Peter M. Smith collaborates with Rock legends for No.1 in Rock Charts

With a No.1 in the Spanish Rock Charts already, Peter M. Smith combines with Spanish Rock legends Lax & Busto for the 2017 version of their smash hit single “Crazy World”, released 12th May, 2017.

Peter M. Smith joins forces with Catalonian heavyweights, Lax ‘n’ Busto for his soaring new single “Crazy World”. With a career spanning over 30-years, Lax ‘n’ Busto have released 17 studio albums achieving multi-platinum status, selling over a million records in the process with over 1250 performances to their credit, playing sold out shows in Spain, France, Germany, Chile and Argentina.

FATE UNBURIED Arrive In Style With ‘Logos’

The Fate Unburied project came together from the groups need to find their own musical language. A language that goes beyond the patterns of modern metal. The band offer a style with its heart in Death Metal but surrounded by many other influences, combining riffs that are driven and dynamic but also melodic and inspiring. It’s a highly effective combination of power and atmosphere which creates a distinctive and varied sound.

Tiesto remixes Matthew Koma’s new single ‘Hard To Love’

Fresh off the release of his new single “Hard To Love,” Matthew Koma today unveils a remix from GRAMMY award-winning DJ and producer Tiësto, available now on RCA Records.

Grande Royale ‘Brake Light’

‘Brake Light’ is the second single from the new album ‘Breaking News’ by Grande Royale.The song was recorded in the Honk Palace, with Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric, Entombed) as the producer and studio engineer. Brake Light can be described as an old school-rock’n’roll song with a great amount of pop melodies and playful bass lines.

GotSome – ‘I Don’t Know’ feat. Lisa Kekaula

Bristol-based DJ and producer GotSome has announced his brand new single ‘I Don’t Know’ feat Lisa Kekaula. Out now, it’s the latest track to be released on BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard’s label ‘Nothing Else Matters’.

The single features Lisa Kekaula who rose to fame when she featured on Basement Jaxx’s hit single ‘Good Luck’. Underpinned by a prominent bassline, ‘I Don’t Know’ showcases Lisa’s powerfully soulful vocals over propulsive drums and a series of hefty bass-heavy drops.

Wild Skies Releases “Fumes & Faith”

The upcoming release from Wild Skies, From Far Below, captures the heartbeat of Chicago wrapped neatly in between big harmonies and simple bouncing percussions that move each new story. From Far Below, recorded at IV Lab Studios with Chris Harden (The Plain White T’s, Hard Working Americans), is due out on April 14. The first single “Fumes & Faith” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

Counting Crows Announce ‘A Brief History Of Everything Tour’ With Matchbox Twenty

Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi- platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017”–presented by Live Nation. The tour will get underway July 12th at Spokane, WA’s Spokane Arena and then travel North America through early October.

New Zomby remix & OLSSON album

It’s got a shuffled breakbeat alongside classic piano house stabs and trancey synths, all while honouring the ’90s garage house inspired original from the Swedish songwriter and producer OLSSON. Thump have already said, “Zomby’s turned in a raucous, rave-ready remix of OLSSON’s ‘One In A Million’.”

Scott Fab Releases “Leave My Friends”

The upcoming release from Scott Fab, Leave My Friends, captures Midwest desolation on the bones of an acoustic guitar. The album comforts and soothes with the simple relatability of melody and emotive vocals. Leave My Friends, recorded at Big Sky Recording (The Electric Six) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is due out on April 21. The first single “Leave My Friends” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

Leave My Friends puts all of Fab’s vulnerabilities on display, but confronts them with an honest storytelling that brings to life the calming crackle of a turntable. He writes mostly on acoustic guitar, reaching around for a melody sturdy enough to hang lyrics on. The album was recorded over the course of a year, one day per month at a time. Always open to trying different approaches, Fab wrote “Sun Turns Down” while riding his bike in Northern Michigan and transposed it once he was back home. Just like the changing of the seasons, the album finds an ebb and flow with a single string of consciousness.

