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The Brilliance Announce New Single via The Big Takeover

The Brilliance’s acoustic-electric, symphonic-pop songs invite you to step outside yourself; to see the world through the eyes of the other, the stranger, and those you may consider your enemy. The band is comprised of songwriter David Gungor and composer John Arndt, who crafted the new “suite” in collaboration with Biola University Orchestra and Chorus.

BLACKLITE DISTRICT Celebrates 100,000 Subscriptions & Joins Adelita’s Way for 2020 Tour!

Spearfish, SD based singer/songwriter, producer, and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has recently been verified through YouTube with the achievement of 100,000 subscriptions. The artist will be celebrating on the road with his fans as he joins ADELITA’S WAY for 2020 Winter tour dates.

“Hitting 100,000 subscribers is a true milestone in my career. It’s the result of years of hard work and dedication. I really have dedicated my life to music and I’m grateful that I such a passionate fanbase who has made its all worth it. 2020 is going to be one of my biggest years yet. The songwriting is evolving, and the music is really developing into a defined sound.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

Mr. Elevator (Tomas Dolas, Oh Sees) Share “Waiting” Video Via The FADER

Mr Elevator, project of Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, released the third single, “Waiting” off of their upcoming LP, Goodbye, Blue Sky. The single premiered with The FADER and included an exclusive quote from Tomas Dolas.

“The video came from a dream I had one morning after mixing ‘Waiting’ the night before, I tried to find someone who could recreate it, but wasn’t having any luck. I brought it up to my friend Jonny who plays bass with us, and he mentioned a friend he had who did visuals and video work and put me in touch with Marty Tzonev.

Rasputina’s Luis Mojica presents’ ‘Shaman Food’

Intriguing singer-songwriter Luis Mojica has released a live video for ‘Shaman Food’, a track from his second studio album ‘How A Stranger Is Made’, Filmed by Joel Patterson at Utopia Soundstage, Luis Mojica is joined by Evan Glen Adams on drums. Patterson also edited this videoe with sound recorded by Jeff Harrigfeld.

Kaytranada to support Anderson .Paak Headline Performance at 4XFAR Festival

Today, inaugural music and adventure festival experience 4xFAR Presented by Land Rover, has announced a special guest performance from urban beatsmith Kaytranada. He will support Grammy-winning Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals during their headlining performance at the brand new Coachella Valley event on January 18-19.

For the past decade Haitian-born, Montreal-based dance music producer Kaytranada has been known for his seamless blending of hip-hop inspired bass lines and effortless dance sensibilities. He released his first award-winning debut album “99.9%” in 2016, followed by this year’s “Bubba” LP in December 2019. The new and much buzzed about studio-effort features collaborations with industry elite such as Kali Uchis, Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, GoldLink and more. He’ll be joining Anderson .Paak, whose vocals are featured on Kaytranada’s 99.9% track, “Glowed Up,” as he headlines 4xFar on the first day of the event, alongside The Free Nationals.


The Noolands Release Their New Rocking Music Video ‘Too Close’

With a ton of heart, talent and grooves that make us move, The Noolands are here to kick down the doors of 2020 with a brand new single and music video!

The Noolands are an eclectic group of longtime Canadian friends from Barrie, Ontario. At its very core, the band is based on steadfast friendship, collaboration, storytelling and a love for music. Their sound has been compared to Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tame Impala, Weezer, The Killers and The Barenaked Ladies to name a few. The Noolands have a natural tendency to float between genres and yet still maintain a uniquely focused and familiar sound. What you hear is high energy and dance-able, catchy tunes with a raw rock & roll production that connects with the listener from headphones or from the stage.

K+Lab Drops New Single ‘Smowk,’ 100% Of Proceeds To Help Communities Affected By Australian Bushfires

My heart is with the Volunteers, Firefighters, Farmers, Animals and the people who have lost their lives and homes in the immense Australian bushfires. Today I’m trying to raise funds by releasing a track called “Smowk” 100% of sales will go to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal, their focus is on the communities in need. I’ve set the track up as a $1 Bandcamp exclusive but you can pay more if you like, I appreciate your help. Much Love, – Caleb.

new song from The Turning soundtrack from Lawrence Rothman ft. Pale Waves

“The Turning takes place in 1990’s – instead of using licensed 90’s music- Floria and I wanted to create a soundtrack that was 90’s influenced, mixing our favorite new artists and a few from the 90’s era. Giving the film its own world and its own unique version of the 90’s that only the film lives in. “SkinDeepSkyHighHeartWide” was written from the perspective of Kate, played by Mackenzie Davis. Her character is driven to madness from harboring a truth that know one wants to believe. The people she confides in abandon her which drives her to delusion and into a mental abyss. Heather from Pale Waves vocal was tracked in two takes, her voice added a beautiful rawness and urgency to the lyrics that bound together with the fractured Kate”


Dos de los grandes pioneros del reggaetón: Nicky Jam y Daddy Yankee, vuelven a unirse luego de 20 años de separación para darle vida a “Muévelo”, un tema explosivo que promete apoderarse de la radio y plataformas digitales durante este año 2020.

Durante 20 años, los fans de Nicky Jam y Daddy Yankee deseaban que “Los Cangris” grabaran nuevamente un tema juntos. La espera ha terminado y este 8 de enero marcará un nuevo hito en la historia de la música.

The Wants (ft. members of BODEGA) share brooding and uneasy new single “The Motor”

Following the organic buzz around shows at SXSW and two early singles for Council Records (Scalping, Talk Show) in “Clearly A Crisis” and “Fear My Society”, NYC’s The Wants return with new track “The Motor”, along with news of their much-awaited debut album release and a headline UK tour. “Container” is due March 17th and promises gloomy, intelligent post-punk that captures the darker elements of American society.

Bonny Light Horseman (Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, & Josh Kaufman) Share New Single “The Roving,”

Bonny Light Horseman—the new trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, The National)—today released new single “The Roving” from their self-titled debut album, due out January 24th via 37d03d Records. Produced by Kaufman, Bonny Light Horseman finds the group reimagining traditional songs and cowriting new ones based loosely on specific sources. “These 500-year-old lyrics are so deeply applicable,” Johnson explains. “‘The Roving’ could be the plot of an ’80s teen movie: ‘I had a wild summer with this awesome girl then she broke my heart!’ How incredible is it that as humans we still just want to love and have sex and feel sad and fight?” Mitchell adds, “Everyone will recognize this story, where you detect the littlest flicker in your lover’s eye, and you know it’s the beginning of the end. We added a singalong chorus so everyone could bond about this!”