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Illenium & Jon Bellion New Collaborative Single “Good Things Fall Apart”

Illenium reveals a blockbuster new collaborative single with Jon Bellion today. Breaking creative ground and knocking down genre boundaries, this marks the very first collaboration between these two powerhouses. An enthralling apocalypse-esque lyric video accompanies the track release today.

On the track, Illenium, envisions a sonic backdrop if glitchy beats, delicate acoustic guitar, and ethereal percussion, and Bellion’s dynamic voice leaps from intimate verses towards a delightfully dizzy crescendo. The star channels nostalgic 90’s pop punk and turn of the century emo on his catchy and confessional chorus, Coming to terms with a broken heart. I guess that sometimes good things fall apart. It’s unlikely anything either artist has released thus far. Most importantly Good Things Fall Apart has all the makings of a crossover anthem perfect for summer.

The song comes in hot on the heels of two explosive anthems from ILLENIUM. To date, his single Crashing featuring Bahari has amassed nearly 27 million total streams. Meanwhile, the follow-up, Pray featuring Kameron Alexander soundtracked a new HBO documentary. Recently the Pray remix packaged engendered enthusiastic critical acclaim. Dancing Astronaut placed it on an NMF Roundup. YourEDM praised it, as intensely varied, while RunTheTrap proclaimed it, a phenomenal remix pack.

Stay tuned for the cinematic music video for Good Things Fall Apart will debut very soon.

Also, be sure to catch ILLENIUM on tour. He will perform a DJ set at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19. He’s set to touch down Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, continue his Las Vegas residency at Hakkasan, and headline bothMadison Square Garden (September 21) and Red Rocks Amphitheater (October 10, 11, 12) in the fall. Dates are selling out rapidly. Remaining tickets are available here: http://illenium.com/tour/.

ILLENIUM creates immersive emotional experiences, displaying an adeptness for crafting aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and depth. With two full-length albums to his credit and sundry singles and remixes, he has surpassed the one billion stream mark across his discography.
His debut album, Ashes, was released to critical acclaim in early 2016. Awake followed in 2017 and hit #1 on in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries. Named one of the 10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017 by Billboard, it included such singles as Feel Good (with Gryffin featuring Daya) and Crawl Outta Love Praising the album as a gorgeous collection of future bass, piercing vocals, and barefaced lyrics, Dancing Astronaut said, While it might seem premature to call an album a masterpiece, no other title would fit Awake so well Billboard observed, The Phoenix is ILLENIUM ‘s mascot, and Awake is the emergent moment of that story.
Bellion got his start with a series of mixtapes featuring his original songs, all recorded in his parents’ basement. He built a remarkable following by sharing his music directly with listeners, giving away more than 200,000 free downloads of 2014’s The Definition, and playing live for fans on two sold-out national tours. Also a sought-after collaborator, Bellion co-wrote and produced, Trumpets, Jason Derulo& and co-wrote the GRAMMY Award-winning, 10x-Platinum hit The Monster for Eminem and Rihanna. He co-wrote and co-produced Christina Aguilera’s recent single, Fall in Line featuring Demi Lovato. Bellionbegins his North American tour this June, tickets available HERE.
ILLENIUM North American Tour Dates:
May 19  Las Vegas, NV  Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
May 26  Speedway, IN  Indy 500 Snake Pit
June 06 Las Vegas, NV  Hakkasan Nightclub
June 09  Kitchener, Canada  Ever After Music Festival
June 14 George, WA  Paradiso Festival [Date TBA]
June 16  Manchester, TN  Bonnaroo Music, and Arts Festival
June 23  Las Vegas, NV  Wet Republic Ultra Pool
July 05  Las Vegas, NV  Hakkasan Nightclub
August 24  Las Vegas, NV  Hakkasan Nightclub
September 21  New York, NY  Madison Square Garden
October 10  Morrison, CO  Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 11  Morrison, CO  Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 12 Morrison, CO  Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Kandace Springs

“Prince’s protoge spreads her wings on breathtakingly eclectic second album

An accomplished pianist with a sensuous, smoky voice”

