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FRIEDEMANN: Captured Howls Premieres “Lied Aus Stille” Video From German Folk/Rock Artist

Captured Howls is hosting a new video for “Lied Aus Stille” from Germany outspoken rock/folk icon, FRIEDEMANN, as Exile On Mainstream prepares for next week’s release of the artists new double-live album, Mehr Sein Als Schein – Friedemann Live II.

Dive Exclusively Here Into The Captivating Visuals Of Friedemann’s Moving New Video

Maroon 5 & Apple Collaborate To Bring “Memories” To Your Personal Memories In The Photos App

Maroon 5 and Apple team up to bring the group’s hit new single “Memories” to the collection of soundtracks available for the Memories feature in the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad. The feature is available now in Photos on iOS 13 and iPadOS, and marks the first time Apple has collaborated with an artist to launch a new song featured in the Photos app.

Sarah Jaffe Announces “SMUT” EP – Out 10/25

Prolific songwriter Sarah Jaffe has announced her new EP SMUT today – due out October 25th via Kirtland Records. The 7-song recording follows the July 19th release of her companion EPs This is Better Pt.1 & This is Better Pt. 2, which ultimately saw Jaffe embrace the grieving process of an intense heartbreak. SMUT on the other hand, was born from the newfound freedom, confidence, and self-exploration Jaffe found at the hands of being single.

Dominic Sen reveals final single ‘Natural History’ ahead of terrestrial debut ‘Visitor’

‘Natural History’ is the final single from Dominic Sen’s debut ‘Visitor’ out on October 18 on Roll Call Records. Chronicled in this song is protagonist Tal Naata’s experience of finding meaningful connection during a trip to the American Museum of Natural History following months of social isolation post-arrival on Earth. Her companion, a paleontology graduate student, transforms into something more as looking at objects from our distant past begins to lay out before her a future of endless possibilities.

Listen to Black Letters’ new single “Some Do Some Don’t” via Rolling Stone India

The Bangalore based band Black Letters was conceived early on with half of the band meeting as teenagers and the other half meeting in kindergarten. These early connections eventually lead to Sharath Narayan, Sarang Menon, Arjun Radhakrishnan, and Akash Chacko getting together to jam and create music. Originally growing up in surrounding towns, the band’s members moved to Bangalore in 2015 to be part of a wider music community and to benefit from the city’s artistic nature.

Exclusive Premiere: Black Letters’ Bass-Heavy Dancefloor Turn on ‘Some Do Some Don’t’

Sarah Lee Langford Shares the Moving Single “Growing Up”

“‘Growing Up’ is borne not only out of huge changes in my life, but also of some friends grieving the loss of a child. It speaks of how people frequently don’t know how to relate to others when they’re in pain, and how we have to carry on and learn to thrive again in the face of adversity. Put those lyrics on top of minor chords, guitar twang, pedal steel from outer space, and a shuffle beat and you’ve got ‘Growing Up.’ Growing up ain’t for the weak, but it beats the alternative.” — Sarah Lee Langford

Retro Pop Duo Aim For The Big Top With New Single ‘Circus’

Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, The Impersonators’ latest track uses the backdrop of a circus to tell the tale of a man who has lost his capacity to handle life’s disappointments, saying to his detractors that there’s nothing further they can do to upset or hurt him and that from now, he will pay them no mind. Fret not, however, it’s never all doom and gloom with The Impersonators! With their effortless gift for catchy melodies and a video which will really draw you in, The Impersonators are a band who never fail to deliver.

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR Release New Single And Official Video For ‘Myra’

Heavy melodic London metallers Confessions Of A Traitor have released new track Myra featuring Ryan Kirby, vocalist of US metalcore band Fit For A King, alongside an emotional accompanying music video.

Billboard Premieres Country Singer-Songwriter Ags Connolly’s latest single | New LP Drops Nov. 1st

Wrong Again is Ags Connolly’s third studio album, following on from his highly-acclaimed offerings How About Now (2014) and Nothin’ Unexpected (2017). The traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England, took the reins on this latest effort, producing the album with a team of London-based musicians in the peaceful and intimate surroundings of Woodworm Studios in his home county. Ags also enlisted the expert help of accordionist Michael Guerra (The Mavericks) and fiddle player Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), both of whom had graced his previous album.

