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New Music This Week – Sturgill Simpson, Tegan and Sara, ‘Abbey Road’ Turns 50, and More

New Releases for September 27, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

New release: P.S. November – Lullaby (single)

Although his life is somewhat shrouded in mystery, P.S. November is a musician pioneering in the Nu R&B / Alternative R&B genre, and a college student majoring in Japanese from Provo, Utah, USA. He has been playing piano, making music, and singing ever since he was a little kid.

Painter & Poet are ‘Love Sick’ Over This New Song

Painter & Poet are a new indie rock group ready to contend with the giants of the music industry. They love weaving intricate rhythms and multiple harmonies together that make this band feel like more than two people. Their skillful electrifying guitar tones by Paulee Cee share the spotlight with rich sultry vocals from Anna Lee. This duo goes above and beyond to make every song sound completely original. They will be releasing a new song every week, so stay tuned!

Sex Machine Octopus – ‘Mother’

““Mother,” the first single from our debut full-length album, Plastic Scenes (out October 25th) is at its core a softer song that is meant to warm the heart. The track was written when we were quite young, based on our frontman Laurent Boland’s relationship with his own mother.”

Song Premiere : “Mother” by Sex Machine Octopus

Grace Potter Announces 2020 US Tour

Grace Potter has announced a major 2020 North American headlining tour in support of her forthcoming album Daylight, due out October 25th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The tour kicks off January 8th, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina and will hit theatres in major cities nationwide.

Grace Potter Winter Tour 2020


“Come un Amico Ama,” the new single with its accompanying video, reflects how much continuity means to Jonathan Cilia Faro. “This beautiful song speaks of an unconditional friendship between two people who have shared difficulties, joys, sorrows … true friendship as it was never described before,” Cilia Faro says, noting that “20 years of friendship” gave life to the song, with lyrics by his fellow Sicilians, Francesco and Martina Romeo. In fact, Cilia Faro returned to Sicily – to Ragusa, his birthplace – to film the video for “Come un Amico Ama.” Ragusa commands a hill in the southernmost corner of Sicily, its old town (Ragusa Ibla) retaining the splendor of Baroque architecture and the stillness of the past – the perfect place to illustrate the love the tenor feels for his art, his culture and his native land. Even the video’s director/editor Emiliano Tidona, is a fellow Ragusani.

Atlanta’s dream-psych Shantih Shantih releases video for Radio Dream

Radio Dream, the first video from Shantih Shantih’s upcoming album “Someone, Anyone?” is out.

SHAED Breaks Down The Meaning of “Trampoline” | GENIUS

Watch as SHAED breaks down their hit single “Trampoline,” which hits #11 on the Top 40 chart this week, on the latest episode of Genius’ Verified.

Chelsea, Spencer & Max take the song line by line to give fans a look into the creative process and what the song means to them.

Arthur Kay provides earthy grooves to help maintain calm in the midst of chaos

A tribute to Balearic house, the eclectic artist’s new track sounds like a mix of Connan Mockasin, downtempo Four Tet and James Blake. Its earthy grooves, subterranean synths and emotive vocals build in intensity throughout

WESLEE reveal video for their soulful single ‘Something Bout You’

Directed by Theo Batterham and Clint Frift and shot between colourful studios, riverboats, pet shops and buses, the video reflects the serene nature of the track as it showcases the duo enjoying a seemingly ordinary task – eating cereal.

1349 Release Official Music Video for Edvard Munch Inspired Song, “Dødskamp”

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have released the official music video for the song “Dødskamp.” The track was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum and will appear on the band’s new record, ‘The Infernal Pathway.’ The clip, which was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen / Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival 2019 in Oslo, Norway, can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

VULTURES: “Bitter Breath” Premiered Through Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Delivering six tracks that put forth an attack of driving riffs and incendiary finger-pointing in just under twenty minutes, VULTURES’ second EP Hunger was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tim Creviston (Misery Signals, Spiritbox), and fitted with artwork created by Dusty Ray and arranged by Kevin Moore of Soft Surrogate. The EP also includes a guest vocal feature from Larissa Stupar (Venom Prison, Wolf Down).

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Enjoy A Hot Blast Of “Bitter Breath” From Vultures

Ricky Reed-produced “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo tops Billboard Hot 100 for 4th consecutive week

Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Reed has earned his first #1 record with Lizzo’s hit “Truth Hurts.” The song has remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks, and also marks the first #1 for Lizzo and Reed’s label, Nice Life Recording Company (via Atlantic Records).

Reed met and began working with Lizzo in 2015, eventually signing her to Nice Life and producing her Coconut Oil EP, which debuted in 2016. “Truth Hurts” was originally released in September 2017 and was belatedly included on Lizzo’s 2019 debut-full length, Cuz I Love You, for which Reed also produced.

Summer Walker Drops New Song & Video “Stretch You Out” Out Now

Summer’s hotly anticipated album, Over It, is scheduled for release next Friday, October 4th via LVRN/Interscope Records. The official first single, “Playing Games” has already been climbing up the Billboard charts. Last week she catapulted from #50 to #8 on The Artists 100 while the song is at #87 with a bullet on the Hot 100. The single is also garnering an impressive 5.7 million weekly streams.