Kaylee Rutland Gets Up Close and Personal With New EP ‘That Side of Me’

Singer-songwriter, Kaylee Rutland, is set to release her most personal project to date; a six-song EP, titled That Side of Me. Produced by four-time Grammy nominee and Rutland’s longtime producer and mentor, Jamie O’Neal, listeners are guided track-by-track on a lyrical journey through different experiences in Rutland’s life. Appropriately titled, That Side of Me dives into a more emotional and vulnerable side of Rutland.

“My hope and goal of the EP is that when people listen to the songs, it will help reveal a different side of them, as it did for me,” Rutland commented about the new release.

The six-song release will be available through all major digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2017. Following the release, Rutland will appear on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 20. Her performance will include songs off the new EP. Following the appearance, Rutland will headline several exclusive performances for groups of fans and music industry executives in select cities, including Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville.

TJ Mizell releases his debut single, “Seasons”

“SEASONS” is the debut original release from New York City based DJ and producer TJ Mizell. Getting his start in the scene as DJ for A$AP Ferg, star of of WETV’s Growing Up HipHop, and co-founder of label Doperoots, Mizell has released a number of tastemaker applauded remixes to date, and “SEASONS” marks the next evolution of the multi-faceted artist’s career.

King Khan shares new track from first-ever solo album

Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning Record Co. are excited to share “It’s Just Begun,” the second single from legendary psychedelic soul iconoclast King Khan’s first-ever solo album Murder Burgers. The album, which features renowned Oakland psych-rock combo The Gris Gris as Khan’s backing band, will see a release on October 13. “It’s Just Begun” premiered via TIDAL, who noted that the track “may sound like a twangy good time, something you’d hear at a cowboy bar, but don’t let all that old-timey crooning fool you. This song is dark…”


Today, Norwegian superstar, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, releases the music video for his new single “Stargazing”, which was directed by Phillip R. Lopez (also directed MTV Video Music Award-nominated “It Ain’t Me” music video). The visual takes viewers through a little boy’s journey to the stars after having lost his father suddenly. “Stargazing” is the first track of Kygo’s recently released EP of the same name, which also includes new song “This Town” featuring singer-songwriter, Sasha Sloane, as well as previously released “First Time” with Ellie Goulding. Stargazing EP is released fresh off the heels of the global hit record “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez and a collaboration with U2 on “You’re The Best Thing About Me”. Both products are available at all retailers now.

WIBG announce upcoming record ‘Winnie the Nihilist’

In their current state of designed perpetual flux WIBG (fka Wooden Indian Burial Ground) has found some serious footing. Since 2012 Justin Fowler, Dan Galucki have consistently churned out shimmering, spasmodic psych rock of an exceptional degree. Since joined by Nathan Moore and Cory Gray in 2016, the crew has found a sort of chaotic cohesion. Many tours across the United States and Europe with the likes of FUZZ, Built to Spill and countless other groups of questionable individuals have left WIBG wise, weathered and thankful for the opportunity to shred. On tip toes and with bloody hands WIBG creates something more than songs. Their singular style is an organic cacophony of scattered metallic sway and lascivious throbbing that will leave you writhing and shaking into the wee hours.

Song Premiere: WIBG – “Sunshine”

The Jimmie Van Zant Band “Your Song”

Introducing the last original recording and video by the late Jimmie Van Zant entitled “Your Song”. Released as a Hepatitis C Awareness Video, the visuals were filmed mixing live performance shots with behind the scenes footage in hopes to spread the message:

‘Get Tested, Get Cured.’

