idobi Network Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:17:48 +0000 en Photos: Say Anything in Tempe Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:01:29 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Megan Leetz covered the Say Anything show at The Marquee in Tempe,...

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Premiere: Become A “Daytime King” with Onesie’s New Video Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:37 +0000 Tom Under the moniker Onesie, Ben Haberland has embarked on a project as eclectic as...

Under the moniker Onesie, Ben Haberland has embarked on a project as eclectic as his Brooklyn home-base itself. As an exclusive premiere, we have his video for "Daytime King" streaming exclusively below.

The video takes you through the city by way of mysterious deliveries—but that's all we'll give away for now, because you can catch the short flick yourself below. Once you've seen it, and told all your friends to do the same, pre-order Onesie's forthcoming collection, Leos Consume, here.



“The words ‘Daytime King’ became lodged in my brain after going to a Letterman taping a few years ago. Regis Philbin was the guest, and it was great because he was not promoting anything. It was a very relaxed, friendly visit, with stream of conscious chatting. At some point the term “King Of Daytime” came up and I wrote it down. It’s one of those perfectly hollow titles of celebrity nobility. I mean, I associate daytime TV with boredom. Maybe failure. He was just so self-assured and charming about accepting his role as the Daytime King.” - Ben Haberland


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(Un)Covered: Hello Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:53 +0000 Tom Hello from the other side where an Adele single sounds like a post-hardcore ballad. “Hello”
Writers: Adele Adkins Greg Kurstin
Original Release Date: October 23, 2015

Hello, it’s me, talking about Adele and post-hardcore ballads.

When Adele burst back onto the scene with her latest album, 25, “Hello” was the number one song everyone was singing. There’s no denying that woman has some serious vocal power, along with the unique ability to make you cry no matter what kind of mood you’re in. The simple piano is all that’s needed to let her pipes take center stage—and when she belts out the chorus, you can’t help but feel a little shiver down your spine. As a follow-up to her previous single, “Someone Like You”, “Hello” focuses on themes of regret and nostalgia...and whether or not you can relate to them, by the time the song is over, you end up with tears in your eyes.

If you look at Fame on Fire’s YouTube page, most of their videos seem to be covers, and, from what I’ve heard, they do an impressive job of making popular songs their own. In this case, “Hello” is given a pop rock treatment—alongside the piano, there’s a hint of violin in the verses, and the instrumentation builds up until it explodes in the chorus. It has the feel of a rock ballad, or something post-hardcore like Crown the Empire, while still keeping the same theatrical flavor of Adele’s original.

No one can really compete with Adele when it comes to vocals, so while Fame on Fire did an admirable job, their cover isn't quite as chills-inducing as the original.


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Premiere: Make Your Wednesday “Glow” with Mundy’s Bay’s New Video Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:51 +0000 Tom Mundy's Bay released their first single in 2016, giving us all a taste of...

Mundy's Bay released their first single in 2016, giving us all a taste of their alternative pop rock sound. Today, they're bringing us even closer to the music they're creating with the premiere of their new video "Glow". You can check it out, streaming exclusively below.

You heard it here first; the Montreal, Canada band are nearing the release of their debut EP. Set to be titled Wandering and Blue, Mundy's Bay have plans to rock stages around North America and Europe to support it. Check out the theater performance of "Glow" below, and pre-order your copy on Sunday Drive Records here. (Or on Sonic Order Records here, if you're in Canada.)

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Head to The CIE Tour Today in Silver Spring to Learn More About the Entertainment Industry! Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:56 +0000 Tom Today’s Careers In Entertainment event in Silver Spring, MD will bring together experienced speakers,... [imgfull][/imgfull]

Want to learn about opportunities in the entertainment business? The CIE Tour is for you: part educational experience, part career fair, today’s Careers In Entertainment event in Silver Spring, MD will bring together experienced speakers, interactive exhibits, and special guests to talk all things entertainment and business. The day kicks off at The Fillmore with a keynote address from CIE Founder Jada Pinkett-Smith, followed by panels from entertainment professionals talking how to break into show business, and how to be successful in the industry.

After the panels, you’ll be able to interact with successful entertainment companies in search of new talent, hair stylists, makeup artists, cinematographers, and other industry experts. So what are you waiting for?! Get down to The Fillmore and take the next step towards your career in showbiz!