PUSHING VERONICA Releases Official Music Video for “Dead Girl”

LA Based Alternative Punk Rock Band PUSHING VERONICA has released the official music video for their single, “Dead Girl,” from their upcoming LP due in 2020.

BIRTHH shares music video for her playful new folk-tinged alt-pop single “Supermarkets”

“Supermarkets” is a playful, pop-leaning track that marries folk-tinged songwriting, laidback jazz grooves and an undercurrent of glitchy electronica… it’s also the first taste of her forthcoming sophomore album (more on that soon!), an intricate, consistently compelling suite of immersive alt-pop that shifts willfully between genres with ease. BIRTHH demoed the song in her makeshift bedroom studio before completing it with Solange collaborator Lucius Page and the GRAMMY Award-winning mixing engineer Robert ‘LB’ Dorsey (H.E.R., The Roots) and GRAMMY Award-winning powerhouse mastering engineer Emily Lazar (David Bowie, The Killers, Lou Reed, Dolly Parton).

Pollstar Announces Q3 Live Industry Numbers — Concert Business Up 1.8% — the “Ed Sheeran Factor”

Pollstar, the leading trade media platform for the global live entertainment industry, today announced its Q3 2019 data, including its Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart, covering the period of Nov. 22, 2018 through Aug. 21, 2019, and topped by Ed Sheeran, Pink and Metallica tours (see the Top 10 below). The charts, which come out in the Sept. 30 issue of Pollstar, also include a series of charts quantifying the biggest and best of the concert industry including The Top 100 Promoters (led by Live Nation); Top 200 Arenas (Madison Square Garden), Theaters (Mexico’s Auditorio Nacional) and Clubs (House of Blues Boston); and the Top 100 Amphitheaters (Filene Center At Wolf Trap) and Stadiums/Festival Sites (Wembley Stadium).

Iguana Death Cult Share “Tuesday’s Lament” Track On Flaunt | ‘Nude Casino’ LP Out 10/25 On Innovative Leisure

“Tuesday’s Lament” builds atop itself, intensifying with each verse, into a full bodied buoyant beat that is warm like candle light. The closing guitar solo and chorus cascade with an unapologetic hopefulness that leaves you breathless and nodding to yourself.”
– Flaunt

CREPUSCLE: “In The Winds Of Glory” Single By California Symphonic Death Metal Act Now Streaming

“In The Winds Of Glory” is the epic new single from Redwood City, California-based symphonic/melodic death metal quintet CREPUSCLE. The track has been unveiled in advance of the band’s impending second LP, Heavenly Skies, nearing October release through Creator-Destructor Records.

Flying Colors Present Official Video For “The Loss Inside”

Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have presented an official music video for “The Loss Inside” in front of the band’s upcoming global release of THIRD DEGREE on October 4. Singer Casey McPherson shares, “We all go through loss, and the grieving process often comes in waves, I love how musically and lyrically this song represents that process for me.”

“Some Of You” – CARYS

CARYS unapologetically feels, free from thought and judgment. She believes that all emotions come from love. Longing for it, running from it, diving into it, losing it – CARYS believes that everything we do revolves around giving and receiving more love in the end.

Hotel Books Announces November 1st Release Date for New Album ‘Equivalancy II: Everything We Left Out’

“We’ve been developing Hotel Books now for the past 5 years and this collection of songs & poems is by far one of my favorite collections of Cam’s work. He really poured his heart and soul into these tracks and it’s best to listen to this album straight through with the lyrics. Hotel Books is a very special talent and there isn’t anyone out there like them,” says InVogue Records owner Nick Moore.

UK Artist HEX Drops Visual For Latest Single “Paranoia” Via Complex

Genre-blending and bursting with charisma, Nottingham talent HEX is firmly established as an underground tip who deserves to gain wider recognition. Today, the rising artist releases the official music video for “Paranoia,” the next installment from his forthcoming EP.

Stevan Shares “LNT” Music Video | Single Out Now Via Honeymoon/+1 Records

This video is the most recent collaboration between Stevan and director, Jordan Kirk (@xingerxanger); who also directed the visuals for “Timee.” Stevan notes, “I had to really trust Jordan with video this especially with all the wacky outfits. But he came through as usual with something really cute and funny. It’s a nice change of pace from the Timee video and shows off a goofy side that I’m keen on exploring more.” The video also includes styling credits from Zoe Ellis.