits collection and also includes live tracks from his 1971 all-star Concert For Bangladesh benefit at Madison Square Garden.

AKON SPEAKS ON DOLLA’S DEATH / MP3

TMZ.com reports Akon spoke at a gun forum on Friday to students in Poughkeepsie, New York about the seriousness of gun related crimes. Akon even spoke openly about the unfortunate death of his protégé Dolla who was fatally shot in Los Angeles last week.

JACK’S MANNEQUIN WANT YOUR ARTWORK IN NEW VIDEO

Jack’s Mannequin are creating a special music video for their powerful single “Swim.”   The lyrics, music and video are about keeping hope alive and growing in the difficult times that the world is now facing. The video is designed to inspire strength, courage and perseverance in the face of all obstacles.

STOLI FINDS THAT KID KAMAKAZI IS A “CLUTCH SHOOTER”

Alot of people talk a big game but when it comes times to show & prove it is another story. My next guest is fresh from Los Angeles, CA named Kid Kamakazi. Kid Kamakazi is young but he hustles like it’s do or die. At first you think he is just an emcee but his…

THE STEPS OFFER FIRST SINGLE “COLD FLOORS”

On July 21, Austin rockers The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky).   The EP distills the band’s 60’s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.

ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS TO RELEASE ‘WE ARE TO ANSWER’ JUNE 9/ MP3

Their very name, “Ancient Astronauts,” implies a mash-up of the distant past and the far future; traits exemplified in their melding of old school hip hop, funk, and dub reggae with forward-thinking flair and production technique. The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu hailing from Cologne, Germany via outer space!

EMILIE MOVER OFFERS NEW MP3 & VIDEO

The old model of form band, ink deal, sell records like hotcakes succumbed long ago to a newer paradigm, one that puts the power in the hands of the artist and in the ability of a song to snake its way through the internet’s back alleys and side streets and into the speakers of the…

CAGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO DIRECTED BY SHIA LABEOUF

“I Never Knew You”, the brand new video from Definitive Jux artist Cage premiered this Monday, May 18th on MTV2’s Unleashed airing hourly all day. The directorial debut for actor Shia LaBeouf, who also appears in the video, “I Never Knew You” narrates the powerful story of Cage’s debut single from the forthcoming album Depart…

JUNE 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have selected ten bands to feature this month. We chose these bands for various reasons but most importantly we love the music they are creating.

THREE AUDIO STREAMS FROM ‘CLASSIC SINATRA II’

On June 2, Capitol/EMI Records and Frank Sinatra Enterprises will release Classic Sinatra II, the long-awaited follow-up to the double platinum Classic Sinatra released in 2000. Featuring 20 classic recordings spanning from 1954 to 1961, the CD also offers a previously unreleased recording.  

SUPER 400 ALBUM ‘SWEET FIST’ OUT SEPTEMBER 9 / AUDIO

The three friends began long jam sessions that lasted for days, searching for a sound and feel that would develop into a breathing entity.   Super 400 takes the classic ‘power trio’ approach with their live show three instruments taking up the sonic space of an airplane hangar, rocking to the heavens but their vocal…

STOLI GETS AN EARFUL FROM PARACHUTE / MP3

We have been excited all week to unleash this interview with Mercury Records band, Parachute. We sent over a Q&A for them to answer and Will Anderson took it one step further. Will answered all our questions and placed them on MP3 for all to download & enjoy.

NEW SINGLE FROM DEPEDRO “DON’T LEAVE ME NOW”

DePedro may be the first solo album for the man behind the name, Jairo Zavala, but in no way is it his debut. Already a celebrated recording artist in Spain, where he was born and raised, Zavala has spent the past two decades playing, writing, and performing with bands like Amparanoia, Vacazul, Los Coronas, and…