For more info on times and how to get to the CIE Tour, head here!


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Photos: Launch Music Conference Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:46:02 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Audrey Lew covered the Launch Music Conference show in Lancaster, PA.

Carousel Kings

Abandoned By Bears

Bad Case

Famous Last Words


June Divided

No King For Countrymen


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Photos: All Time Low in Paris Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:45:06 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Gaelle Pitrel covered the All Time Low show at L'Elysée Montmartre in...

All Time Low



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Photos: The Maine in Orlando Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:44:15 +0000 Tom idobi photographer Maysa Askar covered The Maine show at House of Blues in Orlando....

The Maine


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Experience Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in Comic Book Form! Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:30:58 +0000 Tom Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is coming your way on July... [imgfull][/imgfull]

You’re invited to experience the city of a thousand planets…in comic book form! The highly anticipated new feature-film adventure, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, is coming your way on July 21st, and to celebrate, an exclusive comic book featuring the stories that inspired the movie has been announced. This free 32 page issue will give you a special behind the scenes look at the new film and the universe it’s set in, and will hit shelves on Free Comic Book Day, aka May 6th.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is based on the iconic French comic series, Valérian and Laureline, created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary coinciding with the film’s release in July. Set in the 28th century, the movie follows special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who are charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. But when they’re sent on a mission to the city of Alpha—where species from all over the universe meet to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures—they discover something much darker and mysterious that puts the future of the universe in jeopardy.

The question is, are you ready? We think you are. So dive into the 28th century and pick up your free issue on May 6th at a comic book store near you, and refresh your excitement for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' release on July 21st by checking out the trailer below!



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Premiere Video: Marie Miller Brings Us “Two To One” Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:57 +0000 Tom On April 28th, the Virginia raised artist is set to drop Letterbox. To help... [/imgfull]

Raw emotion and classic literature are the main ingredients in Marie Miller's sound. She's the kind of songstress who'll make you believe in the power of music to move us. Her latest single "Two To One" is all about the ebb and flow of love overtime:

"'Two to One' is a song I wrote with a friend of mine Vince Schuerman. We wanted to say something about the growing pains that happen in a relationship and how ultimately those things are what make us stronger and more unified. It's bit of a tribute for those married couples having a hard time but who continue to stick it out for love of each other."
- Marie Miller

The Virginia raised artist will drop a new album, Letterbox, on April 28th via Curb Records. This latest collection is an assortment of letters and thoughts straight from her heart, made better by the experience Marie has gained as a writer from her pre-teen days to now.

To help the wait go by a little faster, we're bringing you the premiere of Marie's video for "Two To One" below. Hit play, and be sure to pre-order your copy of Letterbox here.

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Premiere: MYFEVER’s New Track “Hear Me Now”, From Forthcoming EP Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:00:11 +0000 Tom Weston and Garrett Hine are brothers who make music and nostalgia of the alternative... [/imgfull]

Weston and Garrett Hine are brothers who make music and nostalgia of the alternative indie variety. The Atlanta based siblings, along with Daniel Ard, have formed MYFEVER. To show you what the trio has to offer, we're bringing you an exclusive stream of their track "Hear Me Now". And spoiler alert, you're probably not going to listen to anything else all week.

"Nobody wants a cheap love, at least not in the long term. In the long-term you want something real and genuine, and something that can withstand pain and hardship. When I sat down to write 'Hear Me Now' a few years ago, I thought of all the times I'd taken short cuts in love and where that left me. I wanted to write a personal reminder to love deep and honest." – Wes Hine

Since forming in 2014, the band have crafted their sound and released the See The Light EP. Now, they're back with another collection, titled Born For Spaces. Check it out this Friday (4/28), and get a taste of what you're in for with "Hear Me Now" below!


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Watch This Week – 4/24 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:30:20 +0000 Tom Check out our picks of what you should be watching this week—featuring American Gods,... American Gods Season 1 2017[/caption]

American Gods

Sunday nights starting April 30 on STARZ

It’s the show we’ve all been waiting for… the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel will finally be gracing our screens this week, and we’re ready to devote our Sunday nights worshipping at the TV altar.

Find out what to expect from the first few episodes...because, did we mention how excited we are for this show?


