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!
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!!
Taken from her highly anticipated debut album I Cry When I Laugh (artwork above), listen to UK songstress Jess Glynne’s brand new single, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’! A great, empowering dance track! So good!
The single arrives August 14, while I Cry When I Laugh follows a week after on August 21.
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.”
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.
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!
The KARATE – EP arrives July 10 via Rudimental’s new record label, Major Toms.
LA-based songwriter turned indie-pop darling Phoebe Ryan released her debut EP “MINE” (artwork above) last week via Columbia Records. The five-track EP includes the stunning lead single ‘Mine” as well as the starry, vocally alluring new track ‘Homie,’ for which Phoebe shared the official video a few days ago. The video shows the green-haired babe singing the song karaoke style in a dimly lit dive bar and has an undeniable DIY feel to it.
Electro-clash queen PEACHES returns with a brand new single called “Light in Places”. The track, a hypnotic, electro-charged jam, is her first release in six years! Her last album, I Feel Cream was released in 2009.
“Light in Places” is taken from upcoming brand new album Rub (album artwork above) arriving Sept 25, 2015! Yay! Rub will feature collaborations with Feist and Kim Gordon (!!!).
Peaches self-directs the official video for the new single which features UK aerialist Empress Stah performing a very interesting laser-light show.
“Good For You” the sexy new jam by Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky is pretty darn good. Although the vocals are a bit overworked; the woozy, slow-burning production and the assistance of Rocky’s verse make it a noteworthy late night jam.
It only took us a few minutes into Por Vida (For Life) the brand new EP from Colombian-born, LA-Based singer-songwriter Kali Uchis to realize that our obsession with the latina blonde-fatale had officially began.
It’s always interesting to see when an artist takes inspiration from genres so rooted in culture and rich in history like Blues, Jazz and R&B to create something inventive and unique. Amy Winehouse is a perfect example of someone who approached those genres with a modern perspective and created her own distinctive sound (with support from Mark Ronson, of course). In Por Vida Uchis displays similar trades and ingenuity by re-introducing the fun, sexy, brighter side of the genre(s).
With a hybrid mixture of Motown and Island music; empowering lyrical swag, and taking vocal cues from 50’s and 60’s soul singers like Billie Holiday and Marlena Shaw, Uchis manages to create a colorful and fearless musical style of her own. Songs like the Reggae-tinged “Know What I Want” (Boy leave it alone, I’m learning, Now I know, Should have left you’re ass in the friend zone) and Rhyming-anthem, “Ridin Round” (You don’t gotta say it cause I know that you don’t like me, You and all your friends can open wide, go on and bite me) are great examples of her bold, lyrical audacity and fresh musical fusion. The tender moments of “Melting” and “Call Me” highlight the singer’s sultry yet sensual side while cleverly paying tribute to the nostalgic balladry of 60s girl-groups. But it is not all about the retro sounds of the past; although the 50s and 60s are a clear inspiration for her music, Por Vidais a pop album, and those pop and hip-hop influences are fully embraced on tracks “Lottery” and “Speed”.
Assisting on the EP’s vibrant pop appeal are productions by Hip-Hop innovators, Tyler, the Creator, Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bunx,Alex Epton (aka XXXchange) and others.
Bridging the gap between “vintage” music and modern day pop is not an easy task to attain; but when an old-soul with a fresh new voice like Uchis’ meets the right collaborators, that difficult challenge just seems to magically happen.
Stream the excellent Por Vidabelow or grab the free download here (Yes, the EP is free! What?!!)
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From the upcoming debut album Communion, watch the brand new video for “Foundation” from UK dance trio, Years & Years!
Lead singer Olly Alexander tells Pitchfork: “We wanted to revisit some earlier themes and imagery from our videos. We expanded on the eerie and hypnotic feel of the song and played with the drama of ritualistic practice, audience and voyeurism. Our director, Fred Rowson, was really good at seeing into our minds and bringing our ideas to life.”
06-25 Rotselaar, Belgium – Rock Werchter
06-27 Pilton, England – Glastonbury
07-04 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er
07-11 Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park
07-17 Berlin, Germany – Melt Festival
07-18 Dublin, Ireland – Longitude
07-19 Henham Park, England – Latitude
07-22 Pag, Croatia – Croatia Rocks
07-25 Tenindewa, Australia – Splendour in the Grass
07-26 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
07-30 Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt’s
08-01 Pomona, CA – Hard Summer
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Tøyenparken
08-14 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08-15 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-26 Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich Openair 2015
08-28 Leeds, England – NME/Radio 1 Stage @ Leeds Festival
08-29 Saint Cloud, France – Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
08-30 Reading, England – NME/Radio 1 Stage @ Reading Festival
09-04 Portmeirion, Wales – Festival Number 6
09-05 Jersey, England – Jersey Live
09-14 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
09-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09-18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09-22 Chicago, IL – Park West
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
09-25 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
09-28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09-29 San Diego, CA – North Park
09-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10-09 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham
10-10 Norwich, England – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
10-11 Nottingham, England – Rock City
10-13 Sheffield, England – O2 Academy Sheffield
10-14 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
10-16 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
10-17 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC Glasgow
10-18 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-20 Liverpool, England – O2 Academy Liverpool
10-21 Bristol, England – O2 Academy Bristol
10-22 Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff University Great Hall
10-24 Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
10-26 Southend On Sea, England – Cliffs Pavilion
10-28 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
11-04 Belfast, Ireland – Mandela Hall