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Alice Glass Unveils First Solo Track “STILLBIRTH”!

Former lead singer of  Crystal Castles, Alice Glass has finally shared her first solo work called, “Stillbirth”. The new song, co-written and produced by Jupiter Keyes, made it’s debut on her official site with a revealing and kind of dark statement by the singer — no doubt in response to her bitter breakup with Crystal Castles’ founding member, Ethan Kath.

Years ago I began the process of trying to remove myself from an abusive relationship that started when I was a teenager. Over the course of that relationship I was systematically cut off from anyone and everyone that I could truly be close to. I was talked down to, yelled at, locked into rooms and criticized daily about my abilities, my weight, my looks, my intelligence and almost every move I made. When I couldn’t take it anymore and I wanted to end the relationship I was threatened, then I was told I was loved, and the cycle would begin again.

I want young women and young men to understand that this kind of treatment of others can happen where it might be least expected. Even in environments that thrive on creativity and open-mindedness, that advocate artistic and counter-culture ideals. Sometimes people will use these things to camouflage themselves so that their abuse might go unnoticed. So that you wouldn’t think to consider it could be happening right in front of you.

The clarity I’ve gained since getting out of that situation has opened up my life in a way that I didn’t imagine was possible. Although some of the pain and anger still lingers, my life finally feels as though it has value and meaning. I speak out now hoping that I can encourage other young women and young men to affirm their value within their relationships or get out. Abuse isn’t always obvious and it doesn’t have to involve black eyes, blood and broken bones. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging, and it is extremely difficult to remove yourself from.

Those that have known me throughout my career might be surprised that someone who publicly gave the impression of being fearless and seemed as though they didn’t take shit from anyone could find themselves being severely mistreated and manipulated by someone they were close to. This person nearly stripped me of myself.  And for years I felt as though they were waiting for my life to end.

Stillbirth was written by myself and Jupiter Keyes in our basement. There is no label involved. It will be available through iTunes, Spotify, etc. beginning July 18. All proceeds for digital purchases of this song will benefit organizations (like the nonprofit RAINN) that help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and incest. You can donate directly to them at  https://donate.rainn.org or via the link on my website at  http://www.alice-glass.com/

There is a sister song to Stillbirth that I hope to release soon, she is a lullaby and she can’t wait to meet you.

 

Share your thoughts. Let us know what you think of the statement and track?!

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The Drums – “There Is Nothing Left” [TOKiMONSTA Remix]

The Drums – a.k.a. Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham – released their third full-length record Encyclopedia last year, and today the band unveils a killer new remix of “There Is Nothing Left”, courtesy of TOKiMONSTA. The LA-Based producer keeps the tempo low with a focus on a dreamy, reverb-heavy chorus — all while masterfully retaining the melancholy of the original track.

Listen!

The Drums are currently on tour so be sure to check them out! Tour Dates Below.

The DrumsiTunes

North American Tour Dates

8/7/15   San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
8/7/15   San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar – Outside Lands Aftershow
8/18/15  Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon *
8/19/15  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
8/20/15  San Diego, CA @ Irenic *
8/21/15  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse *
8/22/15  Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
* with support from Froth

Icona Pop Unveils Vibrant New Single “First Time”

On the eve of the release of their forthcoming “Emergency” EP (Out July 17) chart-topping Swedish babes Icona Pop unveil the nostalgic yet vibrant new track, “First Time”. 

First Time” was the first ever track the duo wrote together when they first met back in 2012. It wasn’t until recently when they entered the studio with Ricky Reed that they decided to dust the cobwebs off and give the track a new lease of life. “The song has a whole new meaning to it now, looking back and reflecting on how far we’ve come since those early days when we were broke and didn’t have a clue what we were doing or where we were going!” says Aino Jawo. “It’s such a special song to us and really is a celebration of friendship, whether it’s with your boyfriend or girlfriend or best friend. We just wanted to capture that feeling again in a song and remind ourselves how important it is to never forget those special early days when you first meet someone” continues Caroline Hjelt.

“First Time” follows the EP’s titled track (Video below) released early in June.

The duo is currently on tour supporting One Direction—tour dates below.

Listen!

Icona Pop – iTunes

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/21 – Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton, AB**
07/24 – Investors Group Field – Winnipeg, MB**
07/26 – TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN*
07/28 – Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO*
07/31 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN*
08/02 – Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA*
08/05 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ*
08/08 – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD*
08/18 – Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH*
08/23 -– Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*
08/25 – Miller Park – Milwaukee, WI*
08/27 – FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, OH*
09/01 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA*
09/03 – Ralph Wilson Stadium – Buffalo, NY*
09/05 – Olympic Stadium – Montreal, QC**
09/08 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/09 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/12 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA*
*2015 Honda Civic Tour Present One Direction On The Road Again w/ One Direction
** w/ One Direction

Jessica 6 Premieres “Down Low” feat. Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff

The gorgeous Nomi Ruiz and Jessica 6 finally return with a brand new song (sort of) called “Down Low”!

