Ilana Armida Releases “Sweet Freedom” Video with Paste Magazine!

Pop/R&B singer, Ilana Armida always wanted to entertain and perform. She gravitated to music and theater at an early age and took her talents with her to college where she enrolled in Florida Atlantic University’s Commercial Music Business program. During her tenure at FAU, Armida took part in their student run record label Hoot/Wisdom Recordings where she learned the ins and outs of perfecting her craft. In 2013, Armida unleashed a short EP entitled Used Up, and is thrilled to be back with her follow up, Iridescent Flower Child which is to be released on January 13, 2017 through her own record label, Eastpark Entertainment.

Gnarly Karma Releasing New Single “Back Around” January 6th

If you thought 2016 was GNARLY…get prepared for what’s to come! Having had an incredible year which included performances at the Sayville NY Seafood Fest, NYC’s Legendary Bitter End, The Montauk Music Festival, an Exclusive Premiere of their video for “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) via Elmore Magazine, their TV debut on My Long Island TV and Verizon FiOS1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars”, opening for Robby Krieger of The Doors & Special Guest The Edgar Winter Band, AND been mentioned in a recent New York Times article regarding their studio: Montclair Records – Long Island’s own Gnarly Karma is set to release a BRAND NEW SINGLE “Back Around” on Friday, January 6th! And with that, they’ll be premiering the tune Thursday, January 5th at 89 North- 89 N Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772 (where fans will get the exclusive link to the track one day prior to its release)!

Lupe Fiasco Announces Release Date For New Album “Drogas Light”

Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco announces the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Drogas Light, which is set to release on February 10 via his own label (1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers).

JD Eicher to hit the road in early 2017

JD Eicher, the Youngstown, Ohio-born and bred musician, will be heading out on tour again in early 2017, including a jaunt with labelmate Matt Brown in January, sailing on The Rock Boat in February, and an outing with Ruby Rose Fox in March. (See tour schedule below.) Eicher is touring in support of his most recent album, The Middle Distance, which was released in May 2016.

Also in 2016, Eicher teamed with author Nicholas Sparks in a unique collaboration to celebrate Sparks’ 20 years of publishing books. Eicher produced an original song and musical companion for Sparks’ forthcoming novel, Two By Two (which was published in October 2016). The soundtrack was available to fans for free via the author’s website in late 2016 and included four songs by Eicher, one of which — “Two by Two” — was new and inspired by the book. The EP also included a re-recorded version of “Not Afraid” from The Middle Distance, as well as two remasters of previously released songs — “Love Is Gonna Find You” and “The Last Love Song.” The song “Two by Two” was also incorporated into the narrative of Sparks’ novel.


Halestorm today released their third EP of cover songs, “ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP,” produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Korn). The EP is available for streaming and purchase at all DSPs.

The Flaming Lips Release New Song And Lyric Video – “We A Famly” Featuring Miley Cyrus

THE FLAMING LIPS release a new song and lyric video – “We A Famly,” today featuring special guest Miley Cyrus on backing vocals. The track appears on the band’s upcoming album OCZY MLODY, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on January 13th.

“We A Famly” is now available as an instant download to fans who pre-order the digital format of the album from iTunes or Amazon or any format from the The Lips’ official website.

elbow Release “All Disco”

Following the release of their latest single “Magnificent (She Says),” Manchester’s elbow have released a brand new track titled “All Disco,” the second song to be revealed from their highly anticipated forthcoming studio album “Little Fictions” which drops worldwide on February 3rd. Listen “All Disco” here.

Grammy-nominated artist Bernhoft’s video for “Visceral” premieres

The video for “Visceral,” the latest track to be revealed off Norwegian artist Bernhoft’s forthcoming EP The Morning Comes, is premiering today via Impose Magazine who says, “The track itself sets a seductive mood, something you can relax to or jam out to with friends. The video follows a man (dancer Fredrik Quinones) around the city in the dark as he communicates with a ball of light via his movement. Slightly difficult to describe, but it’s an experience all in itself, hence aligning perfectly with the title of the song.”

