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Skip Marley, the Island Records reggae prodigy for a new generation, gets a head-start on 4/20 tomorrow, with the release of his new song “That’s Not True” featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (his uncle, and youngest son of Rasta icon Bob Marley, Skip’s grandfather). “That’s Not True,” is Skip’s first original music release since 2017 and arrives timely the day before 4/20, when he will perform at Kaya Fest in Miami. The new release kicks off a promising new year of amazing music for Skip, starting with a collaboration with Major Lazer due for release next week.

Henry McIntyre announces new alternative folk rock single, “Box on the Ear”

“Box on the Ear,” the new single by Henry McIntyre, is the sound of McIntyre’s change from black and white to color. Compared to his stripped-back debut, “Box on the Ear” is an explosion of sounds, bringing McIntyre’s alternative folk sound to new heights.

Slow Coming Day Frontman Orion Walsh Releasing New Solo EP 4/26

After a decade of putting out albums and touring, Nebraskan singer-songwriter Orion Walsh will release “The Foreigner” EP with Indie Vision Music. Full of fun songs & storytelling, this is truly a mature step forward for this well-traveled troubadour. Walsh has previously released 7 albums with independent labels Sower Records & the Hunter Records, including “The Hitchhiker’s Son” produced by AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, Cursive). He also released two full length albums with his band Slow Coming Day (Tooth & Nail Records). His accomplishments include releasing several songs for multiple compilations as well.

New Music Friday: “1982” is out NOW!

“1982”, the second single off ‘Phases’, is out everywhere TODAY!


New Zealand’s Jamie McDell has released her “Extraordinary Girl” single from the eponymous forthcoming album, due out May 10th.


Following a #1 debut in the UK and over 750 million streams for his new full-length album, What A Time To Be Alive [Epic Records], Tom Walker reveals the details for his upcoming nine-date North American tour this summer. He returns to the road stateside on Wednesday July 24 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL, performs in major markets up and down the eastern seaboard, and concludes the run Tuesday August 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY.

Eva Gardner (P!nk/The Creation) Shares Debut Single “Dirty Bird” | ‘Chasing Ghosts’ EP Out 6/14

Today, we’re pleased to share the first solo single from LA-based singer-songwriter, Eva Gardner. “Dirty Bird” is Eva’s first release from her forthcoming debut EP, Chasing Ghosts, which is set to drop on June 14th.

Moon Taxi’s Releases New Single “Now’s The Time”

Nashville’s-own Moon Taxi today releases their brand new single and video for “Now’s the Time” and an additional new track “This World” today via RCA Records.

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD: Elegy 2xLP By Texas Dark Metal Septet Out Now Through Profound Lore

Elegy, the massive double-LP opus from Texas-based dark metal septet DEAD TO A DYING WORLD, is out today through Profound Lore Records, the album now streaming on all platforms.

The Tallest Man on Earth’s new album “I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream.” out now, On tour in US

“Making the album, I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through,” Matsson explains. “For some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best can go unnoticed. I’ve come to realize that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle and that so often the thing that deserves my attention is trying the least to get it.”

Tim Baker Releases Solo Debut FOREVER OVERHEAD; US Tour Kicks off May 8 in NYC

Today the very deliberate debut solo album from Tim Baker makes its way into the wider world. Forever Overhead (Arts & Crafts) is a blend of piano ballads with ebullient folk-rock tracks. Although the record is brushed with the qualities of 70s singer-songwriters (think Jackson Browne and Randy Newman) Baker drew inspiration from his contemporaries like Feist, Leif Vollebekk, and The Barr Brothers. The resulting organic blend of pop grooves and folk-rock is straightforward with curious undertones that provides a timeless backdrop for Baker’s vibrant lyricism.

ROYAL BLISS Release New Self Titled Album Today!

American rock band Royal Bliss released their new self-titled album today via Air Castle Records. Their latest single titled “Pain” off of the new album impacted radio April 2, 2019. The band will be performing on the KISS Kruise 2019 that will take place on October 30th-November 4th.

Pop Rock Band HAAS Releases New Single “Mama Always Told Me”

Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their new single, “Mama Always Told Me,” out on all digital music platforms NOW. Just the band’s second single (their debut “Behind Those Eyes” was released in February), HAAS has a clear identity. Approaching the pop/rock genre with confidence, lead vocalist Sam Haas injects the music with heart ache, power,and an authenticity that can’t be mimicked. Although new, HAAS knows their sound (think of a Kelly Clarkson/The Veronicas/Ashlee Simpson modern combo), and takes it on with emotion. “Mama Always Told Me” continues to paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out next month.

PopMatters premieres bygone gypsy folk duo Nathan & Jessie

This week, SoCal-based, bittersweet gypsy folk blues duo Nathan and Jessie premiered new single on PopMatters who noted the track “sinks into a gypsy sway that wouldn’t feel out of place as the easygoing, unsuspectingly bittersweet b-side to a Django Reinhardt record.”

MAJESTY Unveil Album Details

MAJESTY used the two years since their latest album Rebels well: Next to relentless touring, the five piece got busy by pouring all its creativity into new and exciting material. Legends is the ninth MAJESTY studio album and leads all defenders of steel into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future. This is the next level of German Heavy Metal!

Heart Attack Man’s ‘Fake Blood’ Out Now

Cleveland OH’s Heart Attack Man have finally released their new album ‘Fake Blood’ on You Did This/Triple Crown Records.