MOJO

the soulful pianist and vocalist is self-assured, distinctive and strikingly contemporary.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Singer and pianist Kandace Springs has released her remarkable second album Indigo (Blue Note), a 13-track LP of originals and choice covers that showcases the full breadth of Kandace’s artistry from smoldering R&B (People Make the World Go Round , 6 8) to gorgeous jazz ballads (Unsophisticated, featuring Roy Hargrove) to the pop songcraft of “Breakdown” and Don’t Need The Real Thing. All but two tracks are produced by drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (Common, Erykah Badu) with additional production by Jamie Hartman (Rag’n’Bone Man), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, P!nk), and Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna). Indigo is available on vinyl, CD, download, and streaming services.

For Kandace it boils down to a question that connects past to present: “What would Nina Simone do if she had the technology of today? You could never put Nina in a boxߞshe would do a blues followed a classical piece, a jazz standard and then a Beatles cover. This LP took a lot of inspiration from that it’s a mix of everything that I am.” Indigo offers a fairly plausible answer to that impossible query: songs that swirl classical composition with quiet-storm cool, jazz poise with hip-hop swing, tropical warmth with soulful depth, and earthen groove with airy psych.

Given that diverse palette, Karriem was exactly the right person to work with Kandace to catalyze the best parts of various interests into something new. “I love crossing genres and the direction on Indigo was to marry all the different things to tell her story”, says Karriem, who tracked his drums at various studios while on the road with Diana Krall, and chopped and reassembled his and Kandace’s recordings into what you hear. “It sounds organic because everything was built around the songwriting. She says so much on the piano, and her voice is amazing it’s the focal point of the whole sound.”

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Kandace will embark on a U.S. headline tour beginning September 28 that includes album release shows in Los Angeles (Troubadour, October 1), New York (Sony Hall, October 28), and a hometown Nashville show (City Winery, November 4), followed by performances in Europe and Asia. See below for a full list of tour dates and visit kandacesprings.com for ticket info.

Kandace Springs ߝ Tour Dates:

September 28 Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ

September 29 Voodoo Room @ House of Blues San Diego, CA

September 30 – The Parish @ House of Blues Anaheim, CA

October 1 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA

October 2 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA

October 4 The Jack London Revue Portland, OR

October 5 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA

October 7 – Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC

October 24 City Winery Boston, MA

October 25 Daryl’s House Club Pawling, NY

October 27 – Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA

October 28 – Sony Hall New York, NY

October 29 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA

October 30 The Hamilton Washington, DC

November 2 Stage Door Theater Charlotte, NC

November 3 City Winery Atlanta, GA

November 4 City Winery Nashville, TN

November 13 Forum Leverkusen Leverkusen, Germany **with WDR Big Band**

November 16 New Morning Paris, France

November 17 Queen Elizabeth Hall London, England

November 19 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 20 Quasimodo Berlin, Germany

November 27 Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan

November 28 Sankei Hall Breeze Osaka, Japan

December 1 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China

December 2 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China

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Prince once said that Kandace “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online in 2014 and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Kandace’s 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okay player called her as “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist”

Kandace draws much of her musical inspiration from her father, Scat Springs, a respected session singer in Nashville. It was due to him that Kandace grew up surrounded by music, and he encouraged her to take piano lessons after he watched her peck out melodies on the instrument when she was 10. Yet as a girl, she was equally interested in other creative outlets, especially visual art and, more unexpectedly, automobiles. “My dad gave me a Matchbox car, and my mom gave me a Barbie,” she says. “I drew a mustache on the Barbie and never played with it again, and I still have the Matchbox car.” (Her obsession with cars, which she collects, rebuilds, and resells, continues to this day.)

Something deeper in the young musician was sparked when she heard Norah Jonesߣ 2002 Blue Note debut, Come Away With Me. “The last song on the record is ߢThe Nearness of Youߣ and that song really inspired me to learn to play piano and sing. It was just so soulful, simple and stripped down. That really moved me and touched me. It’s when I realized, This is what I wanna do.”