Indianapolis-based singer-songwriter Brett Wiscons to release album on October 28th

Indianapolis-based singer-songwriter Brett Wiscons is releasing his latest album – The Heineken Sessions Deluxe – on October 28, 2016 via his own label, MAD Diamond Entertainment. Wiscons was born in Chicago and raised in Plymouth, IN on a unique mélange of music ranging from vocal powerhouses Sade and Edwin McCain to rock bands Pearl Jam, the Eagles, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Within these influences, listeners will find his musical marriage – jangly pop, a dash of soul, and moody acoustics – creates a sound all his own.

For HSD, Wiscons paired up with two-time GRAMMY-winning producer, guitarist, and songwriter Mark Bryan in Awendaw, SC. (Bryan is a founding member of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.) Containing ten tracks running the gamut from Americana to pop to rock to alt-country, HSD was written and recorded over a two-year period. “Writing and producing with Brett has been fun, and he’s become a good friend,” says Bryan. “From the first time I heard the hook of ‘Don’t Be the One,’ I knew people would be feeling it. I just listened to it for the first time in a while, and I feel like we did a nice job with it. Brett really found his voice on this recording.”

Frank Iero Speaks Exclusively to MTV

After a severe traffic accident left him hospitalized in late 2016, Frank Iero is finally on the mend and back in action, and will be performing songs off of his recently released album, Parachutes, to a sold-out crowd at Monty Hall in New Jersey on February 4th.

In an exclusive interview with, Iero opened up about his recent trauma, and how its affected his take on his approach to life. “I have a hard time allowing myself to believe there is a higher power doing things behind the scenes, but I tend to think things do happen — even the shitty things — for some reason,” he says. “In time, I will feel more grounded. For now, I’m existing. That’s something, in that moment, that I didn’t know I would be doing.”

EYES WIDE SHOT new video “Waiting In Vain”

EYES WIDE SHOT juste released its new video ” Waiting in Vain” and you can watch it here.

Afrojack & Jay Karama “Diamonds”

The musical landscape for 2017 is already looking hot with “Diamonds” Afrojack & Jay Karama who are looking to add a little extra heat!

Anyone who pays attention to the DJ Mag Top100 DJs shootout will be well aware of Afrojack’s eternal presence in the Top 10. His qualities as a DJ and producer have seen him travelling the globe working with artists such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, NERVO and Nicki Minaj to name a few, as well as releasing on independent and major labels alike. But the real quality seems to be saved for his own imprint, Wall Recordings, and this latest collaboration with Jay Karama is just such a track.

Night Talk & nuemp steam up for ‘Binary Division’ on AYM

Following up Swiss producer nuemp’s 2016 Bug Of June EP on fellow Swiss producer Night Talk’s AYM imprint, the two Basel, Switzerland-based producers are celebrating the New Year by releasing their first collaborative single, “Binary Division”.

Together on “Binary Divison”, Night Talk and nuemp’s symbiotic energy slowly builds, stirring warm, swelling drums pads into soft percussive layers along with an off-kilter synth line and a wistful melody, conjuring a quietly deep atmosphere reminiscent of walking through the snow at night.

VAMA “Memories Now”

VAMA is an independent top Romanian rock alternative band. It was founded in 2006 by award winning actor and musician Tudor Chirila and guitarist Eugen Caminschi who split up from VAMA VECHE, a highly appreciated band founded in 1996.

Continuing the tradition of the former band, VAMA became one of the most beloved local groups. Through its shows and music, rebels and dreamers alike have found their escape. The band’s music is highly associated with the sea. Sometimes furious, other times calm, yet always completely free – this is the spirit that VAMA embodies. And this made it popular for more than a decade. The band performs for people who speak their minds and then sing aloud about it.


Amelia Curran is a songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Curran’s music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths. Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. As she leads us to the ever-eroding lip of the abyss, Curran’s music helps us make sense of the heart’s imperceptible, relentless attrition.

