Monthly Archives: January 2015

VIDEO: Siena Root – “Root Rock Pioneers”

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Siena Root have released the video for “Root Rock Pioneers,” the third single from the band’s latest album, Pioneers. The band will also be hitting mainland Europe in March of this year in support of the album. You can view the video below, as well as the band’s tour dates.

 

 

Pioneers is available now via:
LP/CD: http://smarturl.it/2lmuam
Itunes: http://smarturl.it/t6o06m
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/1bmjti

Pioneers European Tour 2015
04.03.2015 – DE Rostock, Mau Club
05.03.2015 – DE Hannover, Mephisto
06.03.2015 – DE Jena, Kulturbahnhof
07.03.2015 – DE Berlin, Bassy Cowboy Club
08.03.2015 – DE Dresden, Beatpol
09.03.2015 – AT Wien, Arena
11.03.2015 – IT Padova, Circolo Mame
12.03.2015 – IT Milano, Lo-Fi
13.03.2015 – DE Esslingen, Hell Over Esslingen
14.03.2015 – DE Frankfurt/M., Das Bett
17.03.2015 – ES Donosti, Dabadaba
18.03.2015 – ES Zaragoza, La Ley Seca
19.03.2015 – ES Gijon, Sala Acapulco
21.03.2015 – ES Burgos, Estudio 27
22.03.2015 – ES Barcelona, Rocksound
23.03.2015 – FR Chambery, Brin De Zinc
24.03.2015 – CH Zürich, Kinski
25.03.2015 – DE Fürth, Kofferfabrik
26.03.2015 – DE Köln, Yard Club
27.03.2015 – BE Leuven, Sojo
28.03.2015 – DE Osnabrück, Westwerk

Other livedates:
05.06.2015 – DE Netphen, Freak Valley Festival
06.06.2015 – DE Dornstadt, Wudzog Open Air
02.08.2015 – DE Breitenbach, Burg Herzberg Festival

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Linn Öberg Releases New Single, “Freediver”

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Melancholy, mellontrons and a best friend – that’s how Linn Öberg’s new single “Freediver” and her forthcoming album, When You Go, apparently came together.

Following the singer’s successful career launch (steady playing on national Swedish radio, praises from all over the place, and opening shows with artists like Sinead O’Connor), Öberg is set to release her first studio album, where the single “Freediver” stems, and stands out. The single is available on all digital platforms NOW.

When You Go will be released on February 18th.

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Tarcher/Penguin To Publish TWLOHA’s Jamie Tworkowski’s Debut Book

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Tarcher/Penguin publishers have announced the release of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) founder Jamie Tworkowski’s debut book, If You Feel Too Much: Thought on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For, which will be available on May 19th, 2015.  As part of their ongoing Tarcher Cares initiative, for every book presold, Tarcher/Penguin will be donating one dollar to TWLOHA. Below, read Tworkowski’s statement and the letter informing him of his publishing acceptance.

“To be releasing my first book with this legendary New York publisher is a dream come true. i think the title is a phrase that applies to so many people – i know it applies to me. i hope this book can be a source of encouragement, something that helps folks feel less alone. More than anything, i hope this book leads to people getting help and even choosing to stay alive.”

– TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski

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“IF YOU FEEL TOO MUCH” can be preordered wherever books are sold, including AmazonBarnes & NobleApple, and your local independent bookseller.

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA began in 2006 as Tworkowski’s attempt to help a friend and tell a story. Since then, Tworkowski’s TWLOHA blogs have become a source of hope and encouragement for thousands, and he speaks frequently at universities, concerts and conferences. 2015 looks to be the organization’s biggest year yet with the Sony Pictures release of To Write Love on Her Arms film starring Kat Dennings, Chad Michael Murray, Rupert Friend, and Corbin Bleu, available March 3, 2015 on DVD & Digital HD.
For more information on To Write Love on Her Arms, please visit: www.twloha.com
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15 Songs From January ’15 You HAVE To Hear

Can you believe the first month of 2015 is already over? Feels like it was only last week we were kissing Christmas goodbye and ringing in the New Year with our favorite Must Hear Artists.

Planet Stereo’s rounded up the top 15 of January 2015. You’ve gotta check these out:

 

1. All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give”

The band’s first single from their upcoming album, Future Hearts. It’s catchy, full of fun, and the video has a plot twist.

2. Sleeping With Sirens – “Go Go Go”

Electrifying, energetic track, with a funny as Hell video. Let this be a reminder to wave at the people who spin the signs or have to wear silly costumes on streets as advertising.

3. Alec Chambers – “Whole Again”

The 19-year-old’s single has been making waves all month with a ridiculously catchy chorus and pure pop style.

4. Enter Shikari – “Anaethetist”

Entrancing in sound, as well as visually. Stemming from the band’s album, Mindsweep, which came out earlier this month.

5. Kids – “Second Star On The Right”

Who doesn’t love a good Peter Pan reference? This track will certainly make you want to return to Neverland to become a Lost Boy.

6. Hannah Gill – “I Feel Awake”

Finding out that Hannah Gill is seventeen makes your jaw drop when you hear her soulful vocals.

