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Ether Coven Release New Track “Unravel” Today

Earlier this year, Century Media Records announced the signing of the Fort Lauderdale natives. Born from the ashes of vocalist/guitarist Peter Kowlasky’s (vocals and guitar) former (and occasionally still active) band, Remembering Never, Ether Coven marry the dissonant sounds of Neurosis and Swans, the sumptuous gloom of Type O Negative and the riffing of their home state’s death metal heritage. Helmed by a creative core of Kowalsky and Devin Estep (vocals, guitar), the band has spent the past three years touring clubs and DIY venues across the Eastern seaboard and Canada, performing alongside the likes of The Body, Eyehategod, Cro-Mags and Torche.


As Loyal Lobos, Andrea Silva mines memories of a childhood growing up in the countryside of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, and her experiences as a young adult in LA to create poetic, painterly music that makes sweeping allusions to love, sexuality, and femininity. She moved to LA at age 18 to pursue her dream and there, Loyal Lobos was born. After performing in numerous bands and experimenting with different sounds, she found the essence of her solo sound and in 2016 wrote the music that would become her first EP, The Fall.


Today’s arrival of “Mind Is A Prison” follows Benjamin’s release of the critically acclaimed “Jesus in L.A.” and “Must Have Been The Wind.” These tracks marked Benjamin’s first new releases since his internationally acclaimed debut mixtape, “NARRATED FOR YOU,” highlighted by the RIAA platinum certified smash single, “Let Me Down Slowly.” The smash hit proved Benjamin’s planetary breakthrough, reaching the top 5 radio airplay in France, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Romania, and Czech Republic whilst earning the #8 spot on overall European airplay. Alec also earned 2x platinum certification in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands and Switzerland, platinum certification in Belgium, Denmark, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, China and Korea as well as gold certification in Austria, France, Germany, Indonesia and Italy. His international and widespread appeal has helped Alec’s videos amass over 125 million views on YouTube.


Ava will round out her extraordinary 2019 with an eagerly anticipated performance on ABC’s upcoming Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, airing live on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST (check local listings). Last weekend saw Ava sharing the stage with fellow superstars including Harry Styles, Rita Ora, Stormzy and more at the sold-out Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with SEAT at London’s iconic O2 Arena.


MelodyVR, the premier virtual reality music platform, has announced the debut of four spectacular new shows, all exclusively available in immersive 360° virtual reality via the MelodyVR app for smartphone or Oculus VR headset. The shows – from global superstars as Luke Combs, Emeli Sande, Of Monsters and Men and Tory Lanez – were all filmed this year and are offered now on-demand for the first time ever.

Oakland GRAMMY nominated hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers share “Just Be”

“It’s not just that my childhood and adolescence might have been wildly different if I had had this as a soundtrack… it’s that I, in my 40-year-old body, need the language, teachings, and modeling that this album brings as much (if not more) than most of the young people I know.” – Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs

L.A. Ladies Man 1TakeJay Returns to the Arco in His New Video

Few rappers in any city can spout X-rated tough-talk as effortlessly as Compton’s 1TakeJay. Returning to his favorite haunt for an afternoon of debauchery, 1TakeJay shares “Arco 2,” his new video. The sequel to his 2018 cult hit “Arco,” “Arco 2” finds Jay unleashing a relentless barrage of disrespectful bars, dismissing haters and exes in the same breath: “1TakeJay walk, these n****s wanna be him/She jumped outta yours just to be in my DM/1TakeJay walk, these b*tches wanna freak him/Cause you broke, I’m gettin’ to the chicken like seasonin’.” In the video, premiered by HipHopDX, Jay brings a massive crew to the corner Arco, popping bottles with his homies as ladies wait on line for some quality time. “Arco 2” is the latest video from G.O.A.T., Jay’s new project, and follows the Juddyremixdem-directed clip for Jay’s hit “I Like B*tches.”

“Oh Hell” – Magdalena Bay’s New Song

Capable of teaching a pop masterclass and drawing praise from the likes of V Magazine, MTV, Earmilk, Clash, Gorilla Vs. Bear, Substream, Atwood, The Line of Best Fit, and more, Magdalena Bay seamlessly stitch together old and new, breathing new life into the neon late-night and offbeat cinematic nostalgia of the eighties with savant-like skill to create their own handcrafted, occasionally peculiar, sound and vision that packages melancholic themes inside a high-gloss, otherworldly pop sound. Taking inspiration from both Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX, the playlist darlings have been making music together since high school and are a regular staple on Spotify’s official Indie Pop, All New Indie, and HYPERPOP lists with more than 4 million streams and counting.

SiriusXM and Pandora Predict the Breakout Artists of 2020

SiriusXM and Pandora today announced the lineup of emerging artists they predict will make it big in 2020. Selected by the combined company’s music editorial, programming, and curation teams, the 24 artists spanning genres including country, rock, pop, hip hop, Latin, dance, and more.

“This list represents an exciting and fascinating range of music, and we look forward to our listeners discovering and listening to these new artists in 2020 and beyond on SiriusXM and Pandora,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “Our platforms are the best place to discover new music and we look forward to introducing and promoting these talented artists to our listeners across both services.”