7/10/2020

Uncle Al Wants You To Vote! Ministry Launches 2020 Campaign With Autographed Memorabilia, New Political Playlist & Revisiting AmeriKKKant Album


Uncle Al Wants YOU To Vote!
 
Ministry Puts Political Roots Into Action
Launching 2020 Campaign
With Autographed Memorabilia
For Fans That Get Ready To Voice Their Choice
 
Hear Ministry’s Fully Endorsed New Playlist,
“The Soundtrack To Your Election” On Spotify
With Al Jourgensen’s Personal Picks & Ministry Anthems
Including New Single “Alert Level” And Songs From
2018’s Anti-Trump Manifesto AmeriKKKant That Take On New Relevance
 
 
With one of the most important elections in American history on the line this November, Ministry and creator Al Jourgensen are launching a 2020 campaign to inspire fans to get election ready and look forward to receiving a range of autographed memorabilia from Ministry’s acclaimed 2018 anti-Trump album AmeriKKKant.
 
Says Jourgensen, “When AmeriKKKant was first being developed, the album was a direct response to waking up to shock and panic the day after Trump was officially elected. Now, four years later these songs take on new meaning as we get rid of the Mango Moron. Vote this November like your life depends on it, because this time it really does!”
 
Fans who are currently unregistered to vote are encouraged to head to http://ministryband.com/vote and click on the graphic to complete a few simple steps to get ready and sign up for alerts. Once completed, take a screenshot of the confirmation page and e-mail it to unclealforpresident2020@gmail.com along with your mailing address.
 
Fans who are already registered to vote are encouraged to engage in another cause important to the band—the national #SaveOurStages campaign that urges Congress to provide critical funding to independent music venues across the United States. Head to www.SaveOurStages.com and sign the online petition and/or make a donation to the cause. Once completed, take a screenshot of the confirmation page and e-mail it to unclealforpresident2020@gmail.com along with your mailing address.
 
Supplies of autographed memorabilia are limited and available to fans in the U.S. only who are able to take a voter action in the upcoming election and take part in the #SaveOurStages national campaign. Please send only one e-mail per person.
 
To provide the perfect soundtrack to get fans engaged in the upcoming voting season, Ministry has also created a new playlist, “The Soundtrack To Your Election,” available now on Spotify. With 30 powerful selections, the playlist features personal favorites of Jourgensen as well as Ministry’s own rally cries including new single “Alert Level” and tracks from the highly politicized album AmeriKKKantthe band’s most recent full-length release.
 
 
 
Loudwire called AmeriKKKant Ministry’s “State of the Union” and Metal Injection said the album “heavily embodies the current maelstrom of political hell that is swallowing the United States” when it was released in 2018 as Trump was taking the presidency. Featuring songs like “We’re Tired Of It” and “Victims Of A Clown,” the tracks are more relevant than ever as many focus on unseating Trump in November.
 
See this CNN piece about AmeriKKKant “taking on Trump’s America”: https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2018/06/18/new-ministry-album-takes-on-trumps-america.cnn
 
AmeriKKKant CDs, exclusive vinyl editions and bundle packages are available at http://nblast.de/MinistryAmeriKKKantNB.
 
Jourgensen has spent decades using his music to rally fans and listeners to the fight for equal rights, restoring American liberties, exposing exploitation and putting crooked politicians in their rightful place. Songs like “Thieves,” “Lies, Lies, Lies” and “N.W.O.” have taken on political corruption and the societal constructs that led to historic events like 9/11 and the 1992 Los Angeles riots while the George W. Bush administration spurred an entire trilogy from the industrial godfather.
 
With America still on the brink, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen has re-entered the studio to create his missives that will become material for a to-be-announced new album on Nuclear Blast Records. The first taste, “Alert Level” was released in April, and asked fans to be part of the larger conversation by answering the question posed by the song, How concerned are you?” Many of the videos have been shared across Ministry’s social media pages as the band and Jourgensen encourage fans to remain engaged and informed in 2020.
 
 
 
About Ministry
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, London May (Samhain) on drums and Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues recording in 2020 with new music and a few more surprises planned.
 
 
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QUINN XCII UNVEILS THIRD ALBUM 'A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF'; LYRIC VIDEO FOR “AM I HIGH RN” (FEAT. BLACKBEAR) OUT NOW

QUINN XCII UNVEILS THIRD ALBUM
A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF
TODAY VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS


LYRIC VIDEO FOR ALBUM OPENER “AM I HIGH RN” (FEAT. BLACKBEAR) OUT NOW

ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE LOGIC, ASHE AND MARC E. BASSY
The third studio album by Quinn XCII. Written and recorded in the years 2019-2020 in Los Angeles, CA, but inspired by a lifetime of experiences and events. “I wrote a letter to my younger self; I hope you read it when you don’t feel well.”

