Cypress Hill’s founding member, DJ Muggs has a new multimedia project called Cross My Heart Hope To Die with producer Andrew Kline, singer Brevi, and curator Sean Bonner. Their EP, Vita E Morte, was released July 29th on Alpha Pup Records. The group manages to blend electronic, rock and hip-hop all into one, flawlessly. Mixed with unique vocals that are incomparable to any out there right now, CMHHTD is a group to keep your eye on. If art is your thing, they currently have a gallery exhibition at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects. Check out their track, “Tears of God” above and embrace the eerie, but catchy tune.
Rob Zombie is coming out with a new film and he’s using crowdfunding to fund it. He’s calling all horror fans to help make his new film “31” at RZ-31.com. He’s offering exclusive merchandise, collectibles from past movies, original artwork and access to both the “31” movie set and his concerts. Why did he decide to do this? Zombie says:
I’m crowd funding because I realize that it’s an incredible opportunity to engage the fans. They’ve always been the most important thing for me because, with metal and horror, the fans aren’t just fans – it’s their life, their lifestyle. They live and breathe it, as I do, and any way that you can bring the people that are as passionate about it as you are into the process is a win-win for everybody.
Nick Jonas just released his music video for his song, “Chains” and damn are we happy. Chains is reminiscent of the sound that we would have gotten from the Jonas Brothers fifth album, V, that was never released. In particular, the song “What Do I Mean To You“. This is the type of sound to get you to stand out as a solo artist, so congrats to Nick. The video also has an understated edginess to it. Check it out above.
New Orleans-based indie-rock duo Generationals will begin a North American headlining tour this fall in support of their upcoming album, Alix. The full-length album, produced by Richard Swift (The Shins) is due out on September 16th via Polyvinyl Record Co. and features the single, “Gold Silver Diamond“. Arum Rae and Springtime Carnivore will be supporting acts on select dates. For more information on tickets visit their official website, http://generationals.com. Tour dates below.
07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet *
09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon *
10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
15 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *
16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo *
17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
28 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
29 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
30 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
02 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour &
13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel &
15 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile &
16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (early show/all ages) &
16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (late show) &
17 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret &
* = Arum Rae supporting
& = Springtime Carnivore supporting
UK rock band, The Kooks have a new video performing their song “Forgive & Forget“, which was filmed at Hansa Studios. Although it is not an official single this song totally rocks. The track is off of their fourth upcoming new album Listen, which will be out September 2nd via Astralwerks. This will be the first album with new drummer, Alexis Nunez.
British electronic group Clean Bandit have announced that they will be embarking on their very first North American headline tour. Their hit song, “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne has been climbing the Billboard Hot 100 showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Tickets are available now as well as VIP bundles. Check out the dates below and don’t miss one of the best acts the UK has to offer.
September 15th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (BUY)
September 16th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (BUY)
September 18th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (BUY)
September 19th – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (BUY)
September 20th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (BUY)
September 22nd – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (BUY)
September 23rd – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (BUY)
September 25th – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
September 26th – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (BUY)
September 27th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (BUY)
September 30th – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre (BUY)