Lorna Shore’s ‘Flesh Coffin’

Formed in 2010, Lorna Shore consists of vocalist Tom Barber, guitarists Adam De Micco and Connor Deffley and drummer Austin Archey. To date, they have released three EPs and released their debut full-length Psalms in June of 2015. Aside from being featured on the Metal Alliance Tour with Deicide, Lorna Shore has most notably toured alongside bands such as Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more. The band has also played festivals such as the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Never Say Never Festival, South By So What, Skate and Surf Festival and SXSW’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Stage.

LORNA SHORE Gets Blackened And Technical On Its New Song, “Denounce The Light”


Lil Yachty clusters up with The Sailing Team to run and gun in his new video for Shoot Out The Roof. The song is off Summer Songs 2 and the video is directed by Phil Jackson.

Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White Release “Sunday Morning” Cover

Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White today release “Sunday Morning,” the latest song to be taken from their upcoming album of covers/duets, Gentlewoman, Ruby Man. The duo’s version of the Velvet Underground classic is available now to fans pre-ordering the album ahead of its release next Friday, January 13th.

Dropkick Murphys Album ’11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory’ Out Today

The Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory is released today through their label Born & Bred Records. The album has gone straight to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. The band has also shared the official video for its foot-stomping, anthemic song “Paying My Way,” which can be viewed here.

DJ Luke Nasty Drops New Vegas-Inspired Viral Visual for “Right”

After the release of his certified Gold hit “Might Be,” his newest single “OTW” is on track to deliver the same accolade after the single broke top 10 at Urban mainstream radio and video hitting over 2M in views; DJ Luke Nasty had a successful 2016.

Luke followed up his two hit singles with the release of “Boom Boom Room” late last year and now returns at the top of 2017 with a new visual for his single “Right,” – a Las Vegas inspired viral video for the track.

Joshua Luke Smith releases ‘Heart Of Man’ and shows us how to reflect on 2016 to start the new year right.

The 25-year-old wordsmith and philosophy graduate has always managed to combine his love of words and music to inspire people to break free from their own limitations. After the success of his video ‘Carry me’ (premiered by Complex), Joshua dropped a track alongside a powerful video for National Suicide Awareness Day with Samaritans and in October released another visual poem for Anti-Slavery Day in support of charities A21 and Love146. Joshua was also involved in a collaborative track for World Aids Day (in partnership with HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trustwith) with singer Laura Riganti early December.

Chris McClenney Releases Last Single, “What You Mean To Me”

Now one week away from the release of Chris McClenney’s debut full-length solo EP, “Portrait In Two,” the NYC based singer / songwriter, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist has revealed two new singles and two remixes. On original singles “Otherside” and “Headlines,” listeners got a taste of a project that fuses jazz, R&B, and funk. In addition, the remixes to “Tell Me” and “Pearl” reassured long-standing fans that McClenney’s electronic / dance music roots are still heavily in tact as well.

David Luning “Gonna Forget About You”

David Luning was studying film scoring at the Berklee College of Music when he first heard the music of John Prine. As Luning recalls, “A couple of friends invited me over to share some songs at their apartment, and that was the first time I’d ever really listened to Americana music or folk or country or whatever you want to call it. They showed me John Prine, and it just resonated with me so much. I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is what I have to do with my life.’ I just figured it out in that moment.” He subsequently dropped out of school and took to the road as a troubadour, performing at open mics and eventually opening for Dave and Phil Alvin, Jackie Greene and other artists.

Migos release new video for “T-Shirt”

Atlanta’s most influential trio, Migos, follows up the news of their eagerly anticipated C U L T U R E album coming January 27th on 300 Entertainment / Quality Control Music with a brand-new video for their previously unreleased single “T-Shirt.” The group also announces C U L T U R E is now available for pre-order which includes the “T-Shirt” track as an instant-grat available for free download upon purchase of the album. Directed by Daps, the video is set on a snow-covered mountain top and finds Migos head to toe in furs as Eskimos fully equipped with all the necessities for survival in the wilderness; bows, arrows, snow-bunnies, and snowmobiles. It is also the second visual Migos has released in 2017 and comes on the heels of the “Casting Call” visual shot in Nigeria out now.

