In case you missed it, Madi Diaz stopped by VH1 Big Morning Buzz this morning to perform her super catchy song "Tomorrow" from her latest album Phantom. Watch the performance above and her interview below.
Berlin duo Schwarz Dont Crack have a shared a video for "All My Love" (Paris Suit Yourself Remix). Video co-director Nicola Powell says, "The video is a glitched-up remix of material we shot with the band and pole-dance performer Yara Mar at Golden Dolls Berlin, cut to the darker Paris Suit Yourself remix of the track." Sebastian Kreis, half of the SDC duo, adds, "Paris Suit Yourself are one of our favorite bands from Berlin. So it was only logical to ask them for a remix.”
"Her latest rendition of Phantom track 'Mess' just screams to be given the fresh-air/driving-with-the-windows-down treatment in all of its skyward, sunburned glory...Diaz nails every triumphant shout on the empowering chorus..."
-- Village Voice
Madi Diaz has premiered a new video for the song "Mess" from latest album Phantom. The video, recorded live at TuneIn Rado in Los Angeles, premiered on the Village Voice blog. Catch Madi on the east coast next week, and on VH1 Big Morning Buzz live on Wednesday morning, April 22.
Madi Diaz Tour Dates:
Mon, April 20 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Tue, April 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thur, April 23 Uncasvlle, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
Fri, April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
At the end of 2014, hot on the foot of US and European tours with The Raveonettes and St. Vincent, UK-duo Coves returned to The Cave to record their brand new EP Spectrum, out now. The 4-song EP is laced with driving riffs, propulsive beats and glacial atmospherics, spiked with Beck’s chilling lyrics of lying wolves, spurned lovers, star lights and dark nights that strike like a shard of glass to the heart.
Coves have risen quietly, but elegantly. Last year they released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Soft Friday’, which won them firm support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few.
Great Lake Swimmers premiered their upcoming album, A Forest Of Arms, on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasyyesterday. The record, which will be released on April 21, is the group’s sixth album.
The Canadian folk outfit also announced a second leg of U.S. dates that will begin in June in the Pacific Northwest. The new run will bring the band down the West coast and across the Southern states before ending on the East coast. See below for the complete tour schedule.
As with past albums, Great Lake Swimmers recorded A Forest Of Arms in numerous untraditional locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. The album was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).
“ [Sirens is] an album of exquisitely artful songs… killer harmonies with smart lyrics.” – Guitar World
Indie folk/pop duo The Weepies have released single “No Trouble” from their forthcoming album Sirens, out April 28. “No Trouble” premiered on The Wall Street Journal (here: http://on.wsj.com/1BEKhpf), and is now available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital service providers (listen below). The pair will hit the road with their three kids in tow on May 29 for their first full band tour in five years. All tour dates are listed below.
The Weepies – Deb Talan and Steve Tannen – will celebrate the release of Sirens by returning to their former home of Los Angeles, CA for a special in-store performance and album signing at Amoeba Hollywood (April 28 @ 6pm). Details are here: http://bit.ly/1CmB0Ui.
The gorgeous video for Holding The Strings (out 1st June), which premiered on Mahogany, was filmed, edited and directed by Ben Cowie, and Wake Up Advice.
Holding the Strings is taken from Admiral Fallow's forthcoming Tiny Rewards (out May 25th) and is available to download instantly if you digitally pre-order the album. Following on from 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Tree Bursts In Snow’ an album that saw the band shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and indie; Tiny Rewards sees the band continue on the same expansive path. Previously Louis (Abbott: lead vocal and guitar) was at helm; now the song writing is an entirely collaborative process, each member’s individual skill and talent as important as the other.
Canadian family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree are set to release their debut album Let’s Go on May 19, 2015. This week, the burgeoning children’s music artist released new single “Sweet Darlin,” as well as launched a pre-order for Let’s Go, which is now available HERE.
Created by music industry veteran John Donnelly, Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree is a highly energetic musical production starring Robin Redcoat, who leads a cast of hilarious singing birds who include: Little Red, Dorothy Dodo Bird, Bazza B., Marty Macaw and Skinny & Dippy The Blackbird Brothers. Designed to engage families and children from ages 3 to 7 in a fun one-of-a-kind participatory musical experience, the songs communicate a refreshingly positive message that can be enjoyed anywhere, especially on the live front via Rockin Robin’s theatrical production set in front of a magical old tree.
Influential Canadian outfit Delerium are set to release their new album Rarities & B-Sides on April 21, 2015. The album is comprised of previously unreleased tracks and remixes spanning the last 15 years. This week Delerium partnered with Exclaim! to exclusively premiere brand new single, “Ray,” which originally appeared as a b-side on 2012’s Music Box Opera. A pre-order for Rarities & B-Sides is now available HERE.
Listen And Share “Ray” HERE:
“'Ray' features Kristy Thirsk, who was one of the first defining singers for Delerium, and the track 'Glimmer,' and is a true definition of a lost track” says Bill Leeb of Delerium. “This song was literally buried in a box of tapes for more than 10 years and were accidentally unearthed by our sound engineer Greg Reely, and surfaced from Delerium's Chimera session recordings.”
Bradford, UK’s Scars on 45 premiered a new music video this week for album track “Take You Home.” Drummer Chris Durling tells ARTISTDirect of the video, “We really wanted to make a video that represented us as a band and who we are as people. We love playing house shows and meeting our fans, so incorporating that into a video seemed like a perfect fit. This was the most fun we've ever had making a video which makes it such a fun film to watch!”
Scars On 45 also peformed “Tasted Every Tear” from their latest album Safety In Numbers on VH1 Big Morning Buzz earlier this week. The band has been on the road since the release of their sophomore album, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #12.