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Tate Tucker releases Debut EP ‘SHANGRI-LA’

Garnering acclaim and generating organic buzz, Los Angeles-based genre-blending rap artist Tate Tucker releases his debut Shangri-LA EP today available HERE via Harvest Records.

To celebrate the release of Shangri-LA, Tucker will play a hometown show at School Night on June 24 at Bardot. School Night is free with RSVP until 10 pm RSVP HERE. Not only will the show double as Tucker’s EP release party, but it will also be his official live LA debut.

Before announcing Shangri-LA, Tucker first shared his single Breezy, which has now cracked over 700,000 global streams. Watch the accompanying music video HERE. Shot on-location during an adventure in Bali, the visual features Tucker experiencing the country in all of its glory. The clip brings the song’s sonic and lyrical exploration to life. This exploration continues throughout the EP, which illuminates his effortless fusion of hip-hop, funk, world, indie, pop, and alternative flavors. It also sets the stage for more surprises to come. The full track listing can be found below.

Welcome to Shangri-LA!

With millions of streams under his belt and the endorsement of everyone from Hypebeast and Earmilk to Rap-Up and The Source, Tate Tucker brings an expansive palette of vibes to his music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his music mirrors the city’s sun-soaked soul. Since his emergence in 2016 with breakout single Just Wanna he has opened for the likes of Big Sean and Post Malone and established himself as a creative force along the way. 2019 has all the signs of a major year for Tucker.

SHANGRI-LA TRACK LISTING:

1.Transcendence

2. R.E.M.

3. Drop In

4. Sugar High

5. Breezy

For more information about Tate Tucker

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Bastille Releases Joy

Today, Bastille shared the official video for their new single, Joy. The track is from the GRAMMY-nominated, Brit-winning band’s third album, Doom Days, which will be released on June 14 by Virgin Records. On June 21, Bastille will perform in Central Park as part of ABC’s Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series.
The Joy video, which can be seen HERE, features real CCTV footage embellished by directors Brain Wash and offers a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one’s watching. From casually hooking up in office cubicles to deliberately tripping up a disruptive small child; what counts as joy for some isn’t necessarily what it means for others. The montage twists some of the more sinister clips, poking fun at the dark undertones, such as a man in an England shirt at a far-right political rally proudly waving a sign that reads “We love migrants” or a paramedic dancing giddily in his ambulance next to a cartoon medical bill for a million pounds.
Bastille frontman Dan Smith said, “This video looks at the things that bring us joy, when we think no one’s looking. Things that are done secretly, maybe compulsively, that we wouldn’t want other people to see. What seems strange and unthinkable to one person might bring pleasure to someone else. It’s fascinating that most people have a version of themselves they want to show in public – at work or online – and a version they don’t. We wanted to show it all.
The final track on Doom Days, completes Bastille’s journey through a big night out, from an Uber ride through the city streets to waking up on the kitchen floor. The healing sounds of the euphoric single see the demons of life’s hangovers dispelled by a simple phone call from someone special, giving a reminder that thereߣs still hope.
Doom Days taps into globally held anxieties, while also working on a much more intimate level, celebrating real human connections. Bastille continues to evolve sonically and push things forward, pulling instrumentation from their much-acclaimed Re-Orchestrated tour and mixing genres like gospel, house music and R&B. Fans who pre-order Doom Days in digital format will instantly receive plus the No. 1 Alternative hit Quarter Past Midnight and the title track.
Tickets are on sale now for the band’s fall North American tour, which will include shows at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (September 24) and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (October 12). Every online ticket order purchased for U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album. See below for itinerary.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as Britpop’s new crown princes, Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single Pompeii which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S alone. Pompeii; and subsequent hits Good Grief; (2016) and Quarter Past Midnigh(2018) each topped the Mediabase Alternative chart in the States. Marshmello and Bastille’s hit single, Happier, has topped charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding two billion. Certified 2x Platinum in the U.S. Happier  held the No. 1 position for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s BDS and Mediabase/Top 40 Radio Airplay chart. It also topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs and Dance/Electronic Streaming chart, among others.

The Struts

Interscope rock band The Struts release the lyric video for new single “In Love With A Camera” today. “In Love With A Camera” is featured on the band’s sophomore album YOUNG&DANGEROUS which was released on Interscope Records in the fall of 2018. YOUNG&DANGEROUS follows the 2016 release of The Struts’ debut album Everybody Wants.