Kandace began gigging around Nashville, and eventually an early demo she recorded caught the ears of Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, the production team who have written hits for Shakira, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Clarkson, and are best known for discovering Rihanna as a teen and signing her to their production company SRP. Rogers flew to Nashville with an offer to sign Kandace. Still only 17 years old at the time she and her family decided that it wasn’t the right time to pursue a recording career, instead taking a job at a downtown Nashville hotel where she valet parked cars by day and sang and played piano in the lounge at night.

A few years later, Kandace was talking about going to automotive design school, but her mother suggested that she get back in touch with Rogers and Sturken. She instead moved to New York and started working seriously on new songs and demo recordings. She eventually landed an audition with Blue Note President Don Was at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, winning him over with a stunning performance of Bonnie Raitts “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (the original of which he had coincidentally produced).

If you listen closely to Indigo, you’ll hear a nod to Prince in the lyrics of “Fix Me” but the best tribute she could pay to him, Ms. Simone, and the humble legacy of the man who introduced her to music, her father, is by, as Karriem words it, “creating something that adds to the art form.” With Indigo, an album that couldn’t have been made by anyone but her, Kandace Springs does exactly that.

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Mondo Cozmo Announces New EP

NEW YORK, NY-Summer is finally underway now that Mondo Cozmo has returned with brand new music… The critically acclaimed Philly-born and Los Angeles-based mohawked rock ‘n’ roll prophet will release his new Your Motherfucker EP on June 29 via Republic Records.

The EP follows up Mondo Cozmo’s critically acclaimed 2017 full-length debut, Plastic Soul—which housed the hits “Shine,” “Hold On To Me, and “Automatic.” It saw him perform across the country to sold out shows and even made his television debut onJimmy Kimmel Live!.

The four-track EP shows an elevated sound for Mondo Cozmo. “Tonight Tonight”(produced by John Hill (Portugal The Man), kicks off with rustling guitar that pick up into an infectious percussion. Soon, his voice takes hold, spinning a cinematic scene about “city boy blues” and “suicide queens” before the festival-ready chant, “Tonight, tonight, tonight. Elsewhere on the EP, “Your Motherfucker” sounds like the bastard child of LCD Soundsystem and Jeff Buckley, marrying glitchy dancefloor beats and evocative lyricism. That’s just the half of it though. Check out the full tracklisting below!

Your Motherfucker EP comes right in the middle of his tour with Vance Joy. The sold-out dates have run across the country and continue into mid-July- see full tour dates atwww.mondocozmo.com/tour

With this new music and a ton of touring, Mondo Cozmo is back motherfuckers…

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Your Motherfucker
  2. Tonight Tonight
  3. Hey Stephen
  4. Sold

Mondo Cozmo
A disciple of Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, and The Verve, thus the Philadelphia-born, Los Angeles-based Mohawk-ed and tattooed troubadour Mondo Cozmo was born. Think Dylan fronting Oasis with Beck making the beats. Mondo Cozmo took over the rock world with his debut album Plastic Soul, which featured his #1 song
“Shine.” He made his television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performed at (almost) EVERY single music festival last summer, toured with Bastille, opened for MUSE (to a crowd of over 10,000) and with Spoon. From the music industry to Hollywood – everyone has become a fan of Mondo Cozmo: Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons crashed his stage in Las Vegas and the two of them did a cover of “Bittersweet Symphony” together, and his music videos have starred actresses Anna Faris(“Hold On To Me”),and Paz de La Huerta“Higher”. He was named top festival performer at Governors Ball (Consequence of Sound & Billboard), Bonnaroo (Entertainment Weekly), Boston Calling (Boston Music), Shakey Knees (Atlanta Music Guide), Forecastle Festival (Courier- Journal), Austin City Limits (Consequence of Sound) and Summerfest (Milwaukee Journal- Sentinal). In response to last year’s shootings in Las Vegas he penned “The Ballad of Vegas” a moving song discussing the heartbreak of the recent violence across the country- Listen Here. In addition, he was recently selected to speak at Grammy’s on the Hill in support of the Music Modernization Act where he spoke to Congressmen and women. Be ready for more Mondo Cozmo music in 2018.
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, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, 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, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

The Spencer Lee Band

The Spencer Lee Band reveals a live rendition of the classic “With a Little Help From My Friends” (Live In Studio) via SB Projects/Republic Records.