The band’s tour with Seaway and Free Throw kicked off last night and runs through May 10. Heart Attack Man will then hit the west coast with Sincere Engineer and Rome Hero Foxes in June.

Free 03 Greedo: The Watts Rapper Drops Still Summer In The Projects

Los Angeles legend 03 Greedo might be currently serving a prison sentence in Texas, but the system can’t stop him from dropping the ideal project for the fast-approaching summer. Enlisting iconic L.A. sound architect Mustard and his brightly colored soundscapes, Greedo shares Still Summer In The Projects, his first new full-length since beginning his prison term last year.

Two Friends Make Dim Mak Debut With “Dollar Menu”

Today, April 19, TWO FRIENDS make their Dim Mak debut with a new dance-pop track “Dollar Menu.” In tradition with TWO FRIENDS’ upbeat and bright production style, “Dollar Menu” finds the pair teaming with singer/songwriter Dani Poppitt on vocals.


Olivia O’Brien could go on and on rattling off “lame excuses from guys” that you screenshot and forward to your friends for commiseration, sympathy, a laugh, or often response advice…

You don’t need to ask what to say anymore though because the 19-year-old critically acclaimed Los Angeles based singer and songwriter presents the answers on her 2019 full-length debut due this spring via Island Records. “I wrote this in a really dark place” she says, “and I hope I can help other people who may be in that same spot. My idea was for you to listen to the album when you’re feeling sad and by the end, you’ll feel better without even realizing it.


Newcomer and Ohio naJve, Daydream Masi, is increasingly favored for his sensitiveve electronic, soul and hip hop-influenced sound. The newest signee to Interscope Records became known for breakout tracks “Marguerite” and “Eucalyptus Tree” which have received 443K and 250K listens, respectively on Soundcloud.

Young Dolph and Snoop Dogg Share a Jazzed-Up, ’30s Themed Visual for “I Think I Can Fly”

A lover of the finer things in life, Young Dolph is an icon of underground opulence. Taking a trip back in time to the sounds and fashion of the 1930s, Dolph shares “I Think I Can Fly,” his latest video, inspired by the ’30s-set comedy film Harlem Nights (1989), starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, in which an owner of an illegal gambling house deals with gangsters and corrupt cops to keep his den in business. Like Eddie Murphy in Harlem Nights, Dolph runs an independent business in a world of cutthroats, trying to forge the most lucrative path for him and his family.

Ontario’s Cat Clyde (FFO Angel Olsen, Shannon Shaw) Drops Latest Bluesy Folk Single “Bird Bone”

Ontario based singer-songwriter Cat Clyde has just debuted her new single, “Bird Bone,” along with an animated video that takes the audience through a day in the life of a cartoon eagle as he soars through the swirling colors and shapes of a transcendent world.


Alternative pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released their beautifully raw new single “Fragile” out everywhere today. The brother-sister pair said of their latest release, “I think, to a certain extent, everyone is afraid of bringing another person in close, or telling them how they really feel, because the closer someone is, the more they can hurt you. Even with all that, in the end, it’s still worth the risk.”


“10k.Caash is helping ‘The Woah’ go viral and putting Texas dance rap on the map.” – Pitchfork

Joy Williams’ “No Place Like You” Out Today

This is the fifth track unveiled from Williams’ highly anticipated new solo album, Front Porch, which will be released May 3 via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order comes with an immediate download of the title track as well as three previously released songs, “When Does a Heart Move On,” “Canary” and “The Trouble With Wanting.

Alt/Hard Rock Artist, Hanna Barakat, Releases New Single Produced by John Moyer (Disturbed) via Pure Grain Audio

Born in Texas to an American mother and a Lebanese father, Barakat spent her early years traveling around the world with her family. Barakat pays homage to her roots with “Wildfire,” which was, “inspired by personal experience immigrating my husband to the US from Lebanon. It’s definitely a song of struggles and battles within a relationship, as well as external barriers and obstacles impeding progress, growth, safety, and a sense of security. The wildfires never stop, but we learn how to find our way through them. The tone is hopeful in the end, but intense and emotional throughout.”

Viral Indie Rock Outfit // Arms Akimbo New Single

The four-piece have found success touring with Walk The Moon, The Animals and Said The Whale. Arms Akimbo have received critical acclaim from such outlets as Billboard, Flaunt Magazine, Earmilk, Culture Collide and Live Nation’s One’s To Watch.

Dracula present their debut full length Dorys & Eli!

The Miami based duo Dracula are one of the foremost folk acts of Miami and South Florida, with a solid following not only in the music circles but also in the art and gallery scene of the Magic City. Dracula’s signature style of intricately harmonized vocals over an acoustic guitar is easily identifiable and has garnered them a solid following in Florida. Having released several EPs on cassette, Dracula is now releasing their highly anticipated debut LP, called Dorys & Eli. The album is out now via Sweat Records Records.

Line of Best Fit premieres James Parm’s enigmatic “1 M”

Last week, Montreal-based James Parm dropped his new single via The Line Of Best Fit who noted the artist “…eschews his indie rock roots in favor of a more downtempo, jazz-tinged soundscape on his epic new single”

New Music This Week – Cage the Elephant, the Rolling Stones, Angélique Kidjo, and More

New Releases for the Week of April 19, 2019 – Here are our editors’ picks for this week’s most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.