The third studio album from Quinn XCII, A Letter To My Younger Self, is officially available everywhere now via Columbia Records.
 
With the album release comes a new lyric video for the warped and woozy track “Am I High Rn” feat. blackbear. “This song is song about being high for the first time and dealing with the feelings of paranoia, excitement, worry,” says Quinn XCII. “It really encapsulates the ability to just accept what you’re observing and let things be as they are.”
 
With his new album, the Detroit-bred artist expands on the soul-baring honesty of his 2019 sophomore effort From Michigan With Love, sharing a candid look back on the chaos of adolescence. And while his lyrics focus in on so many formative experiences— the confusion of a hopeless crush in “Stacy”, the pain of dealing with paralyzing shyness in “Notice Me”, moving on from relationships in “Meeting Strangers” —A Letter To My Younger Self ultimately attests to the joy of living in the moment and learning to trust your instincts at any age or phase of life. It unfolds with a nostalgia-soaked but forward-thinking collision of pop, hip-hop, alternative, and soul. The result is a body of work that radiates an undeniable hope even as Quinn XCII dives into painful subject matter, each track elevated by his warm vocal presence, kinetic rhythms, and complex yet addictive melodies.
 
“The message I want to get across is to not beat yourself up too much when things in life aren’t going your way," Quinn XCII adds. "In those moments, some things may seem like the most intense and important thing you’ll ever go through, but try to remember that it’s all just a very small chapter in a much greater life story.”
 
A Letter To My Younger Self is available now.
 
TRACK LIST:
  1. Am I High Rn (feat. blackbear)
  2. Stacy
  3. Sleep While I Drive (feat. Ashe)
  4. Second Time Around
  5. Coffee (feat. Marc E. Bassy)
  6. Notice Me
  7. A Letter To My Younger Self (feat. Logic)
  8. More Than Friends
  9. Mad At Me
  10. Two 10s
  11. Meeting Strangers
  12. Everything I Need
  
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Website | SoundCloud | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
 

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Legendary Toots and the Maytals Release 'Warning Warning'

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘WARNING WARNING,’ OUT TODAY
 
FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN A DECADE TO BE RELEASED VIA TROJAN JAMAICA/BMG ON AUGUST 28 – PRE-SAVE/ORDER
LISTEN
‘WARNING WARNING’

PRE-SAVE/ORDER
‘GOT TO BE TOUGH’ LP (OUT 8/28)

 
“A reminder to stay strong when corrupt systems rear their heads.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
 
The song is an inspirational anthem during a time as hectic as now.” – PASTE Magazine
 
"It continues Toots’ longstanding interest in social justice.” – Consequence of Sound

"A call to action and a reminder to stay strong for the cause.” – Exclaim! Magazine
 
 
 
Legendary Jamaican artist Frederick “Toots” Hibbert today unveils a brand new single ‘Warning Warning’, the second offering from his highly anticipated first studio album in a decade Got To Be Tough, set for global release via Trojan Jamaica/BMG Records on August 29 [PRE-SAVE/ORDER].
 
The new track comes in the wake of an incredible global reception for both the album announcement and release of its title track, the video for which was unveiled last week on International Reggae Day (watch here). 
 
During a time of global social and political unrest, Toots’ welcomed return and voice couldn’t be more needed or necessary than ever. Harking back to the start of Ska, during the civil rights movement era in America and Jamaican independence in the 1960s, he has sung iconic truths such as ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘54-46 Was My Number,’ a wry but not bitter response to his unjust incarceration for ganja. Since then Toots has gained insight into the corrupt systems that try to dominate our bravest endeavors, and it is in his new resistance music, that his anger at and sensitivity to injustice in 2020 is clearer than ever. ‘Warning Warning’ encapsulates this in a clear message for the world, with no apology – a warning.


"I want to ask everyone to keep their focus in this time of wonders. Make such focus be of good faith. Love each other, take it as a warning and exercise brotherly and sisterly care for each other of all race, religion and creed.”  Says Toots.
 
