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Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Dangerbird Records. With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker's new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.

The album opens with title track “Afraid of Ghosts” which finds Walker attempting to come to terms with his demons over spare acoustic guitar notes and accordion chords, while the gentle doo-wop of “How Are Things Love” brings both the artist and the listener back in time. “Bed On Fire” takes things back up a notch as haunting strings and electric guitar build to a chill-inducing distorted crescendo.

First album single “Chrissie Hynde” wistfully recounts the legendary Pretenders frontwoman’s voice coming through the speakers, over a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, piano and a solitary drumbeat, captivating as always with Walker’s effortlessly unique vocals. The track is available to post and share HERE, and on iTunes as an instant-grat MP3 w/ Afraid Of Ghosts pre-order now!

Throughout his career, Butch Walker has always inspired with his infectious yet never over-bearing sense of melody. He joins his friend Ryan Adams on the road this fall for a nationwide tour. Together he & Adams will be one thing: undeniable.


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Israeli singer-songwriter and musician Asaf Avidan has been involved in a variety of artistic pursuits since entering adulthood. However, his heart lies in music and in both bands and as a solo artist he has found worldwide success and recognition. Having toured all over the globe he has built up a devoted following as well as a reputation for a legendary live show.
 
His sophomore full-length album is entitled Gold Shadow and is slated for a worldwide release on February 3. The record is a perfect combination of Asaf’s pop sensibility, complex melodic arrangements, captivating lyrics, and signature voice.
 
Already receiving love, the album’s debut single “Over My Head” premiered on 
All Songs Considered and is now accompanied by a beautiful music video. Bob Boilen, who has raved about Avidan in the past, also had the singer be a part of his Tiny Desk Concerts series. Boilen described the performance by saying, “The Tiny Desk Concert with just him and guitar was spellbinding.”
 
Over My Head” was written during a sleepless night in Paris a few years ago; Asaf explains that it was inspired by the relationship he has with his life partner. "It was the night when I put my old demons to sleep, and decided to choose life. ‘Till this day I'm amazed that she had the patience for my stupidity, and this is my way to say thank you ... thank you for leaving the door open."
 
First entering the music industry through his group Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, he proved himself to be an incredibly adept front man, destined for the largest stages. The band’s recordings achieved platinum status across Europe as well as topping Best of the Year lists in various countries. As a solo artist he has proved himself to be just as capable a performer and writer.
 
Thanks to the breakout success of his track “One Day / Reckoning Song” he has been able to propel his solo career to new heights. The single hit number one in fourteen countries as a remix by a Berlin DJ called DJ Wankelmut. The DJ took the delicate acoustic lament and dressed it up for the dance floor with synthetic beats and voice distortion. So far it’s ranked up nearly 145 million views on YouTube.
 
In 2012 Asaf released his debut solo album entitled Different Pulses. Gaining huge amounts of acclaim overseas, but never being officially released in the United States, he toured constantly throughout the next few years. Having performed in some of the biggest venues worldwide, Asaf took a break and penned his newest release.
 
Gold Shadow will be released on February 3 and Asaf will be embarking on a nationwide tour in the beginning of that month. Check out the tour dates below.


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Michelle Chamuel will release her hotly-anticipated solo debut Face The Fire, out February 10 via The End Records/ADA.  Chamuel’s solo record showcases her ability as an extremely talented vocalist and producer. Following her tight second-place finish on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, Chamuel grabbed friends and former band mates, Theo Katzman and Tyler Duncan to co-write and co-produce the LP in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts.  With walls of synthesizers and big hooks, Face The Fire is a pop record that delivers infectious melodies and thundering energy.
 
Chamuel has already revealed album opener and title track “Face The Fire,” which begins with a lo-fi drone before kicking into a playful pop melody, and “Lottery,” where the tempo ramps into a full-on dance track. The intensity continues on “Made For Me” with a driving bass line that drives the song into a colorful swirl. Chamuel then strips back and brings to light her vocal ability with “Golden,” as the combination of deep bass and a sparse drumbeat create an open space for her voice to soar.
 
