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BÜLOW TO RELEASE NEW EP DAMAGED VOL. 2 JUNE 8

Critically acclaimed German born pop iconoclast bülow will release her brand new EP, Damaged Vol. 2 [Republic Records/ Wax Records], on next Friday June 8, 2018.

To advance the EP, she just shared a new song entitled “SAD AND BORED” [feat. Duckwrth]. Get it HERE.

Of the song, she comments, “I was imaging myself trapped in a metaphorical cage of my own boredom. Duckworth’s voice and lyrics helped bring those visuals to life.”

SAD AND BORED,” the EP will boast the stark and soulful “You & Jennifer” as well as the shimmering and vulnerable “Honor Roll”, full track listing below.  This summer, she takes this enigmatic sound on the road, launching a full-scale European festival takeover. Check out the confirmed dates below.

After releasing her powerful debut Damaged Vol. 1, bülow has instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike.  The tracks “Like This Guy”“Lines”, and “Not A Love Song” have clocked over 30 million streams, reaching the Spotify Global Viral chart and earning praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes).  A child of the globe, the bright-eyed young singer has grown up in five countries including Canada, Germany, the UK, the US, and is currently finishing high-school in The Netherlands. Although bülow has only just begun her musical journey with these three sentimental, playful, and haunting tracks, “Damaged Vol 1” stands tall as an impressive flag-bearer for things to come.

DAMAGED VOL. 2 TRACKLISTING:

1 “SAD AND BORED” Feat. Duckwrth

2  “Honor Roll”

3 “You & Jennifer”

TOUR DATES:

July 8 – Metropolis Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 14 – Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, Netherlands

July 18 – FluxFM Bergest – Kreuzberg, Germany

July 21 – Curious Arts Festival – Pylewell Park New Forest Hampshire

August 31 – The Surf Lodge – Montauk, NY

Samaria Returns with New Single “Foolish”

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2018) — Today, up-and-coming Bay Area R&B singer and songwriter SAMARIA shares her new single and visual “Foolish.

Watch the video HERE and listen HERE via Republic Records.

Over sparse and stark production, the critically acclaimed 22-year-old artist haunts and hypnotizes with her soft croon and powerful delivery. The visual intercuts equally affecting and lonely vignettes of a burning rose and washed-out landscapes as key lyrics flash across the screen. It continues what’s become a tradition of cinematic videos highlighted by 2016’s breakout “The Story of Right Now,” which first brought her national attention.

SAMARIA will be releasing more new music very soon.

Cobbling together live instrumentation, charismatic vocals, emotionally charged delivery, and narrative lyrics, SAMARIA quietly became the Bay Area’s best kept secret. From the community subculture that birthed P-Lo, Rexx Life Raj, Elujay, and more, she attracted early praise from The Fader, This Is Rnb, and more. Now, she’s carving out her own lane in 2018.

“Foolish” Links:

Main / Landing Page: https://republic.lnk.to/foolish

Spotify: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/spotify

iTunes: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/itunes

Apple Music: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/applemusic

Google Play: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/google-play

Amazon: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/amazon

TIDAL: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/tidal

Deezer: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/deezer

iHeart: https://republic.lnk.to/foolishDL/iheartradio

KAILEE MORGUE’S NEW SINGLE

Kailee Morgue debuts her new single, “Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan)—listen & share here. The track premieres today on Zane Lowe’s World First.

Of the song, Morgue says, “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve made because it is off axis just enough to blur my perspective between haunting and inviting. Teaming up with Whethan brought the perfect blend of hazy lethargy and upbeat skepticism to the track. It captures the unease of that feeling of not knowing how someone truly feels about you, and it still always makes me want to move when I hear it—it’s so fun to perform.”
KAILEE MORGUE
“Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) follows Morgue’s latest single, “F**k U” and her 2017 breakout track, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. “Medusa” became the title track from her debut EP, which was also released last fall and features her hit single, “Discovery.”

Tattooed, multi-color haired and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud.

Between a gig at Jack In The Box in 2016, an 18-year-old Morgue found the beat for her breakout track, “Medusa,” on YouTube and cooked up the single. She first teased the track with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction garnering 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy, minimalistic soundscape, Morgue creates a hypnotic and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics. “Medusa” peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, was hailed as “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, MTV, The Line of Best Fit and Coup de Main and its video premiered on The FADER. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, Morgue inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017. Further music is set for release this summer.

