MS MR are set to release their sophomore album, How Does it Feel, on July 17th. They recently released the music video for the first single off the album, “Painted” and it rocks.
The video is a collaboration between the band and director Tabitha Denholm (Florence and the Machine, Haim, Jessie J). The idea for the video was inspired by famed director, Stanley Kubrick as well as the 1970s documentary The Secret Life of Plants. Love the song and the groovy, psychedelic video. For something a little smoother, their second single, “Wrong Victory” takes it down a notch. Check it out here.
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?
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
James Durbin is ready to release his sophomore album on April 8, 2014. The untitled album will be released on Wind-up Records. The first single, “Parachute” will be his first release since 2011 and will be available digitally on Friday, November 22nd. To top it off, James co-wrote 10 of the albums 11 tracks.
Be sure to tune into the American Music Awards Red Carpet pre-show where James will reveal an exclusive video clip of “Parachute”. You can catch it on your local TV network or you can log on at Durbinrock.com, AMAS.com, ABC.com, Cocacola.com and Yahoo.com to watch it live on November 24th.
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
Band of Skulls released their video for “Sweet Sour”, the title track on the band’s sophomore album, “The Devil Takes Care Of His Own” due out February 21st. Check out the track above.