Get the song HERE and video for the song HERE.

The group teamed up with Fader to give the song a first look and share the soulful cover this morning. Of the song, the outlet wrote, “Spencer Lee’s voice is already a classic.” Known for their unbelievable live chemistry, the song is a perfect representation of their unparalleled live energy. Read full interview here.

Led by Kansas-born and Los Angeles-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Spencer Lee, the group has quietly become a burgeoning phenomenon. They contributed “The Wolf” to the chart-topping 50 Shades Freed Official Soundtrack Album, and it’s already generated nearly 7 million Spotify streams and counting while their debut single “Kissing Tree” continues to climb the charts.

Next up, The Spencer Lee Band storms the festival circuit this summer with performances at Governors Ball,BonnarooFirefly, and more.

Be on the lookout for more news on The Spencer Lee Band soon!

NEW ALBIN LEE MUSIC + VIDEO

Albin Lee Meldau‘s ‘The Weight Is Gone‘ is an arresting new soul-soaked dance-pop song that signals a striking new creative direction from an emerging artist to watch in 2018. Over a Ronson-like mashup of beats and sweeping strings with stabs of reverb-heavy guitar Albin’s unforgettable voice soars, confessing how love can sometimes feel like a curse. The Weight Is Gone is the first single from Albin’s forthcoming debut album due out this summer on Astralwerks.

Astralwerks has also released the 3-track The Weight Is Gone (Remixes) EP featuring remixes by KC Lights. The remixes have already earned support from some of the world’s biggest tastemaker DJs including Tiesto and Danny Howard, as well as from festival mainstays Kryder, CID, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.

Few singers can command an audience’s attention quite like Albin Lee Meldau,

his voice is breathtaking, soulful, thunderous and impossible to ignore

NPR Music

Albin has already proven himself to be a powerful storyteller on deeply affecting songs such as Same Boat, Bloodshot, Lou Lou. First and foremost, He considers himself a musical journalist who not only documents what he feels, but also what he sees. But before you discover his gift for weaving emotion, detail, and humanity into a unique blend of classic soul and modern pop production, you will hear his voice and be bowled over.

2018 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Albin, a singer-songwriter who hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, the son of a Swedish jazz singer mom and a British punk rocker dad. His debut album follows two impressive EPs that have already notched 30 million streams on Spotify. Last year he made his debut at SXSW and Bonnaroo, and NPR Music invited him to perform on their popular Tiny Desk Concert series. Albin was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Grammis (Sweden’s Grammy Awards) and won the 2016 Anchor Award, an international competition hosted by the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany that seeks out the best new emerging talent. He was selected by a jury that included producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) who sang Albin’s praises in presenting him the award. Something is pouring out of his heart and soul when he sings.

SXSW 2018 – Artist Takeover

REPUBLIC RECORDS‘ ARTISTS TAKEOVER SXSW 2018

FULL SCHEDULES

DUCKWRTH

A multi-faceted creative, Duckwrth’s artistic outlets extend outside of music and into design, fashion and video. Along with creating unique artwork for his most ambitious body of work yet, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape ,Duckwrth’s gender-fluid clothing designs have been featured everywhere from LA Weekly to Nylon. His music videos have earned placements from the likes of The Fader, NOWNESS, and Hypebeast, to name a few. Bringing a unique identity of masculinity and femininity to his music, Duckwrth’s vivacious and free-spirited approach has earned him comparisons to a millennial Prince or Jimi Hendrix.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
TUMBLR // 9PM-12AM show time //Venue: Mohawk – 912 Red River Rd. Austin, TX 78701