LISTEN TO “DO YOU FEEL THIS WAY” (FEAT. WHETHAN) HERE

LISTEN TO “F**k U” HERE

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Michelle Cadreau x “Dominate”

Hip-hop lyricist Michelle Cadreau has developed a writing and rapping style with both subtlety and introspection to reflect her Native Canadian Indian and Polish ancestry. With four CDs to her credit, the Hamilton, Ontario melds hypnotic and soulful beats with her trademark urban poetry to create a performance style that is equally juxtaposed and complementary.

 

Given the native Indian name Blue Sky at birth by her grandmother (who was born on a reserve in northern Ontario), Cadreau has a tattoo on her back of blue zebra stripes in the shape of an eye with the inscription ‘Blue Sky.’ It is a physical reminder of her spiritual relationship to the earth and heavens and her family.

 

With musical influences that include Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, Cadreau proudly emulates their style. Her ideas often come from a word or phrase that sparks inspiration and builds from there.  She also credits her parents for her love of music. Both played in bands most of their lives – her mother (a nurse by profession) is a vocalist and drummer and her father a vocalist and bass guitarist.

 

Like her mother, Cadreau also plays drums, having begun lessons at age five. She is also an accomplished painter and jewelry designer and has a degree in interior design. Her connection to the visual arts has been a foundation for her lyrics, which paint pictures of the joy and pain of life.

 

Among her releases is the breakout number, “Precipitation,” an articulate and explicit song that boldly details a rapper giving a slam performance for fans; “Like a Killer,” uses boxing to symbolize violence; and “Hip Hop Clerk” is a commentary on making it in the music industry.

 

Also included is “Ineffable,” a look at fan adulation; “Give Me The Prize,” a nod to intelligence and the rewards it can provide; and “Tallest Mountain,” a heartfelt look at making your way up the hip hop ladder. Her strongest response by far from both fans and critics online has been for the song “Ghetto Survival,” which equates creating powerful rap music with persistence and success.

 

Cadreau is using her lyrical deftness and distinct vantage point to create music that is true to her while paying homage to the complex backstory of rap and hip hop.

 

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www.michellecadreaulyricist.com

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LEMAITRE’s MACHINE

Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Lemaitre returns with a new single, « Machine » and an early start on the festival season with performances this weekend at M3F in Phoenix, AZ and CRSSD in San Diego, CA. “Machine” – the duo’s first new offering since 2017’s Chapter One, which featured the hit single « Closer” feat. vocalist Jennie A. blends bright synth lines, jangly guitar riffs, and soaring melody into a sweetly wistful, indie-pop-inspired confection. Relationship issues send the track’s narrator into emotional overload and leave him yearning for a simpler, more mechanical existence. He pleads, “Every time that I try, I shut down/So can you please hit restart?”.

 

“The basis for the lyrics to the song was this thing my cousin used to say when he was little” notes Ketil Jansen, who founded Lemaitre with fellow producer/songwriter Ulrik Denizou Lund. “Every time he did something he wasn’t allowed to do, like play with matches or whatever, he’d always turn into a machine and walk out of the room all robot-like, saying « I’m a machine, I don’t have any feelings, you can’t yell at me.” It was the perfect defense”

 

“Machine” is the first in a series of new tracks from Lemaitre. Forthcoming singles “Control” “Little Things” and “Big” are the results of Lemaitre’s collaborations with producers Coucheron, Jerry Folk, Bearson and William Larsen, all of whom are also Norwegian artists living in L.A. The tracks will be released over the course of the year.

 

In addition to this weekend’s festival performances, the duo will play Sasquatch and numerous other festivals. See below for initial itinerary and follow Lemaitre for further announcements. Known for their incendiary live sets, such as their explosive appearance at Coachella 2016. Lemaitre constantly change up their show to specifically suit each audience and venue, typically bringing in a full band, sometimes with an entire horn section.

 

Lemaitre’s commitment to upending what’s expected of the musical experience dates back to their earliest days as a duo. After meeting at a party in Oslo and bonding over their love of the Chemical Brothers and Basement Jaxx, Lund and Jansen started making music as teenagers. In summer 2010, they had a major breakthrough when “The Friendly Sound” – their second-ever release – hit No. 1 on Hype Machine overnight. In early 2012, Lemaitre released the first EP in their Relativity series. Relativity 2 followed in May 2012 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in the U.S. and Canada. Soon after their song “1:18” was used as in a 2014 ad for the Apple iPhone 5C, Lemaitre signed to Astralwerks and made the move to L.A.

