Sad news hit the indie rock world, when Chris Walla announced he will no longer be apart of Death Cab for Cutie after 17 years. Walla was sad, but thankful for the experiences that he had with the band. Walla said in a statement, ”I will miss being a quarter of this band and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick and Jason for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.” Walla will leave after a few near future festivals they have to perform at. The band is working on their eighth studio album that will be released in 2015.
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In October 2014, the world will receive The Endless River, a new album from musical legends Pink Floyd. The album produced by David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson will consist mainly of instrumental and ambient music. More details to come at the end of summer!
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Mark your calendars; the singer that won our hearts will be officially releasing his second album a week from today! Ed Sheeran’s second album will come out on Friday, June 20th. However, the good news doesn’t end there; Sheeran will be dropping a few new tracks next week as a preview of this album. He has already released “Don’t” and “One,” which are available for pre-order on iTunes. We can’t wait.
Take a listen to Don’t!
With her album release date less than two weeks away, Lana Del Rey has provided us with a peek into her new album Ultraviolence. She shared the studio version of “Utraviolence,” which shares the same name as her album title. Her album will be released on June 17 and we cannot wait!
Listen to “Ultraviolence” below!
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A GREAT BIG WORLD AND CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO “SAY SOMETHING” TOGETHER ON THE VOICE NOVEMBER 5th
Rising singer-songwriter pop duo A Great Big World have been personally tapped by pop superstar Christina Aguilera to perform their palpably powerful and poetic single “Say Something” live on NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday, November 5. Upon first listen, Aguilera felt the song’s impact and immediately forged a bond with its message in addition to the outpouring from countless fans across the country.
The songstress became so emotionally connected to the track that she asked to join the duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarinoin the studio to re-record the song, lending her legendary voice to a new take, adding a new dimension and elevating it to new heights. The results are stirring, soulful, and stunning. The song will be available for purchase at all digital retailers on November 4th.
About the track, Aguilera enthusiastically comments, “I’m only taking on projects that feel good to me and represent a purpose of the ‘here and now’ in my life, and that’s what this song ‘Say Something’ actually does for me.”
Ian and Chad are humbled by the song’s response, “It is a healing and hopeful song and we simply cannot believe how many people this song has resonated with. It’s one of the greatest honors in the world to know that your art is making a positive impact. Even more so, it’s an incredible privilege to have the support of Christina. Collaborating with her is something we’ll both remember forever.”
A Great Big World began in the crowded practice rooms at NYU where Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino were both studying music business while fostering dreams of writing and performing. Fast forward a few years, and in 2012 A Great Big World was born. Making positive, piano-driven pop bursting with harmonies the duo gained support through fans entirely on Kickstarter to fund their first EP which resulted in a recording contract with Epic Records.
“IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?” ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
- “Land of Opportunity”
- “Already Home”
- “I Really Want It”
- “Say Something”
- “You’ll Be Okay”
- “Everyone is Gay”
- “There Is an Answer”
- “I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else”
- “This Is the New Year”
- “Shorty Don’t Wait”
- “Cheer Up!”
- “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera
GRAMMY-nominated DJ Kaskade’s lead single “Atmosphere” is getting the remix touch by the likes of AMTRAC, Chocolate Puma and GTA. All three remixes are now available exclusively on Beatport, and will become available to all digital retailers on Tuesday, July 30. The new album, Atmosphere, will be available from Ultra Music in September.
Yesterday, Earmilk premiered the AMTRAK remix, which takes Kaskade’s warm and personal lead single and turns it into a proper late-night house groove, complete with deep melodies and soulful rhythms. The Chocolate Puma remix premiered on the SiriusXM BPM channel on July 23.
The single, “Atmosphere,” debuted on Pete Tong’s well-known radio show and features Kaskade singing on a recorded track of his for the first time in his career. With harmonic vocals, “Atmosphere” builds from a melodic tune to big beats and electric sounds that will quickly become a welcome earworm and summer favorite. The album, Atmosphere, is the follow up to Kaskade’s GRAMMY-nominated 2011 album Fire & Ice
You can see upcoming tour dates for Kaskade below.
Tickets are available now at www.kaskadeatmosphere.com
ATMOSPHERE TOUR DATES
Sept. 14 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Oct. 5 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct. 12 Chicago, IL Navy Pier Exhibition Hall
Oct. 17 Los Angeles, CA The Shrine Expo Hall
Oct. 18* Los Angeles, CA The Shrine Expo Hall
Oct. 19* Los Angeles, CA The Shrine Expo Hall
Okay, Monsters, It’s official. Lady Gaga will release her newest single on August 19th from her new album: ARTPOP. I have never been disappointed with any of Gaga’s singles, let alone songs, so I have no doubt that this one will be a number one hit. We are even given a sneak peak into Gaga’s promo photo-shoot for the album. It is rare to see the Mother Monster with a makeup-less face, but we are given a glimpse at one of those rare occasions. A beautiful fresh face, and an ARTPOP tattoo on her left arm, Gaga looks stunning. Now I am just dying to hear what her vocals have been up to in the process of this new single!
The count down begins.
This year, Insomniac Events will host their 17th annual Electrical Daisy Carnival in Sin City, Las Vegas. This is one of the most talked about events of the Summer, and it’s officially SOLD OUT! Although the event took place in Los Angeles three years ago, for 13 years, I think the switch to Vegas has made EDC gain popularity. This years EDC, which had the quickest sell-out ever, will reign Vegas the weekend of June 21st-23rd. The line up includes music from Kaskade, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Krewella, Kastle, and so many more. For the entire line up, CLICK HERE!