Photo By: Trixie Fabijanski

NPR streams Hauschka’s kinetic new album ‘What If’ in full

The sound on Hauschka’s eighth album What If is unmistakably him… paradoxically it’s also his most wild – organizing chaos into a coherent, left-field expression. The album is streaming in full this week via NPR First Listen, where they say the album “proves that Hauschka is unafraid to rethink his sound world. With his combination of new and old technologies, he’s created a singular electronic language rooted in the past but reaching to the future.”

Craig Finn Shares video for “Tracking Shots”

Craig Finn will be celebrating the release of his third solo album We All Want The Same Things by embarking on a 10-show U.K. tour which will include eight “Living Room” shows hosted by fans.

Done in conjunction with Undertow Music, these house shows will be an evening of music and conversation with Craig. Besides playing the new songs live in an intimate setting, Craig will also do casual Q&A sessions with the fans in attendance.

Tiny Mix Tapes Premiered No Kill’s Video For “Tremolo.”

Ramping up to the release of their new album, Gold Chorus, which is due out later this year, Brooklyn’s No Kill have released the first single from that album, “Tremolo,” – the video for which was premiered on Friday over at Tiny Mix Tapes.

DOCTOR CYCLOPS premiere new album “Local Dogs” on The Obelisk

Northern Italian rockers DOCTOR CYCLOPS are pleased to unveil their blistering third album “Local Dogs” via The Obelisk, before its official release this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds. The boys are back in town!

X Ambassadors And The Roots To Headline Inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival In Ithaca, NY September 22 – 23

This fall, platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors will return to their hometown of Ithaca, NY to host an outdoor concert and city wide weekend festival. The inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival is set to take place September 22-23 at historic Stewart Park, and other local venues, in Ithaca, NY. Tickets for Cayuga Sound Festival will go on sale Friday, March 31st at 10am EST.

Presented by X Ambassadors, This Fiction and DSP Shows, the inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival will include performances by X Ambassadors, The Roots, K.Flay, The Knocks, Margaret Glaspy, Jukebox the Ghost, Tei Shei and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits including Friends of Stewart Park, The Ithaca Youth Bureau, GIAC, Planned Parenthood Ithaca, Community School of Music & Arts and more TBA.

Jordan Mackampa New Single ‘Saint’

An old soul, with an enlightened voice, Jordan Mackampa is a huge talent destined for stardom. Originally hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the now Coventry-based singer returns today with his attention-grabbing new single ‘Saint’.

Taken from his forthcoming EP ‘Tales From The Broken’, his infectious, foot-thumping new single is another soul-soaked release that proves Jordan’s undeniable potential. The singer showcases his unique gospel-tinged vocal, paired with irresistible folk-pop instrumentation – delivering a track as delicate as it is powerful and inspiring.

“‘Saint’ is a song that speaks to a piece of all of us,” Jordan explains. “There isn’t such a thing as good people or bad people in my mind, we’re all complicated and need to accept parts of ourselves that we equally like and dislike. The idea was to draw on the idea of how we are all just trying to figure out a purpose in life and sometimes that leads to something else for guidance.”

Felix Cartal revises 90s classic in ‘Get What You Give’

Acclaimed Canadian producer Felix Cartal brings his prevalent & innovative sound to Enhanced for the first time in the stylish, feel-good hit ‘Get What You Give’.

With a host of standout productions alongside the likes of Kaskade, international tour dates and a reputation for delivering some of modern dance’s highly praised releases, Felix Cartal is firmly seated in the ascendency.

Toto Team Up With Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo For Co-Headline Summer Tour

Two multi-Grammy Award winning groups: TOTO and PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO will team up this summer for a co-headline run of shows in North America. Thirteen dates are confirmed so far with a few more to follow. Tickets for most of the newly announced shows today will go on sale later this week.

“I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician,” Toto’s Steve Lukather commented. “Pat’s voice is one of the all time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.”

“Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto,” Pat and Neil shared. “We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.”

