Ebony Bones LP Out 8/5, New MP3 Drops w/ NYLON

Behold, A Pale Horse Out August 5th

“Mystery Babylon Balloon” MP3 Drops 
w/ NYLON ! 

“Think Santigold covering Space’s “Female of the Species”–only with way better hair.”

Singer, songwriter, producer and boundary-breaking artist Ebony Bones—whose stage name was coined by punk rock icon Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned— developed a love for music at an early age. Spending time in her father’s music stall in Brixton Market, her musical education began with artists like Brian Eno and Quincy Jones, and her influences grew to include everyone from Siouxsie Sioux and The Slits to Fela Kuti and Public Enemy. Armed with her own mature and captivating sound and a strong DIY ethic, Ebony will release her sophomore album, Behold, A Pale Horse, on August 5th.

Album track “Mystery Babylon Balloon” buzzes with electric energy, featuring Ebony’s commanding vocals above rich layers of guitars and strings. For a sneak peek at Ebony’s sophomore release, you can download the “Mystery Babylon Balloon” MP3where it premiered with NYLON  or HERE, and we encourage you to post & share!

Divided into Parts I and II, Behold, A Pale Horse opens with the album’s striking title track, which features harmonious chants from the Symphony Orchestra of India along with deep, bellowing strings and frenzied percussion. Part I, Born In Flames, continues with “I See I Say,” which sets an air of mystery and intrigue with a foundation of effected vocals playing on a continuous loop throughout.  “While The People S.L.E.E.P.” is a high-energy cut led by quick-paced, melodic verses and a tribal beat. Part II, When The Battle’s Lost & Won, features the instrumental “Bread & Circus,” with a prominent guitar melody accompanied by handclaps and cowbell, and bonus track “W.A.R.R.I.O.R.,” characterized by a call and response between Ebony’s powerful vocals and a buzzing electric guitar.

Motivated by her desire to “reach her full potential and inspire others to do the same,” Ebony’s music is filled with strength and courage. “In the end,” she believes, “it doesn’t serve the world to play small.”

Tying Tiffany Unveils “One Place” Video

“One Place” Video Drops w/ PureVolume !

“Think Crystal Castles at their most upbeat or The Knife at their most straightforward.”

Italy’s Tying Tiffany crafts her own brand of dark, dreamy pop, full of buzzing synths, piercing vocals, and infectious electro-beats. Her songs have been featured in TV shows and video games, and her project T.T.L. is responsible for the music featured in the official trailers for both The Hunger Games and the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Tying Tiffany released her One EP in March via ZeroKilled Music, to praise from NYLON,MTV IggyMAGNET and more, and she made her US debut at this year’s SXSW with a handful of electrically-charged live shows.

EP track “One Place” is dark and haunting, with buzzing bass, shimmering synth, and ghostly, echoing vocals. Having recently shared the “One Place” MP3, Tying Tiffany unleashes a brand new video for the track today! Made up of fan-submitted footage, you can watch the “One Place” video where it premiered with PureVolume or HERE, and we encourage you to post & share.

Tying Tiffany’s new EP also features single “One Second” which sets a shadowy, mysterious tone with deep, swirling instrumentation, haunting lyrics, and an echoing chorus. “One Girl,” has a pulsing beat and attention-grabbing chorus that begs you to move, and One End” closes the release with a jolting, erratic rhythm and murmuring vocals. You can stream the full One EP HERE, and be sure to grab a copy via iTunes or any other digital retailer!


Nylon Premieres My Gold Mask’s ‘Burn Like The Sun’ Video

Check Out The Video For ‘Burn Like The Sun’ Over At Nylon

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What began as a collaboration between longtime musical partners Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo (guitar), became less a means to an end, than the end itself. A deep wellspring of personal and musical experiences shaped their direction, and Chicago’s My Gold Mask is a culmination, a fulfillment, of a long artistic road, that has lead them to their newest effort, Leave Me Midnight. Their new LP will be released February 19th, while the vinyl version is out March 12th on Highweel Records.

Informed by cinema (particularly Italian Giallo) and galvanized by the dimly-lit warehouse district where their rehearsal space lies, the two thrive in a radiant wash of reverb with a metallic-like symphony mainly comprised of just a nylon string guitar and drums. Tinged with thunderous melodies, theirs is a sound of vision – a recondite vision to be sure, but such is the essence of My Gold Mask.

My Gold Mask began in 2009 with a well received self-titled nine-song debut. While still a band finding itself through experimentation, tracks like “Bitches” and “Your Coo Ka Choo” brought about comparisons to Siouxsie And The Banshees and inspired Big Stereo to say My Gold Mask “create songs that are a delicate balance between 90′s alternative rock gestures and futuristic gypsy tribe shit. But the real magic happens with the versatility of Gretta Rochelle’s vocals…”

In 2010 the band saw the release of two intriguing EPs: A Thousand Voices and A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last) on their own Goldy Tapes label. Lush, aphotic songs like “Violet Eyes” and “Ghost In Your Bed” quickly made their way around the blogosphere leading Pitchfork to pronounce that “…the bottled lightning of ‘Violet Eyes’ makes My Gold Mask a band to watch.” Pretty Much Amazing noted that the band “infuses some heart into the mundane, and makes it beautiful” and The Fader called their unique sound “goth-garage.” Fashion designer Phillip Lim used music from both EPs in his 2010 Fashion Week fashion show and hosted an in-store performance by the band at his Phillip Lim 3.1 SoHo location for his Fashion’s Night Out event. Vogue dubbed it one of “The Ten Best Music Shows on Fashion’s Night Out.” In late 2011/early 2012 “Violet Eyes,” “Ghost In Your Bed,” and “All Up In The Air,” were all separately featured in episodes of the CW network’s uber-popular series, Gossip Girl.

2012 has been spent writing, recording and mixing Leave Me Midnight. Taking a “wall of sound” approach to recording, longtime collaborator and engineer Balthazar de Ley manned the board while My Gold Mask experimented with electronic drums and new sounds, creating a dense, exciting, and occasionally spooky place for their songs to live. They invited well-seasoned producer and engineer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican) to mix the record.

This past season also brought to light a new live show lineup for the band. Gretta has stepped out from her full-time duties behind the drumkit to enjoy the role of front woman, making room for dynamic drummer, James Andrew, to take the stage with My Gold Mask. Andrew also played drums on four of the new album’s tracks.

Meanwhile Jack continues to explore new ways of making guitars sound otherworldly: “Guitar is usually associated with rock music, but in writing this album I thought a lot about synth-based sounds, like on Black Celebration by Depeche Mode. I’m not really concerned with my guitar sounding like a guitar, per se. I’m constantly tweaking its sound,” says Armondo. This type of sonic experimentation gives My Gold Mask a unique approach to pop music that can be hard to pin down, but this adaptability came in handy when asked to collaborate with The Hood Internet on “Do You Give Up Now?” a track featured on their latest album FEAT released in 2012.

With a sound that has crossed so many musical spectrums and their ability to deliver a powerful and engaging live show, My Gold Mask have shared the stage with such varied acts as Twin Shadow, Wavves, The New Pornographers, Japandroids, The Rapture, Blonde Redhead and Zambri, to name a few.

Eager to continue the artistic evolution of the band; Jack and Gretta are back to writing before they head out on tour in support of Leave Me Midnight.