The Struts recently finished up a sold-out European tour and will bring the Young & Dangerous Tour 2019to the states next month with stops in major markets including Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and Washington DC. Visit thestruts.com for more info.

In just a few years, The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was also hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as “the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters.” In addition to the support slots, The Struts have been on the road nonstop since their formation including worldwide headline shows and prestigious festival plays including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Bottle Rock, Isle of Wright and many more. Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead singer), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

Below is a complete list of dates for The Struts Young & Dangerous Tour 2019:

April 21 Copper Mountain, CO Copper Mountain Resort
May 2 Louisville, KY Kentucky Derby Festival
May 3 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
May 4 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 5 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
May 7 Houston, TX HOB~
May 8 Dallas, TX HOB~
May 10 Sioux City, IA Athem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 11 Kansas City, MO KRBZ- Coors Light Block Party
May 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground~
May 14 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre~
May 15 Charleston, SC Music Farm~
May 16 Norfolk, VA NorVA~
May 18 Camden, NJ MMRBQ
May 19 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple
June 28 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
June 29 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot*
July 1 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
July 2 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
July 3 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
July 5 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
July 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
July 9 Seattle, WA Showbox*
July 10 Missoula, MT The Wilma*
July 13 Saint Paul, MN Palace Theatre*
July 15 Des Moines, IA Water Works Park*
July 16 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre*
July 17 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works*
July 19 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
July 20 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live*
July 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
July 25 Buffalo, NY TBA*
July 26 Utica, NY Saranac Brewery*
July 27 New York, NY Pier 17*
July 28 Mount Pocono, PA Mount Airy Casino
July 30 Boston, MA House of Blues*
August 4 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
August 6 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork*
August 7 Washington, DC 930 Club*
September 21 Asbury Park, NJ Sea Hear Now Festival

Catfish And The Bottlemen Release New Song “Fluctuate”

Today, Catfish and The Bottlemen share a brand new song “Fluctuate.”

LISTEN HERE

The second new track from their upcoming album The Balance [out April 26 on Capitol Records], “Fluctuate” aired for the very first time today on long-time supporter Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is now available as an instant download for fans who pre-order the album.

Before its official release, Catfish and the Bottlemen performed “Fluctuate” live throughout summer 2018 as a preview of new music to come, and the song quickly became a fan-favorite. Audiences can expect to hear more new tracks from The Balance during the band’s upcoming U.S. headline tour which kicks off March 12. Less than an hour after going on sale, their show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on April 3 sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are available HERE, and full routing can be found below.

“When I’m writing a new song, the audience is all I really see. I get a vision of them in my head before I properly hear the melody or anything like that,” explains front man Van McCann. “If we put three or four of these songs in the set, it’s going to be so strong. This run of shows we have coming up is just perfect timing, getting the chance to play new songs that go hand in hand with a wild night out.”

“Fluctuate” follows the band’s January single release: “Longshot,” which has amassed over 12.8 million global streams and is rapidly climbing Alternative radio charts. The song also scored Catfish and the Bottlemen their highest UK singles chart placing to date. Together with a string of sold-out UK arena dates, the wild reception to their first new music since 2016’s gold-certified The Ride brings renewed attention to the phenomena of the band’s unassailable ascent in the company of a youthful, ever-growing family of fans.

In the breaks between their electrifying outdoor and festival shows, McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) recorded The Balance over a 12-month period in the company of Irish producer, Jacknife Lee. It was recorded in two, secluded studios; Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey.

THE BALANCE TRACK LISTING:

1. Longshot

2. Fluctuate

3. 2all

4. Conversation

5. Sidetrack

6. Encore

7. Basically

8. Intermission

9. Mission

10. Coincide

11. Overlap

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN ߝ U.S. TOUR DATES:

3/12 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

3/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

3/15 Houston, TX @ House of Blues ߝ Houston

3/16 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ߝ Dallas

3/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

3/19 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ߝ San Diego

3/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

3/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fox Theatre

3/25 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

3/26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

3/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

3/29 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

3/31 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

4/2 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!

4/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel - SOLD OUT

LIL WEST × “SOMEDAYS”

LIL WEST RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SOMEDAYS” TODAY

 

Delaware rapper Lil West unveils his new single“Somedays.”

 

Get it HERE via Nomad Music.

