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The Lumineers announce 2020 North American tour, dates are in support of upcoming album ‘III’

The Lumineers have announced a 2020 headlining North American tour of arenas and amphitheatres. The tour dates are in support of their upcoming album III out September 13 on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada, and on Decca Records for the rest of the world. Mt. Joy, who recently emerged as “a fast and furious 21st century success story” (Magnet), has been added as support for multiple dates.

The Lumineers Tour 2020

Lauv Releases New Track “fuck, i’m lonely” With Anne-Marie Today!

On the inclusion in 13 Reasons Why, Lauv, a vocal proponent of de-stigmatizing mental health issues himself said, “I’m excited to have “fuck, i’m lonely” included on the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack…I believe the show has done amazing work but as we release this song, I wanted to share my thoughts about the show with you: when you watch, watch thoughtfully – start with a close friend who you feel like you can be honest with.”

NEWS: Fastball’s eighth album, ‘The Help Machine’

“In the past, we’d make a record and then everybody would go their separate ways for awhile,” says Fastball’s Miles Zuniga. “But now, we’re feeling so excited about the music that it’s ‘How soon can we make another record?’ We’re feeling a sense of urgency about the music that’s really refreshing.”

Parsnip shares a beautiful, new video for “Rip It Off”

The Melbourne-based quartet release their debut album, When The Tree Bears Fruit, on August 30th on Trouble In Mind in North America. Catch the band on their first US tour starting next month in Chicago!

Jon Regen Releases Title Track From New Album ‘Higher Ground’ out October 4 via Ropeadope

The New York-based singer, songwriter and acclaimed pianist Jon Regen has released the title track to his forthcoming album Higher Ground out October 4 via Ropeadope. This morning, Forbes premiered the song, which features a cameo from his son Gabriel.

Heralded Songwriter Kendell Marvel To Release New Album Solid Gold Sounds on October 11th

Kendell Marvel is—and will always be—a songwriter, but with his new record Solid Gold Sounds, Marvel has found a golden singing voice to match his highly accomplished songcraft. Set for release on October 11th, smack in the middle of a month-long run opening for Chris Stapleton, Solid Gold Sounds finds Marvel rekindling his love for artistry and good, old fashioned country music. C0-produced by Grammy winners Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Dave “Fergie” Ferguson (John Prine, Mac Wiseman, Del McCoury, and more), the new full-length album was, as it usually is for Marvel, an easy-going, collaborative effort.

VASTUM: Bay Area Death Metal Crew Completing New LP For Fall Release Through 20 Buck Spin

Oakland, California’s death metal quintet VASTUM is currently in the studio wrapping up their fourth LP for release in the months ahead.

VASTUM returned to their ally Greg Wilkinson and the cavernous abilities of his Earhammer Studios (Necrot, Nightfell, Ulthar) for the creation of their fourth LP, Orificial Purge. The band is putting the final touches on the record this week after which it will be finalized and set for release once again through their allies at 20 Buck Spin.

Bryan Wayne Releases Fourteen Song Album “While You Wait” to Bring Awareness to ALS

Take a little time to rewind and simplify…. Bryan Wayne had to quickly learn to live out the lyrics from his single, “Simplify,” when he was diagnosed with terminal ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2017. The hit singer/songwriter is best known for penning the debut hit single by Tommy Shane Steiner, “What If She’s An Angel,” which landed at number two on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) chart. Bryan Wayne faced with the possibility of losing his ability to speak or sing, opted to keep a positive outlook and recorded his first ever full-length album, “While You Wait.” dedicated to bring awareness to ALS. “I wanted to put my own voice on songs I have written, so that my wife and two boys, friends and family and who knows maybe even the world could hear me forever no matter what.”