Crowds Clamoring for New Music from Chase Rice Following First 3 Sold-Out “Pub Shows”

Chase Rice has established himself as a no-holds-barred artist, as forthright on stage as he is off, constantly finding creative ways to engage with fans and deliver authentic experiences driven by music. Having launched his 2017 tour with back-to-back sold-out shows at the newly built House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. and returned from a successful Canadian run, Rice veered off the beaten path over the weekend to play his first three “Pub Shows” at select venues throughout Georgia. Rice named the limited series of underplays after his own “Pub 44” backstage hang, re-creating the intimate, feel-good vibes of his early dive-bar-playing days. All three of the weekend’s shows in Rome, Valdosta, and Columbus, Ga. were packed to capacity as die-hard fans heard several new songs from Rice’s forthcoming studio album live for the first time.

“We always know we’re in for a good time when we play Georgia,” said Rice. “They show up and sing every note of every song — even the ones we haven’t played much yet. Even as we’re still working on the next album, we’re able to perform some of these new songs and see how fans are reacting to them in real time, which is really cool and just goes to show that we’re all in this thing together.”


Atlantic recording artist Kodak Black has announced the release of his hugely anticipated street album. “PAINTING PICTURES” arrives at last on Friday, March 31st.

“PAINTING PICTURES” includes all new music recorded from Christmas 2016 to present day and features the breakout single, “Tunnel Vision,” currently climbing towards the top of Billboard’s “Hot 100” at #6 – Kodak’s first “Hot 100” hit and highest charting single to date. “Tunnel Vision” is also now at #4 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart and #3 on “Streaming Songs.” The track proved an instant streaming sensation upon its official release last month, earning more than 11 million streams in its first week alone and total streams now exceeding 60 million streams. “Tunnel Vision” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.


A legend already and still in her teens, singer Jackie Evancho seizes a pivotal moment in her career to reveal a fresh side to her art with the release of Two Hearts, a joint venture with Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks. The beautiful soprano also has a passion for pop and an emerging gift for songwriting. Two Hearts features the classical crossover songs and enduring favorites that are her signature sound, along with a bonus disc of five songs that explore the newly discovered pop side of her voice, four of which she co-wrote. The album will be released March 31, 2017, and is available for preorder now. Evancho makes her Café Carlyle debut in New York City from April 11-22 in support of the new album Two Hearts.

Fresh from Evancho’s spotlight performance of the National Anthem at January’s Presidential inauguration, Two Hearts reveals to the world a young artist on a journey of discovery. The world knows Evancho as a platinum-selling, history-making teen vocal sensation. Her six previous albums have entered the Billboard Classical chart at No. 1. Her fans love her crystalline soprano voice, and it is the heart of her art. With her new album, Evancho explores her own creative evolution, a new joy in singing and in writing songs.


Malaika is a non-profit, grassroots organization that will celebrate 10 years of empowering Congolese girls and their communities through education and health initiatives at Malaika10, a fundraising cocktail reception on May 17th. The event, which will take place at Espace in New York City, will honor entrepreneur and humanitarian Barry Segal and philanthropist Tina Buchan. Hosted by TV personality Tai Beauchamp, the evening will feature remarks by Khaliah Ali, a fashion show featuring the beauty of African designers, and music by Malaika’s Goodwill Ambassador, the actress, Grammy Award winner, and multi-platinum selling recording artist, EVE, Congolese musician and MTV Africa’s “Best Francophone Artist”, Fally Ipupa, African dance group, Batoto Yetu, and international DJ for Ministry of Sound, DJ Martin 2 Smoove.

Dedicated Congolese staff, including the Malaika School’s Headmaster, Sylvain Koj, logistics coordinator, Sebastian Kikunguru, and youth Coach, Adrienne Kikunguru will share the impact Malaika is having on the ground, and three 6th grade students will deliver a message of hope.


Today, critically acclaimed troubadour AMOS LEE announces the dates for his North American summer headline tour. Following a successful spring run, he hits the road again this summer with performances in major markets across the Midwest and East Coast.