 

“Somedays” introduces the genre-defiant and future-facing spirit at the heart of Lil West’s signature sound. The track arrives on the heels of his December release “Baller” with Take A Daytrip x Russ Chell, which HotNewHipHop described as “his most intimate single to date.“

 

All signs point to a major breakthrough for Lil West. In addition to putting up numbers on Soundcloud, Pigeons & Planes and Hot New Hip Hop recently touted him among “Artists to Watch in 2019,” as he garnered widespread praise from Elevator, and Noisey who crowned him, “the Delaware loner forging rap’s strange future.” Right now, he’s putting the finishing touches on his debut project due out soon.

 

Merging emo, rap, alternative, and nearly everything else under the sun, he’s a different kind of artist, and he’s poised for big things in 2019.

Mighty Mystic Announces New Album Enter the Mystic

Mighty Mystic is a musician to look out for in 2019. Kevin Mark Holness, better known as reggae star Mighty Mystic is the younger brother of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Mighty Mystic is a soulful singer, has a magnificent musical range, and exudes strong vocal chops throughout his music. He is set to release his fourth album Enter the Mystic on February 1, 2019. He has achieved international and national stardom with his third album The Art of Balance and the preceding album Concrete World that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number six and his breakout album Wake Up World with “Revolution,” to “Riding on the Clouds” and “Original Love” and “Slipped Away” with appearances from Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. All three albums reached the Billboard Top 10 Reggae Chart. Mighty Mystic’s 2016 release of The Art of Balance album garnered international and national success. He is already having a fantastic year in 2019 with his new music. Mighty Mystic announces his new album Enter the Mystic. Listen here. The new album Enter the Mystic is set to be released on February 1, 2019 and is available for pre-order here. Enter the Mystic is an extraordinary album filled with captivating songs made by one of the most talented artists around.

Mighty Mystic releases his new music video for his single “Salt” from his new album Enter the Mystic. The “Salt” music video is directed by Francisco Santiago and animation by Stephen Thunder. It is produced by Mighty Mystic. Check out the video here.

To kick off his new album release, Mighty Mystic has upcoming shows at the following venues:

Aura in Portland, ME on Friday, February 1, 2019

Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo, NY on Sunday, February 3, 2019

Tickets for new show dates and locations are available at here.

*Visit Mighty Mystic at www.mightymystic.com and follow @MightyMystic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS RELEASE “IF YOU WANNA BE LOVED” TODAY

FEATURED ON FORTHCOMING ALBUM MDRN LV ARRIVING FEBRUARY 15

LISTEN TO “IF YOU WANNA BE LOVED” HERE: https://PictureThis.lnk.to/IYWBLPR

PRE-ORDER MDRN LV HERE: https://picturethis.lnk.to/MDRNLVPR

Critically acclaimed Irish phenomenon Picture This release their third instant grat track “If You Wanna Be Loved” today from forthcoming album MDRN LV, co-produced by Jayson Dezuzio [Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors], arriving February 15,2019 via Republic Records. Listen to “If You Wanna Be Loved” HERE.  Pre-order MDRN LV HERE.

 

Picture This will embark on their first North American tour in support of MDRN LV, making stops across the country starting in Toronto, ON on April 22 and wrapping in Seattle, WA on May 18.  Full tour routing below, get tickets HERE.

 

The albums lead single “One Drink” continues to climb up the radio charts at both Alternative and Hot AC formats in the U.S.  Watch the official music video for “One Drink” HERE.  The band also recently released a second song featured on the upcoming album, “Everything or Nothing”, tune in to watch the official music video HERE. 

ABOUT PICTURE THIS

The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer marked their first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV.

2019 North American Tour Dates:

April 22            Toronto, ON                The Velvet Underground

April 23            Montreal, QC              L’Astral

April 24            Cambridge, MA          The Sinclair

April 26            Pittsburgh, PA             The Club @ Stage AE

April 27            Washington, DC         Rock & Roll Hotel

April 30            New York, NY             Irving Plaza

May 1              Philadelphia, PA         The Foundry

May 3              Columbus, OH            The Basement

May 4              Nashville, TN              The Basement

May 5              Chicago, IL                  Lincoln Hall

May 7              St. Paul, MN               Amsterdam Bar & Hall

May 10            Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge

May 11            Salt Lake City, UT      Kilby Court

May 14            Los Angeles, CA         Troubadour

May 15            San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

May 17            Portland, OR               Doug Fir Lounge

May 18            Seattle, WA                 Columbia City Theater

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchise

Picture This “Everything or Nothing”

Critically acclaimed Irish international phenomenon Picture This release their brand-new song and music video for “Everything or Nothing” from upcoming sophomore full length album MDRN LV, co-produced by Jayson Dezuzio [Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors], arriving February 15,2019 via Republic Records.

