Country

CMT premieres Kiefer Sutherland’s Shirley Jean video

June 21, 2017

Kiefer Sutherland’s cinematic “Shirley Jean” video, which tells the story of a man’s last night on death row, taking the form of a goodbye letter to a woman he once loved, premieres on CMT channels and platforms June 21.  You can check out the video here: “It was the one song on the album that obviously was not a very personal story from my own life,” Sutherland tells Rolling Stone Country. “I had a huge respect for Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard. These guys wrote about the dirtier side of life and the tougher aspects of life. Cash realized he wasn’t a ‘bad guy,’ and that maybe some of these people in prison aren’t ‘bad guys.’ He gave them a kind of dignity that I really respected. He created an avenue of forgiveness that I don’t think was as available at that time. I love the way he did that. So I really wanted to write a song about that.” Sutherland is currently in Europe playing sold out shows after a nationwide U.S. tour [Read More]

New Music

Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel set to release new album in September 2017

June 21, 2017

We are excited to share that there will be new Gene Loves Jezebel music coming our way on September 15th. The album Dance Underwater  is the first studio album of new material in 14 years from storied English rock band Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel via Restricted Release/Westworld Recordings in North America. Check out the teaser below:   Pre-order the new album, ‘Dance Underwater’, now! CD: http://bit.ly/WW0112CDD iTunes UK: http://apple.co/2rQUTnU Vinyl: http://bit.ly/LETV319LP Check out more about the release below: For a band to stay relevant across decades is unusual – but to do so with much of the same line-up for most of that time is exceptional.  Such is the case with Gene Loves Jezebel, which indicates that these musicians come together not only out of an appreciation for the memorable music they create, but also because they truly like and respect each other.  Jay Aston (vocals), James Stevenson (guitars), Pete Rizzo (bass) and Chris Bell (drums) – with Peter Walsh producing – have created extraordinary GLJ songs for 30 years now.  With their new album, they [Read More]

Country

VIDEO: Watch the new video from Nashville TV star and singer/songwriter Riley Smith

June 21, 2017

Time to get hooked on the new song from Nashville TV Star and singer/songwriter Riley Smith. He has just released a video for his great new track, I’m On Fire which was co-written by Matthew Perryman Jones and Tim Lauer (Hank Williams, Shawn Mendes, Blake Shelton). Check out the video below: The song is off his forthcoming self titled EP which will be released on July 21st and is produced by Kevin Leach. Smith describes the EP as ‘loaner music’, “there’s a common theme of distance and space running through the EP. There’s a longing and yearning to the music. Lonesome at times”. This relatable desire for closeness will inspire audiences to not feel alone, to feel understood in the world and realize that there are others who are feeling the same. Smith declares “I want the EP to hopefully transcend to anyone who’s ever felt alone”.   More about the EP and Riley: The five song EP is inspired by his time in Nashville and is relative to feelings and emotions he had whilst living in such a compelling yet isolating city. Smith explains how time and [Read More]

Alternative

Citizen Soldier continues to release powerful music, check out their new song Let It Burn

June 21, 2017

Earlier this month we shared a great song from Citizen Soldier which dealt with the struggle of mental illness. The alternative rock band has released another powerful track, Let It Burn. The song is the new single off their EP Caroline, and it could be the song that helps someone who is contemplating suicide.     The lyrics grab a hold of you and embraces the listener and fills them with a light of hope. The vocals carry such raw emotion as they plead with the listener to Let it Burn, and to feel the release of all those things that haunt them and created the sense of despair. It is empowering, uplifting and will be a true lifeline for some. Please take a listen and share the song with others who may need to  hear the message it brings. Citizen Soldier continues to impress us with their meaningful music. In a world where so many are focused on themselves, it is quite refreshing to hear a band that delivers emotionally driven lyrics carrying messages of [Read More]

Metal

Check out the new single from symphonic power metal band Insatia

June 21, 2017

Symphonic power metal band Insatia have just released their second single off their upcoming album, Phoenix Aflame. The album is set for a June 23rd release via Pitch Black Records.  The song is We Are The Grey and Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments that the new track “was actually the first song we had written for this album – originally I had constructed it to be a ballad, but as we started working on it, it became more straight up power metal. I don’t like discussing my lyrics in too much depth with certain songs, because it’s fun to see people apply their own meanings to them. This is definitely one of those songs.” Check out the track here: You can pre-order the album by heading over to https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/phoenix-aflame Track List: 1. Intro (Land Of The Living) 2. Act Of Mercy 3. Memory Of A Sapphire 4. Sacred 5. We Are The Grey 6. Phoenix Aflame 7. Not My God 8. Captor And Captive 9. Velvet Road 10. Healer Of Hatred   Make sure to visit their social [Read More]

New Music

Billy Blair’s band JUNK signs to Zombie Shark Records and debuts new song, Pop Rock Genocide

June 20, 2017

Actor Billy Blair and his band JUNK have signed to Zombie Shark Records,  the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, EX-The Browning). JUNK features Billy Blair on guitar and vocals,  bassist and vocalist, Benjamin K. Bachman (Never Mind The Darkness, Zativah Kid), who has also produced various solo albums and material for film, and drummer Boog Nasty a.k.a. Brian Klein (July Alley, Shadow Reichenstein). Blair comments on the signing, “We are beyond pleased to be a part of a label that believes in its bands and has our backs.. and that label is Zombie Shark Records! Horror movies and rock n roll in a gift bag!” They have just debuted a new song, Pop Rock Genocide which was recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and was mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown). The song will be featured in the upcoming horror/comedy movie CHEROKEE CREEK. Check out the new song below: The kick ass track will get you pumped up and ready to ROCK! The band’s sound draws on [Read More]

Video

Feel the love as The Secret Sisters honor Father’s Day with tribute video of their track, Carry Me

June 17, 2017

The Secret Sisters have released a very beautiful Father’s Day Tribute video for their track, Carry Me which is off their highly praised album, You Don’t Know Me Anymore. The video was produced by Mark Slagle and serves as a tribute to Laura and Lydia Rogers’ father Ricky Rogers (of the progressive bluegrass band Iron Horse). It features home video of the sisters with their father as well as clips of some of their friends’ families, which includes John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) and his children, combined with studio footage of album co-producers Brandi Carlile and Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Of the song and video, The Secret Sisters offered to Paste, “It’s easy, as a woman, to write a song about the men who’ve broken your spirit. It’s a different task entirely, to sit down and write a song about the first man to hold you, the first man to proclaim that you are beautiful, the first man to express his lifelong love for you, the first man you learn to love in return. But [Read More]