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Dayton James – ‘Change My Ways’

“I wrote this track during an hour-long flight from Montreal to Toronto, thanks to some help from Jay Century. It’s the first song I’m sharing with you from my upcoming Nonnative, Vol. 1 EP that’s dropping next month on September 13. I’ll be sharing another single alongside the full release, so stay looped to be one of the first to hear it.”

Ultra-rare Kath Bloom & Loren Connors LPs ‘Sand In My Shoe’ & ‘Moonlight’ to receive re-issues from Chapter Music

The extraordinary creative partnership of New Haven, CT duo Kath Bloom and Loren Connors has haunted psych-folk fans since the early 80s. Kath taught herself guitar during shifts as a janitor at a New Haven cemetery, while Loren’s free-form idiosyncratic style had been developing since the late 60s. Between 1981 and 1984, the duo recorded two live and four studio albums, mostly self-released in tiny quantities.

Columbia/Legacy Presents Special Lyric Video of Bruce Springsteen’s Long-Awaited “I’ll Stand By You” Online, Today, Thursday, August 22

Today, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, released a special music video (combining song lyrics and clips from “Blinded by the Light”) for Bruce Springsteen’s “I’ll Stand By You.”

Sam Tompkins x You Broke My Heart So Gently

The accompanying video seeks to reflect the feelings of grieving commonly experienced in the wake of breakups. A window into the mind of a young artist who values emotional honesty as much as artistic integrity.

Hear a new single off Guaxe’s, the new duo from members of Boogarins and Supercordas, upcoming, debut album that’s out Sept. 6th on OAR!

The new single comes of Guaxe’s, the new duo from Dino Almeida of Boogarins and Pedro Bonifrate of Supercordas, upcoming self-titled, debut album!

Out September 6th on OAR, “Onda” follows “Desafio Do Guaxe” and it premiered recently on Raven Sings The Blues calling it “a sparkling psych-pop stunner full of blurred neon synths, fogged vocals and an insistent beat that pushes the song along with a hypnotic shake.”

JAMIE BERRY – ‘Light Up The Night’

Electro Swing Thing – “Light Up the Night is one of the pinnacles of the genre, a perfect marriage of the vintage sounds of the swing-era and modern-day beats underpinned by a gigantic bass sound”

Olivia I Barker – ‘Change Your Mind’ Single

Olivia I Barker is a Gold Coast based artist that has re-invigorated a classic era of pop by taking the subjects of her abstract painting and digital practice and turned them to song. Change Your Mind a bodacious cut of bass, brass and assertiveness.

EXHUMED And GATECREEPER Announce US Fall Co-Headlining Tour

Comments EXHUMED’s Matt Harvey, “We couldn’t be more stoked to bring folks such a stacked lineup for this tour. It’s gonna be a neck-breaking extravaganza of massive proportions! We can’t wait to get out and play stuff from Horror for all the gore metal maniacs out there and showcasing the tunes alongside Gatecreeper, our Bay Area homies in Necrot, and Judiciary will really be a trial by fire for the songs. We’ve got a new setlist, new production, and the same old body odor, so come out and make some noise with us!”

Like Torches Deliver New Music Video, Album Details

Stockholm, Sweden’s LIKE TORCHES has announced the release of their upcoming album Love And Losses, set for release on November 1st on Victory Records. These five passionate musicians have worked diligently across two continents over the last several years to create a fresh, stellar rock album for the current times. Today, the quintet deliver the first music video from the album, “The Guilt Of Surviving.”

Yuna’s new video “(Not) The Love Of My Life” premieres via the FADER, ‘Rouge’ LP out now on Verve Forecast

“Back home, we all partake in each others culture in a very loving and respectful way,” Yuna explains of the video, “I was very blessed to be able to share that part of my life with the world.”


The 2x Grammy winning producer Guetta said, “I’ve wanted to do something to honor Avicii for quite a long time, but was waiting for the right moment. After I heard ‘Heaven’ for the first time I was blown away by the sound, the lyrics and the vocals from Chris Martin. What makes it extra special is that Chris Martin has always been a big inspiration with Coldplay for both Tim and myself. That’s why it felt like the right moment for me to make a remix of this track as a tribute to Tim.

Vince Staples Launches “The Vince Staples Show”

Acclaimed recording artist Vince Staples announced today the launch of his new episodic show, “The Vince Staples Show.” The original project debuted on www.vincestaples.com and showcases Staples’ music and unfiltered personality in short videos set in some of the wild situations Staples finds himself in. Staples joined forces with collaborator Calmatic to direct the series, whom he recently worked with on his video for “Fun” and who recently directed the video for the global phenomenon, “Old Town Road.”


Singer/songwriter, performance artist, cult leader Poppy drops her highly anticipated first single “Concrete” from her upcoming album (Sumerian Records). “Concrete” (Written by Poppy Chan, Titanic Sinclair, Chris Greatti & Zakk Cervini) continues Poppy’s juxtaposition of dark and light; hard and soft layers to her music. The track is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers HERE

Iconic JOSIE COTTON Dumps her “Ukrainian Cowboy” on Horseback in New Single

Its video premieres via Medium.com who says, “Subtly reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,’ the song blends flavors of country, pop, and new wave, along with tints of traditional Russian folk music, into a tasty sonic confection… Cotton’s voice, capable of sultry timbres, voluptuous purrs, and creamy textures, imbues the lyrics with smoky sexy tones polished to lustrous silkiness.”

Dan Luke And The Raid To Release Debut Album “Out Of The Blue” October 11th – Flood Magazine Premieres “Fool” Video Today

Dan Luke and The Raid are set to release their debut album, Out of the Blue, on October 11th via New West Records. The 10-song set was produced by Bradley Shultz of Cage the Elephant and engineered by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville, TN. From their appearance at Bonnaroo in 2018, Rolling Stone has already called the Bowling Green, KY-based outfit a “fully-formed-on-arrival band,” saying they “have a brand of garage-surf-meets-Floyd psychedelia that’s all its own.” Entertainment Weekly has also stated, “The group’s clangy music feels somehow both retro and futuristic,” comparing them to “The Beatles at their “Helter Skelter”-heaviest.”

Paula Cole covers Marvin Gaye’s “The Ecology (Mercy Mercy Me)” via Billboard, new album “Revolution” out 9/13

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole is premiering her cover of Marvin Gaye’s “The Ecology (Mercy Mercy Me)” via Billboard, who notes that her upcoming album “[Revolution] cuts a wide and uncompromising swath through the socio-political landscape…it conveys the urgency of somebody who truly doesn’t want to wait, at least too long, to right that course.”

Penny and Sparrow’s Video for “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya” Recreates 28 Iconic Film Scenes

Today, Penny and Sparrow released the official video for “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya,” the single from their new album Finch out now via Thirty Tigers. The video, directed by Noah Tidmore, recreates 28 iconic scenes from classic and contemporary cinema like Call Me By Your Name, Lost In Translation, Thelma & Louise and more.

DANKO JONES films music video for ‘Fists Up High’ — arena tour with Volbeat in UK/Europe kicks off Sept. 23

On an off-date during their recent tour of European summer festivals, the Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES filmed a music video for their anthemic call-to-arms “Fists Up High” with director Patric Ulleaus (In Flames, Arch Enemy). Look for the clip to premiere next month, when the band will hit the road for an extensive tour of Europe and the United Kingdom with Volbeat and Baroness.