Chicago rapper Joey Purp has announced his long awaited QUARTERTHING project due Sept 7th. The project, his first since his critically lauded iiiDrops mixtape was executive produced by Nate Fox, Nico Segal and Peter Cottontale. QUARTERTHING once again puts Young Purple within the upper echelon of Chicago’s notable hip hop scene. In the time since Purp dropped iiiDrops he’s toured the world, has seen countless synch’s for his “Girls@” track along with helming a national campaign for Tommy Hilfiger alongside GiGi Hadid.

Two Medicine (Paul Alexander from Midlake) Shares New Track “Gold”

“I’d always wanted Midlake to experiment more with the arrangements, or to get more into psychedelic textures,” says Alexander

Richly ambitious in its sonic color and conceptual reach, Astropsychosis is an album of luminous space and mindful grace, its depths and details coaxed into orbit with the lightness of an artist in his element.

Folk-Noir Duo Plants a Rustic Forest in San Francisco

The new single from folk-noir duo Callow is a visceral howl crying out from a society left to rot. “Always About the Ones Who Have it All” pulls back a tattered curtain on the political and socio-economic state of the country, and counterbalances its dark shadow. With a velvet drone and rustic, earthy melody, the song crackles and burns like a smoldering fire. Mixed by Brandon Eggleston (Swans, Mountain Goats) and featuring Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) on musical saw, it is the first single off the upcoming album, Mothdust, out October 19. The single also has a music video now up on YouTube.

Black Joe Lewis & Honeybears Announce New Album // Afropunk Premieres New Track

Texas blues-rock outfit Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are excited to announce the premiere of their official music video for “Culture Vulture” on Afropunk. “Culture Vulture” is the first single from from the band’s upcoming studio LP, The Difference Between Me & You – an album that tackles the rare feat of creating an electrified and informed “real blues” record. Although the 13-track album will be officially released to the public on September 7th, 2018, fans can currently reserve it now through the band’s pre-sale on iTunes, Amazon, and the Black Joe Lewis official merch store. In celebration of the upcoming release, the band is embarking on an extensive tour throughout the US and Canada this fall. A full list of tour dates are below.

GAWP Releases New EP, ‘Who Is She,’ Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

Out now via Psycho Disco!, ‘Who Is She’ opens with the EP’s title track. A definitive House cut, “Who Is She” runs over five-minutes thanks to GAWP’s gradually evolving sound design whose deliberate slow build, pulsating bass line, and infectious chopped and screwed vocal solidify “Who Is She” as yet another late-night dance floor weapon for GAWP. Up next, GAWP’s dives into the depths of tech-house with a deep instrumental cut whose heavy bassline and retro synth sounds combine for a contemporary-meets-classic house music stunner.

“Voices” Single Release from Defy the Tyrant

Tallahassee, FL based Alternative Metal Band DEFY THE TYRANT has released the lyric video for their single, “VOICES.”

“Voices is one of the first songs we wrote with Curt (lead Singer) and it is Banging! We knew he had the pipes, but we didn’t realize the type of lyrics he was capable of. He blew us away! When people read the lyrics for the verses and the chorus, they will be able to get a good grasp on the mind Curt has. He has a completely fresh take on an age old issue. The idea of this constant secondary person that we all have inside us, this Id that we all deal with, its amazing how he put those ideas to song.” Defy the Tyrant


Weirdo Workshop is at it again with the release of “Ain’t That The Truth,” the second single from the new girl band The Shindellas. The follow-up to their previously released “Reconsider,” is another fun, shoulder shimmying song promoting self-love and empowerment.

“We ain’t all bitches and hoes/ we ain’t all strippers on poles/ we need to take that control/ he ain’t gonna love you if you don’t really love you /Ain’t That The Truth!”