The Prids Share Video “Summer Cult”

Portland-OR based, noise pop band, The Prids, share their new single and video, “Summer Cult,” from their forthcoming album. Post-Punk premiered the new video from the “Shoegazing Post-Punk heroes,” stating that it “playfully evokes the kind of late 60’s and early 70’s atmospheric pagan cult psychedelia found in Nico’s film for the 1969 track ‘Evening Of The Light.'” She Shreds premiered their lead single and video, stating, “Despite what La Fave refers to as the band’s “heavy-handed lyrics,” The Prids decided to show their more playful side in the video.” Do I Look Like I’m In Love? is due out via This-a-Way Records. The album was recorded at Rock nRoll B&B on Sauvie Island, 15 miles north of Portland. It was recorded and co-produced by Sean Flora (The Shins, The Black Keys, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks). The band is currently on tour supporting The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

Eshon Burgundy “Nothing Above You”

Eshon Burgundy releases “Nothing Above You” music video, the first single from his upcoming For the Love of Money EP.

To create “Nothing Above You”, Eshon linked up with California based producer Carnegie who also produced a song called “Smoke and Fire” on his recent Billboard charting album The Passover.

Clint Mansell shares disquieting piece “The Yellow House”

In addition to CD and digital releases, Loving Vincent will also be made available on vinyl with packaging designed by director Dorota Kobiela. The LP is pressed on a single 180g color vinyl featuring the entirety of Clint Mansell’s score housed in a striking dress jacket with interior sleeve featuring liner notes from Clint. With audio mastered specifically for the vinyl format and a presentation that is unparalleled, “Loving Vincent” will be a must-own for music aficionados. The vinyl release date is October 13th, 2017.

Suburban Birds premiere debut album on Break Thru Radio

After spending a year in their studio crafting the follow up to their EP, Suburban Birds are ready to surface with their 11 track debut LP “Lituya Bay”. The record reflects a time when the band collectively dealt with family illness and developed a strange fascination with large natural disasters. The record’s title, “Lituya Bay”, is a reference to the largest megatsunami in recorded history: a 1,722 ft wave that crashed into Alaska in 1958 after a violent earthquake and rockfall. Along those lines, the record has a beachy, washed out atmosphere, flowing from sun-soaked psychedelic jams (“The Time Has Come”, “New Noir”) to crashing chaos (“Kaleidoscope”, “Mangata”). The band plans to tour with the record following its late summer 2017 release.

TYA – ‘Hustle’ Single

TYA effortlessly stand out with their own spin of delicate sensual textures, ambient sounds and cinematic builds, winning the hearts of their followers with their fresh melodies, honest lyrical expressions and the way they engage with their instruments, each other and their audience.

Sliptrick records launched BITTERED’s official video for “Badge Head”

This is the first video release for Bittered’s upcoming release on Sliptrick Records, Foreign Agenda. Badge Headmakes a strong political and social statement about an all too familiar problem in the US. Here’s the description of the track in the bands own words; “The track Badge Head is obviously about the police …ha ha. It’s a song that rails against the practice of Racial Profiling and about the fact that most people stopped and searched by the police are minorities. Here in America, our prison system is filled mostly with minorities. We believe the policies of the police and justice system here in America are racist, which obviously, we are against. There is too much power given to the police, and the majority of personnel working for the justice system are power hungry and self-serving rather than serving and protecting the people equally.”

Michael Crimson “MEDUSA”

Songwriter, guitarist and singer Michael Crimson will be releasing his debut solo album, Medusa on December 8, 2017 via Gain Music Entertainment/Sony Music, in both physical and digital formats.

The album is a work of musical art that honors the tradition of legendary lyrics-and-guitar-driven rock music by artists like Pink Floyd, The Doors and Led Zeppelin and will be celebrated by a series of shows
throughout winter 2017/2018.

Acclaimed Scottish New Wave Artist Video

Sending you the new music video from Michael Oakley. Entitled ‘Turn Back Time’ it is a synth-fuelled, tribute to the 80’s. Oakley has received hundreds of thousands of plays on YouTube and the single for this video is set to be added to rotation on British Airlines.

LEAONE returns with ‘Livewire’

The smouldering talent that is Leaone continues his rise with a new track ‘Livewire’ taken from his sublime EP ‘Wild Horse Ride On’, released through Fierce Panda this October 13th.

Leaone’s sweetly sobering and sombre tracks have already seen him compared to The National and described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Ray. While, on his debut ‘Oh, My Sweetest Sin’, released this summer, Leaone found himself winning support from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio1 and the local BBC Introducing teams in Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as performing in support of Emmy The Great and Roddy Womble.

