Darren Hayes is pleased to be able to reveal the album cover for his forthcoming album ‘Secret Codes and Battleships’. Designed by John Gilsenan of London graphic design outfit iwantdesign – the front cover has been over 12 months in the making.
Country music‘s newest renegade Christian Kane raised the temperatures this summer with the release of the video for his sophomore single “Let Me Go.” The Roman White-directed love story debuted on Friday, August 5 at No. 2 and quickly rose to No. 1 on CMT.com and remained there throughout the weekend. Check out behind the scenes footage from the video shoot!
Behemoth and Grupa 13′s latest creative vision will be for the song, “Lucifer”. The song is the final track on Evangelion.The video was shot in Wroclaw, Poland and stars the song’s guest vocalist, Maciej Malenczuk. The video is currently being edited and will see a worldwide premiere in September. Check out the photo gallery containing photos of the video-making process.
Venezuela’s La Vida Bohème went to Brooklyn’s Public Assembly to perform their brand new album Nuestra. And La Vida Bohème brought the energy of “la resistance,” their apt nickname for their audience, to a set of performances unlike anything NYC has seen in a long time. In this exclusive interview, the dance punk band explained the difficulties of making an album in a repressive country, and what it’s like to make music for a fanbase called “la resistance.”Enter the La Vida Bohème Sweepstakes for your chance to win a limited edition MTV Iggy t-shirt and your own copy of Nuestra—all signed by the band.
Down officially announces a September jam with the fans in the cities they missed during their spring 2011 tour. Hand-picked by the brotherhood to be taken under their burned black wings will be Swedish occult metallers In Solitude (Metal Blade), and southern psychedelic prog-rockers PONYKILLER (Housecore). See tour dates.
Log on right now to Revolver Magazine’s website to witness the worldwide premiere of “Kicking & Screaming,” the first single/video and title track from Sebastian Bach‘s forthcoming album of the same name. The brand new video for the title track shows Baz in fine form highlighting his inimitable vocal prowess, as well as the bone-crunching riffs and catchy hooks of the single. See Sebastian Bach on tour.
Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings loud music and explosiveness into the lives of TJ (Devon Brochu) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in the garage uninvited. Grief stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more. Download the trailer for the September 13th release with the heavy metal soundtrack featuring Metallica, Motorhead and more.
MTV today announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the “2011 Video Music Awards.” Young The Giant has appeared across MTV and mtv.com as a featured “PUSH” artist and is one of mtvU’s Freshman 5: Top 5 Bands for Summer. They join an impressive line-up of 2011 VMA performers that include Adele, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. The “2011 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.)
New York City based blues rockers, Memphis Crawl, recently released their debut album, Falling Down Against The Sun. Today the bands southern-rock standout song “Wildflower Annie” will be featured as Eat Sleep Breathe Music’s Song of the Day. To check out the ESBM’s “Wildflower Annie” stream, click here. Also, purchase “Falling Down Against the Sun.”
Dominant Legs are thrilled to premiere their video for “Hoop of Love” on Stereogum. They are also pleased to announce their US tour dates with Nurses in preparation for the September 27th release of their debut LP Invitation on Lefuse Records.
Alex Chapaman offers this summer update: “I got my first piece posted on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog (a site I’ve worshipped forever) with Ms. Kelly Rowland! I also got a chance to interview the likes of Lil Wayne-affiliated up & comer/Rock of Ages star Porcelain Black (who I shot for URB and also spoke to for Interview), and I just did a video interview with Ellie Goulding before her sold-out show at New York’s Terminal 5!”
Twenty Twenty are now playing their only headline show of 2011 at The London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 23rd August to launch their new single “Move It”. This show will see the band perform songs from their Top 40 smash hit album “Small Talk”, as well as some old fan favourites and brand new songs.
Walter Trout continues his active worldwide touring schedule with a two-month run across the U.S. that will begin on August 6th in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The visionary roots singer, songwriter and guitarist has been out promoting his 20th album Common Ground, with appearances throughout Europe and the U.S. over the past year. Recently, Trout’s Common Ground was honored with both a nomination for BMA Blues / Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation, and inclusion in Classic Rock Magazine’s 2010 Top 10 list!
Kelly Rowland‘s third solo album, Here I Am [Universal Motown Republic Records], has landed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 76,857 copies during its first week available in stores and online. The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter/actress/dancer and X Factor judge is a 21st century superstar diva. She’s a powerhouse presence in pop, R&B, film, television, and more.
Fresh off a Mercury Prize nomination for Best Album, Katy B unleashes the video for “Witches Brew: directed by Colin Tiller in Los Angeles in lat July. Katy’s debut album On A Mission will be released on September 13th.
Chain Swangaz has released their third video in a series of five that the duo will drop in anticipation for the release of their debut EP, Extended Package on September 8th. It will be available for a free download to their fans via their website.
In the weeks leading up to the release of his debut album Shattered Ice, Adam Tyler proudly announces his headlining role on Electroqueer’s North American tour. Billed as a showcase of the “very best in pop and electronic music from emerging and on-the-cusp artists,” the EQ Music Tour will pepper the country covering major markets from New York City to Charlotte, to Houston to San Francisco. See Adam’s tour dates here.
Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, Hull has yet again emerged with a creation to outlive the ages. His Beyond The Lightless Sky is set for an October 11th release via The End Records. View the album’s cover art and tracklisting here.