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ELDEN (Swe) – release new album “Nostromo” on January 24th

Elden believes in the power of heavy metal riffs, melodic choruses and an all out head banging experience. Formed in 2012 in Karlstad, Sweden, the band started writing songs influenced by artists like Mastodon, Baroness, The Sword and classic bands from the 70´s and 80´s. They recorded and released their first demo one year later and performed on a regular basis at local venues. Come 2015, Elden released their first EP and started touring across the country.


Directed by Chloe de Brito, the video follows a seventies-style title card with visuals that evoke the earthy and entrancing nostalgic spirit of classic fantasy from the golden age of maverick filmmaking. Grainy camera captures the magic of lush forests and rolling hills as CXLOE lithely dances and sings styled in Boho chic. She immediately entrances as the track levitates from glitchy production wizardry into a gorgeous and glorious refrain.

FEET Share New Single “Vegetarian Christmas”

Today, UK band FEET share their new single “Vegetarian Christmas,” a jangly ode to Linda McCartney and “alternatives to meat”. “‘Vegetarian Christmas’ is about the wholesome alternative” explain the band. “Teach, don’t preach is the songs philosophy. We’re presenting the option and asking what’s on your plate this Christmas? Food and tradition are closely linked in this country and we believe it should not reflect the past without working towards a more positive future. Nothing’s a tradition until it starts. Why not make vegetarianism part of yours this Christmas.”


Today, Bread Winners Association recording artist Kevin Gates released a new visual to accompany his hit track “Bags” from his sophomore album I’M HIM. In the new video, the self-made rapper shows his hustle to get his bag, opposite a female hustler who is also out to get Gates’ bag for herself. The moody, tongue-and-cheek visual is streaming now on Gates’ official YouTube channel HERE.


She will be touring in support of Jaime, her debut solo album, which is already turning up on numerous critics’ “Best of 2019” lists, including that of The New York Times’ Jon Pareles. The track “History Repeats” has been nominated in two GRAMMY categories: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, bringing her total career nominations to 11. She has won four GRAMMY Awards in her role as lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping band Alabama Shakes.

Brittany Howard Announces Spring Tour 2020

Seattle’s TRAVIS THOMPSON Releases “Dropped Babies” Video

“Travis Thompson comes into his own on his debut album…” – Uproxx

“If you’re familiar with Travis, you’d know that his Lyrical delivery is out of this world. This project showcases that skill in every single way.” – Lyrical Lemonade

“Travis Thompson makes good on ‘Reckless Endangerment,’ the rapper’s first major-label album.” – The Seattle Times

New Music From The Who “WHO” Out Now On Polydor/Interscope Records

The eleven-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during Spring and Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson). Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, drummers Carla Azar and Joey Waronker, bass player Gus Seyffert and Gordon Giltrap.

Album Review: The Who’s ‘Who’

Reggae Ambassadors Third World, Release Visuals for Single “You’re Not The Only One”

Nine-time GRAMMY nominated band, Third World and four-time GRAMMY winner Damian Marley have released the visual for their hit collaboration “You’re Not The Only One” off the band’s Grammy nominated album More Work To Be Done album, released by Ghetto Youths International.

LEFTI shares disco house remix of “Magic” by Abc Dialect

Abc Dialect and LEFTI are excited to share a disco house remix of Abc Dialect’s single “Magic” via Casablanca Sunset Records. The original version of the song was released earlier this year and the remix brings new life to the lively original.

Playing to the song’s title, the remix takes on a magical life of its own. The Brooklyn-based producer, LEFTI revisits Abc Dialect’s vocal performance while laying down his own indie dance instrumentation. Adding layers of synths, guitars, drums, and bass the flip is a completely new take on the already enjoyable original. A worth while listen for any fan of the nu disco & indie dance genre.

SALVATION: Decibel Premieres New Video From Chicago Noise Rock Trio

Decibel Magazine is currently hosting the visual companion to the track “Year Of The Fly” from Chicago noise rock trio SALVATION. The tune comes by way of the album of the same name, released late last month via Forge Again Records.

