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King Calaway Announce Debut Album Rivers Out October 4

“We’re so excited to announce the release of a record we’ve worked so hard on this past year. Everyone who worked on this album shared a similar vision of creating an authentic, original sound while spreading a message of positivity through the lyrics and melodies,” singer and guitarist Chad Michael Jervis says of album. “With our love and passion for making music, the title track mirrors who we want to be as a group. “I know where we belong, I know where we feel free. And it goes on and on, like rivers to the sea.” We hope our debut album inspires others the way our favorite albums have inspired us.”

Hootie & the Blowfish Share First New Music & “Imperfect Circle” Track List

Nine months after delighting fans with the news of their first album in nearly fifteen years, Hootie & the Blowfish share the first taste of what’s to come with Imperfect Circle’s November 1 release via “Rollin’,” now available at all digital retailers and streaming platforms.

Pop punk band Finding September unveil darker edge in new music video

The high-energy San Antonio pop punk/alternative band Finding September might be on the brink of finding themselves a new winning formula with the release of their latest single “Hostage.” Led by frontwoman Emily Bayardo’s brawny and rebellious vocals, the track dives into a darker, more dramatic sound than their previous releases. The song and video made its official debut via Substream Magazine.

PREMIERE: Finding September explores a new sound on “Hostage”

Famed Harpist and Actress Erin Hill Featured on “Pirate Jane” – The Peter Ulrich Collaboration’s Sec

Erin Hill, renowned harpist, singer and actor based out of New York City and Louisville, KY joins The Peter Ulrich Collaboration as a featured performer on The Peter Ulrich Collaboration’s “Final Reflections, ” the final album in the Collaboration’s critically acclaimed Painted Caravan Trilogy to be released on December 3, 2019.

Tove Lo and Kylie Minogue Join For ‘Really don’t like u.’ ‘Sunshine Kitty’ Out September 20th

Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated artist Tove Lo released her highly anticipated collaboration with pop legend Kylie Minogue. ‘Really don’t like u’ Feat. Kylie Minogue is out on all digital platforms and comes ahead of her fourth studio full-length, ‘Sunshine Kitty’ out September 20 on Island Records.

JULIA BHATT’S Debut Single “Tall” Is Not Short on Rhythm

“It’s just a combination of words that somehow make sense, fused with my subconscious issue regarding my height,” explains genre-jumping artist Julia Bhatt about her debut single “Tall” which is released today via DSPs and online streaming services. Fusing indie pop and rapidfire tongue-twisting vocals with a fierce bossa nova backbone, the single finds the 17 year-old Miami native playfully experimenting with rhythms, melodies and musical time signatures. Working with producer and mentor Elliot Jacobson (Elle King, Ingrid Michaelson, Verite), Julia’s fresh and uniquely signature vocals (reminiscent of a youthful Amy Winehouse and Macy Gray) duck in and out of acoustic guitars, a heavy bass drum and an infectious Latin-inspired beat.

ICYMI: Modern Metal Favorites JINJER Return To North America – Headlining Tour

Ukraine-based modern metal breakouts JINJER are making their much anticipated return to North America! The band kicks off their two month run in the US & Canada this Saturday (Sept. 7) in St. Louis, MO. Due to an already overwhelming response from the fans, an incredible sixteen dates of the tour have sold out so far! Just recently, Jinjer announced their highly awaited new studio LP, ‘Macro’, which will see an October 25th release on Napalm Records.


“The wonderful thing about creating is creating with other talented people from all over the world,” says Tony. “Dag Lundberg had this track and the second we heard it we loved it, and finished it up co-writing with Eman Kiriakou (Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo) and Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna). We’re so excited for everyone to hear it! The song is a journey with hypnotic lyrics,” he adds.

Malaa and Jacknife release riotous new visual for collaborative track ‘Revolt’

With over 2 million streams on collaborative track ‘Revolt’, bass-house producer Malaa and Australian DJ Jacknife have released a new music video for the intoxicating single released on DJ Snake’s label Premiere Class Records.

Sam Williams shares cover of his father’s ‘Weatherman’

Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams has followed his debut London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday with a cover of his iconic father Hank Williams Jr.’s 1981 hit ‘Weatherman’. Fans got an exclusive first listen when the song premiered yesterday with Forbes, who called it “a superb, soulful cover…”


His infectious single “Uno” continues to grow. The track, which blends Hispanic culture (peppered with Spanish lines) and Hip-hop’s thump, has been climbing up the charts, boasting over 80 million audio and video streams to date and hitting #2 on Spotify Global and U.S. Viral 50 Chart. “Uno” recently entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song has received praises from Drake, Quavo, Kylie Jenner, Young Thug, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Pump, Kehlani and many more. He also released his new track “Ice Cream” earlier this month.

Mallrat experiments with a melancholic and nostalgic side of pop on empowering EP Driving Music    

Having grown up in the sleepy town of Brisbane, Australia, Mallrat finds beauty in the mundane. With refreshingly honest observations of day-to-day life layered over saccharine melodies, there’s a slow-burning restlessness in her sound that is impossible to ignore.

Photo: Tash Bredhauer


“Time Out For Tomorrow is the upcoming album by Jerry Leger and the 3rd in a row that I’ve had the pleasure of producing. In my opinion it’s the most precise example of his craft and vision so far. It’s lean, mean and a beautiful collection of songs and sounds.” – Michael Timmins, founding member of Cowboy Junkies

James Levy shares new single “Bell” + official video from new LP ‘Somebody’ out Sept 13, announces Nashville show on 10/3

“There’s just something in the timbre of James Levy’s voice—it’s rich like red wine and heady with nonchalance. If his voice were a stance, Levy would be leaning.”

