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Press Release Roundup: August 10

posted August 12, 2015, 10:21 am by Carlita | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Method Man


With just over a week to the release of celebrated rapper and pop-culture icon Method Man’s new collaborative project, The Meth Lab, legendary indie label Tommy Boy Entertainment has unleashed pre-orders for special merch bundles. The album will be released on CD and all digital formats Tommy Boy Entertainment/Hanz On Music on August 21, 2015. True Mef heads can grab some coveted physical goods exclusively at Method Man’s BandCamp page, selection includes vinyl records as well as deluxe, direct-to-fan packages including T-Shirts, Cassettes, grinder cards and more. So far the raspy voiced rapper has released three singles off the project, the albums title track “The Meth Lab,” his tough as nails collaboration with Redman, “Straight Gutta”, and a Wu-Tang anthem featuring Raekwon and Inspectah Deck entitled “The Purple Tape”. Today fans can hear another selection from Mef’s highly anticipated album, “Worldwide”. The old-school flavored track, featuring Uncle Murda, Chedda Bang, and Hanz on, can be found streaming exclusively on Method Man Pandora Radio.

Listen in HERE!

Deluxe Fan Bundles available on BandCamp:
Pre-order ‘The Meth Lab’ 2XLP Vinyl on Amazon:
Pre-order ‘The Meth Lab’ digital album on iTunes:
**& get instant grat tracks: The Meth Lab, Straight Gutta, and The Purple Tape!




Toronto producer Grandtheft has announced his debut EP, Quit This City, coming this Fall on Diplo’s Mad Decent and Pirates Blend (Canada). The 7-song project is his first cohesive body of work and blends elements of hip-hop, soul, dancehall and new wave with his dance music expertise. He sought out to create songs that you could listen to at home, on the road, or on the dance floor, living not only in his regular dance lane but also as artful music to listen to on your downtime. The EP explores his own creative boundaries and sets the tone for future Grandtheft releases to come.

Grandtheft has become one of music’s most in-demand producers over the past few years. His official remixes for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea and more have become the standard that major pop artists look for when they want to cross over into dance world. He has established an eclectic and diverse sound throughout multiple genres, recognized for his ability to continuously adapt his sound and stray away from typical production trends.


Coheed and Cambria


Get tix to see Coheed and Cambria Friday at 10 AM!

Dave Koz



Lead Single “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” featuring Kenny Lattimore and Rick Braun is
Top 10 at Smooth A/C and Jazz Radio

Dave Koz’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records) debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, becoming the nine-time GRAMMY®-nominee’s eighth album to top the chart. The album, which is available now, shines a light on some of the saxophonist’s most memorable creative partnerships, drawing from Koz’s extensive catalog as well as other artists’ recording projects and including three brand new tracks.

The collection’s first single, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” is one of the songs recorded especially for the collection. Rick Braun and Kenny Lattimore join Dave on the classic R&B track, which is already a Top 10 hit at Smooth A/C and Jazz radio.

“Kenny Lattimore’s vocals make this lyrical celebration just as electrifying and just as soulful as the original [Jackie] Wilson hit. But it is the tandem playing of Koz and Braun that takes this song into new dimensions,” said

As this spirited new video shows, their special chemistry is infectious. The video was shot during rehearsals for the trio’s summer tour, which will include a headline performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23. “Good Foot,” which features keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who co-wrote the song with Dave, and Koz’s soaring instrumental version of “Let It Go” from the 2013 Disney film, Frozen, are the other new songs appearing on Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection. Previously released tracks feature Koz’s classic collaborations with Herb Alpert, Eric Benét, David Benoit, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Gloria Estefan, Heather Headley, Boney James, Toby Keith, Barry Manilow, Richard Marx, Johnny Mathis, Maysa, Michael McDonald, Marcus Miller, Keb’ Mo’, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Summer Horns, Luther Vandross, BeBe Winans and Stevie Wonder.

“The saxophonist Dave Koz reigns not only as one of the most bankable stars of smooth jazz but also one of the most hospitable, a point hammered home on his new compilation album, ‘Collaborations: 25th-Anniversary Collection,'” noted The New York Times. “Whenever jazz saxophonist Dave Koz teams up with other musicians, the result is something unbelievably special,” said the Riverside Press Enterprise while Rage Monthly praised Koz as “extremely gifted.” observed, “Dave Koz’s celebration of his extensive musical career is captured brilliantly on Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection.”

Bullet For My Valentine


British metal band Bullet For My Valentine premiere today a rowdy new video for their latest song “Army of Noise” from the band’s forthcoming album VENOM due out on August 14th on RCA Records. CLICK HERE to watch the video for “Army of Noise.” VENOM is available now for pre-order, with instant downloads for the new songs “Army of Noise,” “Playing God,” “No Way Out” and “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War,” at iTunes, as well as from Amazon, Google Play and at the band’s webstore.

Bullet For My Valentine’s new video for “Army of Noise” was shot in July during the band’s headline tour of South America in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Columbia. The raucous footage captures the band’s explosive live performance, which can be witnessed first hand in North America on the band’s current tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God. Fans can purchase tickets now at

Bullet For My Valentine North/South American Tour Dates:

August 12, 2015 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 14, 2015 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 15, 2015 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 16, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 19, 2015 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 21, 2015 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 22, 2015 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Center (w/Lamb of God)
August 24, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 26, 2015 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 28, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Resort Festival Lot (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 29, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 30, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
August 31, 2015 – Socorro, TX – Socorro Entertainment Center (Headline Show)
September 2, 2015 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
September 4, 2015 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)
September 5, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion (w/Slipknot, Lamb of God)



Toronto-based live electronic band Snowday have released a new music video for the song “A Quiet Winter” from their debut album As We Travel. The song features ethereal vocals from Ottawa singer-songwriter Kaleigh Watts and is available for streaming at AUX.

Snowday "A Quiet Winter" Official Music Video from Hangloose Media on Vimeo.

One of only two songs with vocals on Snowday’s debut album, ‘A Quiet Winter’ quickly became a fan favorite, receiving airplay on CBC’s All in a Day and CBC’s The Signal, as well as a song premiere from IMPOSE Magazine.

Directed by Matt Bendo and produced by HangLoose Media, the video was shot in their hometown of Toronto. Snowday and Kaleigh Watts sat down for an interview to discuss the video. Watch it here.

Snowday is a live electronic band based in Toronto, Ontario. They released their debut album As We Travel in November 2014 and have just finished their first major tour of Canada.


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