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Phony Ppl Premiere Dizzying Visuals of “Way Too Far”

Phony Ppl recently unleased their new album mō’zā-ik (300 Entertainment), the follow-up to 2015 Yesterday’s Tomorrow. Blending soul, funk, R&B and more, each song on the 11-track set plays as an extended jam between five musicians playing at their peak and garnered attention from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NYLON, who called the album “ethereal as hell.”

Recently, the Brooklyn-based quintet release the dizzying visuals for their song, “Way Too Far.” Directed by Joe Well who has directed videos for Kendrick Lamar, YG, Puff Daddy, and The Internet, the production company who produced the video–Pyscho Films–recently produced the video for Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar– “Wow Freestyle” as well as Aminé–“Reel It In.” The video follows the band and gives us a window into their world, and features cameos by Briana Shanee Wilson (Influencer/Entrepreneur/Creator of Matte Brand) and Patrick Paige II of The Internet.

The new record was met with rave reviews, with the band making Rolling Stone’s 2018 Hot List, with David Fricke noting how they are “ready for the world with  mō’zā-ik. NPR Music premiered the album via First Listen, calling it a “stepping stone for the Brooklyn Band as a subconcious vacation for the listener while moving through the world…or maybe even a retreat from it.” The collection was also featured on NPR’s ‘New Music Friday– 8 Albums You Should Hear Now.’ Pitchfork added mō’zā-ik to their ‘5 Best New Rap Songs’ list, raging about how “the group mashes so well” and “every element of their sound complements the other.” The band also appeared on MTV’s TRL, were interviewed on Sway In The Morning, are currently the face of Spotify’s Newness Playlist, and were featured as Artist of the Week by both TIDAL and Soundcloud.

The band are currently supporting Pusha T on the second leg of his Daytona Tour wrapping up with two shows in their home town at Irving Plaza in New York, and will also be playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge December 28, with tickets on sale Nov. 20th. See below for full tour routing.

Tour Dates:

*with Pusha T

‘MŌ’ZĀ-IK’ TRACK LIST

  1. Way Too Far
  2. Once You Say Hello
  3. somethinG about your love
  4. Cookie Crumble
  5. the Colours
  6. One Man Band
  7. Think You’re Mine
  8. Move Her Mind
  9. Before You Get a Boyfriend
  10. Either Way
  11. on everythinG iii love

88Glam Drops New Album 88Glam2

Just recently, buzzing Canadian hip-hop duo 88GLAM have released their new album 88GLAM2 via CO/Republic Records–get it here!

A nocturnal triptych of neon electronics, woozy hip-hop, and impressively deft rapping, the record showcases every side of two-piece–Derek Wise and 88 Camino. Its forward-thinking futurism positions the group for a major mainstream breakthrough. Just last week, they teased the forthcoming arrival of 88GLAM2 with the release of the single “Lil Boat.” Within a week, it cracked 500K Spotify streams and attracted praise from Complex, HotNewHipHop, and more.

From the hypnotic crunch of “Purple Baguettes” through the smoked-out finale “Endz,” the album dips in and out of a myriad of sonic styles and worlds, bringing its own vibrant vision to life in the process.

88GLAM2 arrives hot on the heels of the group’s Spring project 88GLAM: Reloaded. Its lead single “Bali” (feat. Nav) impressively eclipsed 32 million Spotify streams with “12” nearing 10 million and “Kyrie” dunking over 8 million. Additionally, the group has earned acclaim from Billboard, HotNewHipHop, XXL, and more. 88GLAM only continues to skyrocket towards hip-hop supremacy.

Bohemian Rhapsody is Queen’s Highest-Charting Album in 38 Years

Forget about the king, it’s good to be QUEEN: the iconic rock band scored its highest-charting album in 38 years with the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (Hollywood Records), which surged from No. 25 to No. 3 on The Billboard 200 (a 187% increase) and is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 and Top Rock Albums charts.

In addition, Queen’s Greatest Hits Vol I, II & III: The Platinum Collection rocketed from No. 194 to No. 9. The chart activity follows the film’s November 2nd opening in theaters across the country. 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises acclaimed biopic was the No. 1 film at the box office upon its debut with an estimated $50 million in weekend ticket sales.

USA Today said it best: Bohemian Rhapsody is a hit all over again.

Bohemian Rhapsody’s hit-packed companion soundtrack is Queen’s highest-reaching album since 1980, when The Game spent five weeks at No. 1.

Alongside the show-stopping Live Aid performances of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, and We Are The Champions, the album features other rare live tracks spanning Queen’s entire career, new versions of old favorites, and a choice selection of the brand’s finest studio recordings. Among them are some of Queen’s biggest hits, including eleven all-time greatest anthems that reached No. 1 around the world.

Rolling Stone called the album more than just a greatest hits, praising it as ‘imaginative way to relive the band’ is genius.

Queen currently has a jaw-dropping 22 songs charting on the Digital Rock Tracks Chart, including 7 of the top 10:

1) Bohemian Rhapsody

5) We Will Rock You

6) Somebody To Love

7) Another One Bites the Dust

8) We Are The Champions

9) Radio Gaga

10) Under Pressure

With record sales estimated at 300 million and counting, Queen remain evergreen rock favorites whose glorious catalog of songs continues to thrill fans of all ages across the globe.