The energizing provocation of Got To Be Tough renews the near six-decade career of the man who launched a new sound and genre with his 1968 release, ‘Do The Reggay.’ It’s a reminder that through Toots’ creative veins run all the roots and shoots of the Black Diaspora. Blues, soul, r’n’b, funk, jazz, reggae, African griots – Toots honors, embodies and owns them. Throwing down an authoritative guide: how to survive and thrive among our earth challenges.
 
He hipped our heads in the 1970s with the dynamic pan-Africanism of ‘Funky Kingston’ and the early warning message of ‘Pressure Drop’; re-defining soul with the ‘Toots In Memphis’ LP in the 80s.
 
Toots has constantly evolved while staying uniquely the same.
 
The multiple GRAMMY® Award nominated and winning musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer and icon has made the wait worthwhile, crafting a stubborn groove, designed to inspire tenacity, while splendidly balancing joy and anger, pain and healing. Produced by Toots himself, who also plays many of the instruments on this album, alongside Zak Starkey on guitar, drums from one half of Sly and RobbieSly Dunbar, percussion from Cyril Neville, and a mighty horn section arranged by Toots himself.
 
Tough, though the message is, your body has to respond to these songs, and your mind will follow. An impeccable performer himself, Toots knows that the dance itself is a primal exorcism; a greater guarantee than any that, helped by heeding this warning, we will live to ‘Do The Reggay’ into the 21st century and beyond.
 
Got To Be Tough the album will be available worldwide from August 28.
PRE-SAVE/ORDER HERE.
‘GOT TO BE TOUGH’ TRACK LIST
Drop Off Head
Just Brutal
Got To Be Tough
Freedom Train
Warning Warning
Good Thing That You Call
Stand Accuse
Three Little Birds Ft. Ziggy Marley
Having A Party
Struggle

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Kacy Hill's Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again out now, unveils "Everybody's Mother" video

KACY HILL’S SECOND ALBUM
IS IT SELFISH IF WE TALK ABOUT ME AGAIN OUT NOW
SHARES VIDEO FOR
“EVERYBODY’S MOTHER”
photo credit: Lauren Dunn
July 10, 2020—Kacy Hill’s second album Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again is out today—listen here. She also shares the music video for the previously-released track “Everybody’s Mother” today—watch here.
“Everybody’s Mother” follows “Unkind,” “Porsche,” “I Believe In You” featuring Francis and the Lights—which EW called a “soothing balm”—and previously unveiled tracks Dinner,” “Much Higher” and “To Someone Else.” In addition, Hill collaborated with Bon Iver on his latest track “PDLIF,” which was made in quarantine by piecing together contributions sent in from artists in self-isolation and benefitted the humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief.
In December 2017, Hill connected with Francis and the Lights and producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, The Japanese House) in Minneapolis, where they started laying the foundations of Hill’s forthcoming record, Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again. In the following years, the remainder of the record was completed between L.A. and Minneapolis, with the help of another of Hill’s collaborators, the producer Jim-E Stack (HAIM, Caroline Polachek). Between Hill’s revitalized approach to making music, recently parting ways with G.O.O.D. Music—the label she initially signed to in 2014—and the Olympic-style competitive weightlifting she picked up a couple years ago, her forthcoming album marks an exciting new era in her career.
The Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based artist got her start in 2014 when her self-released single “Experience,” the second song Hill had ever recorded, went viral. After being on the road with Kanye West and Vanessa Beecroft for the YEEZUS tour, she signed to G.O.O.D. Music. Her EP Bloo came shortly thereafter, showcasing the range of her voice on tracks like “Foreign Fields” and the anthemic “Arm’s Length.” She was featured on Travis Scott’s “90210” and Kid Cudi’s “Releaser,” she covered V MagazineGQ wrote she was “barreling toward the big time” and New York Magazine named her “one to watch.” In 2017, Hill released her official debut album, the R&B-hinged, synth-laden ode to all the shapes femininity can take, Like A Woman, to critical acclaim.
KACY HILLIS IT SELFISH IF WE TALK ABOUT ME AGAIN
1. To Someone Else
2. Much Higher
3. Just To Say
4. Porsche
5. I Believe In You feat. Francis and the Lights
6. Everybody’s Mother
7. Told Me
8. Unkind
9. Six
10. Palladium
11. Dinner



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'OM RECORDS - 25 YEARS' Celebrating One of America's First Independent Dance Music Labels Out Now

‘OM RECORDS - 25 YEARS’
AN ALBUM CELEBRATING OM RECORDS’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY
 
FEATURING RELEASES BY KASKADE & COLETTE, GROOVE ARMADA, 
PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, MARK FARINA, J BOOGIE’S DUBTRONIC SCIENCE, 
MING & FS AND MORE
 
AVAILABLE TODAY, JULY 10
 
LISTEN NOW HERE
 
 
Today, July 10, Om Records has released Om Records - 25 Years, the album celebrating their 25th anniversary as a label. With now a quarter of a century under their belt, Om Records is one of America’s first and longest-running dance music brands.
 
