The Maine are set to release their album, Forever Halloween on June 4th. The album was produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs and is available for pre-order here. Last week, the band released their second single “Love and Drugs” accompanied by the lyric video.
The Maine are set to begin their headlining 8123 US tour
from June through July. A Rocket To The Moon, This Century, and Brighten will join them on stage. Dates below. Continue Reading
I find myself always looking forward to the next track that Meg Myers releases. She just knows how to make a song truly artistic. Meg teamed up again with producer Dr. Rosen Rosen (power duo!) for “Heart Heart Head” and unsurprisingly it is fantastic. Her songs generally have that edgy sound to them, but yet she manages to add a new spin to each one that makes them entirely different. That’s talent for you. The music video is pretty cool as well and the craziness in the end is just awesome. Check it out above and share it…it’s too good not to.
There is a new extended trailer for the E! reality show, The Wanted Life which follows British (and Irish!) boyband, The Wanted. The show will begin airing on June 2nd of this year and will follow these five guys who sure seem to get into a lot of shenanigans. But let’s face it, that’s part of their charm. E! might have made the series a little more dramatic, but that won’t stop most of us from watching it! Also, be sure to listen to their new single, “Walks Like Rihanna” here.
Will.i.am released his music video for “#thatPOWER” featuring Justin Bieber. In true will.i.am fashion it is crazy, futuristic and quite cool. Love the dance moves, the scenery and that car is UH-mazing.
I’ve had “#thatPower” on repeat since it first came out. Even if you aren’t a fan of will or Biebs, you know it makes your head bounce. Watch the video above to see all that coolness. Besides, where else would you get to see a Bieber hologram?
We got the chance to chat with our newest favorite band, Six60. The New Zealand band are a big deal back in their home country and soon enough that will happen for them here in the states. Six60 geniusly mixes rock, dubstep, soul and reggae into their music and the outcome is glorious.
Enjoy the interview with these down to earth guys and be sure to check out some of their tracks (“Forever“, “Run For It“, and “Don’t Forget Your Roots” are favorites of ours!). If you’re already a fan, props to you for being ahead of the game. Watch the guys talk about who they would kidnap for a day, what they wouldn’t do for any amount of money and more in the interview above!
Empire of the Sun will release their second album, Ice On The Dune, through Astralwerks on June 18th. The band will also make its U.S. television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the same day. Empire of the Sun will be playing quite a few festival dates this year, including the Electric Daisy Carnival, Sasquatch!, Electric Forest, Kanrocksas, Summerfest and the Made in America Festival (tour dates below).
“Alive” is their first single off the album and is available now on iTunes. You can also pre-order Ice On The Dune now on iTunes. The full track listing is below.
Ice On The Dune Track listing
4. Concert Pitch
5. Ice On The Dune
7. I’ll Be Around
8. Old Flavours
10. Surround Sound
12. Keep A Watch
Empire of the Sun – Tour Dates
5/17-18 – New York, NY @ Citi Field – Electric Daisy Carnival New York
5/24-26 – Joliet, IL @ Chicagoland Speedway – Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago
5/25 – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre– Sasquatch! Music Festival
5/30 – Sydney, AUS @ Opera House – Vivid Festival
5/31 – Sydney, AUS @ Opera House – Vivid Festival
6/27-30 – Rothbury, MI @ Double JJ Ranch & Resort – Electric Forest
6/28-29 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas Motor Speedway – Kanrocksas
6/26-7/7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park – Summerfest
8/9 – UK @ Wilderness Festival
8/11 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
8/31-9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fairmount Park – Made in America Festival
Little Boots made headlines with her Gold-selling debut Hands in 2009. Now she is prepping to release her sophomore studio album, Nocturnes on May 7th, on her new On Repeat Records imprint through Kobalt Music. Produced by Tim Goldsworthy, Nocturnes contains a mix of sounds including: pop, disco and EDM. She has posted some track teasers on her website for now, but if you’re getting antsy you can pre-order Nocturnes on iTunes HERE.
Little Boots will also be doing a national US tour in support of the album this May. Check out the dates below.
Little Boots Tour Dates:
5/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/3: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur (Making Time)
5/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
5/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/8: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Belgium artist Selah Sue has announced her first North American headlining tour. The tour will kick off in Ontario, Canada and end at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Selah Sue has toured with some amazing artists including: Ed Sheeran, Allen Stone and Emeli Sandé. Tickets are on sale now (tour dates below).
Rolling Stone named her a new face of 2012 and Glamour says, “She’s got the soul of Adele, the swagger of Janelle Monae, with the rap and reggae skills of Gwen Stefani.”
Selah Sue will be performing songs off of her self-titled debut which is out now on Columbia Records. Check out her song, “Fade Away” above.
SELAH SUE HEADLINE TOUR w/ FULL BAND
6/14 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
6/15 Montreal, QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
6/17 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
6/18 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
6/21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
6/22 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
6/23 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
Psy‘s follow-up single to “Gangnam Style” is here. The single, “Gentleman” is definitely catchy and the video is a bit more scandalous compared to Gangnam, but we all knew he had to amp it up with this release. Psy penned the lyrics and reunited with co-producer, Yoo Gun Hyung who also produced “Gangnam Style”.
The video was just released today and it’s already at 4 million+ views. What do you think, does Psy have another hit on his hands?? I’m digging it.
The Voice Season 3 contestant DE’BORAH recently released her debut single, “Coming Out Looking Good” on iTunes. DE’BORAH signed with Chicago-based label WuLi Records who are also known for releasing the early catalog of American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze.
“WuLi Records is beyond happy to have DE’BORAH join the WuLi Records roster,” states WuLi Records representative Ryan T. McGuire. “We are eagerly excited to work with such a talented young artist and are looking forward to a positive future together.”
She describes her style of music as eclectic with a vast range of genres including rock, soul and pop mixed with her own unique style. If you saw her on The Voice, you know what that’s all about!
Take a listen to what she came up with post-The Voice with her debut single, “Coming Out Looking Good” here.