Golden” was unveiled with Just Jared- please post and share! 
 
No stranger to the stage or the industry, Michelle Chamuel got her start playing in the Michigan rock band, Ella Riot, which saw her performing over 200 days a year and playing festivals including Lollapalooza and SXSW. Following the end of the band in 2012, Michelle began releasing music under her production moniker, The Reverb Junkie, and saw her track “All I Want” reach number 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts and number 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart. Still, her voice is her primary instrument, and with it Chamuel’s debut effortlessly transmits the wide range of emotional frequencies that drive her.


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Following the success of her debut EP Chest Of Hearts, Puerto-Rican singer-songwriter Angelica Allen returns to bring to life melodies both foreboding and victorious, synths swelling, sparkling and exploding with the announcement of two new EPs. Allen has seen her project My Midnight Heart tint the skies in brilliant shades of grey as the inherently catchy yet undeniably distinctive brand of profound pop transforms listeners to voyeurs. My Midnight Heart will bring thirsty fans two EPs in February on MNRCH- Drown, out 2/3, and Break, out 2/17.
 
My Midnight Heart’s first new offering and EP title track “Drown” draws the ear in with impossibly buoyant vocals anchored by oceanic synth tones. Steeped in dark waters, the sultry spirit of the track emerges draped in the artist’s signature black lace before building to a tremendous crescendo with omnipotent percussion and Angelica’s gorgeous belting.“Drown” was unveiled with 
SPIN and is available HERE to post, share and download!
 
Angelica Allen cuts the unexpected cadences of My Midnight Heart’s futuristic pop sensibilities with surrealism that speaks to the subconscious. With the power of her vocals and lyrics, and her producer’s instinct, Allen aims to bring to life powerful sonic atmospheres. Having shared stages with Solange, Blood Orange and Nick Waterhouse, My Midnight Heart recently opened for a leg of Tegan and Sara’s national tour this past summer.
 
Drown Tracklisting
 1. Drown
2. Ghost

Break Tracklisting
1. Break
2. Salome
 

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01/28/2015, Kathleen Hanna Stars In Short Film 'Myrna The Monster' Debuting At Sundance + Exclusive Clip Out Today!
01/28/201501/28/2015, Kathleen Hanna Stars In Short Film 'Myrna The Monster' Debuting At Sundance + Exclusive Clip Out Today!
Announcement
01/28/2015
Announcement
01/28/2015
Myrna The Monster has been accepted to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Starring legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) as the voice of Myrna, a heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon who transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other 20-something. MORE» More»

A short film by director and screenwriter Ian Samuels with loving production by MTV OtherMyrna The Monster has been accepted to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Selected as one of 60 films out of the whopping 8,161 submissions, the film stars legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin) as the voice of Myrna, a heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon who transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other 20-something. In merely 14:20 minutes, the film manages to touch sweetly upon inherently human issues through the eyes of a Martian: friendships, matters of the heart, the eternal questions of “Is there anyone out there like me?” and “Why am I here?” and of course, the theme of a girl finding herself on the dance floor, with sweet dance moves to a soundtrack composed by BOYS (Jona Bechtolt, Rob Kieswetter, Jeffrey Brodsky) of YACHT (DFA Records).
 
A brand new exclusive clip from Myrna The Monster premiered with Pitchforktoday and is available to post & share HERE
Watch the trailer HERE.
 
 The cinematically stunning film is a true story in many ways, offering a glimpse into the screenwriter’s dystopian observations when moving to Los Angeles. Ian Samuels explains, “I was walking downtown a couple years ago thinking; if you actually dropped a real live alien from the moon on the street somewhere, probably no one would notice. Maybe she’s originally from someplace else, or had some work done, or is homeless, or just rolled out of bed at noon, or maybe it’s Hollywood. She’s just over there, going through the dumpster by Starbucks.”
 