Ep 101 – The Bone Orchard
Air Date: Apr 30, 2017

When Shadow Moon is released from prison a few days early, following the death of his wife, he meets the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and is conscripted into his employ as bodyguard. Attacked his first day on the job, Shadow quickly discovers that this role may be more than he bargained for.


The Handmaid's Tale


Available April 26 on Hulu

Are you awake yet? Well, get ready for the #REVOLUTION because after this you’ll never sleep again. The Handmaid’s Tale is another show we’re so very excited for, adapted from one of our all-time favorite novels, and it doesn’t disappoint (read our [p]review here). Starting April 26, lock all your doors, maybe keep that baseball bat handy, and take notes on this very chilling—and very realdystopian possibility.


From Hulu:
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.




Airs: April 25 on WGN

In the same week we are blessed with the birth of two great shows, one must come to an end. We’re still in shock and mourning that the hugely popular and absolutely amazing WGN show Outsiders has been canceled, and we’re very much hoping for another network to pick it up (ahem, ahem, hey AMC!) and bring about a new beginning. But for now, we’re too sad to say goodbye with one just one last episode left in Season 2, so we’ll just say...see ya’ real soon to our beloved Farrells (and that moonshine they call wine).


Unbroken Chain
No one is safe from the wrath of the mountain.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Airs: Tuesday, April 25, 3:15AM ET on HBO

When Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the early 1950s, a sample of her cells was unknowingly harvested from her, which led to one of the biggest breakthroughs in medical research—her cells, the immortal HeLa cells, are still being used today. Finally, her story is being told on screen: HBO’s biopic follows Lacks’ daughter, Deborah (a stunningly vivid portrayal by Oprah Winfrey), who teams up with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew, and understand how her mother’s cells changed the course of modern medicine. This is an incredible and complex story that is sure to stay with you for years to come.


From HBO:
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.


The Circle


Out 28 April 2017 via STX Entertainment

Move over microwaves, there’s a whole new set of technology watching you—get ready to join The Circle. Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega, this new movie pushes the boundaries of observation and privacy to their absolute limits, and explores how the quest for knowledge can be a powerful drug. The effects are enough to make you drop everything, power off, and go live in a cabin somewhere completely remote (that’s what we’re doing...but we ain’t about to tell you whereabouts).


From STX Entertainment:

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).

When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime.  As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom.  Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.




Available now on Netflix

Basically what it says on the tin—Girlboss is very loosely based on Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and her (not all that graceful at times) rise to the top. The dramedy has that very raw, but still weirdly charming quality you’d expect from a Netflix original, with an abrasive, in your face lead character who messes up and is altogether very human—and with that combination, you already know you’ll be watching ’til the end just to see what happens.


From Netflix:
Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss will launch on Netflix in April and is created and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnonand Beth Konoof Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter also directed several episodes of the series, that is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes. Girlboss stars Britt Robertson (Sophia), Ellie Reed (Annie), Alphonso McAuley (Dax), Johnny Simmons (Shane) and Dean Norris (Jay).


Into the Badlands

Airs: Sundays 10pm ET on AMC

Of course, this show is still kicking so much ass and leaves us dangling off a cliff every. Single. Week.


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Snow in April and Vinyl Memories – Thinking of Prince Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:45:42 +0000 Tom When I was young, which was a very long time ago indeed, two men... Prince performs at his final concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on April 14, 2016. Photo: Amiee Stubbs[/caption]

When I was young, which was a very long time ago indeed, two men ruled the charts. One was the king of an Indiana dynasty. The other was the prince of Minneapolis. My cousins and I would go crazy the minute we heard one of their songs on the radio, or whenever my uncle played them at a cookout. We dreamed of being P.Y.T.s or the beautiful ones who wanted to be starting something in the purple rain. Yeah, we were corny but we were ten—we owned silliness the same way we put summer in our pockets and danced with fireflies.

We breathed our fathers’ record collections because ours consisted of Selected Hits from The Jungle Book and Big Bird Sings the Blues—our collections had joy but theirs had soul. There came to pass, as it always does, a day when I wanted music that was mine—voices that weren’t mimicking my parents but were an echo of the things I might say if I knew how. Lucky for me it was almost Christmas. At the top of my list in nearly illegible purple Crayola marker, I wrote “Purple Rain on wax” (which loosely translates to “that instant classic on vinyl” for y’all). I loved the King of Pop, I truly did. Still do. But being ten means making hard choices and since the moment I’d seen Prince dancing in his “proper-behaviour” defying ensemble of heels, a speedo, and a trenchcoat I was hypnotized. Later, when I heard the bassless opus of outstandingness that is “When Doves Cry” Prince took me from hypnotized directly into brainwashed. I’m still under his thrall.

