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“The reincarnation of Allen Toussaint.” Craig Charles, BBC RADIO 6

“Think New Orleans meets the Midwest with a little bit of California sun shining in the background.” – TWIN CITIES MEDIA

Simply Red Release New Track “Badbootz,” New Album “Blue Eyed Soul” Out November 8th on BMG

Simply Red are back with Blue Eyed Soul, a ten track masterclass in funky, brassy soul music and emotionally charged ballads. It’s their first new studio album in four years and the 12th in their stellar career, and will be released November 8th on BMG. Today the group has released their new track “BadBootz.” The track oozes funk and soul, with a tantalizing guitar riff and a roaring brass section that elevates lead singer Mick Hucknall’s iconic vocal.

Los Angeles Based Singer-Songwriter Adam Exler Releases New Single “Language of Love”

Adam Exler is making a wave with his syncretic sound drawing in diverse influences, stirring them up, and delivering them back in a unique way that comes very close to having mass appeal. In exciting news, Adam is fresh out of the studio after recording 11 songs, with his first new single “Language of Love” available to listen to and download now. “Language of Love” showcases the Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter at his best with a sexy vibe, Spanish Rock and Contemporary styles, and a catchy Rap bridge. The project is produced by Grammy winner and multi-platinum mixer Bob Horn.

OUT TODAY: New Album from “Grunge Wave” Band BIG CHEESE Gets the Blood Pumping from the Get-Go

“It gets the blood pumping from the get-go and leads into the driving bass guitar-jumping pace of “Golden”. Strict, relentless drum strikes keep the beat lively, while stinging guitars and cymbals crash add a burnished shine to the tune.” (The Big Takeover)

Charity Gives Crywolf’s “FAWN” A Blissful Reinterpretation

Drawing on the wistful melancholy of Crywolf’s original track, Charity brings an ethereal aura to the song with her angelic whispers and light-pop production. Breathy and atmospheric, Charity’s “FAWN” re-imagination takes the listener on a celestial voyage.

Musicians Everywhere Are Getting Behind Boston-Based App to Promote Local Music

​​​​​Introducing JamTown, the app that is making waves in local music communities all over the country. JamTown – Local Live Music Finder, is the first platform to connect users to bars, restaurants, and night clubs in their area that provide live music by local artists. Since the release of the app in January, JamTown Music LLC has received incredible support from hundreds of local artists along with a few big names in the music industry. The creator of JamTown, Dave McGrath, gives a little history on how the app came to be:

“The app was built out of pure necessity. Until now, there has been no platform available to connect music-lovers with live music. And I’m not talking about big-ticket events and sold-out venues. JamTown is committed to shedding a light on talented, local artists playing at bars and restaurants in cities across the USA. I am, and always will be, in awe of the talent that so many of these local artists display to us every weekend. As we throw back beers and talk about our week, they are earning their paycheck and scraping their teeth hoping to one day get that big break. I’ve always rooted for the underdog. And if JamTown helps one local artist catch their seemingly impossible big break, I will consider it a success.

Quiet Panic signs SPIRAL HEADS (MGMT, American Nightmare members); Debut song streaming now

We’re excited to announce Spiral Heads as the latest signing in our collaboration with Quiet Panic. Hailing from New York/Boston, Spiral Heads are a 3 piece punk act that combine the melodic sense of The Wipers and early Nirvana with the energy of seminal bands like The Damned and Buzzcocks. The result is something that would fit in perfectly with the early 80’s SST Records catalogue.


“UPSAHL has a knack for writing lyrics that read like a vent session with a friend, and that’s what fans love about her… standout vocals and impeccable pop sensibility.” – LADYGUNN

“An instantly catchy chorus — the vocals sound refined enough to be taken for an industry mainstay” – Billboard


“The popstar of the future!” –PITCHFORK

“…state-of-the-art pop” –WALL STREET JOURNAL

SERPENT’S ORDER – new single “Wall of screams” …. +Official lyric video

Serpents Order is a band created on September 2017, by Dionysios Mantis (P.B.) and Kostas Christodoulopoulos (Velnias). Both members have been working together since 2009, cooperating and composing for numerous projects like Withering skies, Aeon dust, Horror lord, while maintaining many side projects.