The eloquent social commentary of Myrna The Monster is perfectly suited to follow notable Institute alumni who started their own careers with short films, including Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. For the moral of the film to hit home, Samuels succeeded in hitting the right chord alongside Kathleen Hanna’s emotive voice. Hanna’s feminist punk background sits perfectly with the film’s portrayal of the universal desire to find meaning in life & identity, asking the question “Should I stay? Or should I go?” Meanwhile, the contemplative and otherworldly sounds of BOYS of YACHT fit the tone and are essential for the film’s playful and profound atmosphere.
 
Along with Samuels, Hanna and BOYS of YACHT, Myrna came to life with the help ofNONETHELESS Productions, producers Brendan Kennedy, David Harris, Giulia Caruso and Ki Jin Kim and MTV Other. Started in 2013, MTV Other works to creating first-rate “digital first” video content. Working with new and established content creators, MTV Other produces short form series of varying genres and formats ranging from animation to docu-series to scripted comedy.

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01/28/2015

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01/28/2015, Novellus 'Untitled' EP Out This Week via New Ancestors, Drops Single w/ IndieShuffle!
01/28/201501/28/2015, Novellus 'Untitled' EP Out This Week via New Ancestors, Drops Single w/ IndieShuffle!
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01/28/2015
Announcement
01/28/2015
A modern-day hermit and producer extraordinaire, novellus has surfaced to release his debut EP Untitled at iTunes and on vinyl today, via New Ancestors. novellus writes his story in music, skewing and sampling his own sounds until it cuts sharp as a razor producing six fractured and slanted tracks about love, power and paranoia. MORE» More»

A modern-day hermit and producer extraordinaire, novellus has surfaced to release his debut EP Untitled at iTunes and on vinyl today, via New Ancestors, the new label created by Jason Friedman (The Hundred In The Hands; Warp Records). Deep in the outer swampland of the electronic music scene, novellus brings to life mutant-pop futurism filled with room shuddering beats and snap back melodies, eschewing perfect polish, HDR photos and marketing gimmicks.
 
The mysterious producer has slowly revealed the diversity of his debut EP with “Tough,” a cocktail of R&B and disco-infused percussion, the erratic beats of “Felt.” and “Talkback,”both smoky and sultry. Today, novellus has dropped the unique aesthetic of “Twenty Eight,” clocking in at less than two minutes but captivating with its skittering synth chords and auto-tuned vocals.
 
“Twenty Eight” premiered with IndieShuffle and is available HERE
We encourage you to post and share! 
 
novellus writes his story in music, skewing and sampling his own sounds until it cuts sharp as a razor producing six fractured and slanted tracks about love, power and paranoia. Novellus delivers his unique brand of alternative pop without any care for a pristine packaging, steadfast in the belief everything the listener needs is in the grooves. The rest is distraction.

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01/28/2015

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02/17/2015, EP Release, "Break", MNRCH
01/28/201502/17/2015, My Midnight Heart Announces 'Drown' & 'Break" EPs, Unleashes "Drown" w/ SPIN
Release
02/17/2015
Release
02/17/2015
Release Format
EP
Release Type
Digital & Physical
Record Label
MNRCH
Release Title
Break
Singer-songwriter Angelica Allen has seen her project My Midnight Heart tint the skies in brilliant shades of grey as the inherently catchy yet undeniably distinctive brand of profound pop transforms listeners to voyeurs. My Midnight Heart will bring thirsty fans two EPs in February on MNRCH- Drown, out 2/3 & Break, out 2/17. MORE» More»
Following the success of her debut EP Chest Of Hearts, Puerto-Rican singer-songwriter Angelica Allen returns to bring to life melodies both foreboding and victorious, synths swelling, sparkling and exploding with the announcement of two new EPs. Allen has seen her project My Midnight Heart tint the skies in brilliant shades of grey as the inherently catchy yet undeniably distinctive brand of profound pop transforms listeners to voyeurs. My Midnight Heart will bring thirsty fans two EPs in February on MNRCH- Drown, out 2/3, and Break, out 2/17.
 