7. Fall Out Boy – “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

My favorite track from their latest album, American Beauty / American Psycho. It’s got an incredibly sophisticated sound, while still maintaining the lovable pop-punk style of FOB.

8. As It Is – “Dial Tones”

The band’s label debut, and it sounds awesome. With pure emotion in every line, As It Is prove that they are definitely one to watch by showcasing their immense talent.

9. The Rocketboys – “Viva Voce”

The incredible single that you heard on the final season premiere of Glee. Yes, you read that right, on Glee.

10. Real Friends – “Summer”

For those of us who are so sick of the winter weather and want the blistering heat of the summer back, listen to this tune, and dream of sunnier days ahead.

11. Gerard Way – “Don’t Try”

Ah, the relief of hearing Gerard Way singing through your speakers once again. Is there no greater joy?

12. The Downtown Fiction – “Don’t Count Me Out”

Rhythmic, catchy new single from The Downtown Fiction’s album, Losers & Kings, which is out now. Bonus points for the intro begin filmed in Orlando!

13. Nathan Angelo – “Carolina Save Me”

Stemming from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming Carolina EP, there is a country twang to this single that will make you melt….and maybe miss summer even more.

14. Greg Holden – “Hold On Tight”

A beautiful new track from the singer/songwriter…But am I the only one to notice the play on words here? (Holden – Hold On)

15. Wild Party – “Outright”

If you’re looking for a new indie-rock tune to dance to for the rest of the year, this may have to be it.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Martin Callingham – “Knots”

Wildhart – “Stuck In a Second”

Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”

Summer Scouts – “Facepaint”

Spencer Sutherland – “Nothing Can Hurt Me”

The Heydaze – “Don Juan”

The National Parks – “Helsinki”

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VIDEO: Hannah Gill – “I Feel Awake”

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Maryland-based songstress Hannah Gill just premiered her music video for “I Feel Awake,” which she partnered with Earmilk to release. The track comes from Hannah’s new EP, I Feel Awake, which debuted last week. You can view the video below:

 

 

I Feel Awake is also available for purchase on iTunes.
Hannah has a show coming up on March 28th at Avalon Theater in Easton, Maryland.
For more information, please visit:
WEBSITE: www.HannahGillMusic.com
FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/HannahGillMusic
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Fossil Youth Announce Full Spring Tour

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Oklahoma’s Fossil Youth have announced that they’re headed out on a full US tour this spring with Secret Stuff, Wickerwolves, Sleep In, and Southtowne Lanes. The band will be touring in support of their brand new 7″/EP, Intertwined With Youwhich drops on February 3rd via Take This To Heart Records. You can view the dates below.

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Purchase/Stream 7″/CD/Digital: http://bit.ly/1wd2RGE

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VIDEO: Ashley Poole – “Sometimes”

California-native Ashley Poole, of Diddy-famous girl group Dream, is back with a new track, “Sometimes.” The single just debuted on VEVO, and you can view the video Dbelow:

 

 

Poole has made quite a name for herself since the end of Dream, more so as a songwriter. She helped co-write “I Am Not Perfect,” from the Dance Moms Soundtrack, and has been featured in “King of My Life,” from top-selling European group Psy 4.

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Prince’s New Single Taking Over

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The legendary artist Prince released his new single, “This Could Be Us,” and it’s blowing up the radio, becoming the #1 most added new song for holiday week of January 20th.

Last December, Rolling Stone Magazine named the track one of the “50 Best Songs of 2014.” Radio stations across the country are snatching up the opportunity to play the tune across the airwaves. With plays on stations from coast to coast, it would appear Prince is back–in a big way! You can stream the new single below:

Purchase the single and album here: 

iTunes – http://goo.gl/euXEBL

Amazon – http://goo.gl/ACKkce

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Aloe Blacc on Guitar Center Sessions

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This Friday, January 30th, be sure to tune in at 9pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Guitar Center Sessions to hear soulful singer Aloe Blacc take the stage on the season finale of the must-watch live performance/interview series.

Having launched his solo career in music more than a decade ago, singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc released his first LP, Shine Through, in 2006. In 2010, Blacc’s sophomore release, Good Things, achieved major commercial success throughout Europe and Australia, peaking at No. 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart. His latest album, Lift Your Spirit, features the hit song “The Man,” which charted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Guitar Center Sessions’ upcoming episode featuring Aloe Blacc will showcase performances of songs off his acclaimed new album and an intimate interview with Nic Harcourt. Check out a behind-the-scenes clip below:

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Avatar Premiere New Video

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Swedish imports, Avatar, premiered their new music video for “Vultures Fly.” The single comes from Hail The Apocalypse, which is out now. You can view the video below:

 

 

The band will also be making a return to the states to support Five Finger Death Punch on tour this spring. Click here for all tour dates.

Below, you can see the full track listing for the album (including a cover of “Something In The Way”), as well as the album artwork.

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1. Hail The Apocalypse
2. What I Don’t Know
3. Death Of Sound
4. Vultures Fly
5. Bloody Angel
6. Murderer
7. Tsar Bomba
8. Puppet Show
9. Get In Line
10. Something In the Way
11. Tower
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