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The South-Florida natives team up proving to be the perfect contrast for the beats’ hard-hitting bass line and hypnotic west-coast inspired production. After initially being a released earlier this week only on Soundcloud, “Beretta” generated a million streams in a span of a few days making it a surefire hit.

Anna Vogelzang Announces New Song “Burning Star”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Anna Vogelzang has released the third single, “Burning Star,” from her upcoming new album Beacon, due out October 4th, 2019 and available to pre-order now. Premiering the song with Grimy Goods, “Burning Star” is available now on all digital service providers here. Vogelzang kicks off her fall album release tour on Beacon’s release date at Los Angeles’ Hot Shot Muffler, before heading across the Midwest and North East with stops in Milwaukee, New York, Boston, and others, with additional dates to be announced soon.

Anna Vogelzang looks inward for stars on new single “Burning Star”


Recording artist Yung Bleu has released his debut album, Investments 6, via Columbia Records. The LP, available on all platforms, includes 14 tracks and features Bleu’s label-mate Lil Tjay as well as DeJ Loaf and Blac Youngsta. Investments 6 supersedes a chain of mixtapes of the same name.

Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs/St.Vincent, unveils The Building. Songwriter-musician shares “All Things New”

I wrote “All Things New” a few years ago around the time I was going through the most intense part of my treatment A lot of it is me expressing my fear, my wanting to just go back to having a “normal” life. But also me accepting (or trying to accept) that that wasn’t an option any more, and trying to see that that growth is a necessary part of life. And realizing that in that growth I will need help from others, that I can’t do these things by myself,” shares LaMarca of The Building.

Triple Addiction Release Stellar New EP “American Heartbreak”

After teasing fans throughout the summer with promo singles “Hard To Say Goodbye” and the title track “American Heartbreak,” Triple Addiction ushers in their familiar blend of influences with ease. Their sound is consistent – the band mixes together influences of alternative, hard rock, pop/rock, and a hint of country to create their unique flavor. A bold and nostalgic representation of their family dynamic (the members are all related) and musical backgrounds, “American Heartbreak” is the perfect EP to blast on full volume as we wave goodbye to summer. About the EP, the band states:

The theme of the EP takes a lot of negatives and turns them into positives. [It’s] packed with catchy guitar riffs, melodic hooks, and real lyrics. It tells the story of heartbreak from different angles.

MIKA Premieres New Song “Tomorrow”

Dubbed a “Playful yet provocative alt-pop sensation” by EDGE, MIKA is fresh off the heels of back-to-back sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel and will continue his tour across North America, stopping at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles tomorrow.


The enigmatic producer Vasco just released his debut Tender Luv EP in March, but the rising artist is already back with new music in the form of an undeniably melodic new single called “Two Shots” that features vocals from the seductive Queens born pop singer-songwriter, Nikki Vianna, another one of Atlantic Records’ rising stars. The hook-laden production on “Two Shots” is exemplary of Vasco’s signature left-field sound. Combining Vasco’s memorable production with Vianna’s soulful delivery makes for a match made in chart-topping heaven!

OUT TODAY for Skope: BIRTHH returns with playful new folk-tinged, pop-leaning single “Supermarkets”

BIRTHH, whose real name is Alice Bisi, was raised in Florence and is known for her unique style of interweaving frank, and almost abrupt lyrics about her personal life with mesmerizing riffs. When she was 2 her parents split up, and she’d spend the long journey to her dad’s house listening to the likes of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and The Chieftains. She cherished the time she spent with her dad who taught her from a young age how to enjoy the little things in the music. Her dad, who himself used to be a musician, told her to focus on the guitar or piano – so she started playing music and wrote her first song at 8 years old. Spending time between Italy and New York, her tastes are split between pure pop and the soulful fusion between the electronic and the organic that was present in one of her favorite records; Corinne Bailey Rae’s 2006 self-titled debut. Despite amassing a handful of songs, Bisi kept her songwriting a secret while at school in Florence. A visit to her father, was the impetus to make her secret hobby her primary passion as her songs moved from SoundCloud to the stage.


Alt-pop phenomenon Lights has released “Long Live” a new track featuring Travis Barker. “Long Live” is available now on all DSPs and serves as an ode to Lights’ debut album The Listening, which is now available on vinyl for the first time in celebration of the album’s 10th anniversary.

Lights commented on the anniversary piece, stating, “If you would’ve asked me when this record came out what I thought I’d be doing in ten years, I’m not sure I would’ve pictured the world that we built here. The community that I’ve found in you all has truly shaped me into what I am today.”

Lights releases new single, “Long Live” ft Travis Barker

Joseph Arthur, Patrick Carney & Greg Dulli Team Up For “Seek And Find”

“The interesting parts of our stories aren’t the famous people we meet,” Arthur remarked. Or the times when everything is basically working. Or when we get to lay in comfort with a partner watching Netflix and the world go by. The interesting parts are when all those things break down and you’re left in isolation to finally deal with the roots of whatever had been thwarting your existence all along. The interesting parts are when the world has turned its back on you and you have turned your back on it or them. When darkness could seemingly swallow you whole if it hasn’t already. When there is no such thing as hope and so you manufacture it from a dream which only angle is to survive. Come Back World is an album about rebirth and survival.”

Molly Brazy Is Too Rich to Worry About a Man on “Uh Huh”

With a fierce attitude and a knack for finding the right way to attack Detroit-style arpeggios, Molly Brazy is not to be trifled with. Displaying a defiant disregard for anything that won’t grow her bankroll, Molly shares “Uh Huh,” her new single. Weaving her flow atop minimalist metallic twinkles, Molly rhymes with single-minded focus, disgusted by her peers who let their romantic lives dictate their goals: “I don’t f*ck with these b*tches cause these hoes ain’t sh*t/Put some diamonds on myself, I keep myself like I’m my b*tch.”

The Bad Bees Enter New Era With Single “Always Restart”

Vivid and spirited, “Always Restart” is a firm representation of growth; although just a small showing, it’s clear that The Bad Bees have thrust themselves into a new era. While the quirky indie characteristics of their last record in 2017 are still present, The Bad Bees have evolved into a more mature entity with “Always Restart.”

Alan Parsons and Tom Brooks are producing their very first Opera Singer, Jonathan Cilia Faro 

An all-new Christmas single – Cilia Faro’s unique and personal take on David Foster’s modern holiday classic, “Grown-Up Christmas List.” Produced at the Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles by veteran, multi-Grammy winning producers Tom Brooks and Alan Parsons, the single will be released in two languages. In addition to the original English lyrics (by Linda Thompson), Cilia Faro will premiere a new Italian version, with lyrics he has written in collaboration with Cheope Mogol, lyricist for some of Italy’s biggest hit songs.

New Holiday Single from Jonathan Cilia Faro and Producers Tom Brooks and Alan Parsons