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The New Regime Release Electrifying New Track And Video For “Heart Mind Body & Soul”

The New Regime, the brainchild of Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves), release an invigorating new track and music video for “Heart Mind Body & Soul”. Watch the John David Moffat directed video from the band’s third installment, Body, and the title track for the full-length LP.

Black History Month Recognized with Special Documentary HOLLYWOOD’S ARCHITECT: THE PAUL R. WILLIAMS STORY Premiering on PBS SoCal Feb. 6, 2020

PBS SoCal, Southern California’s home for the premieres of new PBS programs, announced today the debut of a new documentary Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story. The special tells the story of African American architect Paul R. Williams as he defied the odds to become one of the most notable architects in history. His fortitude, talent and determination led him to design iconic homes and buildings across the country for movie stars and moguls, in spite of personal tragedy and racial prejudice. The film premieres Thurs., Feb. 6, 2020 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal (in conjunction with Black History Month) and will also air on WORLD Channel and other PBS stations nationwide, check local listings.

Hollywood’s Architect


Rising teen hip-hop star Bankrol Hayden has announced today’s release of his sensational new single. “Costa Rica” is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an official companion video premieres today at the Modesto, CA-based artist’s wildly popular YouTube channel HERE.

for Skope: Valentino Khan & Diplo’s “JustYourSoul” (Tchami Remix) [out on Mad Decent]

Following his highly anticipated “House Party” EP from last year, Valentino Khan is back with a star-studded remix version of the release. The first interpretation of Valentino’s original work comes from the future house pioneer Tchami himself, who brings his signature sound to Khan and Diplo’s “JustYourSoul.” Trading heavy bass for groovy melodies and bouncy breakdowns, Tchami delivers a remix that will set the late night club dance floors on fire. The full remix EP, set for a release on January 24, includes additional guest appearances, that will be revealed in the following weeks, running the gamut from funky house to electro and bass.

Jim Lauderdale Returns To His Roots With ‘When Carolina Comes Home Again’ March 6

Returning to his geographical and musical roots, the 13-track bluegrass album pays homage to his native North Carolina and harkens back to the earliest music he learned to play. Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC, the 13-track album features instrumental accompaniment from various members of NC-based acts, including Balsam Range, Cane Mill Road, Hank Pattie & the Current, John Stickley,, Songs From The Road Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Town Mountain; as well as Matt Pruett (banjo); Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw (fiddle); Aaron Ramsey (mandolin); Nick Dauphinais and Presley Barker on guitars.

New Single: José James “You Know What It Do”

With a beguiling mix of jazz, R&B, pop and soul, singer-songwriter and producer José James shares a playful new single today, “You Know What It Do.” His homage to Prince and the Minneapolis Funk sound he grew up with in the 80s, the track is from his newly announced future soul album, No Beginning No End 2. Coming out March 6 on his own label Rainbow Blonde Records, the record also features the talents of Aloe Blacc (from previous single “Turn Me Up”),Ledisi & Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (from first single “I Need Your Love”), Laura Mvula, Lizz Wright, Erik Truffaz, Hindi Zahra, Taali and more. James is celebrating the release with an international tour this year, as well – tour dates below.

José James Makes It Do ‘What It Do’ On New Single

moody electro rock from stAlkid ~ “Dreams in the Witch House”


After independently amassing millions of streams and a loyal fanbase, 19-year-old singer, songwriter, and New Jersey phenomenon D. Muñoz ignites 2020 with his major label debut MOMENTS EP.

Heaven Shall Burn Release Two New Videos “Protector” and “Weakness Leaving My Heart”

Guitarist Maik Weichert states, “In order to reflect the concept of the double album we decided to produce a ‘double video’, which turned into a real mammoth project. ‘Protector’ is taken from album one (Of Truth) while ‘Weakness Leaving My Heart’ is part of album two (Of Sacrifice). While ‘Protector’ represents confidence and a readiness for action ‘Weakness Leaving My Heart’ is contemplative and deals with the sacrifices and losses that truth may cost. Something you should also feel from the different vibes of the songs. The double album is giving you the essence of what HSB is about and there is lots to explore.”


GA-20’s new studio album Lonely Soul just debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart last November, and they’re kicking-off a month-long January tour with Jonny Lang this week. In addition, they’re also releasing a new EP entitled GA-20 Live Vol. 1 this spring via Karma Chief Records. The first digital single from it – a cover of J.B. Lenoir’s track “The Whale Has Swallowed Me” – comes out on Friday, January 17th.


Platinum-selling DJ and producer duo CamelPhat have released the official video for their latest single “Rabbit Hole” ft. Jem Cooke. Directed by Taz Tron Felix (Stormzy, Headie One), the innovative visual takes fans on a kaleidoscopic journey down an enchanted “Rabbit Hole.”

New Music From Moneybagg Yo “Time Served”

Today, hip-hop artist MoneyBagg Yo announced the release of his highly-anticipated, third studio album, Time Served, via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records. The new album includes collaborations with Future, Da Baby, Lil Baby, Megan thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Fredo Bang and more.

PSALM ZERO: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Animal Outside”

New York City-based PSALM ZERO, the art metal outfit led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Charlie Looker, announces their third album, Sparta. The album will see release in late February in direct conjunction with the band’s Eastern US tour with Kayo Dot. A brief trailer for Sparta, the album’s cover art, track listing, and other details have been unveiled.

Track Premiere: Psalm Zero: ‘Animal Outside.’

REVOLUTION SAINTS Drop Lyric Video For “Closer”

Featuring none other than Deen Castronovo (The Dead Daisies, ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, Burning Rain, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Revolution Saints have now completed their incredible third album, “Rise”. As with the first two well-received albums, Rev Saints (as the fans like to call them) are bringing back the classic melodic rock style that thrilled and delighted legions of fans in the ‘80s and ‘90s and still does today! Inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies, and musicianship to die for is what you get in spades here. Simply put, it is completely badass.

Fretland releases new single “Must’ve Been Wild” + West Coast Tour

Snohomish, Washington’s Fretland is kicking off 2020 in a big way. Today marks the release of the third track “Must’ve Been Wild” from their forthcoming debut self titled album Fretland. The band debuted the song exclusively via The Bluegrass Situation earlier this week. Fretland will kick off their winter West Coast Tour in LA on Jan 16 at the famed Hotel Cafe.