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BLACK TUSK Announce Headlining U.S. Dates for 2020

Savannah, GA swamp rockers BLACK TUSK will be kicking off the new year with a headlining U.S. tour, in which they will be supported by ALL HELL. The trek will start on January 7 in Athens, GA and will conclude on January 17 in Tampa, FL.

The Wild Feathers Debut New Single “Jacksonville To Jackson Hole”

This morning, The Wild Feathers share their new single “Jacksonville To Jackson Hole,” a song by Eric Church and Casey Beathard which has never before been recorded. “Eric is one of our favorite songwriters, so having the opportunity to take one of his songs and making it our own is huge for us,” says Ricky Young of the band. “We’re especially excited about this new song because it captures the highway in a way that everyone can relate to.” The song is a reflection of time spent on tour, and appropriate for The Wild Feathers, road warriors who have opened for Bob Seger and Brothers Osborne this year. “Jacksonville To Jackson Hole” was debuted along with an interview on Storme Warren’s morning show on SiriusXM’s The Highway (ch.56).

NJ’s Pointless Release New Single/Music Video “Half Empty”

Pointless is a 4 piece indie/emo band from Gloucester and Camden counties, NJ. Since 2017, the band has released two EPs, Dust (2017), Glow (2018), as well as two singles, “No Chances” (2019), and their newest release “Half Empty” which is streaming everywhere starting today.


For the past four years, Monsta X have toured and attracted a massive international fan base in the United States and across the world. The single takes another step towards merging them into the pop scene as the first Korean group to seamlessly integrate fully.

‘Luke Combs: The Writer’s Cut’ New EP and Accompanying Original Short Film Available Exclusively on Apple Music

Following the release of his record-shattering No. 1 album What You See Is What You Get and multiple wins at the 2019 CMA Awards, country superstar Luke Combs unveils ‘Luke Combs: The Writer’s Cut’ – a new EP and accompanying original short film available today only on Apple Music.

On the exclusive EP, Luke and his songwriter companions Drew Parker and Ray Fulcher team up with Nashville producer Chip Matthews to revamp two of their original songs. “1, 2 Many” features Parker backing up Combs on vocals, while Fulcher joins in on the new track “Reasons”. In between, the crew takes on Glen Sherley’s “Grewstone Chapel” – originally made famous on Johnny Cash’s immortal album At Folsom Prison.

New Music This Week – Camila Cabello, The Who, Pitbull, and the Best of 2019

New Releases for December 6, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Los Lobos Premiere Video For “Christmas And You” From New Holiday Album

As the holiday season officially kicks off, Los Lobos have shared the first music video from their first-ever Christmas album Llegó Navidad, which is out now on Rhino. The visual piece accompanies “Christmas and You,” Los Lobos’ lone original on the twelve-track record, written by the band’s David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez. Llegó Navidad also shines a light on regional classics from across the Spanish-speaking world, from Veracruz to Panama to the Texas border. Since Los Lobos have spent the past five decades as such passionate ambassadors for the East LA community, it’s only natural they set the “Christmas and You” video against scenes from their Boyle Heights neighborhood, captured during the recording of Llegó Navidad at local studio Nest Recorders.


iLl Wayno partnered with e.l.f. Cosmetics to create the brand’s first original song to amplify their core DNA – e.l.f. is for every eye, lip and face – and brings beauty to life through music. The song then became a phenomenon with the brand’s #eyeslipsface TikTok challenge. The challenge is currently one of TikTok’s most successful paid ad campaigns and has been viewed almost 4 billion times, with over 2 million user-generated videos created using the hashtag. The song has been used in TikTok challenge videos by

Black Caviar Deliver New Remix of Justin Caruso’s ‘Broken Hearts’

Quickly following the release of their EP ‘Moon Landing’, NYC duo Black Caviar are back with a fresh new remix of Justin Caruso’s hit ‘Broken Hearts’ out Friday, December 6th.

The new rendition is a high-energy, upbeat version of the original future pop song that adds in heavy beats and stirs up Hilda’s blissful vocals. Black Caviar mixes distorted synths over a rapid tempo and pairs brilliant production with Justin Caruso’s stunning original tune.

Dirtnap Records Announces Jeff Burke-Produced Personality Cult LP, Unveils First Single

What started as a solo project for North Carolina’s Ben Carr has evolved into a full-band supergroup of sorts, featuring past and present members of Paint Fumes, Last Year’s Men, Natural Causes, Bass Drum Of Death, Missing Pages, Mind Spiders, Sweet Talk, Sweet Knives, and probably a bunch more that we’re forgetting about!