Keeno unveils highly anticipated ‘All The Shimmering Things’ LP

Releasing his brand-new ‘All The Shimmering Things’ LP, Winchester-born producer Keeno showcases his highly polished production skills with a sumptuous body of work that offers maturity and depth far beyond his years.


GRAMMY® Award-winning music executive Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the newly created post of President, Atlantic Records, West Coast, it was announced today by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Weaver, who has been with Atlantic for over two decades, has spearheaded the label’s tremendous success in the soundtrack, sync, and visual media arenas. In his newly expanded role, he will provide broad-based senior executive leadership on the West Coast, underscoring Atlantic’s bicoastal strength.

Prior to this appointment, Weaver was President, Film & Television and Executive Vice President, Atlantic Records Group. As Atlantic continues to grow its West Coast presence with a fully-staffed Los Angeles office, Weaver’s wide-ranging industry experience makes him ideally suited to take on this important new post. He will collaborate with all of the company’s departments, overseeing a diversity of Los Angeles-based artist development projects and working closely with Atlantic’s expanding talent roster. At the same time, Weaver will continue to grow the scope of the company’s content, film, and TV businesses, while originating and overseeing strategic alliances, media placements, licensing opportunities, and marketing initiatives.

Shigeto shares Voiid Studio-directed “Barry White” video

Since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn NY four years ago, the multi-faceted musician has become embedded in the fabric of Detroit’s music scene.

Haliwel Release Official Music Video for “Crack in the Frame”

Madison based heavy rock band Haliwel has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Crack in the Frame.” Originally premiered on, “Crack in the Frame” is off of the band’s 2016 full length release, Pandemic.

‘The song “Crack in the Frame” hits the bullseye with musical elements rock and metal fans can appreciate – – a progressive groove, sweeping melodies, meaty and melodic riffs, grindcore vocals, and an intricate Opeth-esque acoustic guitar solo.
The official music video for “Crack in the Frame” adds even more depth and dimension to the track, like icing on an already decadent cake.’ –

Tulsadoom release official video from “Helltulsarazordoom” split

Austria’s blackened thrash metallers Tulsadoom have published a brand new video for the track “Fist from the Grave”, which is taken off the band’s upcoming split with fellow countrymen Hellrazors.

‘Helltulsarazordoom’ is the first split in the history of Cursed Records and is scheduled to be released on October 17th in analogue formats only (MC & LP).

ARKAIK Unveils “Order Of The Hierogon”

September 29th will see the release of ARKAIK’s anxiously-awaited fifth full-length Nemethia. In advance of its release, the brutal tech-death outfit unveils “Order Of The Hierogon” for public feasting.

Interscope Records Extends Deal with Benny Blanco

Interscope Geffen A&M announced today that the company has extended its deal with the enormously successful producer, songwriter, musician and label head, Benny Blanco, which will keep his imprints Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets at the label group well into the next decade.

“Benny Blanco is without a doubt one of the most sought after hit makers in contemporary music who has amazing taste and a gift for identifying emerging talent. We are thrilled that he has decided to call Interscope his home well into the future,” said Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman, John Janick. “Benny also has an almost divine ability to bring out the best in his collaborators, a track record virtually unmatched by anyone else his age, and he has achieved it all with the kind of humility and self-deprecation that is rare in this industry. We are proud to have him as a key player on our team of the best record-makers in the business. Benny is a giant part of our future.”

Bobby Raps – ‘Back 2 Life’ video

Minnesota artist and producer Bobby Raps unleashed his first official solo project, ‘MARK’, on Republic Records in July and is now back with a new video to standout track, ‘Back 2 Life’.

MARK boasts 14 tracks in total and from the cold production and rhymes on opener ‘Black Ice’ through the sonic darkness of ‘Purgatory’, the project showcases every side of Bobby Raps’ undeniable style. Corbin FKA Spooky Black also turns up with a standout cameo on ‘Highway Road’ (Interlude).