 

Streams of the hit single “Closer” now exceed 50 million on Spotify. The track was heard in a Google phone commercial and used by Bose in various retail displays while “We Got U” appeared in the FIFA 2017 mobile app trailer. “Higher” featuring Maty Noyes, landed in an Apple Watch ad, was praised by Idolator as “a mind-bending banger”.

 

 

Download / Stream “Machine” HERE:

 

 

Lemaitre : 2018 Festival Dates : 

3/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival

3/3 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival

4/28 – Jujutla, Mexico @ Festival Vaiven

5/25 – Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre

8/9 – Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal @ Meo Sudoeste Festival

8/11 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

8/18 – Bodø, Norway @ Parkenfestivalen

CODY SIMPSON & THE TIDE

CODY SIMPSON & THE TIDE

Premiere LIVE Performance Video for

“Tell Me Why” 
on Paste

 

New EP

Wave One Available Now

PRESS HERE to Listen



“The video captures the inimitable energy of the creative process, bottling the lightning that is carefree, confident music-making.” – Paste


“At 20 years old, he’s still on the rise and appears to be perfecting his sound with each and every release.” – Huffington Post

“The song’s breezy acoustics make listeners feel that they are at the same beach Simpson is singing about, a classic case of showing instead of just telling, in more profound lyrics.” – Billboard


 “Simpson has stepped away from his formerly synth- and bass-heavy dance pop and turned to breezy, Jack Johnson-esque acoustic beach pop.” – Rolling Stone

 

“…Simpson is not only about to shock everyone, but (most likely) become a playlist staple.” – NYLON


LA-based rock band Cody Simpson & The Tide premiere the LIVE performance video for their song “Tell Me Why,” today on Paste Magazine who said that Simpson’s preternatural talents practically burst through the screen as he performs, particularly as the effortlessly infectious song builds to its fast-paced crescendo. PRESS HERE to watch. 

“This version of ‘Tell Me Why’ showcases a vibe very similar to how the song was originally written: jamming, spitting out soulful spontaneous lyrics and melodies.” – Cody Simpson & The Tide

“Tell Me Why” comes off the band’s new EP, Wave One, via Entertainment One (eOne). Pulling inspiration from surf music, rock music, and psychedelia to provide a vivid snapshot of a carefree summer, the EP perfectly encapsulates Venice Beach and the sun-kissed streets of Southern California where it was penned. Like its namesake, Wave One ebbs and flows between songs of surf rock with irresistible energy, to songs of breezy beats, provocative hooks, and even acoustic sixties-style call-and-response. PRESS HERE to listen.

 

Australian-born Cody Simpson has had an impressive career to date. His 2013 album Surfer’s Paradise featured collaborations with Ziggy Marley and Asher Roth and landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. He toured Europe and the U.S. as direct support for Justin Bieber and along the way, he performed on television programs including The Today Show, Live! with Kelly, Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For the 2015 World Games, Cody partnered with The Coca-Cola Company, Founding Partner of Special Olympics, to record a unified song titled “Reach Up,” and carried the torch for Australia in the 2016 World Olympics in Rio. His latest album, Free (2015), exhibited a musical shift for Cody, and the singer-songwriter received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Nylon,and MTV which said, “Cody’s getting ‘raw’ and ‘real’ on his latest effort.”

In many ways, Cody Simpson has been working towards the Tide for his entire career. “The reason behind the name was I wanted this body of work to be an audio replication of what the Tide is as an element of nature,” he leaves off. “During that one summer, I had so many revelatory experiences. I wanted to be an exemplar of the Tide’s flow. It was about taking people back to that primitive innocence and being able to appreciate that. Music is the best vehicle to do so.”

