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ESSENCE OF DATUM Premiere New Song, “Spellcryer,” via Metal Insider!

Progressive instrumental two-piece ESSENCE OF DATUM have partnered with Metal Insider to premiere their new track, “Spellcryer.” The song is the second single from the band’s upcoming full-length, ‘Spellcrying Machine,’ which is due on August 30 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. “Spellcryer” can be heard at THIS LOCATION.

Track Premiere: Essence of Datum – “Spellcryer”


Global superstar Ed Sheeran has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with his much-anticipated album, “No.6 Collaborations Project.” This marks Sheeran’s third consecutive album to debut at the top of the chart, following 2014’s “x” and 2017’s “÷.” A worldwide phenomenon, the 15-track album – featuring 22 collaborators including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Chance the Rapper, Khalid, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, and more. The album has amassed over 1.4 billion global streams to date.

Jason Tyler Burton “Date Night at the Dairy Queen” single

“Date Night at the Dairy Queen”, the new single from Americana artist Jason Tyler Burton, examines the cognitive dissonance of rural America in a lighthearted way. The single’s tongue in cheek lyrics are both staggering and relatable. Burton provides a social commentary on the irony of people in a small town who are unhappy with life, yet don’t want it to change. The down-tempo waltz combined with dancing fiddle and piano captures both pride and despair. “Date Night at the Dairy Queen” is the second single off the upcoming album, Kentuckian, and is out for release July 22.

New video: Aaron Smith releases live video for debut single ‘Unspoken’

Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith releases his stunning, goose bump inducing debut single ‘Unspoken’ on July 19th through Platoon. A song of emotional strength that deals with the desperate desire to communicate.

Ian William Craig’s new duo Minor Pieces announce Fat Cat Records debut LP

‘The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming’ is the brilliant debut album from Vancouver-based Minor Pieces, a new partnership comprising acclaimed singer/composer Ian William Craig and newcomer Missy Donaldson, a singer and multi-instrumentalist. Retaining some of the textural play and experimentation of Ian’s solo material whilst channeling it squarely within the domain of tangible songwriting, the pair utilize guitar, modified tape decks, bass and synths to fashion deeply-felt songs with their beautifully matched male/ female vocals standing resolutely centre-stage. Taking influence and inspiration from the likes of Low, Grouper, Mazzy Star, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, Talk Talk and Cat Power, ‘The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming’ sounds at once familiar whilst forging something new, unique and beyond the sum of its influences.

CREEPING DEATH: Texas Death Metal Unit To Unleash Wretched Illusions Debut Via Entertainment One

“…a quality banger that reflects the band’s influences (Grave, Bolt Thrower, and early Sepultura) as it seamlessly blends elements of black and thrash metal into a decidedly death-metal structure giving CREEPING DEATH a solid edge in the new wave of OSDM bands to crop up over the past few years.” — Revolver on “Bloodlust Contamination”

CHEVELLE Announces Exclusive Craft Beer Collaboration with Revolution Brewing

Multi-platinum alternative rockers and Chicago natives CHEVELLE are thrilled to be teaming up with acclaimed hometown brewery Revolution Brewing for an exclusive craft beer collaboration. The beer, dubbed La Gargola, is a classic German-style Helles Lager and the band’s first brewer collaboration.

To celebrate, CHEVELLE and Revolution Brewing will be throwing a party at Revolution Brewpub in Chicago (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Thursday, August 1 – the night before the band’s set at Lollapalooza on Friday at 5:45 p.m. Pours of La Gargola will be available, and CHEVELLE will be in attendance.

CHEVELLE Announces Exclusive Craft Beer Collaboration with Revolution Brewing

Resavoir and International Anthem Debut “Plantasy” Music Video

The elegantly orchestrated, organically sampled jazz on Resavoir’s debut album unfolds like a lucid dream sequence. That peculiar feeling is brought to life in the anthropomorphic botanical “Plantasy” music video directed by Jackson James (Weird Life Films) and Resavoir’s Will Miller. International Anthem and Resavoir premiere the video today.

Tyler Childers’ “All Your’n” music video premieres today

Rolling Stone hails the track as “packed full of characteristic lyrical detail and writerly flourishes,” while Brooklyn Vegan calls it “a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.”


Jax Anderson (previously known as “Flint Eastwood”) is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has dominated stages around the world. Anderson’s DIY ethos runs deep, as she writes, records, designs, and directs everything she releases

Singer/Songwriter/DJ/Producer SIHAN Drops Debut US Release

If you’ve never heard the name Sihan, we won’t hold it against you. Sihan – an up and coming artist who’s worked with some of the biggest acts is China – hasn’t quite yet infiltrated the United States. Thankfully, that’s all about to change.

“Hope You’re Happy” – ANOTHER CRUSH

Another Crush is an indie rock band with a blonde tsunami for a frontwoman and lyrics that light up the darkest parts of your heart. United by a shared love of 90s rock, the group formed in Hamilton last year, forming an incredible chemistry and developing a fresh sound.

Mark Lanegan Band Share New Track “Letter Never Sent”

Additionally, starting tonight, Mark will perform as a guest vocalist for a four night run with the 8G Band, the in-house band for NBC’s’Late Night With Seth Meyers’ helmed by Fred Armisen and featuring guitarists Seth Jabour (Les Savvy Fav) and Marnie Stern, bassist Syd Butler (Les Savvy Fav) and keyboard player Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys). Tune in to NBC Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 25th at 12:35/11:35c to catch the broadcast.

Ava Rowland Premieres New “California Gypsies” Video

Pop country singer and songwriter Ava Rowland world premiered a new video Friday for “California Gypsies” on YouTube. [Click here to watch] Showcasing Ava’s dynamic vocal abilities, the video was shot on-location in and around Malibu and Beverly Hills, California, and was directed by Josh Sikkema.

“California Gypsies” is the third release from Ava’s 2018 EP, Polaroid Picture, and is likely it’s most upbeat and feel good melody the up-and-coming pop-country singer has released to date.