Frida Sundemo releases ‘Gold’ video

The video premiered with Clash who featured it as their Track Of The Day and said, “The record is a superbly creative piece of pop innovation… ‘Gold’ is just wonderful, recalling everyone from Pet Shop Boys to The Knife in its sheer sonic splendour… The visuals deftly expand on this, conjuring visions of intergalactic solitude.”

BURGABOY reinvents himself as ICEBURG

Experience IceBurg’s smooth, soulful vibes on his latest slow jam, ‘Don’t Care.’ The polished vocals which float over ‘Don’t Care’s’ melodic beat allow a symphony of swag to glide into your eardrums.

Having been influenced in his creation of chilled, harmonious melodies by the work of great producers such as Kanye West, IceBurg matches his prowess as a production with lyrical skill in his latest tune, which details his search for a partner who truly understands him and is interested in him for more than his money and musical success. IceBurg sings of how he has ‘put in all this work for the Lord,’ as his religious faith motivates him to sing and make the most of his life.

Reverend & The Makers new album “Death of A King” out now on Cooking Vinyl

McClure says of recording ‘The Death Of A King’ “As soon as we got there, the king of Thailand died. And there was a mad monsoon. Most of the town went into mourning and shut down, and all the people who worked at the studio were wearing black. There was this whole ceremony for the king, which was quite moving but it put a weird atmosphere in the air.”

Noah Parker “Radio”

Singer-songwriter Noah Parker’s magnetic new debut EP “Radio” is available now digitally, featuring previously-heard singles “Radio,” “Fight the Feeling,” and “Tomorrow’s Too Late,” the video for which premiered exclusively on the Huffington Post earlier this summer.


Finnish melodeath quintet Bloodred Hourglass have released the first bit of taste from their upcoming album “HEAL”, with an action-filled video for opening track “Quiet Complaint”.

ALLIE’S MASS sign to Sliptrick Records

Allie’s Mass are a heavy-stoned five-member group based in Spain and living in a world of deep shadows. The boys deal with life’s hypocrisy with their dark and damned music inspired and based around the story of Allie, a coven leader. In their own words; “The coven is headed by Allie, our master goddess who guides us through this doomed world, giving us the ability to transform our hatred into sounds, in a small murky room where we, with our amps, cabs and drum kits, can reach that state of communion.”

Introducing: CC Honeymoon & debut single ‘Part Time View’

London used to be a really sexy City. There was decadence and outrage. It was Virginia Woolf, it was George Dyer, it was Quentin Crisp it was Jimi Hendrix. Over some 20 years that reputation has subsided and the City, though marvellous and rich in many ways, has lost a hint of glamour.


Motionless In White have shared their official music video for “Necessary Evil,” which is directed by Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice & Men) and streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel. “Necessary Evil” – which ships to Active Rock radio outlets nationwide today – is featured on the band’s new album GRAVEYARD SHIFT, which arrived earlier this year at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart marking Motionless In White’s second consecutive #1 on the chart.

AISHA BADRU Signs To Nettwerk & Shares Powerful Video For “Mind On Fire”

Yonkers, NY-born singer/songwriter Aisha Badru has joined Nettwerk Music Group’s label roster, and recently released her latest single, “Mind On Fire,” a powerful track about the revolutionary spirit that dwells inside all of us. The equally poignant music video, which just premiered on Afropunk, was directed by Icelandic director Tota Sigurdardottir and shot documentary style, featuring real women as the fight for their passion in the midst of daily obligations and obstacles.

Beckett feat. Claire Ridgely “Butterflies”

Warm retro-synths, driving disco-beats and a straight up ’80s vibe. Without a doubt, Berlin-based producer Beckett delivers the perfect end of summer anthem with “Butterflies”. He’s supported by up-and-coming Canadian artist Claire Ridgley, who has already caught international attention by featuring on Robotaki’s “Monkey Bars” (Majestic Casual Records), and Pat Lok’s “Crystal Ball” (Kitsuné). The dreamy vocals of the Montreal-based singer are a perfect fit for Beckett’s tailored glam-pop-hymn, with vintage-soul and shimmering nostalgic vibes. Follow Claire in this Fabian Podeszwa directed clip through the hazy streets and sun-kissed rooftops of Montreal.