It’s perfectly reasonable that when an approximately 12” square gift appeared under my Christmas tree, lovingly wrapped, with my name on it, I was already singing, “...’cause baby I’mma star, whoa oh whew…” My actions after I opened my gift and saw Michael Jackson’s handsome face [circa 1982] were equally reasonable—I laser beamed (it was the 80s) the meanest of side eyes at my father. If I hadn’t feared for my life, dude [aka dad] would’ve gotten the finger. He thought Prince was a degenerate, but my father had the wrong ‘D’, Prince was a disruptor of the genius class. You can’t point to anything in rock that doesn’t now have a purple cast when you turn it in the light. That’s what being an icon does.

These days I no longer need permission to buy music that’s mine. I can dance in my own speedo and trenchcoat; I can sit in cafes sipping coffee with a side of starfish, or dream of snow in April. I can do all of this because there was a Prince here once...but now he’s gone to dance in endless summer, among the fireflies we call stars.


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Premiere: Hear “Frayed” By Living Room Exclusively on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:21 +0000 Tom Like an impressionist painting in a Living Room, "Frayed" is busy and precise all... [/imgfull]

Like an impressionist painting in a Living Room, "Frayed" is busy and precise all in one, fulfilling the desire for calm within chaos and delivering killer post-hardcore sounds. Today, Brooklyn's Living Room is premiering the song exclusively with

After quietly debuting in 2012, the band has been perfecting their craft with emotions that are larger than life and attention to detail while writing. If you wanna hear what the act is about, look no further than "Frayed", streaming below!

"I wrote this song over the course of a few months so each verse, although about the same idea, is coming from a pretty different perspective. In the beginning, I'm hopeful in trying to mend a damaged personal situation, only to come to terms with a reoccurring pattern or personal curse of sorts. Ultimately, it's about our own unique setbacks and our connection with the outside/inside world." - Johnny Nicholls


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Jam To “February” + Get To Know With Friends Like These Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:44 +0000 Tom It's not February anymore, but With Friends Like These, who cares?
It's not February anymore, but With Friends Like These, who cares? In an acoustic trip through the city turned emotional full band performance, New Jersey act With Friends Like These brought their A game to the music video for "February".

"'February' was written about the end of a relationship when the initial flame begins to die out and the couple grows apart." - With Friends Like These

A band straight out of a pop punk fairy tale, the guys dropped their debut album, The Things That Surround You, in August of 2016. Since then, they've kept at it by way of touring and working on new material. After you check out "February" above, you can watch their idobi Tell Me below. Hit play, and get to know the guys behind With Friends Like These a little better.

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Inbox Jukebox 008 – The King’s Parade, Scartoon, We Are Band Nerds + Jack Perry & Chelero Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:30:54 +0000 Tom The Inbox Jukebox is the new column bringing you fresh new tunes and bands.... [/imgfull]

It’s Friday morning. You woke up with laryngitis. So, of course, all you wanna do is scream. Guess you’ll have to go up on the roof and let these songs speak for you. Let’s wake the world up. This is the Inbox Jukebox:


The King’s Parade - "Haze"

Some songs make you feel. You can't say whether it's the melody, the vocals, the lyrics or the resonance, but there's something that grips you. The King's Parade has made that happen with "Haze" they're leading us on and, yeah, we feel it.



Scartoon - “Break ft Audrey Brazelle”

Scartoon has decided to play with our emotions—coaxing out our darker sides and laying them down on digital wax. Breaking up to make up, falling in love to breakdown—it's all encapsulated in this salty yet sultry lead single "Break". Given this is just the first taste of his upcoming album The American Psycho, we’ve already marked our calendars for June 9th to see where the Las Vegas-based producer’s sound will take us next.


We Are Band Nerds - "Whore (Mend My Soul)"

We don't know how to describe this but we think we like it. It's kinda like if all the music in your head went Volton and formed a single super-genre and then started rampaging through the city. Yup. As far as introductions go, this song is one hell of a way for We Are Band Nerds to let you know they exist, and yeah, they're pretty damn cool.



