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New Myths Share New Track Via CelebMix | “Living Doll” Out Now Across All DSPs

“Brooklyn trio New Myths are known for sleek synthpop but on new single “One Good Reason” they let ‘er rip, new wave rocker style.” – BrooklynVegan

“New Myths…darkly embroidered rock and synthpop, composed of drum hits that cast long shadows and synth tones that radiate an inner glow. Their guitars are supermassive and seem to suck away the air around them, and above this precise, conducted darkness their voices weave into gorgeous arabesques of harmony.” – The Guardian

Dhani Harrison unveils Liam Lynch directed video for new single “Motorways (Erase It)”

Dhani Harrison has revealed the Liam Lynch directed video for his latest single, “Motorways (Erase It).” This is the first new music by the Grammy award winning artist since the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, IN///PARALLEL.

The accompanying video for “Motorways (Erase It)” is directed by Liam Lynch (Queens of the Stone Age / Foo Fighters / Tenacious D) and is a veritable psychedelic delight following the adventures of a flying dog as it circumnavigates the globe, in pursuit of its Frisbee. Talking about the inspiration for the video, Harrison says: “Banksy said the Internet is a great place to look at Doggos, and I have to agree with him on that.”

Gov. Roy Cooper proclaims MRG30 Week in North Carolina

WHEREAS, Merge Records’ quinquennial music festival begins on Wednesday, July 24:

“I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim July 24–27, 2019, as ‘MRG30 WEEK’ in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.”

What an honor! The official proclamation, signed by Gov. Cooper and affixed with our state seal, will be framed and hung proudly in our Durham office.


Tanya Tucker has added a second appearance in Nashville, with a performance slated for August 23 at the venerable Grand Ole Opry as part of her run of select dates this fall celebrating the release of her new album, While I’m Livin’ (out the same day, August 23 via Fantasy Records). The new appearance joins previously announced intimate performances August 22 at Exit/In in Nashville (sold out), September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York (presented by Sirius/XM) and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

LAS RAGEOUS Unveils Daily Music Lineups

Daily music lineups have been unveiled for Las Rageous, Sin City’s premier rock and metal music festival. Returning for its third year on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Rageous will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Chevelle, The Used, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, and more across two intimate stages. This year will also feature brand new onsite experiences, including the Bud Light Rock & Refuel Culinary Experience and the On-Site Wedding Chapel.

Friday, October 18: Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Fever 333, While She Sleeps, He Is Legend, Shvpes, and more!

Saturday, October 19: Rob Zombie, Chevelle, I Prevail, Atreyu, Beartooth, Whitechapel, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, and more!


Seattle Soul Punk Band, Down North Drops New Single, “Your World”

When the world seems chaotic, artists sometimes create clarity. That was the driving force behind Down North’s “Your World,” a fast-paced track inspired by a child dancing in Toys ‘R Us and dedicated to the short-lived life of Milwaukee’s Sandra Parks, a 13-year old student and award-winning anti-gun essayist who was shot and killed in her bedroom in 2018 by stray bullets.

With lyrics that tell the story of a little girl brushing her hair in her bedroom, Down North’s front man, Anthony Briscoe, portrays a simple scene that would fall to pieces should a stray bullet shoot through the glass of her window panes. With a voice that summons righteous anger and beautiful uplift, Briscoe brings a full range of emotions to the listener’s ear.


Today, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan announces headline dates for the “let’s get sad” tour, which will be hitting major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City in the fall. In celebration of her tour announcement, Sasha releases the video for her latest track “at least i look cool.” The video is directed by The Dads and produced by Joaquin Poblete (Cage the Elephant).

Tour Dates
November 8 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
November 9 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop
November 10 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
November 12 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
November 15 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
November 16 – Boston, MA – Royale
November 19 – New York, NY- Webster Hall
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Downstairs
November 22 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
November 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 25 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
December 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

Ada Lea’s Acclaimed Debut LP ‘what we say in private’ Out Now (Saddle Creek), Shares “Wild Heart” Video, Tour Begins August 1

“The Montreal singer-songwriter’s debut album uses heartbreak as the springboard for an innovative brand of indie rock that’s both fiery and introspective.” – Pitchfork

“If What We Say In Private is any indication, Levy’s dreams are sky-high. Using pop structures as a foundation, her debut as Ada Lea explores the full spectrum of human emotion, with a lyrical rawness that is both disarming and life-affirming.” – Bandcamp Daily

