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Tenille Townes Debuts New Version Of “Somebody’s Daughter”

Townes, who is in the midst of a breakthrough year, was recently nominated for four Canadian Country Music Association awards including Female Artist Of The Year, Single Of The Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”), Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) Of The Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”) and Video Of The Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”). The awards show takes place September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


Chase B has the DJ career many of his peers dream about day and night. Aside from being one of the most in-demand sonic tastemakers, spinning at premium venues from the Vegas strip to South Beach, the Missouri City, Texas native is also the official DJ for hip-hop mega star Travis Scott. His DJ pursuits have now maturated into executive producer goals with a debut album due later this year.


This year Skrillex reunited with Boys Noize as their supergroup Dog Blood, worked on Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project and Kelsey Lu’s album Blood, produced Lykke Li’s “Two Nights” Pt. 2 with Ty Dolla Sign, collaborated with TroyBoi for “WARLORDZ,” plus made the theme song for the highly-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III with Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada.

Smith & Thell Release “Hotel Walls” Today With Arista Records

Today, Swedish folk-pop band Smith & Thell release their atmospheric new single “Hotel Walls”. “Hotel Walls” is the group’s latest offering following the success of their Telephone Wires EP released last year, featuring their international hit “Forgive Me Friend.”

Smith & Thell says of their new track, “‘Hotel Walls’ is a metaphor for life. You check in; you check out. Everything on earth is rented, but while we’re here, we should celebrate life rather than fearing death.”

Kyra Mastro – “Mr. Tomorrow” – Listen to My NEW Song

“I try formulating ideas and ways that I could possibly interact with them. Of course, all of them are ridiculous. When I finally gather the courage to say something, it’s their stop and they get off. This song is about being the girl who wanted to, but who never actually did anything about it.”


“’Queen Of The Night’ is about the desire to be with someone just for the adrenaline rush. It’s something I’ve learned to balance in relationships but sometimes you just have to decide to go for it, says front woman Rena Lovelis. “This song is a bit slower than the previous two tracks but when we played it live for the first time on tour our fans immediately latched on to it. It was really special to see the looks on their faces taking it all in.”

Sons Of Silver Featuring Past/Present Members Of Pearl Jam, Candlebox & Skillet Launch Acoustic Single & Video

Known for their impassioned rock vocals and brazen, hook-laden melodies, acclaimed indie alt rock band Sons Of Silver (formerly Pete RG) are showing a more intimate side to their music with the release of a rare acoustic version of their hit song “Never Enough” and accompanying video on July 19.

Nick Valensi and CRX Release “Falling.” New Album ‘PEEK’ Coming August 23

Following the announcement of their forthcoming sophomore album Peek — out August 23 – plus headlining shows in New York City and Los Angeles this September, the Nick Valensi-fronted five-piece CRX have released another stellar track, ‘Falling,’ further teasing fans on what’s to come from the Los Angeles based band this summer. ‘Falling’ follows their critically acclaimed single ‘We’re All Alone,’ released last month and described as “dreamy new wave” by Billboard Magazine and “hypnotic” by The FADER.

Lil Durk Teams With Meek Mill for the Hook-Filled “Bougie”

“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

Indie rock/punk trio KinZie deliver punchy & addictive album ‘Dead Eyes’

Alabama indie rock/punk trio KinZie deliver their debut album Dead Eyes today, charging forth with a series of infectiously catchy and punchy sonic hooks. Combining an invigorating blend of influences, KinZie share a perfect mix of intricate, tight-knit performances; full of catchy grooves and punk energy. PureGrain Audio summarized their album as “delicious and devious” and complimented KinZie as a “formidable indie rock/punk trio that’s as quirky as it is catchy.”

O Mer takes on ‘hipsterdom’ on brand new single ‘Repack The Junk’

Tel-Aviv, Isreal based producer, guitarist, and composer, O Mer today (July 19th) releases his brand new single ‘Repack The Junk’, the title track of the upcoming EP of the same name.

The Kompressor Experiment just released Digital EP ‘Monolith’ and announced new album ‘2001’

About three years after the release of their debut album ‘DOUZE’, a bunch of gigs and several months of hard work Swiss Cinematic Post-Rock/Progressive Quartet The Kompressor Experiment just premiered a Digital EP called ‘Monolith’ as a preview from their upcoming new full-length.

