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Indian Composer And Piano Virtuoso P. John Livingston Closes In On One Million Views

Carrying on the traditions of Anil Srinivasan, Stephen Devassy, and Utsav Lal, India has found its latest piano maestro. P. John Livingston has the pedigree and talent to be mentioned in the same breath with these great composer/performers. His chops are on display for the world, on his popular youtube channel, “P. John Livingston Piano Classics.” The channel is quickly nearing the one million view mark.

Kina releases ‘Get You The Moon’ Remix

“Get You The Moon” was released in 2018 and continues to grow worldwide, accumulating over 120 Million worldwide streams to date. With a fervent following of new listeners each week, the track is connecting fans all over the world with Kina’s signature emotional, vibey sound. Kina is currently working on new music to share with his fans across the globe.

Black Eyed Peas Release New Single “Be Nice” Ft. Snoop Dogg

Multi-platinum group Black Eyed Peas debuted their anthemic new single, “Be Nice,” feat. Snoop Dogg last night on NBC’s new songwriting competition series, Songland. The series provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits. The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am was the guest recording artist on last night’s episode, and the feel good, club anthem “Be Nice” is the result of this creative synergy and will be featured on the Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming album.

Glitterer Share Video for “1001” + Announce Tour Dates

Glitterer is a rock by Ned Russin – a New Yorker, by way of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a 29-year-old bassist and singer who made his name in music by playing in a band called Title Fight. Today, Glitterer shares a new video for the song “1001” from the album Looking Through The Shades Out July 12 on ANTI-.

NEBULA: Kerrang premiere new album ‘Holy Shit’ in full

Californian stoner rockers NEBULA return this June 7th with their long-awaited new studio album ‘Holy Shit’, which is being premiered in its entirety exclusively via Kerrang Magazine!

Twenty-two years after their first release and ten years after their last studio album, Nebula are back. And you’re thinking “Holy shit!” right now, you pretty much nailed it. ‘Holy Shit’ is NEBULA’s first LP since 2009’s ‘Heavy Psych’, and it quickly puts to rest the question that’s loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced the band’s reformation in 2017. Nebula are still Nebula.

Prana Crafter and Tarotplane announce Symbiose!

Prana Crafter and Tarotplane announce their upcoming split release!

Symbiose is out August 16th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond and you can hear part one of Prana Crafter’s side now. “Jagged Mountain Melts at Dawn (part 1)” premiered recently on Raven Sings The Blues saying that the song starts the split release out “with a slow creep– dark, dank, and burrowed in the soil.”

Nessly Conquers His Demons on ‘Standing On Satan’s Chest,’ His New EP

Mixing inventive melodies and clever punchlines atop state-of-the-art production, Nessly sounds makes trap music from an alternate dimension. Making the next step in his artistic evolution, Nessly shares Standing On Satan’s Chest, his new EP and the first of three projects he plans for this year. With high-tech beats from the likes of Rex Kudo and Take A Daytrip, Standing On Satan’s Chest is a new frontier for Nessly’s mutated melodies, as he experiments with new vocal manipulation and delivery techniques without losing his knack for earworms or bars. Though he still lives his life of luxury, a favorite topic of his, Standing On Satan’s Chest finds Nessly venturing inward, challenging his demons and emerging victorious.

STF’s new release – “Boyish Looks”

Boyish Looks” is a celebration of unconventional beauty set against a backdrop of gleaming dance-pop studded neo-soul and electro-funk flashes.

VICTIMS: No Echo Shares “Revenge Of Our Fathers” From Long-Running Stockholm Hardcore Crust Punk Unit

VICTIMS: No Echo Shares “Revenge Of Our Fathers” From Long-Running Stockholm Hardcore Crust Punk Unit; The Horse And Sparrow Theory Full-Length Nears Release Via Relapse Records

JESSE MERINEAU – “She Knows” – My New Single!

Being young, stupid, and head-over-heels for a beautiful girl is what sparked my new single, “She Knows.” All it took was putting pen to paper with the thought of her on my mind.

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in the highly anticipated Disney and Pixar animated film, “Toy Story 4.” Accompanying the film is Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, which reunites the Toy Story franchise with the Academy Award®-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman. The soundtrack features two new songs “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.” The end credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” is performed by multi-Platinum, Grammy®-winning musician Chris Stapleton. The song is available today as a single and lyric video. The soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 21 as the film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide.

Jonah Tolchin To Release ‘Fires for the Cold’ September 13; Fall Tour Dates Announced

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/bluesman Jonah Tolchin will release his fourth studio album, Fires for the Cold, September 13 on Yep Roc Records. The album’s first single, ”Honeysuckle,” featuring Sara Watkins premiered at PopMatters, who notes this “may be his most ambitious LP to date.” In support of the release, Tolchin will embark on a fall tour beginning September 27, in Washington, DC.

Toronto’s Possum shares first video from new record, filmed at the Frontier Ghost Town

“Pushing their all encompassing rush of kinetic energy to transcend the relative ease with which many ‘garage bands’ come to rely on today. The quartet keeps a DIY mentality in mind by building their own studio and refining old recording techniques in order to cultivate their kaleidoscopic-tinged explorations.” – Ears to Feed


With over 400 million overall streams across all digital platforms with her two singles “Pem Pem” and “Mala”, entering in Spotify Top 50 Viral Charts in more than 20 countries, Elettra Lamborghini is no stranger to making hits. Her online presence, with more than 4 million followers on Instagram, is partly due to starring in some of the most well-known reality TV shows in Europe & Latin America such as The Voice Italy, Geordie Shore, Acapulco Shore, Gran Hermano VIP, among others, and being the niece of Ferruccio Lamborghini. On top of her electric on-stage personality and becoming a true fashion icon and reality TV star, the young Italian artist has been honing her music career by learning from some of the best. Her collaborations with iconic Italian stars such as Sfera Ebbasta, Charlie Charles & Guè Pequeno are quickly cementing her place atop the urban scene in Italy and the rest of the world. Elettra Lamborghini enters the stage once again to present “TOCAME” her collaboration with ChildsPlay, the producer behind J Balvin’s hit Machika & global latin phenomenon Pitbull.