On July 16, he makes a very special stop at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO where he will be joined by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for what promises to be an unforgettable performance. Portland-based folk/pop band, Joseph will join as support on the special evening at Red Rocks. Lake Street Dive will join the tour as co-headline on select dates. Also, don’t miss the performance at XpoentialMusic Festival for a special evening of Amos Lee & Friends feat Preservation Hall Jazz Band.


Jason Mraz has announced plans for a series of early summer live dates. The dates begin Friday, June 16th at Tucson, AZ’s Centennial Hall and includes both headline shows as well as an eagerly anticipated headline performance at Telluride, CO’s 44th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, slated for Sunday, June 18th.

Morganway debut Devil’s Canyon on Spotify

Morganway are introducing their distinctive take on alt-country with their brand new track ‘Devil’s Canyon’, which is now streaming on Spotify. Originating from North Norfolk’s rural outback, Morganway’s fiery, Americana-influenced style is packed full of powerful riffs, charismatic five-part harmonies and compelling, honest song writing. The band was established by twins Callum (acoustic guitar, lead vocals) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar), and features Yve Mary B (lead vocals), Matt Brocklehurst (keyboard) and Simon Tinmouth (drums).


On the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based band’s seventh studio album for Alive Naturalsound Records, founder Freddy J Evans IV (guitar/vocals) has returned to the duo format the band has been known for since their inception over 10 years ago (save for the expanded three-piece on their last album of new material, Dirty Spliff Blues). The decision to pare the band back down was made by Freddy. “Left Lane Cruiser was born as a two-piece and our attack and style of blues just works better as a duo,” admits the frontman. Joined by drummer Pete Dio (also on Dirty Spliff Blues) the duo’s sound is still grounded in the primordial blues-punk familar to LLC fans, but here we find the band pushing the boundaries of their sound as never before.

Nattali Rize Announces New Album

Working across multiple continents, Nattali Rize continues her mission to empower and inspire collective freedom through her upcoming debut full-length release Rebel Frequency, due out through Rootfire Cooperative / Baco Records on March 24, 2017. Following her relocation to Kingston in 2014, Nattali now lives where the music takes her. Modern technology and a tireless world travel schedule have broken down artistic barriers, allowing the Rebel Frequency album to be put together between the cultural hubs of Kingston, Jamaica, and Australia. The term ‘social change’ is not quite enough for Nattali, her thinking is more along the lines of “full systemic overhaul!” with Rebel Frequency Nattali declares “We’re here to deliver a different frequency to what is being transmitted by the current world system and culture of consumerism and mental slavery. Our words, melodies, rhythms, and intentions are to empower and inspire full freedom – that frequency is a rebel in this paradigm.”

Orchestra Baobab ‘Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng’ LP

West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style.

Recorded locally in Moussa X’s Dakar studio, the new recordings sound fresh and yet reassuringly familiar, retaining the ripeness of the sound that made Orchestra Baobab a legend but interpreted with a vigour and vibrancy, and with a few twists, that are vital and captivating.

Thieves Like Us New Video ‘Moon’

After a four-year hiatus, Thieves Like Us return with their fifth eponymously titled record. The Swedish/American band, named after a New Order song, tracked and produced the new record in late 2015. The new self-titled record reinvents the band’s cosmic song based aesthetic with the introduction of live bass (Thomas Franklin) and drums (Tore Knipping), steering its songs into more spirited waters.

Minor Poet shares thoughtful, catchy first track “Plot Devices”

Minor Poet is a new indie rock band out of Richmond, VA. Inspired by the harmonies and sounds of classic 60’s groups the Beach Boys and the Zombies, as well as the lo-fi auteurism of artists like the Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo, songwriter Andrew Carter holed up in his basement for two months and played every instrument on Minor Poet’s forthcoming debut album. The resulting songs feel neither modern nor nostalgic, but rather exist in their own little world.


3x Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott has just announced a new set of 2017 Summer tour dates. After more than one year since the release of Scott’s fifth successful studio album, WOMAN, the R&B songstress gears up to hit the road – opening up her first show on June 23rd in Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Coliseum. The 25 city tour trek will make stops through Baltimore, New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and more – wrapping up August 18th in Temecula, CA. Jill is set to perform music from her latest album, WOMAN, along with her classic hits.

