Muse released their music video for “Thought Contagion” directed by Lance Drake. The song itself has the standard haunting quality that we have come to know and expect from Muse. The music video is dark with highlighting neon florescent lighting giving it the right feel to the sound. The Gothic 80s setting has everything from an arcade machine to punk rockers to vampires. Check out the madness above.
Check out the just released video for “Secrets” by Tribe Society, a recent PopZine find. These guys are so awesome we can’t even give a real comparison to any other band. Even Awolnation would be a stretch. Check out the video above and you might just become a fan!
British quartet, Lawson are back! We were worried we were not going to hear new material from these guys, but those worries are over now. The band released the music video for their latest single, “Roads” and it is SO good. It is definitely different from anything that was on Chapman Square, but it works. If you like the new stuff from The Fray (especially “Love Don’t Die”) or One Republic, you will probably like this track. Here’s to the guys breaking the U.S. this year!
New Zealand’s, Six60 are finally gracing us with their self-titled sophomore album. You can pre-order the deluxe album here. It will become available on February 27, 2015 via Massive Entertainment/Universal Music NZ. If you want a sneak peek, you’re in luck. Have a listen to “Special” above (available worldwide on iTunes) and check out the track, “So High“, here. We can’t wait to hear the album in its entirety! What about you?
I recently came across this music video from Bear Arms called “Fool’s Gold” and was surprised at it’s low view count. The post-hardcore band is from Glasgow, Scotland and reminded me of the music we started promoting on PZO when it first began. Think Thursday and Thrice. They have quite a few gems on their debut album, Strength and Conviction, which you can find on BandCamp. Have a listen and pass on the video, these guys deserve way more plays.
After what has seemed like forever, The Cab have finally released some new music–today. Their EP, Lock Me Up is available on iTunes now. To say that it is incredibly awesome would be down playing it because it is musical bliss. Is it too soon to be craving a new album?!?! Of course not!
Be sure to grab the new EP and you could meet the band. They are currently doing multiple Google hangout dates and if you live in Los Angeles, they are inviting 200 lucky fans who provide proof of purchase of Lock Me Up to a movie screening tomorrow. Visit their official Facebook page for more info.
Last year I got introduced to the music of Jaymes Young and it has become an addiction. I absolutely love his voice and his smooth combo of indie with electronic music is perfect. He has this mysterious persona thing going on for him, so here’s a quick wrap up of what we do know about him.
Who: Jaymes Young
From: Seattle, Washington
The Story: Jaymes is a 23-year old singer-songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. He self-released his Dark Star EP in May 2013 and has since been featured in Nylon Magazine, Earmilk and Noisey. According to Pigeons and Planes, Jaymes has signed to Atlantic Records.
Claim to fame: Did a North American and UK tour with, London Grammar.
Sound: Indie, Electronic, Rock, R&B.
Stand-out tracks: “Dark Star” and “Moondust”.
Up Next: Dark Star EP is out now. His debut album is set to be released this year. Announced on January 29, 2014 via his Facebook page that a music video for “Dark Star” would be coming soon.
Why you should know him: That voice! Listen to his track, “Dark Star” below and you’ll feel his talent.
For more info on Jaymes Young, visit his official website here.
Semi Precious Weapons will be releasing their sophomore full-length, studio album titled Aviation this April on RedZone Records. FINALLY. The NY-based band moved to L.A. to work with “Tricky” Stewart (Beyonce, Rihanna, Frank Ocean) on the album and subsequently signed to his RedZone Music label.
The band will release “Aviation High” as the first single and will release the completed music video for it soon. If you’re itching to see it you can watch the behind-the-scenes look at the shoot here. You can now also pre-order the album on iTunes. Full track listing for Aviation is below.
Semi Precious Weapons – Aviation track listing:
1. Aviation High
2. Look to the Stars
4. Never Going Home
5. Scream to the Sky
6. Young Love
7. That’s My Friends
9. Cherries on Ice
10. Free Booze
12. Hands Up
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!
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.