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Speaking on “Far Away” Jessie states: Attachment. Attachment to someone is both something beautiful and something painful. Imagine finally finding your home in another human being but they’re stuck on the other side of this rock we’re all on. You’re left wanting nothing more than a hug -their hug- that simultaneously feels like a pillow and a drug. Somehow when they hurt, you hurt, when they smile, you smile. This is love suspended in animation, before it’s tainted by reality (because eventually all hearts break again) but in this moment, neither of you are running from one another—it’s only water and borders and God keeping you apart. Water and borders and God keeping you from home. This is pre-heart break; when both sets of lungs are still working and when you miss them and they miss you back- and you feel each other even when you’re far away.

Swiss Hardcore/Noise/Metal/Punk rebels Coilguns shared new free song “Big Writer’s Block” // New album ‘Watchwinders’ coming out later this month

A few weeks after already unveiling the single “Manicheans” as first audio excerpt from their boundary pushing upcoming full-length record and then its title-track, Swiss noise rock/hardcore outfit COILGUNS just shared the song “Big Writer’s Block” for streaming + FREE DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp and the main digital services.

Billy Raffoul Releases New Song “When We Were Young” Today On Interscope Records

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases new song “When We Were Young” today, September 27, on Interscope Records. “When We Were Young” was written by Billy Raffoul and Matthew Thiessen and produced by Raffoul. “When We Were Young” follows the August release of Raffoul’s Live In June EP which was recorded during his spring 2019 club tour opening for Parachute and captures Raffoul’s stripped-down performance aesthetic featuring only Raffoul with his guitar and voice. “When We Were Young” is available at all digital retailers now.

Pollstar Live75 – Billy Joel Debuts at No. 1; Nick Offerman & Bert Kreischer Land on the Chart

Billy Joel makes a HOT SHOT entrance on LIVE75 with a debut at No. 1 based on a 24,572-ticket average from three performances. Most of the strength of his top-ranked finish comes from a sold-out concert at Boston’s Fenway Park. At this year’s performance, Joel surpassed his own gross record at the ballpark and topped $5 million for the first time, setting a new personal best in attendance at Fenway.


Harnessing Jensen’s trademark dance-inflicted pop sound, “I Could Get Used To This” positions Ebert’s impressive vocals alongside feelgood piano chords and emotive breakdowns. The single follows on from Jensen’s “Nobody,” featuring fellow multi-platinum artist James Arthur that has so far amassed 75 million Spotify streams.


To make it happen, they’ve teamed up with Major Lazer’s legendary Walshy Fire, Nigerian rapper, singer and acclaimed songwriter Skales, and reggae singer and frequent collaborator Stanley Jackson. Titled “Danser,” the team’s latest release is an irresistible battle cry that will rumble through your speakers with its barreling beat, blaring horns and fierce vocals.

Shawn Kerr – My New ‘Coming To’ EP is Out Today ‘Coming To’

“Coming To is about someone waking up with a fresh set of eyes to look at their art and mind, and all of the places that could take them. Each song is about what you experience as you transform into a new beginning. For me, it’s ultimately about self-awareness. I’m letting openness, honesty, and love call the shots in my life from here on out.”

Matt Mathews is about to release the warm indie track “Precious“

Matt Mathews, a swiss singer and multi-instrumentalist, is back with his new EP “Fragile”, distributed by Irascible Music. This EP blends humanist folk with electronica and soul and is sung half in English and, in a departure from his previous releases, half in French – the language of the poetry he has written since he can remember.


“Hold On” is the follow up to his Billboard Hot 100 charting song “F.N”, which accumulated over 1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours and currently sits in the Top 50 at Spotify and Apple Music. He recently dropped an intimate documentary titled “Prince of New York,” which follows the Bronx rapper for a day as he preps for a sold out hometown show in New York. In just 24 hours, the documentary amassed over 300,000 views, trended in the Top 20 on the YouTube charts and is currently approaching a million views.

Another Lost Year Release Video for Single H.O.M.E

It’s been 9 years since the ALY train left NC, hundreds of thousands of miles, vehicles have come and gone, the labels are washed away. Still standing strong as ever, 2019’s first look at Another Lost Year’s new music is in the trip HOME, all the way back to the literal ground the songs were written on and about. Welcome to where it all started, welcome H.O.M.E.

John Carter Cash To Debut Short-Film, Dragon Song, at Nashville Film Festival 50th Anniversary

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, author, and award-winning record producer, John Carter Cash, has added film producer to his list of diverse talents and accomplishments. On Oct. 5, during the 50th Anniversary Nashville Film Festival, John Carter Cash will premiere Dragon Song; a 19-minute short film directed by David McClister that evolved from the initial concept of a music video.

