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Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders ring in the new year with a brand new video for “Middle Child,” the “blown-out and over-the-top rocker” (STEREOGUM) from the LOUDWIRE 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019 charting album Get The Money (Shanabelle/RCA Records).

Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins, and Jeff Coffman, the “Middle Child” clip’s vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early ’80s MTV, while a star turn by Hawkins’ own middle child Annabelle casts an eye toward the future. “Middle Child” features Hawkins himself in multiple roles, behind mics, drum kits, the wheel and coach’s whistle to name a few, with support from Coattail Riders Chris Chaney (bass) and Brent Woods (guitar), both of whom played on the original song (as did Dave Grohl).

Kadeema – ‘GOTTA GET IT’

“We are Kadeema. Years of touring, recording, and writing together inevitably turned us into true partners in crime – accomplices in each others great escape.

When our time as Ascot Royals came to an end, we needed to find a way to move forward on our musical journey. Kadeema, (Hebrew for forward), is the result of our desire to continue pushing forward and finding freedom in our musical aspirations.”


Bringing together global Indigenous music industry, culture leaders, and artists to honour tradition and forge new paths forward, the second edition of the International Indigenous Music Summit takes place in New Orleans in partnership with Folk Alliance International, from Jan 21-26, 2020.

The inaugural International Indigenous Music Summit took place in Montreal in February 2019. Programming included community outreach, stakeholder discussions and, of course, showcases by Indigenous artists from around the world. The Summit also welcomed iconic songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie and FAI’s 2019 Keynote Speaker Tanya Tagaq for book readings and, in the case of Sainte-Marie, a special address for Summit attendees. Summit delegates also gathered for a group discussion on wide-ranging topics surrounding one of IIMS big picture goals: to imagine, connect and work towards fostering a music industry model rooted in Indigenous experience and values.

Happy Foot/Sad Foot Song by Diane Coffee

In an interesting example of art imitating life imitating art we now bring you “The Foot Sign Song.” Taken from an in-the-works theatrical adaptation of noted author Jonathan Lethem’s (Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress Of Solitude) ’90s zeitgeist-y indie band novel “You Don’t Love Me Yet”, The Foot Sign Song is an ode to that Silver Lake landmark affectionately known to most residents as an omen of a good/bad ahead day ahead. With lyrics by Jonathan Lethem and songwriter Walter Salas-Humara (The Silos) and adapted here by Shaun Fleming, the man behind indie rock artist Diane Coffee and himself a veteran of theatre, film and the World of Disney. With the actual Foot Sign currently in storage purgatory and with the “Save the Foot Sign” folks attempting to rally support for landmark status (or at least to put the damned thing back up), Diane Coffee’s 90’s infused take brings effervescent life to the song.


The groundbreaking single has taken social media by storm, with fans imitating the star’s moves and posting their own dance footage. “Futsal Shuffle 2020” has amassed over 84 million streams since its recent release. After rocking the world with his highly acclaimed debut album, LUV IS RAGE 2 (2017), Lil Uzi Vert has graced fans with a number of critically-acclaimed singles in 2019, including “Sanguine Paradise,” “That’s a Rack,” and a guest appearance on Yo Gotti’s “Pose.”


Arizona released the song late last year and it’s already approaching double-platinum and hit Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. He writes and engineers all of his songs himself, has steadily been releasing music since 2016 and has played more than 50 shows across the U.S.

Award Winning Producer Rob Graves Presents Solstice Album Of Solo Piano Compositions Set For Release On Feb. 28th

Graves muses, “It’s funny to end up here because I didn’t have a particular goal in mind when I started composing the Solstice songs. In fact, if anything my goal was to not have a goal, I just wanted to do it. It was a very Zen approach. I decided almost on impulse to write and release a new song on YouTube each week. I liked that pressure of knowing a few thousand people would be expecting a new song.” Graves wanted to show up weekly and put forth whatever materialized in the studio by exploring creativity in its rawest form – improvisation – simply seeing what came that day, and then shaping the result into a completed song. Without time to “think” too much about the process, this approach allowed the compositions to end up in a state very close to how he first conceived each one: raw and natural. Graves chuckles, “Yeah, you can even hear these pauses in some of the tracks, and it’s literally me considering what to play next. I wanted to capture that truth. Creators tend to overthink things, and I wanted to eliminate that from the process as much as possible. There’s a primal intensity in art when it’s first created, and I tried to keep that in these songs, to get a snapshot of that initial energy before it hadtime to dissipate.”