“Tell Me Why” LIVE performance video, PRESS HERE


“Waiting For The Tide” LIVE performance video, PRESS HERE

“Waiting For The Tide” video, PRESS HERE

To listen to Wave One EP, PRESS HERE


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THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS + NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER”

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS

New Single “Walk On Water” Out Today: LISTEN HERE

Song Highlights ESPN’s 2017 College Football Coverage

Video with Lyrics: WATCH HERE 


ESPN Video:
HERE

After lighting up stages across North America and around the world this summer on a sold out tour and teasing eager fans about upcoming music releases, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS released a new song today for the first time in four years. Available globally at 8am EDT on all digital retail and streaming sites, “Walk On Water” marks the first single from the multi-platinum selling band’s highly anticipated forthcoming fifth studio album. The song will debut on alternative radio stations at 8am EDT as well as have an ‘all day premiere’ with iHeart Radio.

Next week, “Walk On Water” will have its world television debut in a can’t-miss performance on this year’s MTV VMAs on August 27th, 2017. The song features a sweeping chorus as a call to arms that embodies the spirit of elite athletes, which made it a natural fit for the band, and in collaboration with ESPN, to use “Walk On Water” on ESPN’s college football programming for the 2017 season. The band’s latest single is slated to be used across a variety of shows, promotions and games on ESPN’s college football platforms—television and digital. 

Jared Leto first hinted at new music in a dramatic teaser video unveiled on his Instagram in June. The band then confirmed the new single in August with another video. The record, set for release on Interscope Records, follows the band’s 2013 studio album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, which debuted inside the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

“WALK ON WATER is a song for all of us. It’s a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what you believe in. It is a call to arms but also full of all the optimism and hope that is such an integral part of the American Dream,” said Jared Leto.

About THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS

Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevichail from Los Angeles, CA.

The band’s eponymous debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. They went on to achieve worldwide success with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million copies. Their next release was This Is War in 2009. The recording process of the album was marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI that eventually became the subject of the award winning and acclaimed documentary film Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial success. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally.

Thirty Seconds to Mars has received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness World Record for the Longest Running Tour in history. On July 4th, the band shot a documentary titled A Day In the Life of America. Including over 90 crews in all 50 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico), the project captures American life in a single day. A Day in the Life of America is due for release in 2018. Thirty Seconds to Mars are currently working on their highly anticipated 5th studio album

REEK I’VAN #MCM

American Rapper/Songwriter whom performs under the sobriquet, Reek I’van. Hailing from the streets of Southwest Philadelphia, Reek quickly captured the attention of industry enthusiasts with his fiery lyric presentation and diverse flow style. Once known as Khaos in the DVD ERA, he won every battle that came his way.

At the age of 18, Reek was arrested on serious charges facing hefty time while in his freshman year in college.  After a couple years in State Road Prison, he felt robbed of his basketball career when he lost scholarships due to his incarceration.

After finalizing his case, he immediately enrolled back into a community college and was able to walk on a as new recruit. Subsequently a great basketball season at Montco, Reek dropped out. He had to make some brash decisions with the parentage of his daughter, Maui. Reek began building his entertainment company London Boy Ent, which has a ferocious lineup of lyricists waiting to be unleashed. While working and co-writing alongside of notable artists, Reek was able to gather valuable experience in songwriting.

He attributes his undeniable stage presence and appeal to the fashion industry where he is a published international model, receiving tons of offers for notable campaigns. 

“In modeling… you exist to be judged on your looks, so when it came time for me to actually showcase my talent (rap) I had no fear, only fire. “– Reek

“Al Halaban” by JMT-Prod f/ Mawkley

by Vaughn Lowery 

AL HALABAN is an eerie yet dynamic piece of work from French beatmaker, JMT-PROD and features Morrocan lyrical genius, MAWKLEY. The opening of the record pulls you in and is extremely cinematic (with Saudi Arabian ambient street sounds in background); however, the love of hip-hop is prevalent throughout the track. Very reminiscent of Wu-Tang with a dash of Dr. Dre from the 90’s. When you combine almost 30 years of sound making alongside of a griot who’s been spitting fire since the ripe age of 10, magic happens. Although the song is a foreign release, we had the opportunity to get our hands on a lyric sheet and were blown away. Concurrently, the two of them narrate a story about self-destruction, poverty and hopelessness. If you are seeking something powerful, provocative and perhaps soon to be award-winning look no further.

