Ohio's Beartooth have announced the release of their new album Aggressive, due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records. Video for title track and first single ‘Aggressive’ premiers today April 22nd at 2pm GMT.
In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo’s basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music’s stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They’ve earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a “New Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone.
For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album’s 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.
Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their new run of live dates, kicking off in the US & continuing across UK & Europe this Summer, with more dates to be announced soon.
Pihlaja on 21-vuotias hieman helsinkiläistynyt mutta sydämeltään tamperelainen pop-artisti. Flippaan-ensisinkku viettelee kuulijansa intensiiviseen ihastukseen metropolin sykkiessä taustalla.
Pihlajan elektronisilla sävyillä silattu tanssittava pop johdattaa sinut drinkki kädessä Helsingin baarien tanssilattioille. Ilta jatkuu pikkutunneille ja värivalojen täyttämään aamuyöhön. Pihlajan biisien tekstit esittelevät nuoren naisen sielunmaailma. Tuo maailma on täynnä salaattilounaita ja salitreenejä, joiden vastapainoina juhlitaan pitkiä, kosteita viikonloppuja.
Flippaan kertoo yöllisestä ihastumisesta, joka on niin voimakas että tilanne voi mennä ylikierroksille. Biisit kumpuavat Pihlajan ja tuottaja Kiron kynistä. KIRO ponnahti tammikuussa ihmisten tietoisuuten, kun hänen tekemänsä remix soi huippusuositun tubettajan Sparklesin videon taustalla. Sparklesin Counter Strike: Global Offensive-peliä markkinoivalla kanavalla on yli 1,5 miljoonaa tilaajaa.
Pihlaja ja Kiro kohtasivat viime vuonna Tampereen yössä. Kiro toimi DJ:nä tapahtumassa, jossa Pihlajan ystävä oli tanssijana. Yhteisessä pöydässä alettiin puhua musiikista ja pikkutunneilla sovittiin yhteistyöstä.
”Kiron tultua mukaan mun musiikki löysi sen terävimmän elektronisen kärjen. Olin tehnyt aiemmin paljon piano-lauludemoja, mutta tiesin että halusin tehdä jotain iskevämpää. Oon tykkäillyt paljon esimerkiksi Major Lazerista, Ellie Gouldingista ja Zara Larssonista, joista voikin kuulla vähän vaikutteita mun musiikissa” Pihlaja kertoo.
"ATA," the second single from Olga Bell's highly anticipated LP Tempo (set for May 27 release One Little Indian) is available now, having premiered on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio by DJ Julie Adenuga who raves, "Music lovers: every once in a while a tune comes around that makes you stop… Thank you, THANK YOU for making this music." Listen to the show here, and listen/share "ATA" on Youtube here. Bell has also confirmed new tour dates including shows with Nancy Whang, Empress Of and Yeasayer, plus her own European headline gigs. See below for details—with more to be announced.
Bell says of the track, "'ATA' was inspired by a 1958 Frank O'Hara poem called 'A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island.' It's filled with wordless instrumental stretches—space for thoughts to congeal, to clarify. Some elements of the beat were inspired by the Art Of Noise classic 'Moments In Love' (the snaps especially), and the wormy synth bass of the verses transforms into a high, bright lead when the sun finally speaks, in the middle of the song ('baby it's tough! but don't get low / our work is humble / daily I rise, daily you write')."
The first single from the album, "Randomness," recently received a "Best New Track" designation at Pitchfork after it was premiered by Dummy, who described the house-influenced track as "the fuel of self-manifestation." The Minister Akins-directed video premiered at i-D, who called the video "fire" and said of the track, "if you're anything like us, you've probably had [it] stuck in your head since it surfaced earlier this month." Check out the premiere here, and share/post the video here (full video credits at link). The track is available for instant download with album pre-order.
"This record is first for the body, then for the mind," says Bell, who began writing the album immediately after seeing the film Paris Is Burning. "I started every song by thinking about tempo specifically, listening to the metronome alone, feeling its relation to my body, to the pace of the day, the weather, the light. On fast days I listened to club music, most of it at least twenty years old, and on slow days I turned to early West Coast hip-hop and Portishead because of how physically charged and compelling these records feel despite their low BPM."