“sublime record” and “smouldering album”

SONG PREMIERE: James Levy Strikes Indie-Singer/Songwriter Gold Via “Bell”


On the singles the band said, “Trust Fall and Just Like A Movie are two songs that we recorded during the sessions for Nothing Happens. When we were coming up with the track list for the album, we felt like these songs fit together in their own unique way and started to think of them as a pair that could exist on their own as singles.”

PINEWALKER: Migration Debut Concept Album By Salt Lake City Doom Metal Outfit Out Now

Migration, the sprawling debut album from Salt Lake City, Utah-based PINEWALKER is out now independently through the band. Migration boasts a cathartic concept, an homage to loved ones lost to cancer.

New Single/Video from Young Clancy: “Level”

He’s just dropped a smooth, soulful new track titled “Level,” which draws inspiration from rawer, more aggressive 70s soul – The Four Tops, The Ruffin Brothers, Gene Williams. “Those wild vocal performances, how saturated and beautifully messy some of those records sound.”

Ryan Beatty premieres new song “Dark Circles”

“Dark Circles” is the first new music from Beatty since his widely acclaimed debut album Boy in Jeans, as well as work on Tyler, the Creator’s Igor and his Grinch soundtrack and contributions to Brockhampton’s Ginger and Kevin Abstract’s Arizona Baby. Beatty has also appeared on Brockhampton’s Saturation II and III.


Toronto rapper Yung Tory is the newest artist to release his debut EP on Timbaland’s new Mosley Music Group/Def Jam Recordings joint venture, with today’s arrival of STILL HERE. Produced by Timbaland and several of his other producers the the 6-song EP track list comprises: 1. “I Wanna Rock” * 2. “Me & You” * 3. “Aww Sh*t” * 4. “Lola” * 5. “Picture Me” * 6. “Said You Love Me.”News of upcoming videos, as well as the premiere Canadian tour by Yung Tory will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.

Rising female Canadian rapper NAYA ALI – ‘Get It Right’

Naya Ali comes hotly tipped by Complex, Highsnobiety, VICE, Spotify, Apple Music, and Hype Machine, among others, with her last track ‘Ready To Go’ garnering over 15 million plays, leading Parks Canada’s latest campaign.

Her ‘Get It Right’ track was produced by Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Sean Paul, Jhene Aiko, Yxng Bane) who just sold over 1 million records of their breakout single ‘Answerphone’, reaching number 5 in the UK singles chart last year.


Following the initial run of tour dates earlier this summer, blink-182 and Lil Wayne are currently out on the second leg of their co-headlining tour. The tour is stopping in major markets across the U.S. and will wrap in Sacramento, CA on October 12. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Enema of the State, blink-182 is playing the iconic album in its entirety along with other hits.

Arsun Releases Video for New Single “Dead Sixty-Six”

Today, NYC-based artist Arsun released a video for his new single “Dead Sixty-Six” on Missing Piece Records. With a sound beyond his 20 years, FLOOD Magazine compared him to “a young, less baritoned Iggy Pop.” Next week Arsun will embark on an east coast tour with Cat Power, including a September 22nd show at Webster Hall. Full list of tour dates below.


Ahead of the release of his upcoming third album YOU, James Arthur returns with his brand new single “Treehouse” with superstar rapper Ty Dolla $ign and featuring British rising star Shotty Horroh. With its piano and beats, “Treehouse” has its roots in retro hip hop, and is a feel good ode to survival. Check out the animated video for the song, directed by Adam Schepperd (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Danger Mouse) HERE.

HOLYCHILD Return With New Single “Over You”

“Over You is a break up song. In essence. But, it’s the one that I needed to hear. It’s all the emotions that went through me when an important relationship ended: fear, feeling devalued, knowing it’s toxic, anger, begging time to push forward so that I didn’t have to sit in the pits of despair any longer, realizing how much time I still had to stay there. Being a human is so challenging. We’re doing it! Despite the pain we inflict on ourselves and one another we are still alive and we’re trying to live easier lives. I’m proud of us, you guys. Over You is about being a human and a relationship ending. And if I’m singing about it, is it truly over? Thanks for listening,” said Liz Nistico.

Seattle pop duo SISTERS share title track “We Can Get Together” ft. Tilson XOXO

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having” is a quote famously attributed to Author Emma Goldman. These words could be the motto of Emily Westman and Andrew Vait; better known as pop duo SISTERS.

VULTURES: Kerrang! Debuts “Rat King” Claymation Video By Canadian Metallic Hardcore Quartet As Hunger EP Nears Release

Victoria, British Columbia’s VULTURES will release their Hunger EP in early October, unleashing a torrent of crushing, modern, metallic hardcore. With the record closing in on its release, the new single “Rat King” appears as a Claymation video, hosted through a Kerrang! Magazine premiere.

Video: losLAUREN 718 – Mad Sick

Pharmakon shares video collaboration entitled ‘Devour’ + NA tour starts this month

Pharmakon shares a brand new video entitled “Devour” today via Nowness, which is a collaboration between Margaret Chardiet, filmmaker Jacqueline Castel and multimedia artist Caroline Schub. Read a statement by the filmmakers below: