Jul 2017 26

Alison Moyet pays tribute to LGBTQ in the U.K. with latest single, music video, and concert
 
Pop, jazz, and electro chanteuse Alison Moyet has unveiled the music video for the second single from her critically acclaimed album Other, titled “The Rarest Birds.” A longtime advocate of equal rights in the LGBTQ community and a patron of the Diversity Role Models charity Moyet states that the song “celebrates a place where a person can be who they were meant to be,” as well as “freedom to identify where best we fit,” and “solidarity when it comes to individualism.” [..]

Jul 2017 26

Having completed a U.S. tour in support of the band’s 2016 Flicker Out album, Washington, DC electro/industrial duo Technophobia will be performing a special benefit concert for House of Ruth on Saturday, August 19 at the Black Cat. House of Ruth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has for over four decades provided assistance for women, children, and families in great need, helping to end the cycles of homelessness and domestic violence to build lives of safety, stability, and independence. [..]

Jul 2017 21

Everpresent teases new album with single and music video
 
Everpresent, the synthpop/electro project of Matthew Cahoon, has released a new single, titled “Dreamstate,” with a corresponding music video. Featuring a guest performance from theatre/jazz vocalist Katelyn Isaacson, “Dreamstate” marks the first taste of the upcoming full-length album from Everpresent, Parallax [..]

Jul 2017 20

Mark Gemini Thwaite and Ashton Nyte sign with Cleopatra Records for second MGT album
 
MGT - Gemini NyteMGT – featuring guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite and vocalist/songwriter Ashton Nyte – has signed with Cleopatra Records for the upcoming second full-length album, titled Gemini Nyte. The album marks a transition from what was initially Thwaite’s solo project, with Nyte having appeared on two of the more striking tracks from the 2016 Volumes debut, including the single “The Reaping.” Like the previous album, Gemini Nyte features the pair being joined by guest musicians, including Killing Joke drummer “Big Paul” Ferguson and vocalist Burton C. Bell [..]

Jul 2017 19

Android Lust announces sixth album
 
Android Lust - Berlin (Crater Vol. 2)Four years after the release of the first volume, experimental electro/industrial artist Android Lust has announced her sixth studio album, titled Berling (Crater Vol. 2). Funded via Kickstarter campaign and taking inspiration from her experiences in the titular German capital, Android Lust’s Shikhee states that Berlin has “spawned more than a few of my musical heroes.” Throughout 2015, Shikhee took many field audio recordings during her time exploring museums, famous studios, and abandoned buildings in Berlin [..]

Jul 2017 18

Mike Garson pays tribute to David Bowie in upcoming U.K. tour
 
Renowned pianist Mike Garson will pay tribute to his longtime collaborator David Bowie in November with a U.K. tour in which he will perform the legendary art/rock artist’s classic Aladdin Sane album. The tour will see Garson performing the album, along with a second set of various Bowie favorites, in six U.K. venues with a band that features award winning vocalist Gaby Moreno [..]

Jul 2017 18

LGBT+ band Gaywire announces debut EP, mastered by Claus Larsen
 
Gaywire - Cisters of Mersa EPCisters of Mersa, the debut EP from the all LGBT+ aggrotek band Gaywire and mastered by Claus Larsen of Leætherstrip & Klutæ, will be released on August 1, 2017. The group aims to turn a spotlight on LGBT+ artists and issues; the mission statement, written by official essayist Kate Burns, declares that “It’s up to us to make sure the next generation has it easier than we did. No matter how much they try to silence us, we will persist. This is why we will never shut up.” Gaywire songwriter and trans artist Jen Mastiffson says that the group’s “debut comes at a time when unity and love are invaluable resources in America. [..]