Madi Diaz Premieres New Video For "Mess"

"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

Coves Release 'Spectrum' EP, Streaming Now At Under The Radar

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.

The EP is streaming at Under The Radar HERE

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 Announce Second Leg Of U.S. Tour; Listen To 'A Forest Of Arms' On WSJ Now

Great Lake Swimmers premiered their upcoming album, A Forest Of Arms, on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy yesterday. 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).

The Weepies Release "No Trouble," Announce Amoeba Hollywood In-Store April 28

“ [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:, 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:

Admiral Fallow Unveil New Video For Holding the Strings And Announce Tour

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.

Rockin' Robin & The Magical Tree Share New Single "Sweet Darlin"; Pre-Order Debut Album "Let's Go" Now

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.

Delerium Premieres New Single "Ray" On Exclaim!; Pre-Order New Album 'Rarities & B-Sides Now

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.”

Scars On 45 Premiere New Video

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.

NW1 Writer/Producer Fredro Sees Another #1 Song

This week marked the release of seventeen-year-old K-Pop sensation Jimin Park's heart wrenching song "Hopeless Love" (JYP Entertainment), which broke out at #1 on both the Genie and Olleh charts, and in the top ten on the Melon chart.

Formerly a member of the duo 15&, this is Jimin Park's first solo release. Park premiered "Hopeless Love" on April 5th on Comeback Stage @ SBS KPOP STAR 4, the South Korean TV competition.

This marks yet another success for NW1 writer/producer Fredrik "Fredro" Ödesjö. This success comes only a few short weeks after Kumi Koda's album release, Walk Of My Life, which featured three tracks that he co-wrote.

The emotional video for "Hopeless Love" depicts the heartbreak of an unrequited love. With only two days online, the video has already garnered over 340,000 views.

Watch it here: 

Watch Boy & Bear's The Wild Honey Pie Buzzsession


Australia's Boy & Bear recorded two songs for The Wild Honey Pie's Buzzsession series when they were in NYC last year. Watch them below or read the full article here

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