Amon Tobin announces new project – Only Child Tyrant

Hot on the heels of the release of his long-awaited and acclaimed new album Fear In A Handful Of Dust (which hit #1 on the iTunes, Bandcamp and college radio electronic charts), Amon Tobin launches a new project called Only Child Tyrant with the song ‘Monkey Box’.

Espanola – “A Lesson”

My new track, “A Lesson,” was written fairly fast and simply. I had just moved to Hamilton, ON, and was introduced to all sorts of new ideas about the world and my place in it.

Instupendo streams ‘Boys By Girls’ EP

Instupendo, aka Aidan Peterson, floats into earshot with original euphorically melancholy songs that listeners say they turn to when they feel, or want to feel, a particular way. His signature therapeutic/emotional/nostalgic sound design has attracted a world-wide following as well as the admiration of fellow-artists, including notable collaborators such as Grammy-winners RAC and Rostam, indie friends Roy Blair, Lontalius, Benny Sings and Teen Daze, and more recently Toro Y Moi.

Helena Christensen Directs Oh Land’s Captivating New Video For “Family Tree”

Danish composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, has just shared her new video for “Family Tree,” the title track off her much anticipated album Family Tree, out now. Directed by Danish model, director, and photographer, Helena Christensen, the beautifully haunting video captivates – as Nanna floats her way through frosty woods and an empty, dimly lit house, the sense of intimacy one feels while watching is palpable.

SRY (Pennsylvania) Drops New Single “Poison”

Pennsylvania’s SRY is a brand new artist that is bridging the gap between modern pop music and urban trap music. SRY consists of Lee Fenstamaker who has done extensive touring in different metal and rock bands. The genre, coined by fans as “trap-pop”, is driven by dark soundscapes, knocking drums, wavy bass-lines, and soaring vocals. SRY goes the extra mile by not only delivering a vibe, but also an attitude. Lee has played in front of 5,000 people at SXSW in Austin, Texas alongside Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It and a bunch of other large acts. For everyone who has searched for the right blend of Pop, Hip-Hop, and Rock, SRY is here.

All The Saints share new single “Gold” via Revolver; a muscular, melodic, and fuzz filled journey

“Opening with a crunchy bassline, the band slithers along with an overblown guitar fuzz while guitarist-vocalist Matt Lambert delivers a melancholic verse that is almost antithetical to the bludgeoning guitars. But somehow it works, and well. Halfway through, the band switches gears into a section that could fit onto a pensive Mogwai song, before the gray clouds return and the band brings back the thunder. ” – Revolver

Dropout Kings Release “Something Awful” Video

When you take a group of six degenerates from all over Arizona and put them under one roof, the results are proven dangerous. After the dust settled from this eruption, out came DROPOUT KINGS.


Rising Memphis artist Co Cash today released a music video for “Take Two,” the lead track off his recently released project F.A.C.T.S. In the hypercolor video Co flexes his designer favorites while his signature unstoppable flow is front and center. Directed by Zach Hurth, the video is available to watch now.

Nebula: First New LP in 10 Years, ‘Holy Sh*t’, Streaming in Full

22 years after the group’s first release and 10 years after its last album, Nebula are back. And if you’re thinking “Holy shit!” right now, you pretty much nailed it. ‘Holy Shit’ is Nebula’s first LP since 2009’s ‘Heavy Psych’, and it quickly puts to rest the question that has loomed since guitarist / vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced the band’s reformation in 2017. Nebula are still Nebula. ‘Holy Shit’ will see a June 7 release date via Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

VASSY Returns to #1 on Billboard

Multi-platinum award-winning recording artist VASSY earns her sixth #1 single on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart as her hit “Concrete Heart,” co-produced with notable producer and songwriter Dan Muckala and acclaimed duo Disco Fries, moves 2-1 to take over the top spot of next week’s Billboard chart. The upbeat infectious dance single is also the #1 song in the country on Dance Radio, moves up to #9 on Billboard’s Dance Mix/Show Airplay and #22 on Hot Dance Electronic Songs, and is featured on Spotify’s Dance Rising playlist, which boasts over 1.8 million followers.

Crooked Spies – ‘Chasing Light’

More from the band about the track: “This is a song we’ve wanted to write for a long time both lyrically and musically but for separate reasons. We draw from a ton of influences, to date, most of our releases reflect our garage rock, grunge, and blues backgrounds. But growing up, pop-punk, punk, and hardcore were super prevalent in all of our lives. We haven’t really showcased our love for these genres in our music yet and the song is in response to needing to flex that muscle a bit. It’s a sound that we haven’t had a chance to fully explore and one that we’ve been reinvigorated to move towards in some regards. Lyrically we just wanted to vent a bit but from a somewhat optimistic view point. ”

FERGUS releases music video for ‘Too Much’

London based, singer songwriter FERGUS, releases emotive music video for latest single ‘Too Much’ (rel 06/05/19), directed by Rankin cinemaphotographer Jordan Rossi. ‘Too Much’ is the second single from FERGUS’ ‘Three Of Swords’ EP due for release August 2019. Produced by Jake Gosling and released via Goldun Egg Records.