Rob Graves Presents Solstice Album Of Solo Piano Compositions Set For Release On Feb. 28th

HYBORIAN Reveal New Album Details, Release First Single

The conceptual record picks up where their debut record left off and is accompanied by a 224-page sci-fi novel, ‘The Traveller,’ which was penned entirely by HYBORIAN guitarist/vocalist Martin Bush.

Ben Watt’s Never-Ending Playlist “SpinCycle” Hits 1,000 Songs

This week, musician-writer-DJ Ben Watt’s infinite Spotify playlist SpinCycle reached 1,000 tracks. The playlist began in 2014 as a way for Watt to showcase vintage gems, new bands, and curiosities he was eager to share with his fans. Six years later, the playlist now features 66 hours of music and has over 11,500 followers.

Tasha Angela kicks off 2020 with ‘Undescribable Feeling’ video

Recording artist and composer Tasha Angela releases captivating visuals for second single Undescribable Feeling from her impending EP entitled “Hidden Gems” which is due out Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

Gladie (ft. Augusta Koch of Cayetana) Announce Debut LP ‘Safe Sins’ Out 2/28

Philadelphia, PA band Gladie—led by Augusta Koch, formerly of Cayetana—today announced their debut album Safe Sins will be released on February 28th, 2020, via Lame-O Records. The band has also shared a first preview of the album in the expressive and atmospheric, electronic-accented first single “A Pace Far Different.” Of the song, Koch explains, “This song is about feeling trapped by your own limitations and trying desperately to escape them. We tried to capture that sensation with the erratic production of the song, in that it focuses mainly around repetitive loops that are meant to mirror the feeling of spiraling.” Safe Sins follows their 2018 debut EP Everyone Is Talking But You—which caught the attention of Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, WXPN’s The Key, and The Grey Estates, among others—and is now available for pre-order.

Bonded (feat. members of Sodom) To Release Debut Album ‘Rest In Violence’

BONDED features former Sodom members Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (Guitars) and Markus “Makka” Freiwald (Drums), and second guitarist Chris Tsitsis (ex-Suicidal Angels), bassist Marc Hauschild and vocalist Ingo Bajonczak (Assassin). With this massive line-up, they have created nothing short of a highly versatile and hard-hitting thrash metal debut together with producer Cornelius Rambadt (Sodom, Disbelief, Onkel Tom) at the Rambado Recording Studio in Essen, Germany.

Rod Stewart Announces North American Summer 2020 Tour

Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer/songwriter today announced details for his highly anticipated 2020 summer tour with special guest Cheap Trick. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city summer tour promises an unprecedented night of iconic hits songs from some of the most scenic venues across North America. Rod Stewart performs at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, August 1st at 7:30pm.

FOLIAN: Decibel premieres “Go Alone”

FOLIAN is the project of Portland, OR musician David Stephen Fylstra, who collaborates with many heavy and experimental acts such as Ramprasad, Flood Peak, KVØID (a collaboration with artist Dylan Garrett Smith), Canadensis, Bible Black Tyrant, The Stargazer Lilies, and Drowse. Folian manages to merge elements of drone, shoegaze, metal, pop, and experimental noise to create a uniquely meditative and cohesive, psychedelic sonic atmosphere using a mix of guitars, vocals, synths, field recordings, and various other instruments to sculpt the sound.

Track Premiere: Folian – ‘Go Alone’

BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 Set For Global Release On February 21

Global superstars BTS is returning with MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 on February 21.

Announced via their official global fan community ‘BTS Weverse’, MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 arrives ten months after their April release in 2019, MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA.

Anticipation remains high as BTS continues the MAP OF THE SOUL series. Global fans are eager to discover how the story will continue on from the previous installment, which explored the message of finding joy in love and reaching out to the world.

BTS to Debut New Album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ in February

SiriusXM Alt Nation Chart Toppers Eliza & The Delusionals for Skope

“Just Exist” was produced by Kon Kersting (Mallrat, WAAX, Big Scary, Kingswood) and straddles the line of such 90s luminaries as Veruca Salt, Blake Babies, Liz Phair with the modern sensibilities of Paramore and The Beths. The new single has amassed over a million streams in just a few week’s time and proving that its explosive U.S. debut isn’t a fluke, premier alt rock shed headliners Silversun Pickups have tapped the group to be main support on the West Coast leg of their 2020 tour of the States (tour dates below).

NECROWRETCH Release New Song, “Codex Obscuritas”

NECROWRETCH comment on the track: “A few weeks left before the release of our fourth album ‘The Ones From Hell,’ here lies ‘Codex Obscuritas,’ a slow and dreadful hymn that will drown you into a certain death.”