Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Monster High Re-Releases Classic Ghouls in Height Quality

Monster High will be re-releasing some of it’s classic ghouls but only three will be released which includes; Frankie Stein daughter of Frankenstein, Clawdeen Wolf daughter of the Wolfman, and Draculaura daughter of Draula. All …Read More


Deathstars Whiplashe’s Focus’ on New Music with Great Eagerness to Return to America Soil

Embracing that darkness that is Europe with the sounds of Scandinavia circling them, the industrial goth metal band known as Deathstars. Not to be confused by Star Wars has been musically active for the last 15 …Read More


Thy Art Is Murder Releases "Light Bearer" Video

Thy Art Is Murder has released a new video for “Light Bearer”. Check it out HERE.



With the title and release date just announced for Slayer’s Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), today the thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever – literally – Repentless, Metal Eagle Edition.  Made …Read More


Bay Area Chinese Music Association Presents Second Hand Rose West Coast Show

Second Hand Rose Will Be Performing At Palo Alto’s Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall On July 10th


Awaken The Empire Reveals "AURORA" Artwork, Tracklisting and Pre-Order

Awaken The Empire have revealed the album artwork for their debut album “Aurora” as well as the tracklisting and pre-order via iTunes. The album is set for release on July 24th 2015 via Another Century …Read More


Tom Petty Unearths Shimmering Lost Song 'Somewhere Under Heaven'

Tom Petty has unearthed and released a “new” song, “Somewhere Under Heaven,” the first from a trove of tracks that didn’t make his 1994 album, Wildflowers, but will comprise the upcoming collection, Wildflowers: All The Rest, Stereogum reports.

“Somewhere Under Heaven” was co-written with Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and finds Petty in familiar territory, singing about an American girl named Jenny and the inevitable end of her freewheeling innocence. “One day you’re gonna fall in love, one day you’re gonna pay the rent / Hold on to what love you find, you’re gonna need all you can get,” Petty sings, a foreboding twinge in his voice that tugs against the track’s bright, sun-soaked guitars.

The track is currently available to stream on Spotify and download on iTunes, though a release date for Wildflowers: All the Rest has yet to be announced. Also, per Petty’s website — and a 40-second promo for the album — “Somewhere Under Heaven” will play over the closing credits of the upcoming Entourage movie, which opens June 3rd.

Along with mining his vaults for All the Rest, Petty will revive his pre-fame band, Mudcrutch, which initially reunited in 2008 to record and release their self-titled debut. According to Campbell, the group will begin work on a follow-up LP in August and potentially hit the road afterwards.

As for the Heartbreakers, Campbell told Rolling Stone the band is taking it easy after an extensive tour in support of 2014’s Hypnotic Eye. “It’s been wonderful,” Campbell said. “That was a pretty long tour of us, and now we’re just leading our lives and being normal. When we’re finished with the next Mudcrutch record, we’ll start looking at the next horizon for the Heartbreakers.”

Hear Omar Souleyman's New Syrian Dance Jam 'Bahdeni Nami'

At one point, Omar Souleyman‘s biggest gigs were wedding parties and special events in Syria, his home country. Then, 25 years into the 49-year-old’s career, the rest of the world began to find out what they’d been missing. In 2011, Björk asked him to remix three tracks off her new Biophilia; in 2013 he played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo; and last year, he led a joyfully chaotic set at his Bonnaroo debut.

After teaming with Four Tet for 2013’s Wenu Wenu, Souleyman is pushing his sound – dabke dance music – with a follow-up featuring Euro producers like Gilles Peterson, Legowelt and Modeselektor. Above, watch the video for title track “Bahdeni Nami,” a Four Tet-helmed eight-minute jam sung to a potential lover.

The clip was shot between Gaziantep and Sanliurfa in Turkey, and it shows slow-motion footage of the singer walking across rocky hills and reciting lyrics as he drives down the highway.

Bahdeni Nami is scheduled to come out July 24th via Monkeytown Records, and Souleyman is ready for whatever increased exposure it might bring. Before the release of Wenu Wenu, he talked with Rolling Stone about his sudden crossover: “At the beginning, it was surprising for me to see an audience reacting to me like this,” he said. “But I kind of got used to it.”

Jack White's Third Man Records Opening Detroit Location

Jack White‘s Third Man Records will open a new retail and office space in the rocker’s hometown of Detroit after partnering with Shinola, a local watch and high-end goods manufacturer, to purchase a building in the city’s Cass Corridor neighborhood.

The new store is scheduled to open by November 27th, Black Friday, and a press release teased several surprises to mark the occasion. The building at 441 W. Canfield Street already houses Shinola’s flagship store, and was bought with the help of the company’s founder, Tom Kartsotis.

While White founded Third Man in Detroit in 2001, the label has operated out of its Nashville headquarters since 2009. Still, White has hoped to bring Third Man back to his hometown, and the Cass Corridor is a fitting locale: White attended high school in the area, and the White Stripes performed their first show there as well.

In a statement, White called the Corridor “the most inspiring area of Detroit for me as an artist and as a Detroiter. From the great visual artists like Gordon Newton to the music of the Gories, and the birth of the Detroit garage rock scene, the Corridor has nurtured Detroit’s soul and inventiveness for decades.”

The purchase of the space, and partnership with Third Man, will also be a further boon to Shinola, which has played a crucial role in revitalizing Detroit and bringing manufacturing jobs back to the city. Though it began as a watch company, Shinola has expanded its purview to include bicycles, pet supplies, leather goods, apparel, speakers, turntables and headphones.

As for White, opening a new Third Man location will be a fitting endeavor for the musician, who recently wrapped up an extensive world tour behind his 2014 LP Lazaretto and subsequently announced an extended break from the road. With his newfound downtime, the rocker has been co-executive producing American Epic, a documentary about primitive recording devices from the 1920s and defending Tidal. The rocker and co-owner of the recently relaunched streaming service answered questions about the service in Third Man’s FAQ section and in verse, with a poem he posted to the Third Man Books website.

Mariah Carey Joins Match, Debuts 'Infinity' Video on Dating Site

Mariah Carey has signed up for Match and debuted the music video for her new single “Infinity” on the dating site.

The singer’s sparkly new video sees her lounging in her luxurious abode, swiping through the selections on the dating app, including potential beaus Tyson Beckford and Empire‘s Jussie Smollett. In the end, she hops into a convertible with Smollett, though she had briefly chosen his puppy over him. “I hope every woman who is single and listens to this song goes out and finds her infinity, whether on Match or the traditional way,” she said in a statement.

Carey’s Match account — under the username MC1toInfinity — shares basic information about the pop star along with a few screencaps from her video. She describes her occupation as “Self-Employed/Entrepeneur” and lists cooking, movies, concerts and religion as some of her interests.

Singer Hilary Duff also recently integrated a dating app, Tinder, into the promotion of her new single, “Sparks.” The clip shows her scoping out the app in between shots of her discussing her dating life at a radio interview and dancing in a neon room. Artists like Zedd and Jason Derulo have advertised their albums and shows on Tinder as well.

“Infinity” is the only new song off Carey’s recent greatest hits compilation #1 to Infinity. The album was released in May and coincided with her first-ever Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The residency ran through May and has no dates in June. The singer will return for a set of shows in July, followed by more concerts next February.