Johnny Britt “You Sure Love To Ball”

Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis never performed together on the same stage, but Imagine if they did… Singer/ Trumpeter Johnny Britt inspired by Marvin and Miles has produced a dynamic show and album bringing the influence of these two giants into one conceptual album titled, MARVIN MEETS MILES VOL 1. In 2017, Johnny Britt scored big with his trumpet appearances in Oscar and Golden Globe winning film La La Land and Oscar nominated Hidden Figures.

ISENORDAL: Metal Injection Streams Shores Of Mourning Debut

Metal Injection is currently streaming Shores Of Mourning, the stunning debut full-length from black funeral doom/neofolk collective ISENORDAL, which currently features within its ranks members of Endorphins Lost, Wilt, and Thunder Grey Pilgrim.

Rammstein Invades Las Vegas 4th Of July Weekend

RAMMSTEIN returns! The iconic German metallic industrialists, known for their pyro-maniacal live performances, are throwing down with the legendary KORN and STONE SOUR July 1st for a very special and exclusive one-night-only event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tickets for this Independence Day weekend extravaganza, produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and Live Nation Las Vegas, will go on sale beginning Friday, March 31 at 12:00 PM PT and will be available at Tickets start at $49.50 and special VIP upgrades will also be available for an additional $99.00. VIP upgrades include a custom event poster, dedicated entrance to the venue, access to a VIP-only lounge at Hyde, a commemorative laminate and a commemorative patch.

Sloan Peterson Releases Debut Single “105,” Premiere Via Beats1

Sloan Peterson, the new project from Sydney, Australia-based songwriter Joe Jackson, premiered her debut single “105” over the weekend on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats1 show – who called her “One of a bunch of new Aussie acts that you should get really excited about…amazing song” – and the driving track can also now be streamed here.

Japan’s tricot announce new album ‘3’

Japanese alternative-rock band tricot have signed to Topshelf Records in North America to release their new album 3 on May 17, 2017. Formed in the historical and culturally rich city of Kyoto, Japan in 2010, the three-piece have gained a steadily-growing following with their high-energy live shows throughout Asia, Europe and North America over the past few years, recently supporting The Pixies in the UK. In March 2016 their third tour of Europe took in 21 shows across 12 countries on a schedule jammed with sold-out dates.


Noah Kahan has just wrapped his first sold-out US Tour supporting Milky Chance as well as a sold-out show with Ben Folds and is celebrating with the release of his new single “Hold It Down” a song that Noah explains, “is about dealing with the emotional toll of success and failure.” Noah is a 20 year old American songwriter from the small town of Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000) with an amazing voice and a true gift for song-craft. Noah Kahan’s recently released single, “Young Blood” debuted at #5 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and his newest single, “Hold It Down” was just added to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist. Noah will be performing with Anderson East at The Throne Theater in Wilmington, NC on May 4th and at The Broadberry in Richmond, VA on May 5th, stay tuned for more info and music to come soon!

SOLANO releases official music video for “Lately”

Shot in Madrid, Spain, the latest installment in SOLANO’s new artistic concept is a thrilling, suspense-filled wonder featuring two main characters that might not be entirely of this earth. Picking up elements from his debut single “Trouble,” the video for “Lately” brings to life the album art’s enigmatic faces as the story’s hero and heroine are chased by shadowy assailants through the streets of Madrid.

Young Galaxy single ‘Stay For Real’

In light of recent global events, from the refugee and U.S. election crises to the passing of many musical and cultural totems, Montreal band Young Galaxy have decided to release a new track, “Stay For Real”.

This release marks the end of an era for the band, who are releasing the track independently. In light of this, Young Galaxy is proud to be able to partner with Plus1 so all net proceeds from the sale of the song go to defending the rights of the marginalized through PIVOT (Canada), ACLU (USA), and W.A.V.E (EU).