Video Premiere: Salvation – ‘Year of the Fly’

Beatific’s debut EP, Sunshine, premieres a day early via Jammerzine

Known for his sound design work, Beatific frontman Elad Marish was a songwriter long before becoming a respected industry figure and President of the American Association of Music Producers. While not Marish’s first band or side project by any means, Beatific is the first collaboration between him and Jeremy Black, the former drummer of Apollo Sunshine known more recently for his collaborations on the Bon Iver and The National-organized music festival PEOPLE.

Authority Zero Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary with 2 Disc Set (“Live At The Rebel Lounge”)

Long-running Mesa, AZ-based melodic punk/rock/reggae act Authority Zero will ring in their 25 year anniversary as a band, with the release of ‘Live At The Rebel Lounge,’ a 24-track double LP consisting of the band’s greatest hits and fan favorites, recorded live last July in front of a rapturous hometown crowd over 2 sold-out nights at Phoenix’s The Rebel Lounge.

Accompanying the live album is ‘Authority Zero: Twenty Five Years In The Pit’ a limited-run 136-page hardbound retrospective photo book by David LeRoy Hunsaker, featuring over 250 images, which documents the band’s history over the last quarter-century.

Authority Zero Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary with 2 Disc Set (“Live At The Rebel Lounge”), Companion Photo Book and Headline Tour

The Spanish Artist Okuda San Miguel and His Team Are Returning to Miami Art Week

Following his success last year as invited artist, Okuda is back with a bang, this time at Scope Miami Beach for his exhibition “Plastic Island”, which reflects on the overuse of plastic and its impact on the environment. The artist’s work will be on display at Oasis, the new multidisciplinary space featured at the art fair this year.

KWAME new single ‘NOBODY feat. E^ST’

This powerful anthem of self belief was born out of Kwame’s frustration with life, the creative industries and those who think they know it all. “The track itself is a huge reflection of the years I’ve had thus far, seeing many people come and go. It’s a reminder for myself and anyone else to listen to yourself, outside opinions are irrelevant,” he says. Kwame explains that the ‘idea of putting these actions into place is simple, it all starts by singing the one line of the hook: can’t nobody tell me no no more.’

Yur Mum’s forthcoming EP “Ellipsis” – Out 06/12/19

Yur Mum’s forthcoming EP, Ellipsis, will be released on the 6th of December 2019. It’ll contain five tracks, including their recent single Sweatshop, which were recorded earlier this year with producer Dan Lucas of Anchor Baby Studios UK. “His work is absolutely brilliant and he made us sound like we expected to in our heads, but even better.” The cover illustration was provided by Sofia Martins, AKA Starsha Lee, who the band site as an artist they “love and admire.”

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Kicking Off July 17, 2020

In an announcement made from the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced all but two of the nights for the 2020 Frontier Nights® entertainment series. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its exclusive Last Cowboy Standing series and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo will return to the arena in 2020.


“Nice To Meet Ya,” his new single, has amassed over 100 million combined global streams since its release in October. Naming it one of the “5 Best Songs of the Week,” TIME said, “The tune is grounded by his easygoing hum and a confident, low-key lyrical delivery, but it’s a pop song through and through, with a catchy rock inflection to boot.” “Niall’s Back baby,” Vulture declared. Billboard noted, “‘Nice To Meet Ya’ is Horan’s most daring track yet as far as production goes, building a piano-driven melody into a swirling bridge before the electric guitar-driven chorus kicks in.” The official video, directed by The Young Astronauts, racked up more than 13 million views in the first week of release. View HERE.


2019 is the year that Fekky was reborn – he embarked upon a new chapter in his highly successful career. Dropping new tracks including ‘All The Smoke’, ‘No Apologies’ feat. Nafe Smallz and most recently ‘Attitude’ which has already had over 1.5 million streams on Spotify alone and it’s allowed Fekky to be free and show his versatility as an artist.

Jauz links up with Dubloadz on high-octane new single ‘Super Hott’ | Out Now via Bite This!

US artists Jauz and Dubloadz have joined forces on new single ‘Super Hott’, out now via Bite This!

Showcasing both producer’s energetic production styles, ‘Super Hott’ is the lead track off Dubloadz forthcoming Dubloadz Presents: Houseloadz Vol. 1 EP, coming out on December 13th via Jauz’s imprint Bite This!.