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Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist Kristen Castro Releases Her New Single “Surrender”

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist KRISTEN CASTRO, formerly of the country/Americana group she co-founded, Maybe April, has released her latest single “Surrender.” Featured on the track are bassist Matt Bissonette (Elton John) and drummer Sergio Gonzalez (Jennifer Lopez, Keb’ Mo’).

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist Kristen Castro Releases Her New Single “Surrender”

The Hunna release music video for “I Get High To Forget”    

Today, The Hunna release the visual for single “I Get High To Forget.” The song details the struggle of being let down by someone very close to you and the methods one uses to forget. Everyone has an experience or story that they’d like out of their mind and for the guys of The Hunna, “getting high” was their antidote.

LA-Based Indie Rock Trio BLAME BABY Release Raucous Debut Single “Headcase” Today

Los Angeles-based Blame Baby are set to release their raucous debut single “Headcase” digitally on September 20. Consisting of Jesse Johnson on lead vocals and guitar, Omar D. Brancato on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Tucci on drums and backing vocals, the band seamlessly blend high intensity, punk-inflected rock with masterfully melodic flourishes. Produced by Frederick Thaae (Kate Nash, Saint Motel, The Glorious Sons), “Headcase” is a dark yet exhilarating musical statement of intent for the new band. Thematically inspired by Johnson’s younger sister Grace, the band effortlessly tackles legitimately dark themes of self-realization and identity confusion and offers them up within a striking power pop framework.

Alt/Hard Rock Artist, Hanna Barakat Unleashes New Video Off New Album Produced by John Moyer (Disturbed)

Austin-based, hard/alternative artist, Hanna Barakat, announces the video “Wildifre,” from her new album, Siren produced by John Moyer (Disturbed).

Born in Texas to an American mother and a Lebanese father, Barakat spent her early years traveling around the world with her family. Barakat pays homage to her roots on the album.

Hanna Barakat delivers “Wildfire”


A Chicago native, Polo G first amassed a large social media following via his various remixes and original track “Finer Things.” The hits continue as his latest release “Pop Out,” featuring fellow Columbia artist Lil Tjay, recently cracked the Top 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. His debut album DIE A LEGEND hit #1 on the Billboard Rap Chart and is now certified GOLD.

Corlyx Release Their Sultry and Sanguineous Music Video “Nightfalls”

Brighton, UK Dark Electro Grunge duo Corlyx let’s go and gives into the darkness in their new music video Nightfalls.

Directed by Raw Art Creations, Nightfalls explores what it is like to free and just let go. The world around us is very different at night. The cover of darkness gives some the chance to show and be who they really are deep down. Vocalist/Producer Caitlin Stokes gives her take on what Nightfalls is all about…

California Folk Rock Artist Colby Davidson Releases Debut Solo Single and Music Video “Capture The Wind”

“‘Capture The Wind’ was written during a time I was feeling pretty alone,” COLBY explains. “I really wanted to get back with my ex but she wasn’t having it, understandably so because I later realized I wasn’t the best boyfriend to her when we dated. So being alone I romanticized the past heavily. I tried to talk with her but it wasn’t going anywhere so this was me saying the balls in your court; you send the first message.

Stone Irr releases acclaimed sophomore LP ‘Performance’ via Darling Recordings

Los Angeles-via-Indiana songwriter/musician Stone Irr releases his sophomore album Performance today via Darling Recordings. On his latest effort, Stone grapples with his place in the world after live-changing events that range from an uprooted home-life to love and loss. Through it all, Stone reflects on the identity he holds versus the identity he displays. The outcome is a beautiful array of cerebral West Coast pop full of tension and harmony, much like the juxtapositions and contradictions of life and one’s own emotions.

WHITE WARD: Love Exchange Failure Full-Length From Post-Black Metal Faction Out Now

“WHITE WARD’s cinematic sensibility, prominent bass, occasional twin leads, and protracted song lengths all tie them to the sweeping melodic tradition in black metal, while their clean production and sparse use of blastbeats tie them in the here and now. Love Exchange Failure sounds fresh and urgent, even though they’re not the first black metal band to experiment with jazz.” — Decibel


Singer-songwriter Johnny Orlando returns with his brand new single “All These Parties” out today on Island Records. Orlando shared the news about the song on his socials last week, creating a stir among fans awaiting its release. “All These Parties” arrives following Orlando’s debut performance at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards last month, where he performed a cover of Katy Perry’s “California Girls” as part of a trio of artists. The lyric video for “All These Parties” features never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from Orlando’s ‘Teenage Fever’ tour earlier this year.

CAL Releases Official Video For “So Cal”

Featuring Google Earth’s 3D imagery, the video takes viewers on an aerial tour throughout picturesque Los Angeles, the city that inspired the song. Later this week, CAL will be cohosting the official iHeartRadio Music Festival social livestream!