Skye Steele shares first single from his new album ‘All That Light’

Skye’s forged a reputation as a musician’s musician over the past decade, performing everywhere from subway platforms in New York to Carnegie Hall, and has shared stages with everyone from Willie Nelson and Vanessa Carlton, to indie darlings like Deer Tick, Jolie Holland (who has a duet on the new album), Shearwater, and even avant-garde jazz legends like Anthony Braxton and Butch Morris.

Walter Martin Releases New Song “Trip on a Ship”

On May 5th, Walter Martin, lyricist, co-writer, and multi-instrumentalist of The Walkmen, will release his new album My Kinda Music via his own imprint Ile Flottante Music. As the second installment of his Juvenile Series, it follows 2014’s award winning and critically acclaimed album We’re All Young Together. Set to a rollicking musical backdrop, My Kinda Music tells vivid stories of music-making, family history, and self-discovery. In “Trip on a Ship”, Walter is joined by Laura Gibson as they sing to each other about the complications of an innocent crush.

Evening Darling shares new single “Another Long Drive”

The track premiered via PureVolume where the band’s Nick Lerangis shared, “I started this song years ago with my friend Marc Lacuesta, sitting on his porch in Nashville. Both of us were in uncertain relationship situations: he was just starting to date someone new, I had been with someone who had moved out of the country and I couldn’t stop thinking about her.

J. Bernardt Shares Video For “Wicked Streets”

Today Belgian musician J. Bernardt is pleased to share the artful video for his latest track “Wicked Streets”.

“For “Wicked Streets” I wanted to present the atmosphere of a holiday for J.Bernardt and two friends,” explains director Tobias Jansen, “It’s an artificial holiday, with artificial friends. It’s an open conversation with the viewer where a lie feels true and the viewer knows it.”

Dr. E Shows Off Real “Mutha Werk” with New Single

Today, Dr. E is a professor of Literacy Studies, in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. E taught for two years at the University of Minnesota, and for nine years at Penn State University. She has written or co-authored five academic books and detailed her life’s travails in her memoir, “PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My LiFe” on New City Community Press. She has also produced, performed and toured her one-woman play, which was adapted from her book by Dr. Mary Weems. Music and performance give Dr. E ultimate joy and it is through her music, that she is now hoping to reach women and girls who may feel hopeless like she once did. A “Mutha Werk” video is slated for release in the coming months.


Few bands have flown the southern rock flag for as long (and as well) as The Outlaws have done – as proven by their impressive body of work. And they continue to expand their discography, with the recent release of a killer concert recording, Legacy Live, which features rockin’ versions of such classics as “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Freeborn Man,” “Green Grass & High Tides,” and “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky.” And a lyric video for another standout from the album, “Gunsmoke,” has just been unveiled.

Valley Queen ‘Destroyer’ EP Out Now

On April 26th, Valley Queen will embark on a spring North American tour, spanning from the west to the east coast. The band will headline seven shows, and support Laura Marling on thirteen dates, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

Bankai Fam “We the nation”

Brooklyn’s Bankai Fam drop us new visuals from their current mixtape “Civil War” hosted by the legendary DJ Ready Cee.”We the nation” features P General, Low Banga, Skanks & G Stats with tight production handled by Astronote.


Grammy Award-nominated artist Tift Merritt premieres her “Icarus” video today on CMT—watch and share here. The video was directed by Peter Gannon and filmed in Marfa, TX, where Merritt spent much of her time writing her new album, Stitch of the World. Merritt will embark on the second leg of her North American tour starting tomorrow with a sold out show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Further stops include sold out shows in New York and Boston, followed by dates in Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

SPARKS Announce New Album

Musical mavericks Sparks (featuring Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael) will release their new studio album Hippopotamus on September 8 via BMG, accompanied by the first European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour (U.S. dates to be announced).

Recorded in Los Angeles, Hippopotamus sees them take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically ‘Sparks’. Described as “the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock”, and internationally-acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks’ music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable. The title track, first played on BBC Radio 6 Music, was released as a single at midnight Friday March 24 after the band performed it along with three other songs from the album, in their set at the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow.