FLOAT Dates + EP

The guys are having a v cool summer – Alternative Press recently included the band in their 12 bands you need to know in the latest print issue, they are headlining an EP release show tonight at Garcia’s in Port Chester, along with playing a string of tour dates in August with Another Astronaut:

1st – The Underground Round Guys Brewing Co., Lansdale PA
2nd – FT. Henry, Norfolk VA
3rd – Front Row Upcoming Events, Roanoke VA
4th – The Dart Room, Smyrna GA
5th – The Hardback Cafe, Gainesville FL
6th – Good Day Cafe, Myrtle Beach SC
7th – The Juggling Gypsy, Wilmington NC
8th – Smiths Public Trust, Washington DC

Box Of Moxie Premiere Salt Water Magic LP via VENTS

American Stephen Jacques (Vocals / Guitars), a lyricist and musician who has penned over 60 songs, and nationally recognized multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording engineer Alan Weatherhead (The Cardigans, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Hotel Lights, and Sparklehorse) collaborate on this body of work to form Box of Moxie.

PREMIERE: Box Of Moxie Streams New LP, “Salt Water Magic”

Striking Matches Release Genre-Bending New Single, “Boring”

Today, genre-defying duo Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, better known as Striking Matches are releasing the first single/lyric video off their upcoming EP, Noon. “Boring” hits the band at a time where they are fully leaning into their inability to be confined to one genre. “As we’ve grown and found ourselves, we’ve realized that people call us a lot of different things..rock, blues, country, alt-pop, and then some…and truthfully, we LOVE that. We get to live in so many different worlds and experience so many different things, that instead of shying away and trying to fit in someone else’s box, we’ve just made our own,” the band says.


“Thank you to all of our media friends who have played a part in helping Lil Nas X share his story. We share this incredible achievement with you and thank you for being a part of the ongoing success of “Old Town Road.” – Help us make history and keep the momentum rolling with the hashtag #OldTownRoad17!”

High on Fire Announces Fall North American Tour

GRAMMY Award-winning metal band High on Fire has announced a fall North American tour in support of its new album ‘Electric Messiah’. Set to launch on November 7 at Austin TX’s Levitation Festival, the tour will stretch from coast to coast, hitting major markets in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in southern California in early December. Support on the High on Fire tour will come Power Trip, Devil Master and Creeping Death.

Additionally, High on Fire will perform as one of the featured acts at the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas Festival, set to take place August 16-18 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Anenon announces Pétra project with Chantel Chadwick creating dream-like soundscapes, share title track

The duo’s debut album ‘Aunis’, set for release September 20th via Injazero Records, incorporates electronic and acoustic instrumentation which draws the listener into dream-like soundscapes and blends ambient sounds, modern composition, and abstract vibrations. Listen to the title track at Self-Titled and streaming via Soundcloud.

Tinariwen Share New Song “Zawal” feat. Warren Ellis + More

First of all, Tinariwen are a desert band, only certain aspects of which the western music industry can ever hope to capture and present. Tinariwen existed long before any of their albums were recorded and they still exist quite distinct from their discographic dimension. So the best Tinariwen album doesn’t exist. But it’s still worth trying to go and find it.

Chickn announce new album, Bel Esprit, unleash “Infrared Panda Club” [pop/art rock, Inner Ear, Greece]

“Infrared Panda Club” is the first offer of CHICKN’s third LP “Bel Esprit”, track-listed third on the album. A truly bizarre yet uplifting song that popped Angelos, the band’s guitarist and vocalist, out of a nightmare some months ago and furled into the smallest club into this world. It’s nothing more but an Infrared, meaning when not using a filter the club behaves like a normal club with no special characteristics. Alike Panda bears, it involves gallons of water. Feel free to join the Club!

Powerful New Track from Anam Cara

Anam Cara is an independent artist, currently studying at New York University. Attending Catholic schools and growing up in choir theater played a role in molding her current sound and topical pursuits. The 20-year-old songstress also takes inspiration from Pink Floyd’s psych leanings, as well as soul singers like Winehouse, Donny Hathaway, and William Blake.


12-year-old rising Country superstar, MASON RAMSEY returns with TWANG EP, his first collection of new music in over a year. The 5-song EP – which features the instant fan-favorite title track – also marks the first time Ramsey is credited as a co-writer, an impressive feat for a 12-year-old. Adding to this, the companion visual to “Twang,” which was released last month, currently has over 5 million views on YouTube, with no signs of slowing down.