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Award-winning comedy icons Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to the Golden Globes as co-hosts for the 2021 telecast.

The announcement was made by NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy during the network’s day at the Television Critics Association Tour in Pasadena, Calif.


GRAMMY nominated band Code Orange have announced details of their new LP UNDERNEATH, which will be released on March 13th via Roadrunner Records [Album Art / Tracklist Below]. UNDERNEATH is heralded by the LP’s title track, offering a glimpse into the reconfigured and urgent compositions of a band at
their most ambitious. “Underneath” is also joined by a Max Moore directed music video which is streaming now on the band’s YouTube Channel.

SYML Hits The Road With Dermot Kennedy; Gives The Middle Finger To Cancer With New Track “Flags”    

As with millions of people around the world, cancer is personal for Seattle-based artist and producer SYML aka Brian Fennell. While supporting loved ones’ battles with the disease, he dealt with his anguish the best way he knew how, through his music. The result is the heartbreaking and delicately beautiful “Flags.”

Fennell explained, “I struggle with things that seem supernatural but are actually very natural. Cancer is one of those natural things. Nature is undiscerning and unforgiving. Cancer is raw and shapes the landscape of our lives. The metaphors run deep but they don’t make mourning someone any less painful, especially before they leave us. I wrote ‘Flags,’ like I write many of my songs, as a form of therapy to deal with people in my life who have battled cancer. The song is from the perspective of the body experiencing cancer. We meet pain and hopelessness with community and fight, and the fight is meaningful.

The Boomtown Rats Release “Trash Glam Baby”

The Boomtown Rats unveil the first new song from their forthcoming album Citizens Of Boomtown, today on BMG. Entitled “Trash Glam Baby” the single is written by Bob Geldof, and produced by Rats bassist Pete Briquette. Performers on the song are original Rats – Bob Geldof on vocals, Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums and Garry Roberts on guitar – with the addition of Alan Dunn on piano and Darren Beale on guitar.

Brandy Clark’s “Your Life is a Record” out March 6 on Warner Records

Of the song, Clark shares, “The seed of the song came from something that John Prine said a couple of years ago at the Americana Awards. He walked out onstage at the Ryman and everyone stood up and clapped for what felt like five minutes. When everyone sat down, he said with a little laugh, ‘Well, I’m John Prine, but I’d like to go back to being who you thought I was.’ Man…that hit me. The songwriter in me instantly knew it was a song and the heart in me knew it was how I had felt in my own life many times. I mean who of us hasn’t let somebody down or wanted to be the version of ourselves that someone who loved us thought we were?”

Blues Rock Guitarist Albert Cummings Releases New Song “Queen of Mean”

“‘Queen of Mean’ was inspired by people that were in my life that weren’t particularly nice to me. I put the song together to answer the call of the way they made me feel, which is why you should never make a songwriter angry,” Cummings jokes, “It’s not actually an angry song at all. It’s just a way to poke fun at the situation. Everyone has come across a ‘Queen of Mean’ in their life!”

Alex Dowling Shares New Single “In Silence, In Cold”

Irish composer and producer Alex Dowling today shared “In Silence, In Cold”, the second single and video from his forthcoming album Realty Rounds, which was written for four vocalists (who each use customized wireless controllers to manipulate their AutoTuned voices in real-time) and synthesizer (performed by Grammy-nominated composer/pianist Pascal Le Bouef). The new preview, as Dowling explains, “is a simple hymn about the fear of isolation and the need for new information. The choir sits around a digital fire, enhancing the sense of solitude and contemplation. As they perform, the singers manipulate how much AutoTune they have on their voices, exposing their natural voice with all its imperfections as though lifting a veil – a reminder of the human fragility behind these digital enhancements.”


Today, Tike released a prelude project titled G.5 to his upcoming project Girls 2 on all streaming platforms. He kicks off the EP with betweenthesunandmoon, Giving listeners a taste of his emo/melodic style. Then, he quickly changes the pace of the project with Gamegirl that gives off his angsty trap style of music. Majority of the beats on the project were produced by Tike himself except for It’s Cut featuring RescueJordan and Walk Thru Walls featuring B-Rebel.

TODAY IS THE DAY: “You’re All Gonna Die” Playing At Revolver Magazine

No Good To Anyone was recorded and mastered by TODAY IS THE DAY’s Steve Austin at his Austin Enterprises in Orland, Maine, and completed with artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice). The album is a crushing display of the band’s singular psychedelic-yet-scathing sound and stands as a symbol of overcoming pain and adversity of the most extreme nature. The album was created over several years of Austin’s battle with several major surgeries and treatments on a myriad of levels including a vicious battle with Lyme Disease.


“Isohel’s are lines on a weather map that connect all the areas that receive equal sunlight,” EDEN explains. “Light and sunlight have been an odd obsession for me since I was a teenager; I’ve always felt like I was moving toward some unreachable horizon. The song ‘isohel’ is about wishing the best for the people you’ve left behind but knowing that you’re probably better off where you are now.”

Pete Molinari’s New Album “Just Like Achilles” Out Today

U.K. singer-songwriter Pete Molinari released his new album, Just Like Achilles, today. Produced by Linda Perry and Bruce Witkin, this is Molinari’s fifth studio album and first released via We Are Hear, the combination label / publishing / management company Perry co-founded with fellow multi-platinum producer Kerry Brown