Problem Premiers Bonus Chachiville Release “Plugs On The Way”

From his independent mainstream success, Compton, California hip hop artist Problem has become quite the talk lately with his hit single “My Squad” becoming the LA Rams team anthem, the recent release of his collaboration track and visual with Tech N9NE for “Get Off Me” and a feature that surfaced last week on Mike Will’s new album Ransom 2.

Problem kicked off 2017 giving his fans a new mixtape, Chachiville and one-stop show for videos, music, lyrics, merchandise and more ( and decided to drop a never before seen or heard bonus track from the project, “Plugs On The Way” that he released exclusively with TIDAL this weekend as part of the global music and entertainment platform’s RISING program. “Plugs On The Way” was produced by Dupri of League Of Starz and the visual was directed by Ninedy 2.


Los Angeles-based hard rockers Edge of Paradise are making their presence known on the Billboard charts – as their latest release, the 5-song EP ‘Alive,’ has entered Billboard’s “Current Hard Music Albums” at #58 and “Top New Album Artist” at #94 (both chart positions upon first week of release). The release (issued via ILS/Universal) was produced by Chuck Johnson and mixed by Jay Ruston, Mike Plotnikoff and Michael Wagener.

Hear Sneaks’ mesmeric “Look Like That”

Just days before the March 31 release of It’s a Myth, Sneaks offers us another album preview with “Look Like That,” premiering today on The Fader. Folks have called the music of Sneaks “hip-hop”, “minimal”, “punk”, “spoken word”, “nu-wave”… and they’re all correct (and incorrect). See for yourself!


Bastille kicks off the U.S. leg of its “Wild, Wild World Tour” tonight with a concert at Agganis Arena in Boston. The extensive run will include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (March 30), The Novo in Los Angeles, CA (April 19) and BBT Pavilion in Camden, NJ (May 13). The band will also perform at the Maverick Festival in San Antonio, TX (April 8) and Coachella in Indio, CA (April 15 and 22).

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Announce Spring US Tour

Mexico City’s guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela is excited to announce their first nationwide US tour in two years, including two nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore and sets at NYC’s Terminal 5, DC’s 9:30 Club, Minneapolis’s First Avenue and more. Beginning this May on the West coast, the duo will be performing tracks from across their extensive catalogue including the most recent LP Nine Dead Alive and songs from their self-titled breakthrough debut, which will be re-released on May 5th in honor of the album’s 10th anniversary.


Victoria, BC quintet, Cartoon Lizard, has premiered another single, “All In The Cards”, from their upcoming debut EP, Not Punk Not Raw, today via Exclaim and announced release celebrations, April 14 in Victoria and April 15 in Vancouver.

Songwriter Trevor Lang stated: “Essentially the song is about self motivation and accepting the unpredictability of life but it’s actually pretty autobiographical if you read into it. The first few lines reference coming home from a month long tour through the states with another band and having the insatiable urge to start writing again and getting back on the road. The driving sensation of moving forward and focusing on what I want out of life and not getting bogged down by everything else. In a way it’s a retelling of the birth of Cartoon Lizard.”

Donald Trump makes the dance floor great again to Simian Ghost

After their public derision of Donald Trump (not exactly the most popular person in Sweden according to this Washington Post article) in the past, a fan has sent Simian Ghost a dubious gift: an unofficial video to their latest single featuring all manner of A-list celebrities watching Donald and his First Lady Melania make that dance floor great again.

Aussie Newcomer Josh Cashman Releases Single “Listening”

Fresh from his debut showcases at SXSW and 2017 US tour support for sold out Tash Sultana, Australian Singer Songwriter Josh Cashman has released his latest single Listening on March 24th via One Love. The track is taken from his forthcoming yet-to-be-titled EP. This is the follow up to last year’s full-length LP Wishful Imagery – peaking #6 overall on Triple J Unearthed Charts.

The War on Peace’s “Fear of Loss”

With a sound reminiscent of The Fray and OneRepublic, the song starts out with humming synths, and slowly builds to a lilting rock swing by the chorus, hitting the listener with a wall of emotion and sound.

