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For Skope: Teamworx, Mr. Sid & George Z present dancefloor anthem “Louder”. Out now on Protocol

Teamworx’s brand new release “Louder” with Mr. Sid & George Z just dropped on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings. “Louder” is a big-room progressive anthem and guaranteed dancefloor smasher. The new single is Teamworx’s 8th release on the label.


“Someone You Loved” is from Capaldi’s debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which has achieved over one million global adjusted album sales including over one billion combined streams. It topped the U.K. Official Albums chart for six weeks and is the fastest selling UK debut of 2019 with 90,000 albums sold in the first week. Robert Christgau, reviewing for Noisey, awarded the album an A- and hailed it as “a feat of uncommon emotional intelligence.”

Dempsey Bolton – What About You?

“”What About You” is meant to make people think about the different sides of the story in a breakup. Almost everyone can remember an instance where they felt blamed for something their partner was guilty of as well. I wanted the production and the vibe of the song to compliment the lyric and set it up as an anthem for people going through goodbyes. The sentiment speaks to how all relationships are two-sided affairs and shifts the focus from blame to deeper reflection.”

Pop Icons IRIS Return From Five Year Hiatus With SIX Via Dependent Records

Influential synthrock band IRIS proudly announces their long-awaited return with their new release, Six. IRIS’ album Six releases on Aug 23rd, 2019.

For fans of: Depeche Mode, Mesh & De/Vsion

While other synth-pop projects die to write that one hit and make it as dance-able and catchy as possible, IRIS writes songs that seem to come with qualities naturally built within. The authentic feel and honesty of their compositions immediately contradicts any impression of shallowness. Rather, IRIS have an alternative-like quality to them, that always makes you wonder why these songs are so incredibly immersive.

VIDEO: 28 Dogs Saved from Dog Meat Truck En-route to Slaughter in South Korea

In Defense of Animals and Jindo Love Rescue have seized 28 dogs bound for slaughter en-route to South Korea’s dog meat eating days, known as ‘Boknal’. Almost all of the dogs are suffering from heartworm and severe neglect. The rescue team is calling for donations to support urgently-needed emergency medical treatment.

Puddle of Mudd Set to Release New Album ‘Welcome to Galvania’ 9/13

Puddle of Mudd rise from the ashes with their sixth studio album in nearly a decade, entitled Welcome to Galvania. Formed in 1991, Puddle of Mudd has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of number-one singles, including the hits “Blurry,” “She Hates Me,” and “Famous.” The new album, Welcome to Galvania, was produced by Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Disturbed, Motorhead). It also marks the band’s first full-length album since Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate in 2009.

“This album has been a long time coming. I’m just so happy to finally get it out there for my fans,” says Puddle of Mudd’s frontman, Wes Scantlin. “I hope the new music inspires my fans to live their lives. I’m just trying to crawl under people’s skin and help them through their life musically.”

Bloomington’s Amy O announces new album, Shell | Listen to her buoyant new single “Planet Blue” | Out Oct 25 on Winspear

Amy Oelsner’s homemade pop songs sparkle with these eternal truths: that story-telling is part of being alive, and excavating the past is part of growth. Oelsner, who records as Amy O, is a lifer of the indie-pop underground for whom songwriting is a way of processing the passing of time. Her latest, Shell, brims with poetic granular details of everyday life; it’s her third studio album, and tenth including her many years of home recordings.

Watch/Listen – “COOLIN'” by Alex Bent

The new single, “COOLIN,'” is a hip-hop track blending a twist of nostalgia with the current trends of the genre. It’s also been paired with a video which you can watch on YouTube now.

Spritzer shares new single “Get Me Out” | Announces “Not Allowed” EP

The track premiered via Speak Into My Good Eye where the group’s frontperson Matt Meade detailed, “This is a song about the heat in August making everyone a little Hellish. I was thinking a lot about this Satre idea that ‘Hell is other people.'”

VITNE Announce ‘Aria’ Album Release In August

Norway’s melodic hard rock artist VITNE has announced the release of his new album ‘Aria’ for release on August 15th, 2019.

The brand new album ARIA was written, musically and lyrically, to feel like the adventure of a Japanese-style RPG (like games such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger). It revolves around its own unique story, told through the eyes of the primary protagonist in a way like a journal during his adventures in a foreign world. Together with three companions, they struggle to ensure a future for a world long forgotten.

Vevo and Noah Cyrus share official live performance of “July”

Vevo announces the release of Noah Cyrus’ live performance of “July.” Noah Cyrus’ rose to stardom in 2017 as her debut single “Make Me (Cry)” went viral within hours of release, and has since surpassed 500 million global audio and video streams. The introductory platinum-selling song was met with unanimous praise in the U.S. and abroad, with Dazed calling it a “left-field pop ballad” and Rolling Stone deeming it an “R&B-tinged pop tearjerker.”

Vandana Releases ‘Contra’ EP | New Project Available Across DSPs

Vandana has arrived with the release of her new EP, Contra, where she puts a modern twist on inspirational Pakistani and Indian classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The EP was released on Fridat and is available now across all digital streaming platforms.


Directed by frequent collaborator Adrian Bellaire, the clip intercuts surreal visuals with dark performance scenes. The dissonant production matches the eerie camera work as he dons various masks, channeling a spirit of gothic urban decay. Meanwhile, the hook immediately hypnotizes as the line, “Whatever goes around will always come around,” rings out before the twisted surprise ending…

Trout Steak Revival Adds Fall Tour Dates

Trout Steak Revival has announced the first round of fall 2019 tour dates. Stops feature an appearance at IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as well as a handful of dates in the Southeast. The band has also announced that they will celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO with Wood Belly.

8/14 Turf Club, St. Paul, MN*
8/15 Colectivo, Milwaukee, WI
8/16 Concerts in the Yard, Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL**
8/17 Dockside Bar and Grill, Ottawa, IL
8/18 Hoxeyville Music Festival, Wellston, MI
8/31 The Lariat, Buena Vista, CO
9/1 Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO
9/21 Carolina in the Fall, Wilkesboro, NC
9/24 Asheville, NC
9/25-9/28 IBMA, Raleigh, NC
9/29 Steady Hand Beer Co., Atlanta, GA
10/1 Callaghan’s, Mobile, AL
10/2 House Concert, Jackson, MS
10/3 Levitt Shell, Memphis, TN
10/4 TBA
10/5-10/6 Crush Fest, Les Bourgeois Winery, Rocheport, MO
12/31 New Year’s Eve, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO***
* with The Common Ground Company
** w/ The Steel Woods
*** w/ Wood Belly

Tyler Childers’ “Country Squire” debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart

In celebration of the release, Childers will embark on his extensive “Country Squire Run” headlining tour this fall including newly confirmed stops at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom (two nights), St. Louis’ The Pageant and Indianapolis’ Murat Theatre. Tickets for these shows are available for pre-sale starting today with general on-sale following this Friday, August 16 at 10:00am local time.