Jack Perry & Chelero - "Livia"

This one by Jack Perry & Chelero is just for the fun of it: hit play for some pure get your weekend game face on joy straight from all the hottest club dancefloors in France.


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Don’t Sleep On This: While She Sleeps’ New Record ‘You Are We’ is Out Today! Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:30:32 +0000 Tom The wait is finally over: While She Sleeps' third studio album, You Are We,... [/imgfull]

The wait is finally over: While She Sleeps' third studio album, You Are We, is out today! Produced by Carl Bown, who also worked on Brainwashed, the record is available now via SharpTone Records, and promises to be their most brutal, and most personal, collection yet. In a post about the album's release, the band says:

"There will never be enough words in this universe to describe our appreciation for the love we have felt for this new album. We took a risk for the love of music and the love of expressing ourselves in this thing we call life. This move was one of the most exciting things we've ever done as a band, proving that everything usually prescribed as the "right" way of doing things isn't always the right thing for you. We are so proud of this album and we are so proud of YOU. All of you have just brought this album to life and set it in stone as the most beautiful album name that has been proven by its own meaning. YOU - ARE - WE"

What are you waiting for? Go give You Are We a spin, and let us know just how awesome it is. Because honestly, remember how good "Silence Speaks" feat. Oli Sykes is? Yeah, exactly.



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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 010 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:13 +0000 Tom What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new... [/imgfull]

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Paramore - “Hard Times”

Theyyyyyy’re baaaaaaaack!

Let’s not think about how long it’s been since the last Paramore album and instead enjoy their new song, “Hard Times.” Picking up where 2013’s self-titled LP left off, the pop-rock trio unveil a strong introduction to a new era, a.k.a. After Laughter. Featuring an 80’s vibe and a dancey chorus, the track has the potential to take alternative radio by storm—and that probably won’t be the only chart they’ll master by the end of the year.

Lady Gaga - “The Cure”

Adding a little extra spice to her Coachella set this past weekend, Lady Gaga took everyone by surprise when she debuted a brand new song, and then dumped it onto streaming services directly after. “The Cure” wasn’t on her latest record, Joanne, nor was it even a B-side. This fresh tune arrives just as it sounds: Big, iconic, and textbook Gaga. With such a stylistic difference from Joanne, she certainly has her poker face on when it comes to the future—and maybe another album will soon be in the cards.

Lana Del Rey - “Lust for Life (with The Weeknd)”

One of the most underrated powerhouses in the game right now are collabs between Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd. Del Rey’s been lending her pipes to the past two The Weeknd records, and now it’s time for him to return the favor; naturally, it’s a doozy. Titled “Lust For Life,” which is also the name of her upcoming full-length, the track shows off both artists at their best—a crooning Tesfaye delivering a wonderful falsetto with Del Rey spilling her heart in the verses.

Bleachers - “Hate That You Know Me”

Jack Antonoff is taking everything you’ve heard about the dreaded “sophomore slump” and he’s throwing it out the window. Bleachers’ debut, Strange Desire, was a record to remember, but his forthcoming, Gone Now, is doing everything right so far to surpass its quality. Our latest taste from the collection is “Hate That You Know Me”, a synth-driven pop dream with none other than Carly Rae Jepsen offering guest vocals. Its simplicity is where it shines, and even though it’s over before you know it, it’s a track begging to have its repeat button smashed.

Charlie Puth - “Attention”

Charlie Puth’s demanding your attention, and it’s for good reason. His surprise single, “Attention,” isn’t just a new song, it’s pretty much a full-blown reinvention. The 25 year-old singer did some fun things on last year’s Nine Track Mind, but now he’s trading those piano tunes for dancefloor moves with one of his catchiest numbers yet. To make matters even more interesting, the track is part of a public Los Angeles “music exhibit” called The Attention Room—which is equipped with LED lights to replicate your brain’s reaction to receiving attention.

Pierce The Veil - “Coming Clean”

Another week, another Green Day cover, and this time it comes from rock act Pierce The Veil as they take on the band’s Dookie cut, “Coming Clean.” A vast difference from the original, the San Diego quartet take this minute-and-a-half rocker and turn it into something much more mellow with acoustic guitars galore. Not only is it different for this song, but it’s also different for Pierce The Veil in general—you gotta give ’em respect for switching things up like this.