Rising female Canadian rapper NAYA ALI

Signed to Coyote Records/Universal Music, Naya Ali comes on the back of recent support from Clash Magazine, Complex, Highsnobiety, VICE, Spotify, Apple Music, and Hype Machine, among others, with over half a million streams online. Her 2018 track ‘Ready To Go’ has over 15 million views on YouTube as part of Parks Canada’s 2019 campaign.

Wallis Bird’s new album “Woman” – Out Now

“Today is the 27th of September 2019. I’m sharing WOMAN – my best work with you. I’m happy to. She’s a good woman. Give her time. Talk to her, sing with her. She’s happy to meet you. The best time to listen to it is at your weekly album club, in the pub you work in, at the school you teach, in the gym, walking from the meeting, having dinner, at your desk, while you’re doing the laundry, in the car in the rain, all day every day any time of the day, and frequently. An album is for life, not just for now. Love ya x” – Wallis Bird

New Music // Younger Hunger – “Fangs”

The fragility of a new love is on the menu in Younger Hunger’s new single Fangs. This late-night burner is indie-pop at its best that’s packed with dirty 80’s synths & addictive lyrics that might be in your headway past Halloween at the end of the month.


gnash is a multi-platinum and Billboard chart topping singer, songwriter, and producer. A Los Angeles native, gnash stepped into the national spotlight in 2016, with his 4X platinum breakthrough hit “i hate u, i love u,” which spent an impressive 39 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #10. The single also landed at #5 on the top 40 radio chart, and has to date accumulated over 1 billion audio streams, and over 474 million YouTube views

Copenhagen Death Doom Unit KONVENT Unleashes Details + Video For Upcoming Debut Album!

“Puritan Masochism was the first song written for our debut album.” The band explains. “It’s about how humans have the tendency of working against ourselves, negatively comparing ourselves to others and setting unattainable goals, sometimes without even realizing it.”


Following the success of their single “There For You,” acclaimed UK house duo Gorgon City and platinum selling, genre defining US electronic artist MK release their beautifully shot new video reflective of the mood, emotion and atmosphere of the international dance floor.

Mobile Deathcamp – VOL 4-ISH

“All of us here at the stationary Mobile Deathcamp HQ are beyond excited with the release of Vol. 4-ish,” says vocalist and guitarist Todd Evans, formerly of GWAR. “Pick it up and play it loud! It’s most certain to split your wig! Cheers!” This latest EP from Mobile Deathcamp consists of five short songs. Each one packs a punch, highlighting the best of thrash metal with a heavy punk influence.


Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Fredo Bang started to record music in 2013 when he was 15-years-old. Tragedy struck a year later with the loss of his best friend, who was a local rapper in the neighborhood. Since then, the rising star used the nickname that his best friend had given him and hit the ground running. In 2016, Fredo was jailed for attempted murder. Things looked dim.


The video, shot by Dj Bey, features psychedelic street visuals and SimXSantana rapping with his neighborhood friends about glocks and rocks.

Mike Ruby Drops An Anthemic New Single Today

Starting out originally as a musical jam written in Los Angeles at Chris Hartz’s (of Childish Gambino) recording studio, where Nicky Paul (of St. Lucia), Chris Hartz and Mike Ruby were flirting with genres and styles elegantly juxtaposing the upbeat vibe of commercial pop and an electronic dystopia of light and dark. This juxtaposition led to the inspiration behind Mike’s lyrics, which led to a deeper insight into the general state of today’s social scene where everything is out there on social media, but more often, it really feels like there’s no one listening. The lyric, “is anyone there, I’m having trouble holding in these feelings, does anyone care, I think I’m about hit my ceiling” sums up the general notion eloquently.

London based dream-pop newbie Philip Brooks unveils emotional new single ‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’

London based 22 year old Philip Brooks releases his new single ‘Can’t Fix The Things I Left Behind’ along with the announcement of a debut EP ‘Half Alive In A Dream’ and a headline show at Paper Dress Vintage, London on November 27th.

Sun-bleached indie-pop, Philip delicately combines the gleaming 80’s synthwave of Bleachers with modern elements of introspective contemporaries such as Sharon Van Etten and Girl In Red.

New EP // Naaz – “the beautiful struggle”

“I was in a dark place, writing this EP” explains Naaz, talking about today’s release of her the beautiful struggle EP via Dapper.. This 6-track EP explores those uncomfortable feelings you have about with a certain boldness to her honestly that sets theKurdish-Dutch artist as one of the most special new artists around.

Myth of Creation Release Debut Album ‘Trials’

Melodic metal band Myth of Creation drop their debut album, Trials, via Pavement Entertainment. Trials was produced by Scott Wilson, formerly of the Grammy nominated band Tantric, and sound engineer Richard Easterling (Muse). Trials was recorded at Sunshine Studios in Colorado. The brand new album is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon here.