About Bohemian Rhapsody The Film:

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the brand through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises present a GK Films production Bohemian Rhapsody. Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander and Mike Meyers. Executive Music Producers Brian May, Roger Taylor. Supervisor Becky Bentham, Co-Producer Richard Hewitt, Edited by John Ottman, ACE. Production Designer Aaron Haye. Director of Photography Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC. Executive Producers Arnon Milchan, Denis O’Sullivan, Justin Haythe, Dexter Fletcher, Jane Rosenthal. Produced by Graham King, Jim Beach. Story by Anthony McCarten. Directed by Bryan Singer.

NASIR The Film

Hip-hop icon Nas, widely regarded as one of the most influential emcees of all time, releases a short film to accompany his 11th studio album NASIR via Mass Appeal / Def Jam Recordings.

Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, the short film touches on the many social issues currently and historically ingrained into his local community of Queens, New York, such as racism and police brutality.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals Release “Daylight”

Multi-platinum New York trio Fun Lovin’ Criminals return with new material for the first time since 2010 with the release of ‘Daylight’ today and upcoming UK/European ‘Another Mimosa’ tour.

A reworking of the Bobby Womack / Georgie Fame classic; ‘Daylight’ features a guest appearance from renowned vocalist Rowetta of The Happy Mondays. ‘Daylight’ is the lead single lifted from forthcoming album ‘Another Mimosa’, set for release on January 18th 2019 in the 20th anniversary year of their cult album ‘Mimosa’. A variation on the theme of the 1999 album, which became a cult classic with Crims fans for featuring clever re-imaginings of classic covers, remixes and rarities, ‘Another Mimosa’ draws on their seminal influences from the last 20 years.

“Another Mimosa is a continuation of a long tradition of the FLC paying homage to those great songwriters that we stand on the shoulders of,” notes Huey, from our love of hip hop, to soul to jazz and rock we humbly offer our fans another taste of our unique cocktail.”

Recorded in London’s Gibson Studios with life-long “fourth member”, the Grammy-award winning engineer Tim Latham (Hamilton soundtrack, A Tribe Called Quest, De le Soul, Lou Reed), ‘Another Mimosa’ is a collection of beautifully crafted, eclectic ‘original covers’. From Tom Petty’s ‘Mary Janes Last Dance’ switched up with HipHop beats and a classic Rock influence, to the raw blues of Freddie King’s “Going Down’; Ice Cube’s classic “You Know How We Do It” is made their own with Huey’s smoky drawl and the grace of Neil Diamonds’ “Hello Again” receives the FLC treatment. Alongside a high energy reworking of their own ‘Love Unlimited’ and ‘Southside’ and a brand new FLC track ‘Sunset’; its an album that turns charms and intrigues.

The Another Mimosa tour kicks off in Birmingham on the 31st January, and wraps up in Leeds on the 31st March 2019, the UK leg of the tour will also see FLC travel to Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southhampton, Norwich, Worthing, Oxford and London. Tickets for the Another Mimosa tour are available to purchase here .

Still a mainstay on the festival circuit in UK and Europe, FLC are Europe’s best-loved “cousins from New York”, whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits who, through comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis, launched a career in music. They burst onto the music scene in 1996, gate crashing the euphoric Brit-pop party with unforgettable finesse. Heralded for their generation defining blend of styles and effortless Lower East Side charm, FLC’s refreshing cocktail of rock n’ roll, funk, blues, soul, hip hop, jazz and latin, gave the Crims a unique timelessness that is still apparent three decades on. The Lower East side trio consists of frontman turned Sony Award winning BBC broadcaster Huey Morgan, his founding partner Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser on bass, trumpet, keys and samples and the groups longest-standing drummer Frank ‘The Rhythm Master’ Benbini.

SG Lewis New 5-Track Project ‘Dark’ Out Now

Today, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis releases the highly-anticipated new five-track project ‘Dark’ via Casablanca/Republic Records. The new record serves as the second chapter of his upcoming three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, which chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture.

While Dusk (released earlier this year) blended disco, smooth electro and funk, the second chapter in the trilogy Dark explores distinctly heavier yet still diverse sounds. Nowhere is this more present than in latest single ‘Again’, which sees SG collaborate with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to create a euphoric slice of deep-house. In stark contrast, previous single ‘A.A.T’ is a skittering, bass-laden trap/R&B crossover featuring Drew Love of acclaimed American hip-hop duo THEY, while new EP track ‘Release’, a collaboration with London Grammar’s Dot Major, is a driving, blissed-out bass groove. Further collaborations on Dark include lead single ‘Hurting (feat. AlunaGeorge), which was Clara Amfo’s ‘Track Of The Week’ and topped the iTunes electronic chart, as well as ‘Dreaming’, featuring North London singer/songwriter Bruno Major. SG has previously collaborated with Col3trane, Raye, Ray BLK, The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo, Gerd Janson, Conducta and more as well as producing Dave’s ‘100M’s’ proving his worth as a producer not limited to any genre or style.