Mons Vi Premieres “Come On Violet” via Ones To Watch

“A relatively simple arrangement serves the foundation for elevating the emotionality of “Come On Violet.” Primarily supported by an acoustic guitar nestled away in the recesses of the track, Mons Vi’s vocals, as beautiful and delicate as a butterfly’s wings, holds the listener spellbound with heart-rending lyrics akin to poetry. .” -Brady Moses/Ones To Watch

Misty Mtn Releases “Drive (Stripped)” Today

“Lusciously evocative sounds and richly textured dark synth-pop.” EARMILK

“Entrancing harmonies and sparkling guitars tucked into pillows of bubbling synth sounds.” The Deli Mag

Dossa & Locuzzed Reveal New Single With DJ Marky

Dossa & Locuzzed are a production duo who first came under the radar of Viper Recordings following their extensive hold over the Austrian drum & bass market. This scene has often stood as a microcosm for the genre’s wider stretches and many pivotal figures take note of the artists rising through its local clubs. So, it came as no surprise that Dossa & Locuzzed would be picked up by such an illustrious imprint; especially one like Viper Recordings, which has a history of taking producers to the next level of their careers.

Video: Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces) – Train of Thought

Noveliss of Detroit group Clear Soul Forces releases the latest visual “Train of Thought” of his most recent solo project “Metal Face Hokage”.

Swedish-Australian outfit Tiny Fighter delve into future-looking nostalgia on ‘Where Are You Now’

Swedish-Australian indie pop outfit TINY FIGHTER presents ‘Where Are You Now’. The accompanying video was directed by Swedish photographer-videographer Marcos Engman. God is in the TV says this is “a song with a wistful hook, soaring choruses and a pleasing jangle edge, that’s redolent of the Pretenders”.

Jamie N Commons Releases New Song “Heartbreak” Today; Fever Dreams EP To Be Released August 9

Santa Monica, California, July 19, 2019 – British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases a new song today. “Heartbreak” was written by Commons and produced by Sam de Jong and is available now at all digital retailers. “Heartbreak” will be featured on Common’s upcoming Fever Dreams EP which is set for release August 9 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.

Vérité Unveils New Single “Youth” Today – Set to Open For X Ambassadors This Fall!

“…Vérité (French for “truth”), boasts an ethereal sound riddled with swelling synths that bring her soft voice to life.” –Harper’s Bazaar

🌊Ride That Wave With Kierra Luv’s New Single🌊

“Putting her money where her mouth is,16-year-old Kierra Luv made a name for herself” – XXL

“Kierra Luv is an artist to watch.” – COMPLEX


“Lying” follows the release of the group’s Phases EP. The band co-wrote and co-produced various songs on the 6-song EP, including the title track “Phases,” which has gone on to accumulate over 23 million video views and streams since release. Brandon also wrote and produced the focus track “Gone 2 Long.”

Freda James Explores Self-Love & Womanhood On Debut EP ‘A Woman Alone’

Freda James is as a breath of fresh air in the indie-pop landscape, fusing elements of soul, disco, R&B and pop influences to create a unique and captivating sound. Her debut EP includes three previously released singles – “Horrified,” “Bound To You” and “Just Like Wind” – as well as two brand new tracks – “Soft” and “A Woman Alone.” There is no topic that Freda shies away from, singing about love, body image, and womanhood. The EP artwork is completely unedited, showing Freda’s cellulite and so-called imperfections, a reflection of the authenticity that the EP itself has in store for the listener.


Mat Kerekes US Tour Leg One with Shortly and Teamonade
September 20, 2019 – Detroit, MI – El Club
September 21, 2019 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
September 22, 2019 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
September 24, 2019 – New York, NY – Rough Trade
September 25, 2019 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
September 26, 2019 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
September 27, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
September 28, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar

Oyster Kids Share “Work It Out” Track On Billboard | Single Out Now On All DSPs

“Breathe” is a shimmering balance of alt-rock and electro-pop sound that’s prime for heavy radio play this summer.
– Earmilk

“Oyster Kids have become one of the most exciting indie pop projects to pop up out of Los Angeles in recent memory…”
– The 405

Infectious laid-back pop melody topped by Sandman’s delicious, velvety tenor – TEN Music Group

“Middle of Nowhere” opens on an infectious laid-back pop melody topped by Sandman’s delicious, velvety tenor” (Popdust)

20-year old multi-talent Felix Sandman emerged from Sweden as a prominent voice and has risen to stratospheric heights ever since. With over 80 + million streams, 2x Gold and 2x Platinum, and a leading role in critically acclaimed Netflix original ‘Quicksand’, he embodies dynamic artistry as an established singer, songwriter, and actor. Since the release of his debut ‘Every Single Day’ (which stayed for 4 contiguous weeks as #1 on the Swedish top-charts) he has managed to make an impact in the hearts of the Swedish people. The success of the singles ‘Every Single Day’ and ‘Imprint’ resulted in Sandman winning the prestigious Swedish award ‘Rockbjörnen’ for ‘Breakthrough of the Year’.