The Insomniac website shares many details of this exciting weekend to get the party go-ers ready: “Insomniac will transform the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a completely interactive carnival experience for the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, featuring more than 150 electronic dance music artists, 500 theatrical performers including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers, and stilt walkers. The 1,000-acre complex will become a fully immersive audiovisual experience with dynamic large-scale art installations creating interactive environments amidst the seven stages, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, numerous full size amusement rides and attractions, and a pyrotechnics display nightly.”
This is a weekend that so many people look forward to, and is something that we will be hearing about weeks before it struts and weeks after it ends.
WALLPAPER. TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GOOD 4 IT” ON ITUNES TODAY
TRACK IS THEME SONG TO NEW VH1 SHOW WICKED SINGLE AND IS FEATURED THROUGHOUT ESPN’S CURRENT PROGRAMMING
WALLPAPER. BRINGS HIS PARTY POP TO SXSW
March 12, 2013 — New York, NY — Genre-defying pop band Wallpaper. releases a new single, “Good 4 It,” on iTunes today. The track, which is currently being spun at Alternative radio, is the theme song to VH1’s new show Wicked Single (premiering simultaneously on MTV and VH1 March 17th) and can also be heard in ESPN’s promotional bumpers and teasers for its current programming. With its mix of swagger and vulnerability, “Good 4 It” invokes the essential function of friendship in times of real trauma. A video for the track will be released in early April. Watch the lyric video here.
Wallpaper. is the brainchild of Oakland-based rapper/songwriter Ricky Reed, who played house parties in the Bay Area while honing his songwriting skills before launching Wallpaper. with Arjun Singh, Tom Peyton, Derek Taylor, and vocalist Novena Carmel (daughter of soul-R&B legend Sly Stone). “Wallpaper. represents the eccentric everyman,” Reed says. “A blue-collar pop band for the other 99%, a twerking class hero who might actually show up at your house party — that is Wallpaper.”
Reed’s dry-humored raps and hard-hitting beats began attracting major buzz in 2011 with Wallpaper.’s breakout EP #STUPiDFACEDD — a joint effort between MTV’s Hype Music and Evan Bogart’s Boardwalk Records, leading to syncs on Jersey Shore and The Real World, hundreds of thousands of downloads at MTV’s soundtrack blog, and an “Artist To Watch” designation by the network. Reed also co-wrote and produced “Anyway” with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo for Cee Lo Green’s platinum album The Lady Killer. His remix of Das Racist’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” led to his deal with Boardwalk Records.
In 2012, Wallpaper. signed to Epic Records to bring Reed’s absurdist world-view to a broader audience. In the last year, Wallpaper. has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!and Last Call With Carson Daly, been nominated for a “Breaking Woodie” at the Woodie Awards, and performed a well-received set at Coachella. Nylon remarked last summer: “Wallpaper. is a bonafide hustler and gifted producer, expertly blurring glittery pop and raunchy rap with authentic rock and electric funk.”
Wallpaper. will bring their party-starting live show to this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin next week, and will also join the Vans Warped Tour line-up this summer when their debut album for Epic Records/Boardwalk Music Group will be released. See below for Wallpaper.’s shows at SXSW:
03/14 Roxy Showcase Empire Automotive, 604 E. 7th St.
03/15 Spotify House 1100 E. Cesar Chavez St.
03/16 Doritos Bold Stage 5th St & Red River
Wallpaper. on Vans Warped Tour 2013:
03/28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
06/15 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
06/19 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
06/26 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field
06/27 Phoenix, AZ Quail Run Park
06/28 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
06/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/05 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
07/10 Washington DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11 Boston, MA Comcast Center
07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 New York, NY Nassau Memorial Coliseum
07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/17 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/18 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
07/19 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/26 Tampa, FL Vinoy Park
07/27 West Palm, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
07/29 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
CIARA TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH ‘BODY PARTY’
NEW ALBUM, ONE WOMAN ARMY, SET FOR JUNE 4th RELEASE
(March 12, 2013 – New York, NY) – With the release of her new single, “Body Party,” Ciara is turning up the heat in anticipation of her upcoming June 4th release of One Woman Army. Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, and co-written by her label mate, Future, “Body Party,” which is available on iTunes, is a simmering jam that celebrates the pleasures of a new relationship at its most intimate. AOL called it “suitable for baby making,” but “Body Party” is about more than sex — it’s about Ciara’s strength and independence as a woman.
Ciara was equally revealing and vulnerable in ‘’Sorry,” the first song released from One Woman Army, when she wrote about the disappointment of a failed relationship. With “Body Party,” she has written about the fearlessness of new journey leading her down the path of intimacy. “One Woman Army represents the acceptance of my emotional vulnerability when it comes to love,” Ciara said, and whether she’s writing about heartbreak or ecstasy, she’s boldly and honestly expressing her truth.
Fans can catch Ciara in a reoccurring role on BET’s THE GAME, which returns for sixth season on Tuesday, March 26th with a special one hour-long premiere from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT.
One Woman Army is Ciara’s fifth album, and it showcases Ciara’s commanding skill as a songwriter and vocalist. Changing her label home to reunite with her earliest mentor, L.A. Reid, at Epic Records, One Woman Army is a heavily anticipated album. Ciara may be a one woman army, but she’s got an army of fans, and they’re ready and waiting.
Ciara has been in the spotlight since her 2004 breakthrough album, Goodies. With eight top ten singles on Billboard’s Hot 100, and more than seven million albums sold, Ciara’s had tremendous commercial success, but she’s also been acknowledged for her artistry. She’s won a Grammy, three BET Awards, and three MTV Awards. Additionally, in 2008 Ciara was named Billboard’s Woman Of The Year.
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