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https://www.jmt-prod.com/AL_HALABAN/

*Lyrics

INTRO :

IN A TIME WHERE INJUSTICES ,THE POWER OF SHADE AND DOMINANCE BECAME MORE
COMBINED THAN EVER,
WHERE RAIDS DARED THE EXTORTION OF MASTERS OF PAST AND PRESENT
CIVILISATIONS, AND THE LEADERS OF HISTORY.
IT BECAME MORE THAN NECESSARY TO GO BACK IN TIME AND TO DIVE IN THE
HOLLOWS OF MEMORY TO LOOK FOR THAT LUSTER EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN
BLOCKED BY MASSES OF ASH FOR A LONG TIME.

VERSE 1 :

I’VE LEARNED LETTERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE SHEEP
USING A DULL KNIFE..CHOKRI GAVE ME DRY BREAD TO USE
AS A WARM COVER THE MICROPHONE BECAME AN ADDICTION
THEY SAY : GO AND GIVE UP !
MY SWORD IS IN THE FACE OF ANYONE WITH A SWORD UP
I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS !

FILLED MY HEAD WITH KNOWLEDGE
TELL ME WHAT THEY DID TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG
A PLASTIC SANDALE
A SILLY SOCCER BALL , FIVE ELECTRICITY TOWERS , BIG ROCKS
AND WE PLAYIN’ 5 AGAINST 5

BEATEN BY YOUR FATHER AND YOUR TEACHER DID THE SAME
BONGOS, P’TIT SWISS, PRE-SCHOOL LULLABIES
CHAOS IN THE HOOD
NEIGHBOUR CAME OUT AND PUNCTURED THE BALL
FELT SAD, WENT AROUND THE CORNER, BOUGHT A NEW ONE
PLAYED NEXT TO HIS HOUSE AND HE CAME OUT BACK AGAIN…

RAIN POURED, EVERYONE HAD A STICK TO DRAW
IN THE WET DIRT, TAKING TURNS
MY STICK STABBED MY FRIENDS KNEE, HIS DAD PASSED BY
AND FOUND OUT
QUICKLY CAME THE AMBULANCE
NEVER SAW HIM WALKING AGAIN
HE BECAME « HALABAN”

Hook (Refrain) :

HALABAN…..THE SOMEONE WHO IS IN TRANSE WANT TO BE KNOWN
HALABAN…..DANI DAN….JUNKY-MAN……HALABAN
HALABAN…..NOTHING MATTERS….NOTHING HAPPENS…HALABAN
HE STILL NEED A HASH-JOINT….THE SOMEONE WHO IS LEARNING WILL BE KNOWN 2X

VERSE 2 :

FIGHTING IN THE HOOD TO SMOKE AND TO HAVE ENAUGH HASH
YOU BECOME ANORMAL WHEN YOUR PARENTS MAKE YOU DOING A DENTAL SURGERY
NIGHTS LIKE DAYS DRAWIN’ IN ALL WALLS….JUNKIES GRAFFITI!
YOU ARE USED TO STEALING…SCHOOL BECAME THE REFUGE

YOUR DAD HAD A HEART ATTACK, WHNE HE KNEW YOU SNUCK OUT
SHAMEFUL OUTSPRING !
YOU’RE A WASTE OF MONEY AND EFFORTS
YOU’RE NOT UNIQUE…THERE ARE SO MANY !
ADDICTION LEAD TO PRISON..BLAME IT ON THE DEALER

HE WILL BECOME HALABAN LIQUOR IN A PLASTIC BAG
SHOP OWNERS FIRED HIM, CAUSE HE SMELLS BAD
JUNKIES TASTED HIM, WANT TO MAKE HIM LADY
THEY GAVE HIM RIPPED SOCKS AND THEY RAPED HIM

Hook (Refrain) :

HALABAN…..THE SOMEONE WHO IS IN TRANSE WANT TO BE KNOWN
HALABAN…..DANI DAN….JUNKY-MAN……HALABAN
HALABAN…..NOTHING MATTERS….NOTHING HAPPENS…HALABAN
HE STILL NEED A HASH-JOINT….THE SOMEONE WHO IS LEARNING WILL BE KNOWN 2X

OUTRO :

WHEN THE RHYTHM OF THE PUNCHES OF TIME FASTEN..REALITY CAN’T OBEY ITS
RULES,
BE LIKE CANCER AND WATER, AND DON’T LET THE DAYS PLAY WITH YOU AS IT
WISHES,
GIVE ME A PIECE OF PAPER AND A PEN AND LEAVE ME WITH TIME.

KISS KISS THE BEE
MAWKLEY