My Midnight Heart’s first new offering and EP title track “Drown” draws the ear in with impossibly buoyant vocals anchored by oceanic synth tones. Steeped in dark waters, the sultry spirit of the track emerges draped in the artist’s signature black lace before building to a tremendous crescendo with omnipotent percussion and Angelica’s gorgeous belting.“Drown” was unveiled with SPIN and is available HERE to post, share and download!
 
Angelica Allen cuts the unexpected cadences of My Midnight Heart’s futuristic pop sensibilities with surrealism that speaks to the subconscious. With the power of her vocals and lyrics, and her producer’s instinct, Allen aims to bring to life powerful sonic atmospheres. Having shared stages with Solange, Blood Orange and Nick Waterhouse, My Midnight Heart recently opened for a leg of Tegan and Sara’s national tour this past summer.
 
Drown Tracklisting
 1. Drown
2. Ghost

Break Tracklisting
1. Break
2. Salome
 
Release
02/17/2015

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03/01/2015, Other Release, " L7: Pretend We're Dead"
01/28/201503/01/2015, Legendary Grunge-Punk Troubdours L7 Launch Kickstarter For Documentary Film, Original LIne-Up Reunites For Tour + Video
Release
03/01/2015
L7
Release
03/01/2015
Release Format
Other
Release Title
L7: Pretend We're Dead
Feminist pioneers of American grunge punk have announced a documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price Titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm. MORE» More»

The infamously fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk have announced a documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp) Titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Today they launch a Kickstarter, offering fans a remarkable array of rewards- including a potential séance with the band- as thanks for helping to fund the project. Go to the Kickstarter project HERE to check out the full list and grab them while they are still available.
 
Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never before seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We're Dead chronicles the early days of the band's formation in 1985 to their height as the 'queens of grunge' and follows a roller coaster ride of triumphs and failures. It offers particularly revelatory insight into the band's eventual dissolution in 2001.
 
The formula: one part Donita’s love of pop and punk and one part Suzi’s hard rock and blues, charged with lyrics that had political bite and humor proved irresistible to the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the punk. The excitement around the L7: Pretend We're Dead announcement has catalyzed a recently announced and widely anticipated reunion of the band in its original line-up. L7 will kick off a European tour, bringing their high-octane energy and anthemic chops to the stage to ignite audiences once again.

Release
03/01/2015

18239 l7 charles 20peterson 89
03/01/2015, Other Release, " L7: Pretend We're Dead"
01/28/201503/01/2015, Legendary Grunge-Punk Troubdours L7 Launch Kickstarter For Documentary Film, Original LIne-Up Reunites For Tour + Video
Release
03/01/2015
L7
Release
03/01/2015
Release Format
Other
Release Title
L7: Pretend We're Dead
Feminist pioneers of American grunge punk have announced a documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price Titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm. MORE» More»

The infamously fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk have announced a documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp) Titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Today they launch a Kickstarter, offering fans a remarkable array of rewards- including a potential séance with the band- as thanks for helping to fund the project. Go to the Kickstarter project HERE to check out the full list and grab them while they are still available.
 
Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never before seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We're Dead chronicles the early days of the band's formation in 1985 to their height as the 'queens of grunge' and follows a roller coaster ride of triumphs and failures. It offers particularly revelatory insight into the band's eventual dissolution in 2001.
 
The formula: one part Donita’s love of pop and punk and one part Suzi’s hard rock and blues, charged with lyrics that had political bite and humor proved irresistible to the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the punk. The excitement around the L7: Pretend We're Dead announcement has catalyzed a recently announced and widely anticipated reunion of the band in its original line-up. L7 will kick off a European tour, bringing their high-octane energy and anthemic chops to the stage to ignite audiences once again.

Release
03/01/2015