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“‘You Get To Me’ was the first song we cut at FAME Studios,” says Vance. “We weren’t sure how things would go it being a completely live recording with all the players in the room.., but it came naturally and set the precedent for the entire record.”

Rel McCoy flexes his powerfully poetic prose on “Call Of The Times”

Over a futuristic and funky groove, Rel flexes his powerfully poetic prose and goes against the grain of the music industry, society and the world as a whole. Within reason, of course. He serves up his introspective bars in a feverish flurry and even makes particular reference to his lady who rocks a “halo divine”. She has to be a keeper. Rel keeps the fanning the blue flame lyrically with his vocalised hook that is as equally weary and woke.

Ghostbusters™ Original Motion Picture Score Thirty-fifth Anniversary Edition

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters’ 1984 theatrical debut, Sony Music announces a special reissue of “GHOSTBUSTERS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)” with music by legendary film composer ELMER BERNSTEIN (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Age of Innocence). Available now, the anniversary edition arrives in digital formats for the very first time (in both standard and hi resolutions) and on CD Friday, June 7 and on vinyl Friday, July 19. The collection features music from the iconic blockbuster, newly mixed and remastered from the score’s original multi-tracks, as well as new artwork, commentary from Elmer Bernstein’s son, Peter, and four previously unreleased tracks.


Tree has also unveiled details for his upcoming headline tour – the “Goodbye, Farewell Tour” – kicking off September 13th in Vancouver. The North American trek stops at legendary venues and select fall festivals including Oakland’s Fox Theater (Sept. 26), the newly revived Webster Hall in New York (Oct. 25), Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas (Sept. 22) and Austin City Limits (Oct. 4).

Gloria Gaynor releases new album ‘Testimony’

With early praise from the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone, People Magazine and more, the LP features a combination of carefully-chosen classic hymns, self-penned songs, and a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” Gaynor’s timeless vocals are front and center on the record, showcasing a soulful authenticity that could only come from someone who has experienced the challenges and trials of life. Be sure to tune in to CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, June 9th and TODAY on Monday June 10th for gripping interviews with Gloria on the album and her iconic career.


ZAYDE WØLF has released his anthemic rendition of Don Henley’s classic tune “The Boys of Summer” out everywhere today. “I just wanted to be a part of the legacy of this song and show it to everyone a new way,” he says, “I was drawn in by the melody and music video when I was a kid. Over the years the song has hit me on so many levels of love and loss.”

The Magician recruits A-Trak, Mercer and Aevion for ‘Ready To Love’ remix package

Belgian DJ & producer The Magician has teamed up with A-Trak, Mercer and Aevion to deliver a dynamic remix package for the summer hit, ‘Ready To Love’. The 3-track remix package is set to be released Friday, June 7th.

Sugar Ray Releases “Make It Easy,” New Single From Forthcoming BMG Album “Little Yachty”

Multi-platinum California pop/rock hit-makers Sugar Ray are announcing the release of a brand-new original single, “Make It Easy,” out today, June 7th, 2019. The band recently shared the news of a major label deal, signing with BMG, their first major label affiliation of the band’s career apart from Atlantic Records. “Make It Easy,” an instant classic in the band’s catalog of breezy guitar riffs and tight harmonies, is the first single off the band’s upcoming seventh album Little Yachty, due out in July.


“Each song is different, but their calling card has already become ebullient, brooding rockstar energy matched with soulful simplicity of pop-craft that doesn’t overthink itself.” – Paper Magazine

Birthday Girl Share “I Came Here To Eat” Video, Single Out Now Via Sweet Cream Records

Stockholm-based alternative rock band Birthday Girl share their new single and music video “I Came Here To Eat.” Last week, New Noise Magazine exclusively premiered the track, praising, “The track is led by a steady chug of the bass, with atmospheric swirls covering the surrounding space. The music video matches this tone, shot in shadows and dim lights. The band look on to different performances that act as different human interpretations.”

Original Soundtrack To Ron Howard-Directed Documentary “Pavarotti”

Pavarotti: Music from the Motion Picture draws from Pavarotti’s rich recorded catalog and follows the arc of the film. It features selections from operas such as “Turandot,” “La bohème,” “Aida,” “Tosca” and more as well as Italian songs and collaborations with friends such as Plácido Domingo, José Carreras (“‘O sole mio,” “Nessun dorma”), U2, Brian Eno, Passengers (“Miss Sarajevo”), and others. Touchingly, the complete recording of Puccini’s “Donna non vidi mai,” which Pavarotti dedicated to Princess Diana, is included. In addition to a special unreleased song with Andrea Bocelli, the soundtrack also features Pavarotti’s duet of “Ave Maria” with Bono, available for the first time commercially. The song was recorded live during the 2003 “Pavarotti & Friends for SOS Iraq” benefit concert in Modena, Italy.

