Dawn Richard "Blow" + Blackheart Album

Music Video: Dawn Richard (Danity Kane) Releases “Blow” and Announces Blackheart Album

Danity Kane, who disbanded again, may have just hit #1 on the R&B album charts with new release DK3, but it’s Dawn Richard that’s having the best week ever. The sultry singer announced her sophomore solo album, Blackheart, is slated for a January 2015 release and she just dropped lead single “Blow” accompanied by the music video. Savvy moves from Ms. Richard. Click “continue reading” to get your first listen to “Blow” by Dawn Richard.

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Hobbie Stuart + "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran Cover

Cover of the Week: Hobbie Stuart Covers Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

UK singer-songwriter Hobbie Stuart returns with an astounding cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” with nothing more than his voice and an amped guitar. Stuart has often featured covers of Sheeran’s songs in the past including, “A-Team” and “Sing” most recently, but this is easily one of his best interpretations. Click “continue reading” to hear Hobbie Stuart cover “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.

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Hozier + SNL + "Take Me to Church" + Videos

Videos: Singer-Songwriter Hozier Performs “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene” on Saturday Night Live

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier made his Saturday Night Live debut last night as he performed “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene.” Both songs appear on Hozier’s self-titled debut LP, which is out now. Bill Hader was SNL’s host. Click “continue reading” to watch Hozier perform on SNL.

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Soko + Tour Dates + Foster the People

Singer-Songwriter Soko Announces Solo U.S. Tour Dates and Supporting Dates for Foster The People

French singer-songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist Soko has announced a U.S. tour, which includes dates with Foster The People. Soko is finishing up her new album, produced by Ross Robinson, which is slated for 2015 release. Click “continue reading” to see the full list of Soko tour dates, including supporting dates with FTP.

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Hemming + Candice Martello + Make or Break: Linda Perry + Rachel Yamagata

Music Video: Hemming, Linda Perry’s Protege from VH1 Show Make or Break, Releases “Hard on Myself” and Joins Rachael Yamagata on Tour

Candice Martello, who writes and records as Hemming, has released her debut single and video “Hard on Myself.” The singer-songwriter, dubbed Linda Perry’s protégé’, initially joined the superstar producer’s VH1 reality show mid-season as half of Philly based punk band Omar, but caught Perry’s attention for her solo work and went on to win the competition. Click “continue reading” to learn more about Hemming and to hear her single “Hard on Myself.”

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Holly Miranda + "Only You" Cover

Cover of the Week: Holly Miranda Covers “Only You” By The Platters

Singer-songwriter Holly Miranda just released a beautiful a capella cover of The Platters 1955 hit “Only You.” This latest cover is a welcomed follow-up to her rendition of Karen Dalton’s “Something On Your Mind” from August. Her fan-funded, full-length album is slated for release this October. Click “continue reading” to listen to Holly Miranda cover “Only You” now.

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CMJ 2014 + Artists Announcements

CMJ 2014: Over 700 More Artists Announced as Festival Performers Including Hockey, DIIV, and The Crookes

CMJ’s Music Marathon takes over New York City beginning on October 21st and runs through October 25th. The festival organizers just put out a massive list of nearly 700 artist additions to the current list of performers. Click “continue reading” to find out who will join RAC, The Kills, Cold War Kids, and Gerard Way during the week long music festival.

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