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As the lyric of the famed “The Christmas Song” proclaims, “from kids from one to ninety-two,” singer Tony Bennett has been celebrating the holiday season for 93 years and his heart-warming catalog of holiday recordings and original artwork are now featured on “Tony Bennett’s Holiday Yule Log,” launching on the 19-time Grammy winner’s YouTube channel today at 11 am EST.

DEFILED Release George Orwell-Inspired Song, “Masses in Chaos”

The band comment on the new track: “This video was taken at our previous rehearsal/recording room in Okinawa, Japan. This is where we recorded our new album. Sadly, the building was demolished and we kinda miss our ‘home,’ knowing too well we’ll never see it again. By premiering this video we’re also sharing a small, yet meaningful, souvenir with all of you. As some of you may guess, the song is about George Orwell’s 1984 … Enjoy!!”


Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ro James returns today with the visual for his new single “Last Time.” The track is the lead single from his forthcoming sophomore album which is due out via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

Houston Rap Duo HL Wave and Jhonny Flames release music video for viral track “Gordon Ramsay”    

Today, Houston rap duo HL Wave (19) and Jhonny Flames (21) release the music video for viral hit “Gordon Ramsay.” The track, which catapulted the twosome to fame, was one of the most viral songs of 2019 and dubbed a thundering hit by Rolling Stone. While paying tribute to the world-renowned chef, the duo showcases their own cooking skills and personalities through the trippy music video – out TODAY.


Fueled By Ramen recording artist grandson and alt-pop duo Moby Rich have shared the official video for their collaborative track, “Happy Pill.” Directed by Joe Cappa, the animated video is streaming now on grandson’s official YouTube channel. Released last month, “Happy Pill” serves as an exploration into the dangers of addiction.

Cori Rios & The Kaleidoscope Kid – ‘Gone For a Little Bit’

Gone for a little bit is an Arizona summer time Hip Hop anthem about leaving your love behind for tour and hoping that the love will still be there when you return. The first collaboration between Sedona based Kaleidoscope Kid & Cori Rios. Self produced by Cori Rios & directed by Matt Campbell.

Brett Kissel Set to Kick Off 2020 with the Release of New Album, Now Or Never

Just months after his stateside debut with the release of “Drink About Me,” award-winning Country artist Brett Kissel is preparing to ring in the New Year with what he marks as the most exciting body of work he has ever created. His new album, Now Or Never, will be available worldwide on Jan. 1, 2020.

THE SONIC DAWN: stream first single off new album ‘Enter The Mirage’

Copenhagen’s psychedelic trio THE SONIC DAWN announce the release of their fourth studio album ‘Enter The Mirage’ this March 27th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The band share first groovy single “Young Love, Old Hate” today exclusively via Ghost Cult Magazine.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Sonic Dawn Shares “Young Love, Old Hate” Single


Today, global singer-songwriter, Dermot Kennedy drops the video for his hit, ‘THE CORNER’. The visual for Dermot’s sixth track on his debut album, WITHOUT FEAR, brings his raw lyrics to life highlighting his captivating storytelling ability–-a trait solidifying Dermot as a riveting artist.

Treefort Music Fest 2020

Treefort Music Fest is an annual music and arts festival featuring over 400 bands plus film, art, comedy, yoga, and more across multiple venues in downtown Boise in March. Now in it’s ninth year and set for March 25-29th, Treefort is excited to announce its second round of performers, which include: Calexico, Grouplove, Built to Spill, Lightning Bolt, Xiu Xiu, Delicate Steve, Sonny & the Sunsets, Magna Carda, Sun Blood Stories, Prism Tats and 100+ more acts. The full list of acts can be found below. Be on the lookout for the third wave of artist announcements in the new year!


Powabunga 2020 Announces Lineup and Additional Location

Today, Powabunga, the acclaimed music and mountain festival, announces its return to Vail, CO on April 17-19, 2020 and its expansion to a second location along the shores of Lake Tahoe in Crystal Bay, NV on March 20-22, 2020. Embracing the vibrant spirit of mountain culture from the Colorado Rocky Mountains to Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada’s, Powabunga provides an immersive alpine festival experience from the slopes to the stage – including access to world-class mountain resorts, apres-ski activities, after-parties, and more.

Green Leaf Rustlers Announce Debut Album ‘From Within Marin’

Green Leaf Rustlers have announced the release of their debut album—a live collection entitled From Within Marin. Comprised by Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Greg Loiacono, Pete Sears and John Molo, the cosmic country quintet have become a staple of the live music scene in and around Marin County, California for their re-imagining of outlaw country and country rock staples by artists like Gram Parsons, Waylon Jennings, The Byrds and more. The band, which seldom performs outside of North California, was captured in concert on the 2-LP set by none other than legendary recording engineer and Grateful Dead archivist Betty Cantor Jackson at a handful of early 2019 shows in Marin.


In her home country of Australia, Tones And I is rewriting history with “Dance Monkey,” as it remains the all-time longest running #1 on the ARIA singles chart, now in its 20th week atop the tally. In the UK, Tones And I has matched a similarly remarkable record as “Dance Monkey” sits at #1 on the Official Singles Chart for an 11th consecutive week, marking the longest running #1 song of all time by a female artist on the chart. Tones And I continues to make a massive international impact with “Dance Monkey” crossing a 1 Billion streams globally, while hitting #1 in 20 countries around the world. “Dance Monkey” is featured on Tones And I’s debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, which is out now on Elektra Records.

Fay Kueen 王斐南 – ‘Atmospheric Zebra’

“The video makes a clear delineation between Kueen’s avant-garde sound and her struggle for naturalization: disorienting turns, barriers, moments of confusion and panic followed by long stretches of uneasy silence…It follows, then, that “Atmospheric Zebra” has an off-kilter vibe, with cryptic lyrics and lots of tension.” (Audiofemme)

Heaven Shall Burn Announce New Album ‘Of Truth And Sacrifice’

Instead of getting stuck in the ever grueling cycle of studio recordings, album releases and touring, HEAVEN SHALL BURN allowed themselves a well-deserved break. While taking the time off, the members recharged their batteries and gathered new influences and ideas. Maik Weichert (guitars) stated, “we decided that one album wasn’t good enough, but we wanted to create a double album as a statement. Our goal was a total work of art that people could dive into, something that leaves a lot of room for surprises and experiments. It was only fair to give our fans twice as much after letting them wait for so long.”

Heaven Shall Burn Announce New Album Of Truth & Sacrifice

Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream/Neuland) readies ‘Exit Ghost’ LP

It’s a strange between world, bookended by sleep and the jolt of being wide awake in a place where you wonder how you got there. You know the feeling… It seems familiar but the colors are, well, unreal.

On the bookshelf stands a single tome; John Fowles’ The Magus, its pages are strewn across the floor, there is no end to the story, the circular quest for “what is real and what is not” will never conclude, never be in order again.