Listen to “Everything or Nothing” HERE, watch the official music video HERE. Pre-order MDRN LV HERE.

The release of the new song comes on the recent success from the albums lead single “One Drink”.  The single is currently the #1 played song on radio in Ireland, and continues to climb up the radio charts at both Alternative and Hot AC formats in the U.S.  Watch the official music video for “One Drink” HERE.

The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 300K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer marked their first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV.

Toto Covers Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

Toto recorded their personal interpretation of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”.  The smoking rendition of the song is a direct response to the run-away success being witnessed globally for Weezer’s covers of the hits “Africa” and “Rosanna.”

Toto’s guitarist Steve Lukather shares, “We were blown away at the response Weezer got doing our old songs.  They did a good job too, but we never saw hit records coming from it.  It was all started by a sweet 15-year-old girl named Mary. Then the ball started rolling.  They did two of ours and ‘Africa’ took OFF.  It seemed only right that WE – Toto did a version of one of their songs so we started digging around, listening to a bunch of their music, which I have grown to like a lot. My 30 something kids were flipped over Weezer recording two of our songs as they are fans and we picked ‘Hash Pipe’. The irony that we were smoking hash before these guys were alive was not lost on us, and the other is it has a killer melody and a great groove.  We wanted to do something that rocked. We give you our version – with a little of our thing on it like they did their ‘ thing’ to ours. It is an unlikely collaboration, but some of the best ones are unexpected. Thanks to Weezer, their manager Jonathan, and their fans as they have been really nice to us…and they didn’t have to be. Now I guess we have to do some crazy mash up live someday. In the meantime, continued success.  Thanks to all and hope to meet someday.  Gratitude to the fans for embracing this fun little accident. Ours drops Aug 10th, and I hear KROQ is getting thousands of requests from the teaser we recorded the other day – who knew? Kudos to Steve Porcaro for running with this as the Producer.”

Keyboardist Steve Porcaro offers, “Covering Hash Pipe was an absolute blast. When I asked my neighbor, a huge Weezer fan which record we should cover, he rattled off about five of their biggest hits, but then he smiled and said ‘but there’s nothing like driving down the freeway at 80 miles an hour with ‘Hash Pipe’ cranked’.  That stuck with me when it came time to decide.”

Singer Joseph Williams cannot be reached at this time as he is too high on hashish, but previously when asked about “Hash Pipe” shared simply, “Yeah.”

From the moment of release, Weezer’s version of “Africa” was embraced overwhelmingly by the public and music industry.  At iTunes, the recording peaked at #1 in sales and continues to show strong movement.  At Spotify, the cover hit #1 on the viral chart. At radio, total plays have reached 6269 in The U.S., and is a hit at Alternative currently sitting at #1. The track is hitting Hot AC and Pop now making strong moves up the chart.

Los Angeles alternative juggernaut KROQ placed Toto’s recording of “Hash Pipe” on-air to break the story of the new track’s existence.  On Friday, August 10, Toto’s rendition will be up on all music services, and delivered to radio for airplay globally.  For more detail keep an eye on www.totoofficial.com.

Toto has partnered with Universal Music Germany on the release of “Hash Pipe”.  The company will be spearheading the global release of the recording.  Toto is currently touring North America in support of the band’s recent release 40 Trips Around The Sun.

Ari Lennox

Alternative soul singer, Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope), has just whipped up a sweet and sultry single; a well-deserved treat for fans everywhere. The single is today’s Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Record and is now available on all digital platforms. Written by Lennox and produced by Elite, “Whipped Cream” finds the vocalist pining for an old beau over a laid-back melody and amid stately horns. Lennox’s riffs and lyrics take subtle yet powerful turns, making this track easy to digest while leaving it flavored with substance; just as its name alludes. Take a listen HERE.

“‘Whipped Cream’ is my little baby that expresses how I feel about an ex that I’m still not over. He’s the same n***a that I talked about in PHO,” says Ari.

“Whipped Cream” is the latest release from the Washington D.C. native who dropped her debut EP, PHO, in late 2016. PHO showcased Lennox’s immense talent while highlighting her position as the only female and sole vocalist of her crew. The young talent has described her music as “modern, relaxed, turned up soul… reminiscent of the beautiful music from the ‘70s” while labeling her voice, “imperfect, but pretty.”

Ari Lennox “Whipped Cream” Click:

Ari Lennox