k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang are wrapping up their North American Tour in celebration of their latest album, Sing it Loud. Sing it Loud was named “Album of the Week” by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, which hailed it as “back-to-basics lang recorded as a band, mostly in one take, just like the old days: raw and immediate.” Be sure to check out the rest of their concluding tour dates on kdlang.com.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the hip-hop radio hit by New Boyz feat. Chris Brown, “Better With The Lights Off.” If not, crawl out from under that rock and check out the music video. The single can be found on their new album, Too Cool To Care, available now on iTunes. (Don’t forget their other recent hit, “Backseat” feat. The Cataracts).
Buckcherry‘s own Josh Todd and Keith Nelson have announced that they have begun to write new material for their next album, set to be released in Spring 2012. It’s undoubted that this will also be a success to follow their previous rave reviews for their last record, All Night Long, mostly for their “Crazy Bitch” hit. Read about their interview with EpsyRock and listen to their last album hits.
Chimaria‘s latest album, Age of Hell, was released in August and the popularity of their work is growing.
“Words can’t express what it took to create this album. We hope you love it as much as we do. Turn it up loud, this is Chimaira at it’s finest.” says frontman Mark Hunter. Listen to one of their singles “Born in Blood” on metalsucks.net.
LA – roots based, folk-rock band The Northstar Session are a new and upcoming group, streaming radio stations nationwide. Both of their critically acclaimed records, New Prehistoric times and Winter Collection, can both be found on iTunes. Their warm/soft-rock sound reels audiences in and are worth checking out – give listen to their single “You Come Up Like a Rose” and see for yourself.
Any True Blood fans out there? Remember the chilling “She’s Not There” cover from volume 3? If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s fair to say that the single is very fitting for the upcoming candy-coated holiday, Halloween. Artists Neko Case and Nick Cave collaborated for the hit, be sure to stream the song on kcrw.com.
Explosions In The Sky has unveiled the first official music video of the band’s 12-year career. The animated clip for “Last Known Surroundings” from the band’s new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care was recently premiered at Wired.com. You can also buy the album on their site, along with concluding U.S. tour dates, as well as their confirmed dates for their upcoming global tour.
The Black Eyed Peas have already dominated the stereo, so why not conquer your Xbox and Wii as well? They’re latest project puts a little “Boom Boom Pau” into your standard Dance Dance Revolution – check out the BEP Experience interactive video game website. Music from all the BEP artists are included with dance moves from their own choreographer, Fatima Robinson.
Kevin Hammond‘s success from his hit “Broken Down” has landed him more tour dates with Parachute and Kate Voegele this fall! Both the Huffington Post and Perez Hilton have raved about this acoustic, ballad belting performer. Visit IamKevinHammond.com (clever) for more updates and his latest music.
Listening to Gary Clark Jr., I can’t help but think of a laid-back Austin version of Hendrix mixed with Smokey. The guitar is there, the vocals are raw, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Rolling Stone and LA Times are both raving about his blues-based rock sound. Although he’s currently touring the globe, pick up his new EP, Bright Lights, and listen to some of his stuff on his official website.
J. Cole currently holds the #1 spot for album in the country! His latest, The Sideline Story, includes the hit “Work Out”, “Mr. Nice Watch” (feat. Jay-Z) and “Can’t Get Enough.” To order his album or bump his music click here.
The rise of folk punk troubadour Frank Turner continues unabated in the wake of his masterful new album England Keep My Bones. The album has been a rousing success with critics and fans alike. Turner was recently given an absolutely glowing profile in Spin Magazine’s “Success” issue. Currently on his North American tour, be sure to check out the dates.
Having traveled through time and space in previous videos, Beastie Boys enter yet another new frontier in the brand new “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”: Under the direction of the one and only, Spike Jonze.The track includes singer Santigold, but the music video has all of them being played by…action figures. You’ll have to see it with you’re own eyes – youtube.
A little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll, sisters Nik & Sam are ready to hit the big time with their debut single “BooHoo.” Recently the girls have opened for artists like Randy Travis, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler and SHeDAISY, and have written songs with Grammy-award-winning writers like Liz Rose (Taylor Swift) and Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill). They’re that catchy modern country that inspires so many – visit them at nikandsam.com for more information.
The Belle Brigade have announced that they will hit the road this fall for a series of dates with Groupe Love, followed by a tour with Blitzen Trapper and Dawes. The Belle Brigade are touring in support of their self-titled debut album, which has been critically praised by Spin, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Nylon, and the LA Weekly. Check out their website for the rest of their tour dates (through November) on their website. PS – if you enjoy touching dog tales, watch their video “Losers.”
Boundary-pushing jazz outfit Peripheral Vision set out on fall cross-Canada tour in support of Spectacle: LIVE! Peripheral Vision’s sound has been described as engaging and grooving, blending different flavors of jazz while incorporating hints of other genres, including rock, reggae and electronica.Stream all of their songs online and look up their tour dates for a venue near you!
In support of their debut album White Noise Bed out now on No Sleep Records, and in conjunction with FILTER Magazine, Chicago psychedelic pop rock band Santah have announced plans to set out on a series of US tour dates with fellow up and coming indie rock band Army Navy beginning this month! For more information and dates click here.
Nashville singer/songwriter and long time road warrior Will Hoge is currently on the road for his fall headlining When I Get My Wings 2011 Tour. Joining Hoge for several dates on the 30 city tour will be indie pop rockers Locksley, with Jaron and the Long Road to Love, James Dunn, Brighton, Nic Cowan and Aunt Martha all confirmed for opening slots on various tour stops. His latest album, Number Seven, is out now and available to purchase on his website (as well as tix for his shows in 30 different cities).
Noisecreep is currently hosting an exclusive premiere of Pell‘s take on the legendary Dio track “Holy Diver”. In addition you can check out an interview with Axel himself. Be the first to listen “Holy Diver” – just one of the 3 new tracks to the ballad compilation. The Ballads IV is out now, after listening, be sure to pick up a copy.
San Diego based band Transfer will release their debut album, Future Selves on October 11th via Cool Green Recordings. Within a short period of time, the band has been earning high praise on both sides of the Atlantic; including picking up two awards at last month’s San Diego Music Awards. The band take their cues from what they describe as the “five basic food groups” of rock’n'roll: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Stones – see what they’re talking about at transferband.com.