Solid Gold Share “Towns” Video Via Star Tribune

Minneapolis indie juggernauts, Solid Gold, are officially back with the single “Towns.” The song marks the first taste of new music from the trio of Zach Coulter, Matt Locher, and Adam Hurlburt since 2012’s critically-acclaimed Eat Your Young. The band has spent the past several years focusing on several other high-profile collaborations (Coulter with GAYNGS and Taggart and Rosewood, and Hurlburt with Aero Flynn, GAYNGS and Har Mar Superstar). With mixing and production from Josh Berg and Ryan Olcott, “Towns” finds the band expanding upon their trademark dream-inducing electronic sound with layer upon layer of retro synth, deep bass, and washed-out vocals – balancing a unique hybrid of R&B and indie pop with ease. Coulter described the process of the single, “We started melding Towns together in Matt’s basement. I had the synth top line and a basic structure. The lyrics came shortly after and are all about seducing the idea of ‘Faith’ as a person in order to destroy it.” “Towns” is now available to stream or purchase on all digital platforms today. The accompanying music video for the track can be viewed here.


blink-182’s latest album NINE is out now on Columbia Records and includes singles “I Really Wish I Hated You,” which is approaching Top 10 at Alternative Radio, “Darkside,” “Happy Days,” “Generational Divide” and “Blame It On My Youth.”

Since their humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, blink-182 have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences around the globe, becoming one of the defining and inspirational rock bands of their generation. blink-182 is Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass), Travis Barker (drums) and Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar).

Blink-182 Get Bummed Out for the Holidays on ‘Not Another Christmas Song’


On the heels of widespread critical acclaim, New York phenomenon and rising Pro Era Records rapper CJ Fly releases his new single “City We From” [featuring Conway The Machine] today.

Produced by Statik Selektah [Freddie Gibbs, Bun B], the track hinges on throwback piano and a staggered beat reminiscent of timeless East Coast rap with a modern take. CJ Fly eases into a hard-hitting and hypnotic flow announcing, “Just take this as a warning” before dropping vivid quotable lyrics such as “Cali weed and New York oxygen is what I exhale, my lines always go over your head like chem trails.” Meanwhile, Conway The Machine contributes an impressive cameo of his own. Together, they deliver a 21st century New York anthem.


“Cash Machine” marks the first single from Oliver Tree’s hugely anticipated debut album, UGLY IS BEAUTIFUL, due March 27,2020. The LP follows the recently released acclaimed EP DO YOU FEEL ME?, which includes hit singles “Miracle Man,” “Hurt,” and the RIAA gold certified hit single, “Alien Boy.”


After independently amassing 10 million plus streams and attracting a burgeoning fan base, 19-year-old singer, songwriter, and New Jersey phenomenon D. Muñoz shares his major label debut track and music video “Typa Luv” today.


Singer and songwriter Christian Lopez has toured the world, winning over audiences with his spellbinding, soulful voice. Fellow artist and producer Topo La Maskara has earned a reputation as one of the most celebrated urban producers to come out of the Dominican Republic. Together, these two Dominican talents are a true force to be reckoned with.

OUT TODAY: New Album from Beijing-raised, Brooklyn-based experimental/indie singer-songwriter/ composer Fay Kueen

A Place Called Home Is Not A Place observes human life from the out-of-body perspective of someone without a place, inspired by psychology, dream analysis, astrology, and surrealism. Placing Fay’s haunting, whispered vocals and smoky, jazzy keyboard playing in a dark, warm cave of warped synths and glitchy beats, these eight songs evoke an isolated and dreamlike inner world during a period of intense uncertainty and personal turmoil. The title track was written in 2013 while Fay was living in Boston – a mile from the site of the marathon bombing – and struggling with her immigration status. Other songs narrate a nightmare during an eclipse (Bunny Bastard), a romantic encounter in the middle of Hurricane Sandy (Before/After Sandy), and an escape from heartbreak by diving into the work of Salvador Dali (Atmospheric Zebra). Taken together, the record dreams of the dissolution of boundaries between beings, foreseeing all of us merging together and back into nature.

Exclusive Music Premiere: Fay Kueen Wang’s A Place Called Home is Not a Place

Steve Aoki Enlists Rock Icon Sting and Breakout Trio SHAED for Latest Track “2 in a Million” with a Soul-Stirring Video

Today, two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki, 17-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, and platinum-selling trio SHAED (known for their hit single “Trampoline”), team up to release their new collaborative anthem for soulmates everywhere—an offering from Aoki’s upcoming Neon Future IV—”2 in a Million.”