Their new single premiered “Fear of Loss” late last week on Atwood Magazine, comparing the band to U2 and Mutemath.

VEVO Premieres One Of A Kind Global Video “Ringer”

Today, VEVO is world premiering the new music video from Fort Worth, TX alternative rock band, The Unlikely Candidates for their song “Ringer.”

“Ringer” is currently #31 on the Mediabase Alternative Chart and climbing, #3 on the Mediabase “Rate The Music” Male 18-34 Alternative ranking, and has almost 450,000 listens on Spotify.

IRONTOM Release “Be Bold Like Elijah”

IRONTOM have released new track “Be Bold Like Elijah,” the latest song from their upcoming album Partners.

“Be Bold Like Elijah” follows the release of previous tracks “Brain Go” (which they premiered with Impose) and “Hookers” – all three of which are available as instant downloads when pre-ordering Partners on iTunes. Buzzbands called the album “a nod to 1970s shredders and latter-day electro-rockers.” Partners was produced by AWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno and is set for a May 5th release, a week before the band’s arena tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which kicks off May 11th at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

GRiZ announces two nights at Red Rocks

Future-funk musician and gifted saxophonist GRiZ is excited to announce two headlining shows at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, slated for Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2. The past two years have seen GRiZ sell out one night each at Red Rocks, but this year GRiZ will add a night to make two consecutive performances at the venue. This year’s installment will feature the debut of the GRiZ Live Band on night 1 only (September 1). Night 2 (September 2) is GRiZ bringing in the banging, funky, dreamy, and nothing but 100% killer. Pre-sale tickets for both shows will be available tomorrow, March 28 starting at 10am MT. General on-sale tickets will be available starting on Saturday, April 1.

Keeper Keeper Premieres Single, “White Bear” via NEW NOISE

Keeper Keeper is a three-piece alternative rock band based out of Portland, OR. They’ve got an upbeat, danceable, surf rock vibe and have been compared to bands such as The Strokes, The Killers and The Growlers. Playing at many Portland venues, Keeper Keeper shows are lively and fun!

Video: Chevy Woods – “Bank Of America”

A hard-working mixtape rapper and a blue-collar sensibility, Taylor Gang consigliere Chevy Woods recently relocated from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles and embraced the flashing lights. Spitting rapidfire over a ringing trap instrumental, Chevy shows off his new digs in the clip for “Bank Of America.” Stunting in his palm tree-laden abode and dancing in front of his luxury coupe, Chevy spits a double-time verse and shares the spotlight with a typically percussive Rich The Kid chorus. Premiered today on Taylor Gang’s official site, “Bank Of America” is the third visual from Chevy’s late 2016 mixtape Gang Shit Only, hosted by Trap-A-Holics, following the sunset-drenched clip for “Forever” and the block-beating clip for the tape’s title track. Gang Shit Only is an appetizer for Taylor’d, Chevy’s upcoming debut album, out later this year.

Wake Island and Clash Team Up to Premiere “Sentimental Animal”

Indie electronic duo Wake Island has teamed up with Clash Music to premiere the stunningly atmospheric “Sentimental Animal.” The song is the first listen off of their upcoming three-song EP, Sentimental Animals, set to drop on April 14. Sentimental Animals is a gorgeous, beat heavy collection of dance-party ready tracks that will give fans a chance to get a first listen of what the duo has been working on in anticipation of their next album, due later this year. “New EP ‘Sentimental Animals’ is incoming, and it finds the two making a brave, lucid entrance into fresh areas,” says Clash. The EP coincides with a tour across the US, Canada and Mexico, happening now (dates below)!

CODY LOVAAS’ “Lie” Hits One Million Streams On Spotify

San Diego-based Singer/Songwriter CODY LOVAAS has just reached one million streams for his newest hit single “Lie”, which was released on January 26 and originally premiered on Idolator who called it an “insanely catchy pop-rock gem.”

“To see my first single, ‘Lie’ doing this well and passing 1,000,000 listens on Spotify is such an amazing thing for me” says Lovaas. “Thank you to everyone who has been listening, sharing, and supporting my journey.”