Mourning Person in XLR8R

Every Vain Human is the solo project of Sound Designer, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist ARKANE. On his debut album, Mourning Person, Every Vain Human aims to merge the heaviness and macabre of Metal and Goth, with the composition and intricate sound design of film scores and electronic music. “I wanted to fully capture the feeling of dread, anxiety and impending doom I’ve been feeling the past couple of years about aging, mortality and the world as a whole.”

Every Vain Human Preps Debut LP

BSE Recordings Announces The Signing of R&B Crooner OMAR WILSON

BSE Recordings proudly announces the signing of R&B crooner Omar Wilson to its growing roster of talented artists. Since 2008, the Connecticut-based record company has been creating buzz around the music industry with some of it’s talents and their industry chart-topping success. “Today is no different”, says Lou Humphrey, CEO and co-founder of BSE Recordings. “We are very excited about our new signee’, Omar Wilson. Omar is a natural and true talent. He shines from the inside out. His soulfulness is outpouring to all who encounter him from the emotion in his voice to his over-all energy,” he adds.

Jon Boden Shares new single, ‘Bee Sting’

Jon Boden, former frontman of the progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of ‘Bee Sting’, the new single to be taken from his forthcoming solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a 12-year project that culminated in a quarter of a million album sales and worldwide sell-out shows including the Royal Albert Hall.

Cars & Trains share triumphant & raw “Rise and Fall”

Cars & Trains on “Rise and Fall” – “‘Rise and Fall’ is about conquering the things that hold you back—chipping away at the fog of depression and the stigma of mental illness, and rising above it one small step at a time.”

PRIMITIVE MAN Shares NSFW Video For “Victim”

Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN share the official video for “Victim” off the band’s impending second full-length album, Caustic.

Problem Announces Selfish Release Date and Reveals First Visual for “Mission Statement”

Problem’s cryptic social hashtag #ItWillAllMakeSenseByTheFourthQuarter is now coming to light, the Compton Hip Hop artist announced today that ‘Selfish’ will be dropping on November 3rd with a powerful visual graphic showcasing the supergroup line up of talent Problem collaborated with for ‘Selfish’ including 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin, DJ Quik, Ne-Yo, Nipsey Hussle and more.

Dark metallers PAINTED BLACK publish video for “Dead Time”

Portuguese dark metal collective Painted Black have published a new video for the track “Dead Time”, which is taken off from the band’s forthcoming album “Raging Light”.

Converge Share “Reptilian”

Today marks the release of “Reptilian,” the new single from Boston-based heavy-music innovators Converge. The track appears on Converge’s forthcoming album The Dusk In Us, set for release via Epitaph and Deathwish on November 3.

Chicago’s Lil Durk Motivates the Hood with the Emotional “Make It Out”

“Unshackled from any kind of outline, Durk’s pen game shines. His rise was dotted with blood-soaked tales that summarized much of drill’s appeal: ground-level glimpses at Chicago’s South Side that colored in the outline offered by grim murder statistics.” – Pitchfork

A “stunningly candid”, “cosmic gem” from Jeremy Tuplin

London-via-Somerset newcomer Jeremy Tuplin will release his debut LP ‘I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut’ in on 29th September 2017 via Folkwit Records. Following on from his 2 independently released EPs (2016’s Open Letters and 2014’s Carry The Fire EP), his music was described in The Telegraph Culture section as ‘Stunningly candid… A distinctive deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan.’

ACT OF DEFIANCE Reveals Commanding New Track “The Talisman”

ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – will unleash their dynamic new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, on September 29, 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has revealed a third new track from the album, the powerful epic “The Talisman”, via Loudwire.