The Wood Brothers Live Album

In a career chock full of highlights, The Wood Brothers hold a special place in their hearts for their performances at Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Ramble. As repeat special guests at Helm’s famed Woodstock barn, the trio—guitarist Oliver Wood, bassist Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix—developed a cherished friendship with the late icon that transcended simple musical collaboration and left an indelible mark on their songs and their lives. That shared history made it all the more emotional when The Wood Brothers returned to the barn on August 19, 2016, for their first Ramble since Helm’s passing. Captured pristinely on their new album, Live At The Barn (out Jan. 13 via Honey Jar Records/Thirty Tigers), the band’s sold-out performance that night spanned their career and showcased the kind of singularly eclectic and electrifying performance style that’s earned them devoted legions of fans around the world. Hear and share The Wood Brothers’ rendition of The Band’s “Ophelia,” premiered by Rolling Stone, which closes out the album here.


Today, coveted U.K. beat-makers, Snakehips, and pop sensation, MØ, release new single entitled “Don’t Leave” via RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment U.K. “Don’t Leave” is available now at all digital retail providers.

Chasing Safety Release Sophomore Album ‘NOMAD’

Today, New Jersey post-hardcore rock outfit Chasing Safety released their sophomore album, NOMAD, with Outerloop Records. Co-written and produced, mixed and mastered by Kile O’Dell and Curtis Martin, NOMAD is an 11-song album filled with a slew of pulverizing rock tracks surrounding the theme of being left on your own. To celebrate the release today, the band is partnering exclusively with idobi Radio to share a visual stream of the album in full and will be going live on idobi Radio’s Instagram to discuss the album and their time on the road with Ice Nine Kills.

Premiere: Make Your Weekend Rock Even Harder with Chasing Safety’s ‘NOMAD’

Musician Kelley Deal joins the fight against repealing the Affordable Care Act

Kelley Deal, (guítarist with The Breeders, R. Ring) joins Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell at The National Press Club in Washington DC on Monday, January 9, 2017 to fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Millions of artists, musicians, free lancers, self-employed workers and other members of the ‘gig economy’ are poised to lose their coverage if the ACA is repealed. Please stand with Secretary Burwell in her final speech as she highlights personal stories and talks about the consequences for the American people of undoing the progress that’s been made.

You can help by sharing your personal story on social media about how health coverage is stronger under the ACA using #CoverageMatters.


Fueled By Ramen alt synth-pop band flor today released a new song and video, “Hold On.” Watch here.

The Flats Release Surprise EP “Auburn In The Everlast” For Free Via Bandcamp

Toledo Ohio based alternative/indie-pop 5 piece The Flats have released a brand new surprise EP “Auburn In The Everlast” for free via their bandcamp page. The album was announced on Monday and followed by 3 singles/videos rapid fire released in 3 days, and host by Substream, Idobi, and That’s Why We Musyc respectively.

THE DRIP Premieres “Blackest Evocation” Video

Washington State quintet THE DRIP has premiered a new music video for “Black Ram,” the opening track off of The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability as release day approaches, the album to hit via Relapse Records next Friday. Additionally, another new song from the album, “Dead Inside,” has been issued simultaneously through a premiere at Svbterranean.

THE DRIP Conjure Mosh And Grind With “Blackest Evocation”

Dropkick Murphys ’11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory’ Out Today

The Dropkick Murphys’ 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory is released today through their label Born & Bred Records. The album has gone straight to No. 1 on the iTunes charts. The band has also shared the official video for its foot-stomping, anthemic song “Paying My Way,” which can be viewed here.

SUSTO’s “&’m Fine Today” streaming on Consequence of Sound

Consequence of Sound is now exclusively streaming SUSTO’s new album & I’m Fine Today, who proclaim, “The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album…swaying between country-tinged rock (“Cosmic Cowboy”), contemplative pop ballads (“Mountain Top”), and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music.”