It’s been an incredible twelve months for SG that has seen him sell out an expansive run of dates in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, including two nights in NYC, Toronto, Chicago and LA.

Following his recent massive US tour, SG brings his live show back to Europe for a string of dates starting in late November including Bristol and Manchester shows and culminating in a special sold-out headline show at London Printworks on December 7th.

LIVE DATES

Nov 24 2018 – Waagenbau – Hamburg, Germany

Nov 25 2018 – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 26 2018 – Badehaus Szimpla – Berlin, Germany

Nov 28 2018 – Yuca – Cologne, Germany

Dec 03 2018 – Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom

Dec 04 2018 – Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom

Dec 05 2018 – Green Room at The Academy – Dublin, Ireland

Dec 07 2018 – The Printworks – London, United Kingdom

JOHN MELLENCAMP “Other People’s Stuff”

JOHN MELLENCAMP announces the preorder for his 24th album, Other People’s Stuff [Republic Records], available everywhere on Friday, December 7th.

Pre-order Other People’s Stuff HERE.

Not only has MELLENCAMP released hundreds of original songs over his illustrious career, but he has recorded numerous celebrated covers. For as renowned as his original material remains, MELLENCAMP has breathed new life and spirit into various staples of the classic American musical canon as well. A handpicked selection of those covers comprises the aptly titled, Other People’s Stuff.

Culled from seminal albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries, this record serves as a proud homage to some of the greatest songs in history. For the album, Mellencamp recorded a brand-new version of “Eyes on the Prize” which was originally performed at The White House. Mellencamp was asked by the Obama administration to perform for the 2010 Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement event. See link to the memorable performance here. Check out “Eyes on The Prize” Here.

About the collection, MELLENCAMP commented “Most, if not all, of the songs on Other People’s Stuff come from The Great American Songbook.  These are songs that have been recorded over the last 40 years of my career, but had never been put together as one piece of work. Now, they have.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

The new album sets the stage for his 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show,” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd-pleasing concert performer, he kicks off the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center. Yesterday, Mellencamp announced additional dates for the tour which will extend the already lengthy 2019 run with 14 additional shows, making stops across the country. Tickets for most dates will go on sale on Friday, November 9th at 10am local time (see full onsale times below). Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act.  Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Other People’s Stuff.

For more information and all ticketing information please visit Mellencamp.com.

MELLENCAMP’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe.  His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.

Other People’s Stuff TRACKLISTING:

1 “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)

2 “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)

3 “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)

4 “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)

5 “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)

6 “Eyes on the Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)

7 “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)

8 “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)

9 “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)

10 “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (originally from 2003’s An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Songs)

Greta Van Fleet “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”

Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava Records/Republic Records), the full-length debut by Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Greta Van Fleet, enters the Billboard Top Album Sales chart at #1.  The album also came in at #1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and #3 on Billboard 200 chart.  In addition, the album made impressive international debuts:  #1 in Canada, #3 in Germany, Top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, and Top 15 in the UK.

“Music has always been a centerpiece in all four of our lives,” said the band’s Jake Kiszka, “even when we were very young, when we first started hearing our parents’ blues, folk, and R&B records. So to be able to create the music we love, that so many people are hearing and responding to, is truly an honor.”

Sabrina Carpenter Album “Singular: Act I”

Two weeks ahead of its release, singer/songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter has revealed additional details surrounding her third studio album Singular: Act I, due out November 9 on Hollywood Records, including the record’s artwork and track listing. Singular: Act I is available now for digital pre-order and pre-save (HERE) and will include an instant download of the song “Paris.” The album will be available on CD exclusively at Target.

Carpenter first revealed the album’s release date during a dramatic performance of the record’s lead single “Almost Love” on The Late Late Show with James Corden earlier this month. The theatrical performance began as a stark affair, with Carpenter clad in all-white among Roman columns and statues. By the end of the song, the set was splattered with neon paint from disembodied hands – its final mark provided by Carpenter herself as she scrawled “November 9” on the walls.

To celebrate the release of Singular: Act I, Sabrina will perform the album’s second single, “Sue Me” on Live with Kelly and Ryan and the TODAY Show on November 9.

Carpenter is on the edge of a new beginning with this album, which has been more than two years in the making for the rising pop powerhouse. This marks her third record in a three-year span since her debut album, and she has grown considerably as an artist and writer between each release – something that especially shines through on Singular: Act I.

“I’m beginning in a different place than I was before,” says Carpenter of the record. Carpenter approached Singular: Act I a little bit older and a little bit wiser than she was when she began writing songs for her first album. She opted to push herself out of her comfort zone in order to be heard, flaunting the confidence of someone who has entered young adulthood and found their own voice. That sense of empowerment is weaved throughout Singular: Act I – a set of eight sonic epiphanies (all of which she co-wrote) blending Carpenter’s R&B-style vocals with the pop sensibility she helmed on her sophomore record EVOLution.

Singular: Act I Track Listing:

1. Almost Love

2. Paris

3. Hold Tight (feat. Uhmeer)

4. Sue Me

5. prfct

6. Bad Time

7. Mona Lisa

8. Diamonds Are Forever