MONDAY, MARCH 12th
CONSENSYS // Set time: TBD Event Time: 9:30 – 11:30 PM // Venue: Ethereal Lounge – 87 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH
PANDORA // Set Time: 5:20-6:00PM // Venue: Gatsby – 708 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
VEVO // Set Time: 9:00PM // Venue: Pelons – 802 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701
TWITTER // Set Time: 10:45PM -Event Time: 9PM-12AM // Venue: Lustre Pearl – 4 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
SECRET SOUNDS // Set Time: 3:30PM // Venue: Sidewinder – 715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
REVOLT // Set Time: 7:20-7:35PM Event Time: 4PM-1AM – // Venue: Vulcan Gas Company – 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
TOMMY HILFIGER HOUSE // private // Venue: TBD

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
CLASH MAGAZINE // Set Time: 12:40-1:10AM //Venue: Empire Control Room – 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH
C3 PRESENTS // Set Time: TBD – Event Time: 3 PM – 6 PM // Venue: Historic Scoot Inn – 1308 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78702

THUNDERPUSSY

If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. The Seattle-based group turned into a quiet phenomenon with the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as well as a string of already legendary performances under their high-waisted belts.

Tuesday, March 13th
SXSW Official Showcase // Set Time: 1:00AM(Wednesday morning) // Venue: BD Rileys- 204 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
C3 Party // Set Time 1:45PM-2:30PM // Venue: Lambert’s 401 W 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701

FRIDAY, March 15th
Play Hooky At St. Elmo // Set Time: 3:45PM-4:30PM // Venue: St. Elmo Brewing- 440 E. St. Elmo Rd G-2, Austin TX 78745

BANDHUNTA IZZY

In 2017, Bandhunta Izzy blasted out of Baltimore, MD with the fieriest bars on the Mid-Atlantic. Songs like “BBB” [feat. Benjamin Blue Sleepy] amassed over 1.9 million YouTube views as his recent “Gummo Freestyle” (6IX9INE Remix) scored over 1.3 million views and earned widespread fan praise. His prolific output garnered the attention of Republic Records who signed him early last year.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
FREE CULTURE // Set Time: within 5pm hour // Venue: TBD
WE THE PLUG // Set Time bet 6-8pm // Venue: Rainy Lounge 217 W 4th ST.
LEGALLY LOUD // Show Time 7pm-2am // Venue: Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
RAP CITY 2018 // Show Time: 7-8pm // Venue: 809 east 6th St (tentative)
DGB // SET TIME: 7:30-9pm (D1 block 30 minutes) // Venue: Texas Music Ranch 5220 FM973, Austin
WORLDSTAR // Show Time 8pm // Set Time TBD // Venue: Summit Rooftop 120 W 5th St

SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
LVLUP MANSION PARTY // PRIVATE (Time: 9pm-3am) // Venue: TBD

WILLTHARAPPER

In 2013, WillThaRapper confidently stepped into the hip-hop ring sporting a controlled intensity matched only by his tireless quiet grind. The 20-year-old Southeast Washington, D.C. rapper carved out a burgeoning following with his breakout “Hang Wit Me” and a string of buzzing mixtapes: 17 N Savage and Beat Bully Vol. 1 in 2014 and 2015’s Street Runner, On Site, and Beat Bully Vol. 2. Glowing praise would come from XXL, Vibe,The Fader, and Noisey who dubbed him “one of [the DMV’s] newest rising stars.” 2017 saw him ink a major label deal with Republic Records as his fiery single “Pull Up Hop Out” racked up 5.4 million Spotify streams in under a month’s time.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
WE THE PLUG // Set Time bet 6-8pm // Venue: Rainy Lounge 217 W 4th St

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
SKUMBAG SEASON // Set Time: TBD // Venue: Peckerheads on 6th – 402 E 6th St
DGB // SET TIME: 7:30-9pm (D1 block 30 minutes) // Venue: Texas Music Ranch 5220 FM973, Austin

D SAVAGE

D Savage quietly crawled from an underground phenomenon to the brink of mainstream disruption within the span of just two years, igniting a cult-like following in the process. Lighting Soundcloud up with no upload less than a million plays, his 2017 banger “I Know II” generated over 16 million streams in under six months, while his very first song “30 Round Clip” cracked 7.8 million and counting. Signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records by industry leader Steven Victor, he undoubtedly will turn heads with every bar throughout 2018 and beyond.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
THE FLEX FEST // 8PM – 2AM // Venue: 84 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX, 78701

