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Bad Company Desolation Angels 40th Anniversary Edition Out January 10

Bad Company’s incredible commercial success continued in 1979 with the British supergroup’s fifth studio album, Desolation Angels. A double-platinum hit, the album peaked at #3 on the U.S. album charts and took radio by storm with “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy,” the best-selling single of the band’s career.

Bad Company will celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary with a newly expanded version that boasts nineteen unreleased songs taken from the album’s recording sessions. Desolation Angles was recently remastered from the original multi-track tapes for THE SWAN SONG YEARS 1974-1982, a boxed set that was released this summer. That remastered version of the album is also used in this new anniversary collection


Just in time for the holiday season and most importantly, Christmas carolling season, L.A. Guns have released a brand new digital EP, “Another Xmas In Hell”. Featuring covers of holiday classics by The Damned, Ramones, Slade, and Billy Squier, these tracks will surely liven up your holiday festivities and provide a suitable soundtrack to guzzling down your spiked eggnog.

HDBeenDope Releases New Single “20K” Today

Enigmatic creative and Brooklyn native, HDBeenDope, released his new single “20K” today. The co-produced new single is HD’s first release since “Cayman,” “Rev Run” and “Byrd” – a series of loose tracks he released this summer – and his 2016 debut project, Pheace Be The Journey, which earned him an opening slot on Portugal. The Man’s 2017 North American Tour. On “20K” HD’s lyrical prowess is underscored by his savant-level creativity and production. “20K” is available everywhere now.

New Video: HDBeenDope “20k”

Sammy Miller and The Congregation Share Music Video For “Shine” From Debut Album ‘Leaving Egypt’

Today, Sammy Miller and The Congregation share the music video for their latest single “Shine,” the first track to be released from their forthcoming debut album Leaving Egypt, out February 7. Tonight, the band opens for Blind Boys of Alabama at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY and again on Sunday at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY.

Daniella Mason Remains “Steady” with New Chill Pop Single

Fresh off the release of her rousing femme anthem, “Woman Lover Powerful,” Daniella Mason continues the rollout for her forthcoming Physical State EP with yet another cut from the new record. Coupling vibey production with smooth layers of Mason’s voice, “Steady” contemplates the buoys of love that keep us afloat in troubled times.

Shane Owens Releases New Album ‘Thankful For Country Music’

Neo-traditional country music artist and Alabama-native Shane Owens released his new album, Thankful For Country Music, today! The aptly-named fresh set of tunes is released by Amerimonte Records and is available digitally everywhere.

Blending his rich and bold baritone voice over a mixture of contemporary and classic country music sounds, Thankful For Country Music wraps the notes around his listener’s heart with traditional southern storytelling, wholesome family values, and a love for country. These are the hallmarks that Owens’ has built his reputation on as a country music artist.

Shane Owens Releases New Album Thankful For Country Music


In speaking about the track, Dove says: “I am so stoked to finally release “Out of Touch.” It was the very first track I recorded at the start of this new music era, and still one of my favorites that I have done so far. It’s a big step towards finding my sound as a new artist.”

“Out Of Touch” follows her first few musical flavorings “Waste” and “Bloodshot,” which Cosmopolitan calls “a dreamy heartbreaker that might keep you up at night.” She later released “So Good,” which E! News called “an absolute stunner.” Collectively, the songs have accumulated over 15 million streams and video views to date and have received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Refinery29.

Lorna Shore Releases Title Track From Upcoming Album “Immortal”

Says LORNA SHORE, “’Immortal’ is an accurate representation of where the band has matured to. It was the last song we wrote for the album and ended up being the most challenging song to write. It truly shows the band’s maturity and willingness to grow and expand outside our comfort zones. Whatever we normally would do on a song, we strayed away from and ideas we always wanted to do, we leaned into. This song is an entire culmination of who we are and where the band is headed.”

Ismay Shares “The Stones” Via GroundSounds | ‘Songs of Sonoma’ Out February 2020

California based singer-songwriter, Ismay, has released the second single, “The Stones” off of their upcoming debut record, Songs of Sonoma. The single was shared with GroundSounds praising, “‘The Stones” begins with beautiful guitar-work and unfolds into a captivating narrative that does a great job of painting a picture for the listener. Fantastic song – short but sweet.”

PREMIERE: Ismay – “The Stones”

Tisoki Wraps 2019 With “IT’S OK” Featuring Kozze

Fueled by melodic interludes and trunk-thumping bass kicks, Tisoki drops a reassuring ode to hedonism in “IT’S OK,” featuring sung-rap vocals from Kozze. “IT’S OK” is the first single from Tisoki’s forthcoming sophomore EP for Dim Mak, set to arrive in early 2020.