The throbbing, deep-house track, which sounds like an erotic tale straight out of the pages of Fifty Shades Of Grey“aren’t you gonna watch my mouth, as I go down on you, aren’t you gonna hold my hair up, so I can stare up at you” is taken from Jessica 6’s upcoming The Capricorn EP schedule to drop July 28.

Although the steamy “Down Low” (produced by Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff) just recently had it’s official premiere; the band debuted the track sometime back in 2012 during a string of live shows in NYC (we were there, of course! see clip below). We originally thought that the track would appear in Ruiz’s solo Mixtape Borough Gypsy Vol. 1  but it didn’t happen. We’ve been crazy about this sensual, late-night jam since we heard it live and we love it even more now that the studio version is finally out!

Listen below and let us know what you think of the new track?!

Jessica 6iTunes

 

UPDATE: official video out now!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
27 June :: Paris France :: YOYO (Dior Homme)
05 July :: Kiev, Ukraine :: L8 Park
17 July :: Buenos Aires, Argentina :: Niceto
23 September :: Toronto, Canada :: Hold Renfrew
27 September :: San Francisco, CA :: Folsom Street Fair
16 October :: Dallas Texas :: Aurora

LANA DEL REY – “HONEYMOON” [Brand New Track!]

After teasing bits of her third full-length album for months now, Lana Del Rey has finally unveil the tittle track from her upcoming album called “Honeymoon”. The dreamy, almost 6min-long ballad arrives with an accompanied 70’s style lyric video where we briefly see the diva  lying on bed of grass near a busy California (?) highway.

Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon is reportedly schedule to drop sometime in September!

Watch!

DRAGONETTE Returns With New Single “Let The Night Fall”!

One of our favorite bands, Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette released a fantastic new single called, “Let The Night Fall” and somehow we missed it. Released on June 16th, the new single is a nostalgic synthpop summer jam with a huge euphoric chorus that’ll make you wish the summer never ends! Although “Let The Night Fall” is the band’s first original production in two years(!!) the trio has recently been featured on LENNO’s “The Best” and Joey Stylez’s “Pride of Lions” (below).

We absolutely love the new single— we can’t get the catchy chorus (“We step it up when the sun goes down, let the night fall, let the nigh fall”) out of our heads! Welcome back, Dragonette!!

Check it out!

“Let The Night Fall” is out now.

Dragonette – iTunes

Listen to “Deicide” The Brand New Tune From Crystal Castles!

After Alice Glass announced her departure from Crystal Castles back in October of 2014; we all thought the electro-goth band was dead and done. But surprisingly, remaining founding member Ethan Kath returned early this year with a brand new song called ‘Frail’ featuring an “unnamed” singer on the track.

Today, the band follows ‘Frail’ with another brilliant new tune called ‘Deicide’. The song is a hazy, synth-heavy dance track that features the band’s unmistakable dreamy yet chaotic production and introduces new lead vocalist, Edith.

No word yet on when we can expect a new album from the band, but Kath added the following: “Sincere thank you for the support. A new Crystal Castles album is on the way, ‘Frail’ and ‘Deicide’ are just a peak at what’s to come.”

Take a listen!

Thoughts?!

Rihanna Unveils NSFW Bloody Visuals For “Bitch Better Have My Money”

After teasing the upcoming visuals for “BBHMM” a few days ago on Instagram with a picture that read “Viewer Discretion Advised…Language, Nudity, Violence” BadgalRiRI has finally unleashed the cinematic video for the track—and she wasn’t kidding about the nudity and violence. In the video, Rihanna kidnaps and tortures the girlfriend of her business associate aka “The Accountant” aka “The Bitch” played by Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal in a calculated, fun and bloody revenge plot.

Watch the bloody affair below!

Thoughts?!!

Brand New Song from SANTIGOLD! Listen To “Radio”

A few years after the release of her masterful 2012 Master of My Make-Believe musical-chameleon Santigold returns with a soaring, brand new single called “Radio”.

The tune is lifted from the upcoming teen flick Paper Towns scheduled to be release on July 24The movie’s soundtrack will also features selections by Twin Shadow, Vance Joy, Son Lux, and more.

Pre-order the soundtrack now (available July 10th) and get a free download of “Radio”.

Check it out!

Thoughts?!

Anne-Marie Shares The Sensual “Gemini” From her Debut EP, “KARATE”

Following the recent premier of the video for her electro-soulful EP titled-track, KARATE, the gorgeous Anne-Marie shares another stellar tune from her upcoming EP called, “Gemini”. The seductive R&B jam, which sounds like a Timbaland\Aaliyah production, once again showcases the UK singer’s phenomenal range and sultry vocal abilities. Simply outstanding!

Listen!

The KARATE – EP arrives July 10 via Rudimental’s new record label, Major Toms.

Anne-Marie – Facebook | iTunes