Under the supervision of his physicians, contemporary singer-songwriter Jeff Black today announced the cancellation of all remaining 2018 performances. This past May, Black posted a statement about his battle with severe chronic lower lumbar pain as a result of genetics that read in part, “About everything you can have wrong with your lower back, I’ve got it. Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease – it goes on and on. It’s a long list and it’s been coming on for years. I had to stop standing to perform as a result of the pain. I started sitting to perform as my condition progressed, but that’s not possible anymore. The universe has a clever way of reminding us that this world was built on change. So here’s the new world for me, for now.” The award-winning singer/songwriter tours widely most recently in support of his album, Folklore.


“Bobby Sessions has a lot to say and it’s often about the condition of Black America. With an elastic flow and impassioned lyrics, the 20-something Dallas native acts as a self-contained Black Lives Matter rally as he channels the anger and despair that accompany the cycle of systemic racism.” – XXL

RIAA Awards the Eagles with #1 and #3 Top-Certified Albums of All Time

The Eagles can now add another accolade to their unparalleled resume – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which recently certified the album 38x Platinum, accounting for sales and streams of more than 38 million copies since its release in February of 1976. Later that same year, in December, the band followed up with Hotel California, which is now the third best-selling album of all time, certified 26x Platinum by the RIAA for sales and streams of more than 26 million copies.

“Congratulations to the Eagles, who now claim the jaw-dropping feat of writing and recording two of the top three albums in music history,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA. “Both of these transcendent albums have impressively stood the test of time, only gaining more currency and popularity as the years have passed, much like the Eagles themselves. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program this year, it is only fitting that we can recognize the Eagles for their singular contribution to the history of American music.”

JOHN BUTLER TRIO Shares Official Music Video “Home”

“Butler is a road warrior. Battle-hardened, but enlightened from decades on the go. It’s this unusual ride which gave life to the new project…On it, Butler explores new channels of sound. The LP represents a “genuine creative leap,” with flourishes of electronic and hip-hop production and another dive into his deep well of folk and blues.” – Billboard Magazine

BANGLADEAFY: No Clean Singing Premieres Title Track From Ribboncutter LP By NYC Tech Metal Duo

Ribboncutter’s bass and synths were recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, the drums recorded by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals were recorded by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, who also mixed and mastered the original tracks, which were then mastered for vinyl by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. Completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora, the album will see release on all digital platforms as well as LP cut at 45rpm.


Luc Belaire and Young Thug Announce New Cuvée!

Luc Belaire is proud to present BELAIRE LUXE ROSÉ, the fourth cuvée in its smash-hit portfolio, launching with rap artist Young Thug as the official brand ambassador. This captivating new creation joins the brand’s signature Belaire Rosé, exquisite Belaire Gold, and wildly popular Belaire Luxe, and reinforces Belaire’s meteoric rise in the wine world, earning the brand its claim as the world’s fastest-growing French sparkling wine.

Belaire’s impressive trajectory has been galvanized by its affinity with globally recognized music stars like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Steve Aoki, Post Malone, Dave East, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and G Herbo, among others. They are part of an ambassador network of more than 200 influential personalities that support Belaire around the world. Each ambassador – whether a top recording artist, DJ, producer or social media influencer – works with Belaire as a collaborator, with the iconic bubbly brand supporting the ambassador. Today, Belaire is excited to welcome trend-setting rapper Young Thug to its family as the official brand ambassador for BELAIRE LUXE ROSÉ. To celebrate the partnership, Young Thug stars in a commercial for LUXE ROSÉ with guest appearances from Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.

Powerhouse Pop Vocalist Blanca Announces Sophomore Album Shattered

Shattered is produced by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), Tedd T (for KING & COUNTRY), COBRA (Lecrae, KB, Hollyn), Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey), Jordan Sapp (Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, Aaron Cole), Jeff Sojka, Josh Zegan (Stars Go Dim, Mat Kearney), Tommee Profitt (NF, Fleurie) and features artists Redimi2 and Tye Tribbett. The upcoming album has 14 tracks including the Latin songstress’ current single “What If”. The pop track is impacting Hot AC/CHR radio.