Created through a collage-like method that found EDEN, aka 21-year-old Jonathon Ng, assembling song fragments he’d begun collecting on tour, “start//end” fuses its seemingly disparate elements – cinematic strings, hard-hitting beats, falsetto vocals, spacey synth tones – into a sprawling meditation on desperation and hope.

Vessels Share Video For “Mobilise”

Featuring members of the band plus the British Jet Ski champion free-rider, the video was filmed at the mouth of the Thames Estuary and includes cinematic shots of the Red Sands Forts. These armed towers cast an ominous shadow over proceedings but are illuminated with strobes and lights. As Director Alexander Darby explains : “The track felt to me like an eerie dystopian call to arms, something set in a futuristic and dangerous place. But it also combines such a strong build with a more playful sensibility – especially at the end – so I thought it would be cool to make the hero of it a gas-masked Jet Ski punk.”

Breakout French Artist Petit Biscuit’s Debut Album

Recorded over the course of the past year, Petit Biscuit—a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun—wrote, produced and mixed Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and sold out tours across the U.S., Europe and beyond. The album is his complete creative vision, and includes contributions from Lido, Bipolar Sunshine and the aforementioned Panama. The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music.

Maroon 5 Releases Video For New Single “What Lovers Do” on NBC’s TODAY

With “What Lovers Do,” Maroon 5 has returned to the charts with an immediately irresistible new track. The unique collaboration between the band and Top Dawg Entertainment artist SZA has quickly climbed up the Top 40 and HOT AC radio charts, and has already clocked 65+ million streams on Spotify and 25+ million on YouTube, since its premiere.

Superstar Shania Twain Gears Up To Release Brand New Album NOW This Friday Sept. 29

In what is easily one of the most anticipated albums of the year, global superstar Shania Twain will release her brand-new album NOW this Friday September 29. Singlehandedly writing every song on the record, NOW is the first album Shania has released in nearly 15 years, and fans along with the media are responding with delight and critical acclaim across the board. The Wall Street Journal praises the record, “The autobiographical stories can be both witty and catchy… There is much to enjoy and admire here.” Shania has made national and international TV appearances and performances including CBS Sunday Morning, the opening ceremony of The US Open, America’s Got Talent finale, a cameo on Broad City, and Shania recently graced the cover of the world-renowned New York Times Arts & Leisure section. Additionally, Shania is set to make appearances on The Ellen Show (Sept. 29), NPR’s Dinner Party Download (Sept. 29), NPR’s Sunday Weekend Edition and The Late Late Show with James Corden (Oct. 3).

Strong Asian Mothers release thumping new single ‘Hard To Find’

Today, London based trio Strong Asian Mothers return with their most emphatic release to date – new single ‘Hard To Find’, along with the announcement of a new headline date in London, at Oslo in Hackney.

Tying together influences from hip hop, pop and electronics sounds – all delivered with a spectacular live band aesthetic; if in the studio these three excel, then on the stage is where they truly come in to their own. ‘Hard To Find’, released today, is the perfect example of that.

Malena Zavala pays homage to her South American roots on follow up ‘If It Goes’

Argentinian born Malena Zavala honours her South American roots on new single ‘If It Goes’. The song is an ode to her mothers’ character and acts as a reminder that it’s an intrinsic part of her own.


Sound of Ceres — featuring Candy Claws’ Karen Hover and Ryan Hover, The Drums’ Jacob Graham, Apples In Stereo’s Ben Phelan, and guitarist Derrick Bozich — today shared “The Twin,” the album’s title-track and third single from their new LP produced by Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Julianna Barwick)out October 6th, 2017 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Listen here: (LINK). The sweeping electro-psych track follows the Chris Osborn-directed video for “Humaniora,” which earned praise from Stereogum and Gold Flake Paint, and the C.B. Stockfleth-directed video for the hypnotic album opener, “Gemini Scenic” (via Brooklyn Vegan).