Kali Uchis' video for "Only Girl," featuring Vince Staples and The Internet's Steve Lacy and produced by Kaytranada, premieres today. Watch the video, directed by Uchis and co-directed by Valentine Street, here:
"I was inspired by fake love, Edie Sedgwick, Nancy Sinatra and Calle 13," says Uchis. "The video speaks on how disposable/replaceable 'lovers' are treated and the things we will say/do out of loneliness."
Uchis is currently in the studio finishing her debut album, following a whirlwind 2015 that found her touring North America with Leon Bridges, releasing her critically-acclaimed project Por Vida, starring in the Nick Knight-directed acoustic video for her song "Loner," directing videos for "Ridin Round," "Loner" and "Rush," starring in a campaign for British designer Sophia Webster and much more.
Twenty-two-year-old Uchis was born in Pereira, Colombia, raised in Alexandria, VA and is now based in Los Angeles, CA. Uchis has released two much-lauded projects, 2013's Drunken Babble and Por Vida, featuring production from Diplo, Tyler, The Creator, Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD and more. Further collaborations include work with Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Tory Lanez, Tyler, The Creator and more.
Beyoncé has recently announced the names of three charities as global partners for her 'Formation World' Tour. The alignment with the three organizations is designed to show fans how easy it is to give back, be involved in their communities, to be kind and at the core — to BeyGOOD.
United Way will have a presence on every tour stop, starting on the North American leg of the tour which kicks off on Wednesday, April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Chime For Change and Global Citizen will have their online activation program for fans in select tour markets, including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London. In addition, there are three signature charity events in three cities; Houston, TX, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan.
BeyGOOD was launched in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter World Tour as the charity umbrella for Beyoncé's global charity initiatives. Millions received tangible help, employment, shelter and more on tour stops in North America, Australia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean as a direct effect of BeyGOOD's efforts during this time.
Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy, runs BeyGOOD's day-to-day operatives through Parkwood Entertainment.
"The Formation World Tour creates another exciting global opportunity for people everywhere to BeyGOOD, pay it forward and lend support to those in need," said McGregor. "Through our collaborations with our strategic charity partners, we've created simple ways for everyone to participate. Because we believe together we can make the world better - standing, living and giving in Good Formation."
There are three simple ways fans can participate in helping others along The Formation World Tour: online, in-community and on-site.
(1) Online – CrowdRise is in partnership with United Way to support the Flint Water Crisis where fans can make a small donation and qualify for an opportunity to win VIP tickets.
(2) In Community - United Way to support issues specific to each local tour market.
(3) On-site – by signing up to become a Global Citizen, along with Chime For Change, fans will have a chance to win tickets and upgrades at select tour dates.
United Way Worldwide has aligned with Beyoncé's BeyGOOD initiative to inspire everyone through The Formation World Tour to get involved in building stronger communities. Fans coming together—in activities big and small—will make a difference in their communities throughout the course of the tour.
"We're grateful that Beyoncé is lending her voice and support to those in Flint whose lives have been impacted by this crisis," said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide.
Beyoncé has played a pivotal role as a Co-Founder of Gucci's Chime For Change campaign. Chime For Change, Global Citizen and BeyGOOD have joined forces to create a movement of Global Citizens who will pledge to #StandInFormation against poverty, injustice and gender inequality. Fans in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London who sign up will be entered to win VIP tickets in their respective cities.
In 2015, Chime For Change joined Global Citizen in a multi-year partnership to support programs that effect change for girls and women around the world.
"Beyoncé is catalyzing a movement across the world that will both inspire and motivate," Said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. "We are excited to have the opportunity - in partnership with Chime For Change - to channel this enthusiasm to programs and campaigns that will effect real change across the world."
"As a Co-Founder of Gucci's Chime For Change campaign, Beyoncé leads a global effort to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world," added Marco Bizzarri, Gucci President & CEO. "Chime For Change is honoured to partner with The Formation World Tour and Global Citizen to inspire a global audience to take action for gender equality."
Fans in Houston, Compton and Detroit will be able to attend special signature events and witness the power of giving for themselves. In Houston the event will be in support of Rudy Rasmus and his passionate work with Bread of Life to combat hunger in the city, and his partnership with the City of Houston on the initiative called TurnAround Houston to create jobs. In Compton the event with benefit Urban Education Institute and its work with youth through music and the arts. In Detroit, this event will serve as a celebration of the resourcefulness of the people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan.
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