State Champs - “Secrets (Acoustic)”

In just a couple of weeks, State Champs will be re-issuing a deluxe edition of their excellent full-length Around the World And Back and they’re making the purchase worth it—equipped onto the new version will be a DVD, some new songs, and a couple of acoustic tracks, too. We’ve already heard a new track with “Slow Burn,” so what’s the acoustic one got in store for us? After hearing the revamped “Secrets,” it’s clear the band is taking their stripped-down role seriously, and it packs just as much intensity as the electric version does.

Bruno Mars - That's What I Like: Remixes

When it comes to Bruno Mars you know you'll be getting anything but the ordinary; that's why his mini remix EP of his fire single “That's What I Like” ends up being brilliant. The three remixes here are nothing like your standard droning EDM party fodder, even with the one done by producer BLVK JVCK. While largely unchanged from the original, verses by Gucci Mane and Partynextdoor, on separate versions, could be enough to finally take the song to number one on the Billboard chart, where it's currently sitting at number two just waiting for a tiny bit more of a push.

Flor - “overbehind”

Ten years ago, you would never think that the juggernaut pop-punk label Fueled By Ramen would be housing a band like Flor. Interestingly enough, however, the label probably hasn't been bigger than it is right now. You've got OGs still like Panic! At The Disco and Paramore, but Against The Current and Twenty One Pilots are part of the new breed to take the record group to a new level—and indie-pop act Flor is an essential part to that growth. With their new infectious single “overbehind” they're proving that they aren't a FBR afterthought—but rather a marquee addition to a roster that deserves to be selling out arenas with the best of them.

Other new releases:
While She Sleeps - You Are We
Have Mercy - Make The Best of It
MisterWives - “Drummer Boy”
Incubus - 8
Rise Against - “The Violence”
Kasabian - “Are You Ready For Action?”
Shawn Mendes - Illuminate (Deluxe)
London Grammar - “Oh Woman Oh Man”
Joywave - “Content”
Coin - How Will You Know If You Never Try
Dua Lipa - “Lost In Your Light (feat. Miguel)”
Blackbear - Digital Druglord
Big Boi - “Mic Jack (feat. Adam Levine)” + “Kill Jill (feat. Killer Mike, Jeezy)”
DJ Shadow - “Systematic (feat. Nas)”


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3-Hour Exclusive Premiere: “Play This Game” with Grabbitz only on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:02 +0000 Tom EDM exclusives are the best way to start your weekend, and thanks to Grabbitz,...
Brand new music is the best way to start your weekend, and thanks to Grabbitz, that's exactly what we have. The energetic and eccentric artist is on the edge of releasing his debut album, Things Change, on May 19th. Today, we're giving you a taste of what to expect with a 3-hour exclusive premiere of "Play This Game". (So by the time the West Coast wakes up, it'll already be your new favorite jam.)

"I’m putting myself out there in my music and with my live performance. My vision is set high, but in order to win or lose, you have to play."

The aesthetic-fueled video accompanies an infectious track. You won’t be able to get the bass-heavy hooks and seductive beat out of your mind anytime soon—"Play This Game” is a whole new brand of entertainment tailor-made to mess with your head in the best way possible. With abstract thinking and hard-hitting beats, "Play This Game" is nothing you've heard before, but everything you'll wanna hear for weeks to come. Grabbitz (AKA Nick Chiari) has added even more suspense for the follow up to his iTunes charting Friends, and Better With Time EPs.

"Nikko [LaMere] had a vision when he heard the song, so I let him run. We have always produced great shots working together."


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Premiere: “Turn On The Lights” with Shane Henry’s New Single Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:06 +0000 Tom Emotion, inspiration, and life experiences are what it's all about for Shane Henry. [/imgfull]

Emotion, inspiration, and life experiences are what it's all about for Shane Henry. The singer/songwriter has opened for BB King, Edwin McCain, and more, and now, he's ready to release his latest single. Titled "Turn On The Lights", you can check out the track exclusively below.

Produced in part by David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Santana) and Justin Glasco (The Lone Bellow), Henry's new album, Light In The Dark, is set to be his best material yet. "Turn On The Lights" and the jams below, and know that dark days are over.


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