Thursday, 30 March 2017

Night Drive premiere tripped out video for "Rise & Fall"+ announce debut record

Like a synesthesia-induced landscape found within the vivid worlds of films a la Tron or The Neon Demon, Austin + Houston duo Night Drive arrive today with the scattered and lo-fi visuals for their track "Rise and Fall" on Paper Mag. The group are also thrilled to announce their debut self-titled record, due June 16th via Roll Call Records.

Explaining the song on Paper Mag, the duo - comprised of Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon noted,"Rise and Fall is about unexpected change as two people find themselves going in different directions. A sudden and untimely break up. We wanted the overall sound to be a bit dreamy and distant, which relates to that feeling of your life disintegrating and slipping through your hands like smoke, being unable to hold on to it. But we also wanted an energetic intensity to it, which relates more to the feeling of rushing headlong towards an inevitable tragedy and being unable to avert it, no matter what you do or where you turn."

Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, the duo's modern synth-pop seeks to explore the darker currents of abstract emotion. With infectious melodies wrapped in thoughtful lyrics, layered over pulsing dance beats, the group create an ethereal electronic world drenched in noir aesthetics. With the handful of tracks and remixes they've released, the duo's dreamy songs have already garnered attention from the likes of SPIN as well as causing a stir from tastemakers in the blogosphere.

Night Drive's self-titled debut album brings to mind the aesthetics of acts like Interpol or The Knife, and is an effort best consumed in it's entirety. From the John Carpenter-esque stylings of hazy album opener, "Hyperion" to the urgent synth of "Strange Telepathy" or the slow-burning and subtle "Ghost Craft," from start to finish, the LP is a textured soundscape and surreal journey through sound.

Having recently toured with the likes of CHVRCHES, Austra, Yacht, Robert DeLong, and Miami Horror, Night Drive has several dates coming up in Houston, New York and Austin.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Aussie artist, Allday debuts new video: "In Motion ft. Japanese Wallpaper"

Song: Produced by Japanese Wallpaper Recorded by Charlie Daly Mixed by Rob Kinelsi Mastered by Chris Athens.

Video: Prod Co. // Young Black Youth Director/Producer // Nima Nabili Rad DOP // Nima Nabili Rad Production Coordinator // Phil Sandell 1st AC // James Ward Miller 2nd AC // Rory Pippan Gaffer // Josh Koster Editor // Nick Eades Colorist // Nima Nabili Rad BTS // Ryan Cantwell PA // Dale Brumfield, Nikita Kimiye Make up // Sam Vlassis Hair // Abi Wales Styling // Chloe Spalding Special Effects Make up // Leigh Madden Special Effects Make up assistant // Emma Niven-Aitken Runner // Jake Viskic Visual inserts DOP // Nima Nabili Rad Compositing // Nick Eades

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

BODY COUNT - “Black Hoodie” music video

Ice-T’s BODY COUNT just launched the new track “Black Hoodie” (taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Bloodlust”) via this explosive music video directed by Treach Tribe, so click on the link below now to check it out.

Ice-T states: "This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself." “Black Hoodie” and the previously released tracks “No Lives Matter” and “The Ski Mask Way” are available as instant-grats on iTunes, Amazon etc. as well as on all major streaming platforms.

BODY COUNT’s new album “Bloodlust” will be released as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP (including the entire album on CD) and digitally on March 31st.

Vinyl-maniacs: “Bloodlust” is available in the following vinyl colours:

Black vinyl: unlimited Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France Lilac: limited to 600 copies, exclusively available in Australia Transparent-red: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores Transparent-blue: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP

Ice-T and BODY COUNT have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable “Manslaughter”. They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. This is abrasive, in-your-face heavy metal at its very finest.

BODY COUNT line-up: Ice-T – vocals Ernie C – guitars Juan Garcia – guitars Vincent Price – bass Ill Will – drums

Monday, 27 March 2017

Lola Marsh to release debut album "Remember Roses"

Tel Aviv based indie duo Lola Marsh had great success with their 2016 EP “You’re Mine.” Both singles from the EP, “Sirens” and “You’re Mine" totaled 10 million streams on Spotify, principally in the US. Now, their eagerly anticipated debut album, Remember Roses is set for release on June 9, 2017. The album kicks off with a new single “Wishing Girl” – an unstoppable song carried by memorable whistling and an addictive melody, which premiered on PopMatters yesterday.

Written by vocalist Yael Shoshana Cohen and instrumentalist Gil Landau, the forthcoming album sees their sound inspired, matured and smooth. Yael and Gil have managed to free themselves from overwhelming influences – be it Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Edith Piaf – and compose a feel-good soundtrack for the summer season. The album shines with suave romanticism and sweet nostalgia. Friendship, love and fears from childhood are recurrent themes that flow throughout the eleven songs.

The record’s coherence owes a lot to Yael and Gil’s special connection, as they used to be a couple on and off stage. As they are often quoted as saying, “ working together has always been a source of inspiration.” Melodies, choruses and additional arrangements on Remember Roses seem to run so effortlessly from this emotional harmony. If the tracks “You’re Mine” and “Sirens” need no more introduction, they sit alongside new songs on the album that show how far Lola Marsh has evolved in the space of a few years.

Yael Shoshana Cohen belongs to a category of singers that instantly captures the audience’s attention; together with producer Gil Landau they created Lola Marsh. Many discovered their intoxicating sound on the duo's debut EP “You’re Mine” released in 2016, which established the Tel-Avivian duo as one of last year’s major pop folk sensations.

Following a successful test drive and a widely celebrated European festival tour, we can only anticipate that the best has yet to come.

Rammstein release a concert film masterpiece on May 19 with "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS"

On Friday, March 24, official presale for the concert film "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" began ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band's entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".

Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "RAMMSTEIN: PARIS" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. "Absolument"

A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.