South Korea’s Say Sue Me announce their first North American tour!

The video premiered recently on The FADER saying that “beneath that candy-lacquered surface lies a bleak acknowledgement of humanity’s blatant disregard for the environment.”

HANSON announce “Wintry Mix” tour; new album set for 2020

Celebrated pop rock trio HANSON are bringing their “Wintry Mix” tour to select cities across North America, this November and December. The concerts will feature an eclectic mix of Christmas and holiday classics, fan favorites and the live preview of brand new music from the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album, set for release in 2020. Tickets for the tour go on sale beginning Sept 20th, with the band’s Hanson.net members pre-sale beginning Sept 14th.

Riot Ten Drops Debut Studio Album “Hype Or Die: Nightmares”

After teasing the world with “Glocks” alongside SAYMYNAME just a few weeks ago, Riot Ten has finally dropped his debut full-length studio album Hype or Die: Nightmares. The ten-track LP is a bass masterpiece, exploring multiple facades of the genre with help from some of rap and dance’s hottest names. From the slow and heavy “Hyphy” with YDG, to the hip-hop party starter “Freaky” ft. Whokilledkenny, to the assaulting, robot-bass bomb “Showdown” with Throwdown ft. Atarii, Riot Ten wraps his hands around the listener’s throat and takes them on a wild ride that’s not for the faint of heart.

Alisan Porter Sings Her Truth on New Record ‘Pink Cloud’ Out Today

The album opens with “Pink Cloud,” a track with a gloriously retro guitar sound and a call for living in the moment – a call that’s echoed again later in the album with the stomping “Gone in a Flash.” Porter takes the tempo down and digs deep into ache of longing in “Like A Drug” before exploring the excitement of new love combined with the scars of past hurt in “What If I Wake Up.” The defining moment for Porter on this album may be the raucous “Wild One,” a sassy country-tinged rocker that’s an ode to unapologetic self-acceptance.

Alisan Porter Sings Her Truth in New Album “Pink Cloud”

BISON MACHINE: Michigan Fuzz Rockers Debut New Track At Metal Insider

Metal Insider is currently streaming “Seas Of Titan” from Michigan fuzz rock collective BISON MACHINE. The tune serves as the title track of the band’s impending new full-length, set to drop later this month via Small Stone.

Track Premiere: Bison Machine “Seas of Titan”

KYVA Signs To Frenchkiss Records, Shares “Wide World” Track | New Single Out Now On All DSPs

Crafting a delicate balance of alternative pop influenced by the likes of The Cure, Prince and Elliot Smith, KYVA embodies a union of worlds: drawing equally from spheres of Dark Wave and Soul to create something entirely new and sonically beautiful.

Drama Relax Releases “Take A Trip” Out Now

Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer Drama Relax has shared his new song “Take A Trip” accompanied by a stunning video. ‘Take A Trip’ is the first part of a trilogy of songs that will be released soon, about the highs and lows of Summer love.


Today, Kate Clover has released her debut single, “Channel Zero.” A respected staple of the Los Angeles rock scene, the song marks Clover’s first official release under her own name. With its massive power-chords and defiant rallying cry against mindless media and political puppets, “Channel Zero” is drenched in classic punk energy, with Clover’s snarling vocals leading the charge. It’s the first of several songs recorded in Mexico City at Vesubio Studios with members of Davila 666 & Crocodiles.

NuMetal/Hardcore Act OVTLIER’s “Spineless” Video

NuMetal/hardcore act, Ovtlier, announce their spine-tingling video, “Spineless,” with a premiere via Dread Central. The video symbolizes the horrors in today’s sickness and society; it was inspired by vocalist/primary songwriter, Joey Arena’s experience with watching his grandmother pass on and his “personal views on medical and governmental studies: that we are nothing but lab rats and test subjects.”