TWO FEET

Rising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Two Feet is responsible for the viral track, “I Feel Like I’m Drowning.”Hailed by BAEBLE as “sultry,” and praised by Hillydilly as “one of his strongest tracks” watch and share the video here. The song follows the success of viral hit “Go Fuck Yourself,” streamed more than 80 million times to date. The video is Two Feet’s response to the organic spread of the track within the pole arts community, which has generated hundreds of videos sound tracked by the song—watch it here. After selling out all of his North American Tour Dates including Los Angeles’ El Rey and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg he is set to perform on numerous festival stages this summer including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lighting in a Bottle and makes his SXSW debut this year. Two Feet signed to Republic Records soon after and released First Steps, followed by another EP, Momentum, in June 2017.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
StubHub // 11PM // Venue: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden – 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

MARCO MCKINNIS

Marco first hit the scene when he released the single, “My Own” which premiered on Solange’s digital platform Saint Heron garnering wide tastemaker attention. As his buzz grew, he quit his day job and relocated from Virginia to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with various artists. He recently teamed up with Rex Orange County on the song “Nothing” off of his recent project “Apricot Princess” and with “Life of Pablo” producers DJDS on the track “Tree’s on Fire”. Marco is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated debut EP.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
FUTURE CLASSIC // Set Time: 12:00AM (Friday morning) – Event Time 7:00PM-1:30AM // Venue: Australia House @ SXSW- Lucille’s Patio Lounge- 77 Rainey St, Austin TX 78701

KAMILLION

KaMillion initially made her mark behind-the-scenes by co-writing Diddy Dirty Money’s “Your Love” [feat. Trey Songz & Rick Ross], Trey Songz “Already Taken”, Jordin Sparks’ “1000”, Rihanna’s “Watch N’ Learn”, and more. While working for FEMA in 2016, she quietly turned her attention towards solo music. In the midst of shaping her style, iconic Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Lee Daniels reached out to cast her in his series STAR. Meanwhile, she starred in the TV One movie When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story. With her star rising across media, she inked a deal with Protect The Culture/LAVA personally signed by Philadelphia industry veteran Marc Byers and Jason Flom C.E.O. of LAVA. She’s just starting to show her true colors.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
ICM Partners // 12:55 to 1:05 AM (Friday morning) // Venue; The Belmont – 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, 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, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

EDEN RELEASES ALBUM

Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDENborn Jonathon Ng, releases his debut album, vertigo, today via all digital providers. An exclusive T-shirt is available for purchase along with a digital album bundle for one week only beginning today here: https://shop.iameden.eu/.
EDEN also premieres the video for the song “float” today.  “Walking the line between stirring beats and subdued lyrics, “float is a literal medley of earnest emotion and ingenuity,” saysLadygunn.
Shot in Ukraine, the “float” video completes the trilogy directed by Zhang + Knight, who also lensed EDEN’s videos for gold and crash.” Watch it HERE.
On March 1st, EDEN kicks off the North American leg of his headlining vertigo world tour. The 21-year-old musician sold out several shows almost immediately and added additional dates and upgraded venue sizes in over ten cities due to high demand. Fourteen shows, including two nights at Irving Plaza in New York City and one night at The Fonda in Los Angeles, are sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are on sale now at http://iameden.eu/tour. All dates can be found below.
Several tracks from vertigo have been released, including “gold,” which flew to No. 10 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart upon release and has over four million Spotify streams to date, as does “crash.”
Pigeons & Planes declared that “‘gold’ showcases [his] songwriting skills and forward-thinking arrangement choices, and it’s an exciting look at an artist poised for a breakthrough year … EDEN is set to have a big 2018.” “gold” followed “start//end,” which Billboard called,striking … a nostalgically cast reflection on youth and all-too-relatable feelings of desperation and hope – there’s a secret depth to [EDEN’s] sound.”
V Magazine declares, “both (EDEN’s) music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal on his upcoming debut album – to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.”
On his 2016 breakthrough EP i think you think too much of me, EDEN struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. “Even when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m actually creating anything,” he says. “It’s more like I’m uncovering something that’s already there. Like how an archaeologist doesn’t create a fossil – they’re just finding it and uncovering it, and maybe rearranging it if it’s broken. Releasing this body of work is terrifying and exciting and overwhelming for me. A lot of it is so personal. This album is not a coming-of-age story, but it caused one.”
Racking up over 90 million streams on Spotify to date, i think you think too much of me EP hit No. 1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and No. 2 on Billboard‘s Heatseeker chart. From the bedroom of his childhood home, Ng initially began to cultivate a large online following and made his EP debut with End Credits in August 2015. Despite making no effort to promote it, he soon found the work gaining major attention – ultimately amassing more than 145 million streams combined across his two EPs. EDEN’s first U.S. tour sold out immediately and he spent that summer performing at major U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly.  He also performed at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK and Fuji Rock in Japan.
TOUR DATES:
03/01   Houston, TX                White Oak Music
03/02   Austin, TX                    Scoot Inn (sold out)
03/03   Dallas TX                     Trees (sold out)
03/06   Phoenix AZ                  The Crescent Ballroom (sold out)
03/07   San Diego, CA              House of Blues
03/09   Santa Ana, CA             The Observatory
03/10   Los Angeles CA            The Fonda Theatre (sold out)
03/13   San Francisco, CA        Regency Ballroom
03/15   Portland OR                Hawthorne Theater (sold out)
03/16   Seattle, WA                 Showbox SoDo
03/19   Salt Lake City, UT        Grand at The Complex
03/20   Englewood, CO           Gothic Theatre (sold out)
03/22   Minneapolis MN         The Cedar (sold out)
03/23   Milwaukee, WI            The Rave II
03/24   Chicago IL                    House of Blues (sold out)
03/26   Detroit, MI                  Saint Andrews Hall
03/28   Toronto ON                 Danforth Music Hall (sold out)
03/29   Montreal, QC              Corona Theatre
04/02   Boston, MA                 House of Blues
04/04   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/05   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/06   Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer
04/07   Washington, DC          9:30 Club
04/10   Pittsburgh PA              The Club @ Stage AE (sold out)
04/11   Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall
04/12   Nashville TN                Mercy Lounge (sold out)
04/14   Atlanta GA                   Variety Playhouse (sold out)

Glass Animals

Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

GLASS ANIMALS LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR TOMORROW AT SEATTLE’S WAMU THEATER

Run Will Include September 21 Show At Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium And October 5 Concert At NYC’s Radio City Music Hall

How To Be A Human Being Shortlisted For UK’s Mercury Prize

Band Will Perform At Austin City Limits Festival On October 14

Glass Animals will launch their third North American headline tour of 2017 tomorrow, September 16, at Seattle’s WaMu Theater. The run includes a show at Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium (September 21) and the band’s first concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City (October 5). Additional East Coast dates include shows at Agganis Arena in Boston (October 7) and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (October 8 & 9). Glass Animals will cap off the outing with a performance at Austin City Limits Festival on October 14. See below for itinerary. Tickets are available at http://glassanimals.eu/.

The band, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Mercury Prize, continues to pull out all the stops during its live performances. DIY Magazine, reviewing a 2017 show in London, said, “From the second frontman Dave Bayley bounds on stage with limitless energy, Brixton Academy is theirs, and the Oxford quartet proceed to give it one hell of a party.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted, “[the] band has honed its act at all the major festivals — Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, etc. — and it showed in the high energy that began as soon as it hit the stage with ‘Life Itself,’ the percussive dance track that opens the new, second album, ‘How to Be a Human Being.'”

A broken ankle couldn’t keep Bayley from crowd surfing during the band’s main stage set at Coachella, cited as a festival highlight by Billboard, which praised Glass Animals’ “dynamic rendition” of “Gooey.” In July, a storm briefly interrupted their sold-out show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but the band returned to the stage and got the crowd dancing again. Local NBC affiliate 9 News observed, “You always take the risk of rain or shine at Red Rocks, but Glass Animals made it worth every drop.” Their riveting live shows have contributed to Glass Animals’ incredible global growth, resulting in sold-out excursions throughout the U.K., Europe and Australia.  

Glass Animals are touring in support of How To Be A Human Being (Harvest Records), which debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and topped the iTunes Alternative Albums chart in the U.S. and Australia. The album introduced fans to a diverse group of fictional characters, inspired by real people the band encountered while on tour. Glass Animals have continued to bring these characters to life with interactive sites for “Life Itself,””Youth” and “Pork Soda,” as well as a video game app for “Season 2 Episode 3.

 

The single “Agnes” has over 10 million streams on Spotify worldwide. The official video, directed by Eoin Glaister, and can be seen HERE. Track “Pork Soda” has upwards of 13 million Spotify streams, and the official video, which can be seen HERE, has more than one million views. NPR Music placed “Life Itself” on its list of “Songs We Love” while “Youth” appeared on their “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” list. How To Be A Human Being is the follow-up to Glass Animals’ 2014 debut, ZABA, which contained the hits “Gooey” and “Black Mambo.”

 



GLASS ANIMALS – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

 

9/16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater

9/19 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay SOLD OUT

9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

9/22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

9/23 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield SOLD OUT

9/25 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT

9/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre SOLD OUT

9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

9/29 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre SOLD OUT

9/30 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoors

10/2 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

10/3 – Montréal, QC@ Metropolis

10/5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

10/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

10/7 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena

10/8 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club SOLD OUT

10/9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club SOLD OUT

10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World

10/13 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center

10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

10/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Plaza Condesa

10/20 – Guadalajara, MX @ Coordenada Festival

10/21 -Monterrey MX @ Live Out Festival
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For additional information on Glass Animals, contact:

MacKenzie Reynolds, Harvest Records / MacKenzie.Reynolds@umusic.com

 

or visit:

 

http://glassanimals.eu

https://www.facebook.com/glassanimals/

https://twitter.com/GlassAnimals

Spencer Ludwig

SPENCER LUDWIG RELEASES “GOT ME LIKE”
Show stopping and stylish singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig releases his brand new single “Got Me Like” today via all digital service providers. Produced by Rock Mafia (Demi Lovato, Zedd, Tiesto), “Got Me Like” has an energy that will have everyone dancing on their feet. “Got Me Like” is featured on the Madden 18 Soundtrack, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Calvin Harris, and more.

Stream / Download here:

https://spencerludwig.lnk.to/GotMeLike
Watch the video here:

https://SpencerLudwig.lnk.to/GotMeLikeVid

Spencer has this to say about “Got Me Like”: “I just want people to sing, dance and have fun at my shows and in life in general. That’s what this song is about and that’s what it’s for.” via Just Jared, which you can see HERE.

Spencer has been popping up just about everywhere. He recently performed at Lollapalooza and Billboard Hot 100 Fest. Next up are performances with Habitat For Humanity, Corona Capital Festival, and Austin City Limits Festival. Spencer made his debut TV performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has performed at the X Games in addition to landing props from Billboard, OK! Magazine, OnesToWatch, and more.


ABOUT SPENCER LUDWIG:

A trumpeter, singer, producer, and dancer who rocks alligator shoes with smoking style and panache, Spencer Ludwig brings any party to life. Chances are, you’ve heard his lyrical lead trumpet soaring through the music of multiplatinum-selling indie pop act Capital Cities. Not only did the instrumentalist perform on their full-length debut In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, but he also crisscrossed the globe with the band, opening Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, Bebe Rexha’s All Your Fault Tour and tearing up the stage at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and more. On his song for Warner Bros. Records, he merges jazz virtuosity and pop palatability for a style that simmers and swaggers with soul.

 

Digital Assets:

Download/stream HERE.

 

Follow Spencer:

Website: http://www.spencerludwig.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spencerludwigmusic/

Twitter:@SpencerLudwig

Instagram:@SpencerLudwig