The Number Twelve Looks Like You have put up pre-orders for their first album "Put on your Rosy Red Glasses". This is the first time ever the album has been on vinyl. Limited to 100 copies on White Vinyl, 100 copies on Milky Clear with Black Smoke, 100 copies on Transparent Blood Red, and 200 copies on Standard Black 180 gram vinyl. Albums are expected to ship July 1st.
British shoegaze band Ride have announced their 5th album, "Weather Diaries," set for release on the 16th of June this year. Their last album, Tarantula, was released in 1996, making this their first album of new content in 21 years.
Last December, London-based musician Erol Alkan shared a photo to Instagram revealing work was being made on the album, as well as announcing himself as the producer for the new album.
Watch the music video for new single "Charm Assault" here:
Deathcore band The Acacia Strain have released the lead single off of their upcoming album entitled "Gravebloom". The single is titled Bitter Pill, and the record will be their 8th LP, as well as the first since 2014's "Coma Witch". "Gravebloom" will be released through Rise Records.
The Acacia Strain also will be playing the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour this summer in support of the upcoming record.
Indiana-based rapper Freddie Gibbs has released a new song off his upcoming album, You Only Live 2wice, titled "Alexys". This is the second single from the record. You Only Live 2wice comes out on March 31st.
In Angles, a post-hardcore band signed to Esque records, have released a new single. It's titled "This Side of the Fence". It's unclear if this will appear on an upcoming album at this point. They have also announced a US spring tour with Fero Lux.
Planetarium, a collaborative project including indie darling Sufjan Stevens, The National guitarist Bryce Dessner, classical composer Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister, was first debuted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2013. Accompanied by a string quartet, the piece was presented over multiple days and featured many songs that revolved around the subject of the solar system.
Rumors of a studio release of this collaboration have been around since 2015, but they have now become a reality. A few days after a 45-second teaser, a studio album release of Planetarium has been announced to be released on June 9th via 4AD. Along with the announcement came a first taste of the 17-track space-themed concept record, the track "Saturn", which is now on all streaming services.
EDIT: You can now watch the official video for "Saturn" here:
Thrash metal outfit Lich King have released a new track, Preschool Cesspool, about how being a parent is kinda lame.
The group's fifth album, The Omniclasm, is set for release on April 14th, 2017.
Estonian industrial metallers Freakangel have released a new video for their song "In The Witch House." The track is taken from their fourth studio album How The Ghost Became, which was released on the 3rd of February via Japanese label DWA. The video was produced by the band itself and directed by vocalist/frontman Dmitry Darling.
Australian pop artist Iggy Azalea has released a music video for "Mo Bounce", from her upcoming studio album Digital Distortion. The follow-up to The New Classic is presumably scheduled for a late 2017 release.
British metallers No Sin Evades His Gaze have announced that their sophomore album, Endless Disconnect, will be released on May 12. To coincide with the announcement, they have released the music video for lead single "If Only to Fall".
Experimental metal band Today Is the Day has just reissued their critically acclaimed 1997 full-length Temple of the Morning Star on CD and LP formats. All editions of this new remastered reissue includes previously unreleased demo tracks. The CD edition includes a DVD containing live footage from the band's 1998 performance at the Los Angeles music venue Whiskey A Go-Go, while the LP edition includes a second record containing audio from the show.
Listen to the remastered track "Blindspot" here:
On March 22, 2017, Sib Hashian, the former drummer of 1970s rock icons Boston, died in the middle of a set while playing on a Legends of Rock cruise. Attempts to save his life with CPR and a defibrillator were unsuccessful. Hashian, 67, was the drummer for Boston's two most successful albums, Boston (1976) and Don't Look Back (1978).
The politically charged new album from Ice T's band Body Count draws closer to release, and with a week to go, the band have dropped a third track from Bloodlust with an accompanying music video.
The song, "Black Hoodie", comments on police brutality and racism, and the lack of change in attitudes for the past two decades. It makes particular reference to the murder of Travyon Martin by George Zimmerman. Martin was described as suspicious due to what he was wearing, a "dark colored hoodie".
Maryland pop punk outfit All Time Low has released a new track, entitled "Last Young Renegade". The song is taken off the band's upcoming seventh album, also titled Last Young Renegade. The album is slated for a June 2nd release via Fueled By Ramen.
California minimalist post-rockers Braveyoung have begun streaming their long-delayed second full-length album, "Misery and Pride", through Bandcamp.
Originally meant to closely follow the April release of their 2015 EP "No Peace In This Mind", the record was unforeseeably delayed after member Isaac Jones suffered a severe head injury in a traffic accident which resulted in the temporary removal of part of his skull.
As before, the band's newest outing continues to toe the lines between post-rock, ambient, and modern classical music, tracing its influences to minimalist composers such as Terry Riley and Arvo Pärt.
A more detailed piece concerning the time leading up to the release of the album, Jones' accident and recovery can be read courtesy of Daily.Bandcamp, and the album can be streamed both via the article as well as directly through the Bandcamp page for The Flenser.
Northlane, in a risky marketing strategy, released their new album, entitled Mesmer on CD, limited vinyl variants, digital download, and various streaming services earlier today without any hype or advertising.
The band stated in a Facebook post that they wanted the fans to be the first to hear it, so they released as soon as it was done. This is the most recent release from the band since their split with In Hearts Wake last year, and their first album since 2015's Node.
The Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/northlane/posts/1448908118483544:0
Stream the album here: https://northlane.lnk.to/Mesmer
After months of tease, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett finally unveiled details regarding the upcoming Gorillaz album. Humanz will be out on April 28 and until then, four new tracks offer several tastes on what can we expect from it.
The band re-issued Demon Days on vinyl and will headline the eponymous festival at Dreamland Amusements in Margate, England on June 10. More details here - https://www.redbull.com/us-en/gorillaz-will-livestream-demon-dayz-festival
Ascension feat. Vince Staples
Strobelite feat. Peven Everett
Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan
Momentz feat. De La Soul
Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela
Charger feat. Grace Jones
Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.
Busted and Blue
Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton
Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T
Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz
She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis
Plans to erect a 30 foot-tall lightning bolt to honor David Bowie in his hometown of Brixton have been spurned after the crowdfunding campaign failed to hit its target. Only 50,000 pounds out of the estimated 100,000 were raised before the project's deadline. Donations will be returned to all those kind enough to have given to the project. The sculpture, tentatively titled the ZiggyZag will remain in the works until its creation is made more feasible.