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Dead & Company Playing In The Sand 2019 – Three Complete Shows Available Today
The Dead & Company digital concert series will keep on truckin’ on in 2020. The series resumes today (January 10) with the digital release of all three
of the January 2019 “Playing In The Sand” shows. They arrive before the third annual “Playing In The Sand” all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Cancún, Mexico is scheduled to take place next weekend, January 16-19, 2020.
The 2019 “Playing In The Sand” shows featured over 50 different songs across three nights. All audio is available now through all digital download and streaming services. In addition, the concerts will be offered in Apple Lossless and FLAC formats from Dead.net.
Novena to Release New Album “Eleventh Hour” March 6th via Frontiers Music Srl
Novena is a new progressive metal/rock act from the UK including the frontmen Ross Jennings, also of Haken, and Gareth Mason, also of Slice the Cake. Their new album and Frontiers Music Srl debut “Eleventh Hour” will be released March 6th.
The Lone Bellow – Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have released the soaring and elevating “Good Times,” a new powerful song from their soon-to-be-released album HALF MOON LIGHT (Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company). Out February 7 and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, HALF MOON LIGHT is the band’s fourth studio LP and first one since 2017. Billboard premiered the “rhythmic, joyous” song with a Zach Williams Q&A yesterday. A short video about the writing and recording of the song is available now as well.
Dayo Bello today returns with an ode for all your significant others who stick with you even in the darker times on “Why?”. You can hear this song tug the heartstrings from his very soul to yours, along with many new songs being released this year, live at Ivy House in London on February 10th.
White Tail Falls shares ethereal new single ‘Disintegrate’
Enigmatic London-based artist White Tail Falls have shared their new single, ‘Disintegrate’, as well as announcing the release of their debut album, Age Of Entitlement, out March 6th via Physical Education Records.
Opening to a beautifully ambient blend of strings, guitar and subtle piano, the track builds through verses highlighting expressive and poignant lyricism before opening into a resonant mix of intoxicating harmonies and ethereal synth flourishes, propelled by sparse drum machine beats.
Rising singer-songwriter Alfreda leads the new year with the enthralling, genre-bending Hole cover, ‘Miss World’ out today.
Alfreda’s captivating version of ‘Miss World’ which was originally written and performed by 90s rock icon Courtney Love – highlights her powerful, controlled vocal which sits on top of glassy synths. The wistful production clearly frames the stark lyrics that gives the song a contemporary twist to the 90’s band classic. On ‘Miss World’ Alfreda explains: “The thinking behind doing a ‘Miss World’ cover was partly because I’m a fan of Courtney Love. Her style, her voice and when she gate-crashed Madonna’s interview at the 1995 VMA’s.”
HOSH drops scintillating new single ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’ Feat. Jalja
German DJ, producer and label owner HOSH teams up with Italian newcomer 1979 on his new single ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’ Feat Jalja, which sees its commercial release on Friday 10th January via Ministry of Sound and Three Six Zero Recordings.
A scintillating slice of melodic house, with vocals by London based singer Jalja, ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’ Feat. Jalja sees HOSH and 1979 craft a sparse, emotive soundscape that lingers long in the memory. The stunning official video sees Tim Burton-reminiscent animation that acts as a perfect visual representation of the track’s eerie yet emotive vibe.
Crywolf is making his grand entrance into the new year with the release of his new single, “beauty is not a need, she is an ecstasy [respirate],” out on all streaming platforms today. In addition to his new single, Crywolf will also be performing at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge on January 16th. The one-off night of music will see Crywolf re-imagining his tracks with a stripped back approach, featuring string instruments, special guests, and other surprises.
Today 10th January, multi-talented singer-songwriter-actor Michael Malarkey releases his second full length album ‘Graveracer’ as a DL and limited gold LP Vinyl via Cap on Cat/Kartel. This is alongside an extensive UK and European tour, including a headline show at London’s Bush Hall tonight.
ED ROMAN RETURNS WITH EMPOWERING NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “STRONGER”
Canadian singer-songwriter Ed Roman released his epic album, “Red Omen” in 2016. The album included tracks that received worldwide airplay on more than 600 stations around the globe, and, in the case of the title track, a Top 20 iTunes Pop chart hit in his homeland. The animated video for that single received its global premiere with Exclaim.ca, after having an incredible run of success at International Film Festivals. Taking advantage of the video’s raised profile, Ed committed to raising funds for Whole Dyslexia via rentals and sales of the video on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo. Now, Ed is back with an empowering anthem, to be released on January 17th, 2020.
Rising singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith shares triumphant new single “Long Time Coming” from her eagerly-awaited sophomore album Supernova, out March 13th on Monument Records. Written by Caitlyn alongside Jennifer Decilveo and Christian “Leggy” Langdon, “Long Time Coming” kicks off Supernova, setting the tone for the album as a whole with Caitlyn’s pushing of sonic boundaries and celebration of personal growth.
Lil Baby shares new song “Sum 2 Prove”
Lil Baby has shared his latest song “Sum 2 Prove”, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Earlier this week Baby performed his current hit song “Woah” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which has earned over 250 million global streams since its release, earning over 25 million streams per week. The song has also been used in over 250K Triller videos and over 100K TikTok videos with fans showing off their dance moves to “Woah”. Baby’s largest hit to date “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna is nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance, marking Baby’s first Grammy nomination.
All-Star Quintet IMONOLITH Release New Single
Featuring drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project) guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Wadell (Devin Townsend Project), Jon Howard (Threat Signal), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush), IMONOLITH is a collective of heavy hitting players at the top of their game, and “Instinct” serves as a great taster of what can expected on their debut album.
ETHAN GRUSKA RELEASES “ENOUGH FOR NOW” FT. PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Today, Ethan Gruska releases the official single “Enough For Now” from his long-awaited second solo album, En Garde, set for release on January 24th via Warner Records. “Enough For Now,” one of the most immediately striking compositions from the forthcoming album, is undeniably infectious and features Phoebe Bridgers on background vocals.
Ethan explains how “Enough For Now” came together: “I worked with my co-producer Tony Berg and together we created this chugging, driving song. Phoebe Bridgers sang background vocals on it, and it’s my favorite moment on there. That song felt the most poppy to me, but with Phoebe on it and Tchad Blake’s mix, it feels a little more jagged and unique. It has that irreverence I wanted, despite its sweetness.”
“Portland’s mystery girl (VICE)” may no longer be a kept secret, but Alexandra Savior can never be fully figured out. However, she’s down a lot of growing up in the past few years and this shines through as she shares her sophomore album, The Archer, today, January 10, via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.
Billboard, who exclusively premiered her album, says she is “more empowered and focused than she was before,” and also that “she acknowledges there’s an intentional #MeToo aspect to many of the new songs… Savior also struggled through an abusive personal relationship that she says many of The Archer’s songs are about.”
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers Release New Single “California”
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers released their new single and lyric video for “California,” today. An unconventional love song, “California” deftly combines humor and heartache as the narrator extols the virtues of life in the Golden State – glorious weather, cocktails on the porch, the glamour of the entertainment business — while issuing a gently whimsical, poignant plea for a reunion with the woman he loves. The companion lyric video features charming vintage images of California that provide a perfect visual to complement the song.