The Teskey Brothers Release “Man of the Universe” + Announce Tour w/ Tash Sultana

Over the 11 wide-ranging tracks on Run Home Slow, The Teskey Brothers (singer Josh Teskey, guitarist Sam Teskey, bassist Brendan Love and drummer Liam Gough) more than deliver on the promise of their first record, Half Mile Harvest (2017), and manage to pull off a feat that has eluded many other bands. They have followed up a breakthrough debut with an album that not only pushes their music in new directions, and in the process solidifies their sound into something truly their own, but they’ve done it without sacrificing any of the charm and authenticity that endeared them to their ever-growing audience in the first place.


Singer and songwriter BabyJake releases his debut single “Cigarettes On Patios” today. The Fort Meyers, FL native brings clever songcraft on his new track produced by DVLP [Eminem, Lil Wayne] and Shayon Daniels.

Lindsay Lou Releases New Song “Ready”

Today, Nashville’s Lindsay Lou releases “Ready,” the second single from a collection of country-soul inspired songs from the rising singer-songwriter. The song, which premiered on The Bluegrass Situation, and its b-side “Stunt Double,” are available today on all digital platforms, here. Recently highlighted by Rolling Stone as one of the ‘Best Artists We Saw at DelFest 2019,’ Lindsay Lou and her band are currently on their North American summer tour, with headlining shows and festival stops including Camp Greensky, Red Wing Roots Festival, Northwest String Summit, and more.

People Club release debut single “Better”

People Club is Sarah Martin (lead vocals), Saxon Vines (guitar/vocals), Ray Sonder (bass/vocals), Drew Deal (drums/percussion) and Pete Costello (synthesizer/keys/vocals). Although the members hail from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, they came together in Berlin, Germany in 2018 after meeting online via musician-search ads. The artists quickly bonded over a shared appreciation of soul music, and discussions of the activism and melodic sensibilities entrenched within the genre became a major inspiration for the band.

OUT TODAY: Secrecies’ self-titled debut arrives via Idol

By complete happenstance, Shawn Magill and Joey Noga met at a Cashmere Cat concert at Dallas venue Deep Ellum in 2017. They instantly connected over their obsession with sexy, synth heavy electro pop and formed Secrecies shortly after. Together, their multi-layered chilling harmonies unite over playful pulses, evoking the heartaches and joys of passing youth. They have performed with Alice Merton, Handsome Ghost, Armors, Swimming With Bears, Wilsen, Geneva Jacuzzi, Bad Bad Hats, Night Drive, Nite Jewel and more. Their debut album, SECRECIES, is out now via Idol Records.

TORTURE ASCENDANCY 1307: No Clean Singing debuts “Amon Morgue Matrix”

Torture Ascendancy 1307 comprised of current and former members of acts such as Veilburner, Pyrrhic Salvation,Tenth Circle, and Human Repugnance, are finally poised to untether their first ever demo offering, unpretentiously titled as D.E.M.O.S., on July 17. The Central Southern Pennsylvanian ensemble have already shared stages with Soulfly, Immortal Bird, Mortician, Vital Remains, and Krieg to name a few.


Hear the new single from Cincinnati’s Sungaze, “Washed Away” via DKFM

Vocalist / Keyboardist Ivory Snow explains the heart wrenching story behind the track: “‘Washed Away’ initially came into existence as a way for me to process an unsettling experience that happened a couple summers ago. While Ian and I were on vacation with my family in Florida, there was an accident and someone swimming near us drowned. I was the one who saw it happening and I tried to rescue him, but I didn’t make it to him in time. He was only 25, the age I am, now. The event caused a pretty profound shattering of my belief structures and as a result, I’ve battled with quite a lot of guilt and anxiety over the last couple of years. I wanted to write a song that juxtaposed the panic and terror I felt that day, in hopes that it would help me to make peace with what happened and move forward. I’m still searching for my footing as far as faith is concerned, but I don’t feel quite as lost. The waves you hear throughout the track were recorded at the beach where all of this took place.”

Sungaze Pour Out New Single “Washed Away”

Black Caviar and G.L.A.M. Link Up on Slick New Singles “Alright Alright, Okay” & “Zonin’’’

Black Caviar make their Dim Mak debut with a pair of infectious singles featuring vocalist G.L.A.M. On “Alright Alight, Okay” and “Zonin’,” the New York duo lay down a sleek party soundtrack through their free-flowing, effervescent brand of house music. The tracks were premiered via Popdust this morning.