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Debut song by Aoife Nessa Frances out today; LP out in January

Ba Da Bing is excited to announce Aoife Nessa Frances’ debut LP, out January 17, 2020. Land of No Junction creates a nostalgia-doused psychedelic wall of sound, with Frances singing in a throaty alto while strings clang with synthesizers over guitar lines that mesmerize with a casual intimacy. Fans of Broadcast, Nico and Lee Hazelwood will hear the same inventive charisma throughout Land of No Junction. Aoife recorded the album with Cian Nugent, and is about to tour Ireland with Brigid Mae Power.


Powerhouse singer-songwriter, Dermot Kennedy lands in the Official US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at Number 18 with his groundbreaking debut album WITHOUT FEAR. The US chart toping album debuted at Number 1 on the Official UK Album Chart, knocking last week’s The Beatles’ Abbey Roaddown to Number 2 and marking Dermot’s international success.

“Coriahosanota” is a melodically addictive track from Norway-based artist Ralph Rodolen

Panting vocal effects and woodwind-forward sampling emerges amidst developing cavernous electronic effects, with rhythm and a funk bass kicking in just before the one-minute mark.

Ralph Rodolen started crafting electronic music early 2018. Prior to that, he sung and played guitar in two rock-bands. As one of thoes bands started to fade away, Ralph started to get interested in DAWs (digital audio workstations).

The Coathangers share new video “Hey Buddy” and announce New Year’s Eve shows

The Coathangers have just shared a new video for “Hey Buddy,” a standout track from their acclaimed recent full length The Devil You Know. The video lands ahead of their impending southern US tour with Control Top and their just announced pair of New Year’s Eve shows in Atlanta (full dates and details below). The video was shot in sunny Long Beach, CA and features the local skate crew Puff Tuff Babes, lead by local DJ and scene supporter Jeannette McDiarmid aka DJ Polyester.



Elektra recording group Saint Motel have released today “THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 1,” the first of a three-part album to be released over the coming months. Release dates for Part 2 and Part 3 will be revealed at a later date. “THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 1” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.

Michael Ray Premieres Music Video for “Her World or Mine” Exclusively with GMA; Stars Chad Michael Murray

Michael Ray says the heartbreak expressed in “Her World or Mine,” poignantly brought to life in his latest video, “is the reason I got into country music.” The video premieres today exclusively with “Good Morning America” and ABC.com. Ray’s third single is the emotional centerpiece of his 11-song sophomore album Amos and starkly contrasts the carefree theme and upbeat sound of his last single and third No. 1 hit, “One That Got Away.”

THE OLD DEAD TREE Reveal New Album Details, Release First Single

French dark metal outfit THE OLD DEAD TREE have revealed the details for their forthcoming studio album, ‘The End,’ which will be released on December 6. This final chapter, containing 5 never released tracks, was already written in 1999, a few days before the tragic loss of drummer Frédéric Guillemot. With this record, the band is closing their career with one last tribute to their long-lost friend. The EP includes a bonus DVD containing an extensive documentary on the band’s career.

Christopher Paul Stelling Announces New Ben Harper-Produced Album ‘Best of Luck’, New Single “Trouble Don’t Follow Me” Out Now

Impassioned singer and virtuosic guitar player Christopher Paul Stelling is announcing his fifth album today. Titled Best of Luck, the Ben Harper-produced record will be released on February 7 via ANTI-. Directed by Andrew Anderson, watch the new video for lead single “Trouble Don’t Follow Me.”

Stelling traverses the wooded roads of North Carolina in a ‘60’s Ford pick-up truck, until the truck breaks down and he must head towards both his destiny and his destination on foot.

Dee Lunar – ‘Shapeshifter’ Single

Drawing on the deep well-spring of feminine energy, Dee Lunar’s latest single Shapeshifter is sonically and thematically indomitable.

To quote the Cairns-based artist she hopes that this latest single becomes a “full on female empowerment anthem”. Inspired as part of her spiritual experimentation, a journey via a trance state connected her with animal guides. Taking away the knowledge that all woman are shapeshifters and warriors in essence, assuming different roles and integrating various animalistic energies during daily life, becoming more than mothers and daughters, becoming warriors.

People and Jazziz premiere tracks from Jana Herzen’s upcoming Motema release; Joe’s Pub preview concert is set for 10/29 in New York

National coverage has begun to build for singer/songwriter/guitarist Jana Herzen’s upcoming 1/17/20 album ‘Nothing But Love’. In an Exclusive Song Premiere, People Magazine praised the album’s first single ‘With an Open Heart’ as “touching” and “poignant”, adding that Herzen’s work is “imbued…(with)…color and character”.

Monsta X Stuns With Dreamy “Someone’s Someone” Video

In the midst of making history and breaking records, K-pop super group and worldwide phenomenon Monsta X share a new video for “Someone’s Someone.” With Forbes referring to the track as a “Hard yet gentle, dance floor-ready while still being very sweet, the tune has widespread appeal, and it is easy to love after just one listen.” The English language single follows the release of “LOVE U” and “WHO DO U LOVE?” will.i.am remix.

JANINA JADE New Official Video For ‘Nothing New’ And Album Date Announcement

Janina Jade says: “I absolutely love this song, it’s one of my favorites on the album. It’s a really cool hard rock tune, and I just love the way it creeps up on you then twists and turns with this slightly sinister nightmarish vibe to it. The lyrics are deeply personal and quite dark, dealing with my inner demons and darkness of my soul. But at the same time it’s for me a strong positive song. It lifts you up, you know, no matter how many times you fall deep down into that black abyss you always rise up and return stronger than before. The darkness and despair eventually becomes a familiar place and you know how to navigate your way out of it. In a way you could say that the darkness and the demons becomes your friends, your home.”

Hear Sean Henry’s “You Fall Away” off his upcoming album

The single premiered recently on Post-Trash saying that it “combines two of Henry’s songwriting instincts, the melody-forward songwriting of Bob Pollard/Guided by Voices and the effortless grace of Big Star, into a pitch-perfect rock ballad.” Pre-order A Jump from the High Dive and catch Sean Henry on tour with all full band over most of November!


Heavy-rock band LUCIFER have just announced their third and final leg of their North American headline tour today. The band will hit the road starting on January 15th in Memphis, TN and ending on January 26th in Tampa, FL.

Vevo reveals its top 10 most-watched videos of all time

Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video platform, has announced its Top 10 lists of the decade’s most-watched music videos in honor of the company’s 10-year anniversary.

Globally, the Most-Watched Music Video accolade goes to Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee with 6.4 billion views since its release in early 2017. Notably, the second most-viewed video is Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars with 3.6 billion views followed by Justin Bieber’s “Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement)” rounding out the top three with 3.1 billion views.

‘Despacito’ Tops Vevo’s Most-Watched Videos of the Past Decade Chart


In “Karma,” the latest single/video from Desert Sparrow premiering a day early via GroundSounds, Darby is an eccentric explorer and conspiracy theorist willing to put his marriage on the line for his Bigfoot pursuit. In reality, Desert Sparrow’s Kylie Adams and Dave Carreno were inspired to write “Karma” as a song of empowerment for a friend exiting a bad relationship, but GroundSounds attest that their “punchy indie-rock provides the perfect soundtrack” to Darby’s dual search for validation both romantically and paranormally.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Desert Sparrow – “Karma”