J. Stalin Announces Gas Nation 2

A slick-talking rhymer and a frequent murderer of mobbed-out beats, J. Stalin is one of the most respected figures on the Bay Area street scene. Ready to add to his insanely prolific discography, J. Stalin announces Gas Nation 2, his 18th solo studio album since 2006. The sequel to 2008’s Gas Nation, Stalin’s first album recorded for Mac Dre’s Thizz Entertainment, Gas Nation 2 finds the veteran rapper in a less boastful and more contemplative mood, as he delves deep into his personal life with detailed street tales. Packed speaker-knocking, sparkling mob instrumentals and some of Stalin’s best ever bars, Gas Nation 2 is a worthy follow-up to 2016’s Mekanix-produced On Behalf of the Streets 2. Featuring appearances from Berner, Philthy Rich, Lil Blood, Shady Nate, Lazy Boy, Joseph Kay, JuneOnnaBeat, KD, AK-47, and others, Gas Nation 2 releases on October 27th.


After her breakout self-titled EP release earlier this summer on Stones Throw, Sudan Archives is back with a dreamy, instrumental new single, Water. The stand-alone single plays off of Sudan Archives’ unique sound that was presented in her debut release and teases what’s in-store for her next. The slow-building, rhythmic beat is accompanied by a cinematic, black and white video composed of footage from the singers trip to Ghana, where she traveled to teach local children music production.

Knightstown unveils second single ‘Eyes Open Wide’

Knightstown is the solo vocal/electronic project of composer and songwriter Michael Aston. He was signed to FatCat in 2016, after submitting ‘Disparity’ in 2014, a demo which quickly became one of the label’s most listened to tracks on the FatCat Demo site. Working closely with his cousin and producer, Thomas Aston, Knightstown honed the project over the course of a year. The end result is a 10-track album that is beautiful, dark and evocative. The self-titled record ‘Knightstown’ is influenced by left-field downtempo and electronic contemporaries, but still inhabits the world of ‘pop’ in its broadest sense.

Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson Perform “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” at Taste of Country

Blackbird Presents Records offers another sneak preview from the upcoming concert film and CD/DVD release, The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson. “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” features Kris Kristofferson joined by longtime friend Willie Nelson. Together they perform the Kristofferson-penned, 1970 No. 1 country hit for their fellow Highwayman, Johnny Cash. Watch it on TASTE OF COUNTRY. Kristofferson also performed the song last week at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 50th anniversary celebration, honoring each of the 50 Song Of The Year winners in its history.

Saint Clair has just aired ‘Amnesiac’

Saint Clair is the alias of Londoner Emma Topolski, who also moonlights playing in Laura Marling’s band (recently supporting at Marling’s sold-out Roundhouse shows, with Laura in turn featuring Emma on her​ ​Reversal of The Muse project), and has also played with Ghostpoet. No slouch, she also sings & plays bass for Radio 1-supported four-piece Childcare.

Col3trane Shares ‘Penelope’

18-year-old London vocalist, rapper and songwriter Col3trane shares his new single ‘Penelope’. Shot and directed by Prince’s long-term photographer Nicole Nodland and premiered by The FADER, the video is available to watch now via YouTube.

Lindstrøm Single ‘Tensions’

Norwegian producer Lindstrøm will release his fifth solo album and first since 2012, It’s Alright Between Us As It Is, on October 20th via Smalltown Supersound. After presenting debut single, “Shinin” feat. Grace Hall, one of three guest vocalists on the album alongside Frida Sundemo and Jenny Hval, who “lends her haunting, whispered vocal to his twisted, dark disco” (MOJO), Lindstrøm now shares “Tensions.” It’s “classic Lindstrøm…enveloping electro-disco that seems to build and build until dizzy with joy” (Uncut). The album, presented as one continuous stream of nine interlocked tracks, aggregates all the best elements of his long and varied career and newly reveals Lindstrøm to be a commanding mood sculptor.

Zoey Dollaz Releases Official Video for “Post & Delete”Ft. Chris Brown

Epic Records/ Freebandz artist Zoey Dollaz releases official “Post & Delete” video featuring Chris Brown. The Edward Tran directed video, which premiered on Complex, features a matrix like opening to an elevator scene with Zoey and a possible illicit rendezvous only to delete the “evidence” after their encounter.


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.