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‘1993,’ previously unreleased album by Salamander out now

Salamander has released their debut album, 1993, originally recorded in 1993, through Bodan Kuma Records. Unmastered, lo-fi versions of songs from the album have been shared for years, so the band felt it was the right time to shine up these classic gems and release them commercially for the first time. One song in particular included on this album is “Cherry Llama,” which received airplay on KROQ “Locals Only” and Rodney Bingenheimer’s show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” on Sirius XM channel 23.

Bozeman’s King Ropes Share New Single, “Mouth Full of Bees”

“The track represents just a small taste of this genre-less group with its grinding blues as King Ropes can give you garage rock, roots rock, psych and/or country depending what song your shuffle lands on. “Brown” is an over 7-minute story that has all the snapshots of life you would expect from the blues as it moves through despair. confusion and even elation.” – The Fire Note

“Highwomen” debuts today as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Beats 1

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, The Highwomen will be released September 6 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Already receiving widespread attention, USA Today calls the record, “a debut album with instant-classic potential,” while NPR Music calls the lead single, “Redesigning Women,” “a country anthem to women’s empowerment…subject wise, timing wise; perfect and wonderful,” while Rolling Stone raves, “catchy, smart, delicious, anthemic country gold” and Refinery29 declares, “This isn’t a song. This isn’t a supergroup. It’s a motherfucking movement.” Watch the single’s official music video HERE. And watch The Highwomen make their TV debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” here: “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table.”

Tyler Childers partners with Hope In The Hills for second annual “Healing Appalachia” benefit concert

Tyler Childers will once again partner with Hope In The Hills to host the second annual “Healing Appalachia” benefit concert on September 28 at the State Fair of West Virginia.

Organized and created by Childers alongside the Hope In The Hills board—a group comprised of community members as well as members of Childers’ management team, WhizzbangBAM—the annual event raises money for local organizations working to combat the opioid crisis. Tickets for the fundraiser—which will feature performances from Childers, Brian Fallon, The Gibson Brothers, Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound and Senora May—are available for pre-sale starting today at 10:00am ET with general on-sale following this Friday, August 16 at 10:00am ET.

New Kingston Drops New Single “Bring Your Rays”

New York-based family band New Kingston continues to be one of the most prolific and relatable bands in the U.S. reggae community and the announcement of their rock2rootsproject continues their upward trajectory. “Bring Your Rays” will be the second single from the rock2roots series, which will showcase the many styles and vibrations New Kingston brings both on the road and in the studio. The single was released on August 9th, 2019, via their longtime label Easy Star Records.

ALA.NI Announces New Album ‘ACCA’ – Watch Videos for First Two Singles

Today, the UK-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI announced her sophomore album ACCA, with videos for the first two singles “Differently” and “Sha La La.” ACCA — which is to be released in early 2020 — consists primarily of dense, harmonically intricate vocal arrangements with sparse or no instrumental backing at all. The FADER praised “Differently,” calling it a “bright and breezy introduction into the record’s sonic landscape.”


JOSHUA RADIN Shines Light On Animal Rescue + Shares New Track       

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Joshua Radin shares a heartwarming new video for “Here, Right Now,” the title track from his upcoming full-length album out October 4th. The video shines a light on animal rescue with footage and facts from North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), the world’s largest No Kill rescue and adoption organization. It also features singer/songwriter Maria Taylor and Beau, “the perfect rescue pup” belonging to Radin’s dear friends Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller.

Just Announced: Art Alexakis (Everclear) Releasing Solo Album ‘Sun Songs’ on 10/11

This morning, Art Alexakis of Everclear announced his long-awaited solo album, Sun Songs. Due out on 10/11 via The End Records/BMG, Sun Songs marks a new chapter in the legendary frontman’s career, as he explores sounds, styles and lyrical subjects outside the normal realm of Everclear. The album also marks Alexakis’ first new music since revealing his multiple sclerosis diagnosis earlier this year.

Anna Cole Follows Her Explosive Youtube Success With ‘Runaway’

Garnering 250k Youtube views on her debut single ‘Don’t Go’, Anna Cole is the emerging pop and dance artist whose impressive powerful voice and advocation for hard-hitting teen issues make it all the more remarkable that she is just 13 years-old.

Working with some of the top music producers in the industry on her latest tracks, including her upcoming single, No Regrets, with Austin Leeds (Avicii, Sasha), Anna has released the single Runaway, along with a music video directed by Patrick Lincoln who has previously worked with industry artists Blackwell and Young Bull and sets to unleash her forthcoming track ‘No Regrets’ 16th August.


Today, yeule announces her debut album Serotonin II due October 25th on Bayonet Records. As an artist yeule is continuously exploring reflections of herself and Serotonin II makes up her most fully realised body of work to date, compiling these mirrored realities into one cohesive space.