This was the first sentence I made when I wrote about this group, and I had one song to share. Now they have another that is a taste of what their forthcoming album will sound like, which sounds like some primal hard rock with a mid-80’s feel to it. Try out “Four Walls” and see if it moves you. Telemetry will be ready on November 25th.
The new song by Youth is called “On My Mind”, which could easily become the hot song for the forthcoming winter season but it’s still fall, make it the hot track now. Produced by Paces, Youth are preparing the release of an EP due out in March.
This song sounds like it would have been perfect 5 years ago, 10 years ago, even 15 to 20 years ago but maybe it’s because “Hands Up Thumbs Down” is timeless. To Blaqstarr, maybe it’s just a song with infectious loops. Make ‘em clap to this.
Not needing TV airplay can be a good thing for artists who want to show how bold they are, or how they want to be pereceived as bold. Maybe this is why Skrillex wants to present himself, as someone who is bold with a song title like “Fuck That”, or maybe he has the attitude to make it a legitimate thing. Have a listen and you may say “fuck that, John, you don’t know what you’re talking about.” The thing is, all I’m doing here is telling you about his new video, I didn’t have an alterior motive so to you, FUCK THAT! See how that works? Now press play.
Varathron‘s Untrodden Corridors Of Hades (Agonia) was released earlier today, or yesterday if you want to get into time zones and whatnot, for the album came out in Europe on Friday. The North American release date is still December 9th so for those who’ll still have to wait a bit, the band are streaming the album right now for all to immerse themselves in. Head to Decibel Magazine to check it out.
Would you give noodles to a group that rhymes oodles with voodoo? You may want to when it comes to the guys in Run The Jewels, who are running their balls off in their new video for “Blockbuster Night Part 1″. The song is far from grim but it may make you slim, but only if you don’t eat too much noodles. I don’t know what I’m saying so…
Already being compared to people like Massivei Attack, Imogen Heap, and Sigor Ros, Kristin Hoffman is a singer/composer/producer who creates her style of pop on her own terms, carrying her influences everywhere she goes, then goes elsewhere. She has done her share of major label work with other artists before but now she’s planning on bringing people into her world. She’ll be releasing an EP very soon, and “The Magic” is one of the songs on it.
For the first time I’m posting about a group that will be making an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America to perform their new single. They’re called Rixton and they will be doing “Hotel Ceiling” on January 6th. Will that be worthy of programming your DVR or downloading the performance soon after? That will be up to you. There’s going to be a media feast for Rixton very soon, with a debut album out on March 3rd called Let The Road (School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope) while they’ll be on tour next year with Ariana Grande but before all of this happens, they’ll be on the 16th annual Home For The Holidays holiday special December 19th on CBS. That’s mainstream fun all around.
They are heading on the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball tour, and then the concert dates with Ariana Grande have already been planned. All dates below:
December 5, 2014… Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
December 10, 2014… Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
December 12, 2014… New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
December 14, 2014… Boston, MA (TD Bank Garden)
December 15, 2014… Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
December 21, 2014… Miami, FL (BB&T Center)
December 22, 2014… Tampa, FL (Arnalie Arena)
February 25, 2015… Independence, MO (Independence Events Center) *
February 28, 2015… Milwaukee, WI (Harris Bradley Center) *
March 1, 2015… St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center) *
March 3, 2015… Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena) *
March 7, 2015… Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena) *
March 8, 2015… Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre) *
March 10, 2015… Pittsburgh, PA (Petersen Events Center) *
March 12, 2015… Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center) *
March 14, 2015… Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena) *
March 15, 2015… Worcester, MA (DCU Center) *
March 20-21, 2015… New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) *
March 24, 2015… Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena) *
March 26, 2015… Orlando, FL (Amway Center) *
March 28, 2015… Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena) *
March 31, 2015… San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center) *
April 1, 2015… Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center) *
April 3, 2015… Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena) *
April 6, 2015… Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center) *
April 8, 2015… Inglewood, CA (The Forum) *
April 10, 2015… Anaheim, CA (Honda Center) *
April 12, 2015… San Jose, CA (SAP Center at San Jose) *
April 14, 2015… Seattle, WA (KeyArena) *
April 16, 2015… Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena) *
* = w/ Ariana Grande
Is this one of the best hard rock songs you’ve heard in years? If you are to believe the YouTube comments for it, “Haie in der Luft” isn’t pleasing everyone but there is an audience for it. What do you think? Drop a comment. They are German band Captain Angst & The Deadly Divers and they enjoy putting on masks.
If you haven’t heard Diamond District’s new album March To Washington (Mello Music Group) (my review of which can be read by clicking here), you need to pick this up pronto. It’s easily one of the best hip-hop albums of the year and if you need some proof, check out the video for “A Part Of It All”.