Alt-country outfit SUSTO share expansive new album, & I’m Fine Today: Stream

Disco Donnie Presents Announces UME 2017 Headliners

Since its 2011 debut, UME (Ultimate Music Experience) has become a crown jewel for the collaborative efforts of event production giants Disco Donnie Presents and Global Groove, welcoming over 100k spring breakers to South Padre, TX. Preparations are ongoing in full for the 7th installment of UME, as promoters get ready to give fans a fun in the sun experience they won’t forget. Due to a burgeoning audience, UME 2017 is ecstatic to announce its brand new location – Clayton’s Outdoors, the largest spring break venue in the U.S., marking a newly expanded footprint for the UME brand. As told to Billboard Disco Donnie says in regards to the new event space, “The UME team is especially excited to return in 2017, as UME will move its home to a new outdoor location, where thousands of spring breakers from around the country can enjoy the festival near the beach – and under the stars.”

SLEEP’s “The Clarity” 12″ Receives Official Pressing Via Southern Lord

This February, Southern Lord will re-release SLEEP’s “The Clarity,” a special 12″ containing the first new song from the band in over two decades.

Initially released digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program in 2014, “The Clarity” is the first new SLEEP track the band has released since their critically-adored, life-changing, 1998-issued Dopesmoker album. Afterward, the band issued a very limited run of the song on vinyl which was sold exclusively at their live shows and the band’s online store. Having been out-of-print in physical format ever since, Southern Lord will now re-release the mammoth track for official distribution.

Lil Yachty shares “Shoot Out The Roof” video

Lil Yachty clusters up with The Sailing Team to run and gun in his new video for “Shoot Out the Roof” (directed by Phil Jackson) off his Summer 2016 release, Summer Songs 2. Watch the video below and share if you love it.

KAIRA Documentary “On The Other Side Of The Truth” Released

Belarusian Pagan/Folk Metal band Kaira have released a new documentary of their exploits during 2016. It features great footage of the group onstage and some fun backstage clips from the making of recent official videos. Although the interviews are in Russian, the majority of the hour long piece concentrates on the visual side of things and is well worth watching to get a good look at Kaira’s unique approach and vision.

Clyde Carson Drops New Banger with Keak Da Sneak

With a raspy sing-song flow and a knack for landing well-crafted hyphy anthems on the radio, Clyde Carson is a rap perfectionist. While today’s rap game can often appear to be a “who can release the most music?” contest, Clyde Carson takes his time between releases, refining and tinkering his sound until he is ready to flood Bay Area airwaves with new hits. Four and a half years after the release of Something To Speak About (S.T.S.A.) in 2012, Carson returns with Something To Speak About 2 (S.T.S.A. 2), releasing on January 27th via EMPIRE. Featuring appearances from E-40, Mozzy, Keak Da Sneak, YMTK, and 1Oak, as well as production from DJ Mustard, CT Beats, Drew Banga, and others, S.T.S.A. 2 reaffirms Clyde as one of the most impactful hitmakers on the West Coast–when he resurfaces, people take note.

Revival Records Signs Charlatan, Releases “Bone Dance” Music Video

North Carolina based label, Revival Recordings is thrilled to welcome West Jordan, Utah based Scrap Metal band, Charlatan to their roster. The label currently houses heavy-hitters like Alesana, Famous Last Words, and The Funeral Portrait. Charlatan is a unique clan defined by their willingness to embrace the odd and taboo. Armed with their goofy antics, songs that meander playfully through the spectrum of genre, and the poetic/hard-hitting musings of frontman, Grey, they are determined to stand out amongst a sea of cliches. Shawn Milke of Revival Recordings had this to say about the signing:

“Revival Recordings is delighted to welcome Charlatan to the family. I suggest you feast your eyes and ears on them now because there will be a day when you get to tell all your friends that you found them first.”

Video Premiere: Charlatan – “Bone Dance”

SUPER SNAKE Release Video Teaser For New Album

The psychedelic beast of a band that is Super Snake is gearing up to constrict the life out of listeners everywhere with the release of their debut, LP Leap Of Love. However before that fateful day arrives the band is excited to introduce themselves to the world by way of a video teaser that is sure to peak the interest of anyone who loves insanely heavy guitars, grungy vocals and hard-hitting attitude. Fronted by the forked-tongue vocals of Jerry Jones, Super Snake’s music is an aggressive aural onslaught that is both sexy and violent.