Over the past several weeks, songs and videos from Jukebox The Ghost‘s self-titled fourth studio album have been rolled out online, and it’s culminated into a swell of anticipation for today’s release. The album’s lead single “The Great Unknown” was first posted on YouTube back in June, and since that time the track has been written about by the likes of Esquire and the Wall Street Journal, and is now charting at Triple A radio. Spin Magazine may have said it best…”Jukebox The Ghost play music so damn upbeat that even their sad songs resonate with warmth and optimism.” The band just announced a series of East Coast tour dates to support their new album
Lupe Fiasco dropped a new track today titled “Lilies” which features our beloved Sirah on vocals. This is the first taste of Lupe Fiasco’s forthcoming Lost In Atlantic mixtape due out soon, which will precede his recently announced fifth full length album Tetsuo & Youth, due out in January. Sirah is currently in the studio working on numerous collaborations, as well as work on her next solo release.
Check out “Lilies feat. Sirah” on Soundcloud here
Compared to both Black Flag and Black Sabbath, The Bots are brother combo from Glendale, CA signed to The Fader, who grabbed immediate attention with the release of their debut EP Sincerely Sorry and performances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and the Vans Warped Tour. Writer/Producer Justin Warfield has helped develop The Bots in the studio since the band formed, and he has 5 co-writes and productions on their debut album Pink Palms.
In 2013, Betty Who was called Pop music’s “next big thing” by the likes of Elle Magazine, Huffington Post, and Idolator. In 2014, she’s performed on national and international television, toured with Katy Perry, and now releases her debut full length album Take Me When You Go. It features co-writes and productions by Peter Thomas who has collaborated with Betty Who on nearly every piece of music she’s released to date. The new album also features mixes by Vaughn Oliver a/k/a U-Tern who is 1/2 of the production duo Oliver who has had two straight releases go to #1 on Hype Machine
While establishing her unique sound over the past few years, singer/songwriter Madi Diaz spent time in 4 different cities, landing ultimately in Los Angeles where she recorded her sophomore album Phantom. What she describes as “a collection of memories and moments, where some songs were written while I was walking through those memories and moments, and some were written in retrospect,” features three songs co-written and produced by Harlan including the album’s lead single “Stay Together.” Harlan has also recently worked in the studio with Matt Wertz and Jon Batiste
We were first introduced to Big Data’s “Dangerous feat. Joywave” last October with the release of the 1.0 EP. Since then, the track has been streamed millions of times on Soundcloud and YouTube, and been remixed by a number of up-and-coming artists. The second EP of remixes titled 1.6 features Oliver’s take on the track, which Less Than 3 describes as “a bold remix with bass-driven beats and groovy chord productions on space-age synths, which achieves a level only attainable by Oliver.” Having just celebrated the release of their Light Years Away EP, Oliver announced a series of Fall tour dates, and has hinted about dropping an unreleased song next month
Big Data’s “Dangerous” 1.6 Remix EP is available now on iTunes
Having watched the term “electropop” become to mean so many different things and be placed upon so many different artists since the release of her debut album in 2009, Lights aims to recapture some of that original sound in her new album Little Machines released on Warner Bros Records. Drew Pearson co-wrote and produced nearly 1/3 of the new album, including producing the lead single “Up We Go.” In addition to this collaboration with Lights, Drew has recently had co-writes and productions on releases by 2AM Club and Wrabel
After her debut ep Big Talk was released, Conway found herself on a nationwide tour with Ellie Goulding, her songs placed in film and television, and her single “Big Talk” included on the NOW! 50 compilation. She returns a year later with the release of a new ep titled Shut Up, which includes the title track that Conway says she wrote “for the 5 year old me” but that it’s “about some adult stuff as well.”
The first single from Fall Out Boy’s forthcoming sixth studio album is the anthemic track “Centuries,” which was co-written by Raja Kumari and produced by J.R. Rotem. In what bassist Pete Wentz calls a “David versus Goliath story,” the new single is already rising up to the top of the iTunes chart, and re-injects the iconic melody rock that Fall Out Boy is best known for. Raja Kumari also has a co-write on Iggy Azalea’s current chart topping album The New Classic and has cuts on forthcoming album releases by Twin Shadow and Dirty South
DJ Mustard’s debut studio album 10 Summers was released today on Roc Nation / Republic Records. Ely Rise co-wrote and provided additional production on the song “Tinashe Checks In (Interlude)” which features singer Tinashe. Called “the most important rap producer of 2014” by Stereogum, DJ Mustard has produced a string of hit singles by Tyga, 2 Chainz, YG, and Trey Songz, and has helped propel a sub genre of West Coast hip hop that he’s dubbed “ratchet music,” and his debut album features many of today’s top West Coast rappers. On top of this collaboration, Ely Rise has recently co-written and produced songs by Mike Posner and Smokey Jones
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