Over its 26 songs, the compilation features new songs, unreleased material, and classics from artists on Om’s roster, as well as a few singles which have already been released leading up to the album. These include Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa’s “The Story,” Reptile Room’s “Sunlite,” Brooklyn’s Body Language with “Let’s Try,” J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science’s “Be Free” featuring the flute talents of Carlos Araiza and a dazzling new track from Kaskade and Colette with “When I’m With You.”
 
Listen to the album here: https://smarturl.it/OmRecords25years 
 
Before labels like Dirtybird, OWSLA and Monstercat there was Om.  Legends in the game and survivors of the past twenty-five years, Om—with over 700 releases under its belt--has withstood 9/11, the Dot Com bubble and burst, Napster, the birth and impending death of downloads, the recession and now a global pandemic all the while still releasing great music.  The 25 Years compilation highlights some of the best Om has to offer.
 
Discover the music and get a guided tour of the release via this track by track now featured by Forbes here.
 
Om Records – 25 Years
 
  1. Kaskade & Colette – “When I’m With You” 
  2. Body Language – “Let’s Try”
  3. Chuck Love & Fourfeet – “Let’s Go Back”
  4. Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – “The Story”
  5. People Under The Stairs – “Turfbuilders” (Demo)
  6. Colossus – “This Is How We Do”
  7. King Kooba – “Want Your Love” (The Jazzual Suspects Remix)
  8. J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – “Be Free” Feat. Carlos Araiza
  9. Shiny Objects – “Believe In Somebody” Feat. Jesse Rennix
  10. Rithma – “Spin Cycle”
  11. Blackbird Blackbird – “Vector”
  12. Reptile Room – “Sunlite”
  13. Rocket Empire – “On A Bridge”
  14. People Under The Stairs – “Acid Raindrops” 
  15. Mark Farina & Sean Hayes – “Dream Machine” 
  16. Kaskade – “It’s You, It’s Me” 
  17. Marques Wyatt – “For Those Who Like To Get Down” (DEEP Sunday Retro Vibe Mix)
  18. Groove Armada – “Love Lights The Underground”
  19.  Colette – “Feelin’ Hypnotized” (Kaskade Mix)
  20. Body Language - “Social Studies” (Plastic Plates Remix)
  21. TWINKIDS – “Overdressed”
  22. J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – “Movin’ To My Beat Feat. People Under The Stairs”
  23. MING & FS – “Hell’s Kitchen”
  24. Colossus – “Thrupenny Bits” (The Jazzual Suspects Remix)
  25. King Kooba – “Fooling Myself” (Easy Access Orchestra)
  26. Soulstice – “Fall Into You”


 
About Om Records:
Om is a San Francisco based music and lifestyle company. We are artists and producers of music, design, and events for a global community of forward-thinking people. From our humble beginnings in 1995, Om has grown to become a highly recognized and respected brand in the global music scene. Om's mission is to find, release and promote music that is refined, innovative and always pushing boundaries.


 
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Listen to new Sinead Harnett single, 'Stickin' ft. Masego & VanJess > Out now!

SINEAD HARNETT
RECRUITS MASEGO AND VANJESS
FOR NEW SINGLE ‘STICKIN’

LISTEN HERE

 

Sinead Harnett - known for her powerhouse vocals and major collaborations with Disclosure, Kaytranada, and Rudimental to name just a few - has recruited Masego and renowned contemporary R&B sister duo VanJess for her new single 'Stickin’, which is available now on all digital streaming platforms.

CLICK HERE to listen to the stunning collab, co-produced by Sunny Kale and Mike Brainchild, which marks the first single off Sinead’s highly anticipated sophomore album due out later this year. 

On the inspiration behind the new track, Sinead shares, "When we were making the track it felt like summer to me, and I wanted to bring a little contrast to that lyrically. Often the people that most get on our nerves are the ones we’re closest to. The ones we’ll always stick by. I loved how VanJess made their own spin on that notion, and how Masego gave his side to the story in response.”


‘Stickin’ ft. Masego & VanJess is out now: https://orcd.co/stickin


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