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Keon Masters Premieres Video, “Feel Nuthin” VIA Relix Mag

“Today, we premiere Masters’ video for the funky, bass-laden track.The video is a collaboration with filmmaker Gunner Willis and features a brief, charming narrative section before the song begins. It stars Randy Havens, who some might recognize from his role as Mr. Clarke in Netflix’s Stranger Things.” -Relix

Video Premiere: Keon Masters “Feel Nuthin’”

GUEST SINGER release synth-pop cut ‘Think Face’ on HEIST OR HIT | announce ‘Limbo Days’ EP

Guest Singer announce sophomore EP ‘Limbo Days’ with new single ‘Think Face’, released via tastemaker label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Nature TV) on January 14th.

A luscious, sprightly synth-pop cut it follows recent downer-anthem ‘FOMO’ in ushering a new era for the Doncaster based trio, led by sardonic frontman Jake Cope. A Lynch-esque murkiness inhabits their world. They dexterously peel back the façade of the everyday to reveal the eerie in the intimately familiar. Taut pop hooks, glitchy bass lines, new wave guitar stabs and electronic dance are soaked in the combustible elegance of Cope’s delivery.

Ani Glass releases pulsing new single ‘Mirores’

Ani Glass releases her new single ‘Mirores’ this new year ahead of her forthcoming album of the same name. With infectious harmonies and a pulsing dance floor beat, ‘Mirores’ depicts the journey from dark desperation to motivation and inspiration, showing how we quickly build barriers in reaction to experiences but often forget to lower them. The song represents the liberating feeling of opening up to the world; the alignment of ideas, motivation and energy and that rare but illuminating experience of feeling inspired.

Wilsen Releases Video For New Song “Feeling Fancy”

Today, the Brooklyn-based trio Wilsen released an official video for their new song “Feeling Fancy,” the second single from their new album Ruiner out February 21 via Secret City Records / Dalliance Recordings.

ALICE BOMAN shares new single and video, “Everybody Hurts”

With her mesmerising and long-awaited debut album Dream On, released 17th January on new label, Play It Again Sam, Swedish songwriter Alice Boman shares new single “Everybody Hurts” today, saying: “This song is about being rejected and turned down and how that can make you question yourself and your worth, regardless of the circumstances. Especially when it happens again and again. I guess rejection is one of the things we all fear the most. But I also wanted this song to feel a bit encouraging despite the theme. A reminder to not take it to personally. All of us get hurt. And it’s ok. You’re ok.

The Allman Brothers Band’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated

When Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Jaimoe, and Gregg Allman finally coalesced in 1969 as The Allman Brothers Band, after stints in other bands and musical endeavors – some alone, some with each other – the group’s very first informal jam together was the stomping Muddy Waters song, “Trouble No More.” Almost immediately the six musicians knew they were on to something special. Shortly after, it also became the very first song they officially demoed together for their eponymous debut record, an album that would begin their legendary, unparalleled, and often times, turbulent journey as one of the best American rock bands to ever exist.

Mandy Moore’s First New Album in 10 Years, Silver Landings, Due Out March 6th

On March 6th, Mandy Moore will release her seventh studio album, Silver Landings, via Verve Forecast. Her first new album in 10 years, “Silver Landings” is a reference to a lyric on the album’s titular last song: “Reaching for golden ribbons up in the air/But I’m looking for silver landings.” The title track was the last song Moore wrote for the album and became emblematic of the journey she’s been through in the past decade, what it took to get to the point of re-embracing this part of her life, and the expectations therein.

Cable Ties ready Merge debut Far Enough for March, share music video for new song “Sandcastles”

Alongside today’s album announcement come the first Cable Ties shows in Los Angeles and New York, European tour dates, and the music video for Far Enough’s “Sandcastles.” Directed and shot on film by Danny Cohen (Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco), it matches Cable Ties’ perfectly elemental approach to punk rock. “Sandcastles” just premiered on Australia’s triple j radio; play it loud:

Haunt The Woods share stunning video for new single ‘Supernova’

Ambient rockers Haunt The Woods have shared the video for their new single, ‘Supernova’, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Opaque, out on February 28th.

Surreal and atmospheric, the video follows a mysterious plot, which sees a pilot stranded in an unfamiliar world. Featuring dramatic cinematography and an emotionally charged storyline, it elevates the track’s immersive and climactic musicality, which pulsates between ever-changing forms of hushed intimacy and explosive passion, anthemic choruses and poignant verses.

Patti LaBelle Returns To Mohegan Sun Arena’s Stage

Icon, legend and superstar Patti LaBelle returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, May 3rd at 7:30pm. Belting out Classic Rhythm and Blues renditions, Pop standards and spiritual sonnets that have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for.

Tickets are $39.00, $29.00 and $19.00 and go on sale Friday, January 17th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, January 18th at 10:00am, subject to availability.

Patti LaBelle Returning to Mohegan Sun May 3

Zeds Dead release new compilation album ‘We Are Deadbeats Vol.4’

After an onslaught of explosive singles, Zeds Dead are releasing their new compilation album. We Are Deadbeats Vol.4, out via their own label Deadbeats, is the highly-anticipated fourth installment of their We Are Deadbeats series and follows their critically-acclaimed debut Northern Lights. The new compilation album includes previously released singles “Dead of Night” and “Sound of the Underground” featuring Urbandawn and fully captures the sense of community across the close-knit Deadbeats universe. Additional features include familiar faces Holly and Champagne Drip, alongside the likes of Jauz, Ganja White Night, Omar Linx, Subtronics, and DROELOE.


“‘She’ is an unofficial anthem to keep me going through the hard times when I’m unsure of myself. I wrote this song as a tribute to embracing your dreams and being unafraid to live fully in your truth without regrets. To NOT be ashamed of being a strong, vulnerable, hardworking woman who knows what she wants, and who won’t let anyone or anything stop her from chasing her dreams.” – Hayley Kiyoko on “she”

New release: Marle Thomson – ‘Expectations’ (single)

Dutch singer-songwriter Marle Thomson is one to watch! With her warm and colorful voice and guitar sound, she brings soulful songs about longing, vulnerability and having the courage to open yourself up. Soulful Space Pop, as Thomson calls it herself.

THICK Announce Debut Album ‘5 Years Behind’ + Release Title Track

Brooklyn DIY punk band THICK will release their debut record 5 Years Behind on March 6 via Epitaph. In celebration of the announcement, the band will perform a hometown show tomorrow night at Rough Trade.

Today, THICK shares the album’s dynamic yet delicate title track. On “5 Years Behind,” the band shifts from furious intensity to harmony-soaked melancholy as they reflect on certain overwhelming societal pressures. “It’s about how we always feel five years behind in life, at least as far as the expectations of the world around us,” says vocalist and guitarist Nikki Sisti. “It’s something we’re constantly battling, but at the same time we know that there’s no real timeline—there’s no time limit for doing what we want to do.”

Poolside announce new album; new single and video out now

Poolside’s first new full-length LP in three years, LOW SEASON arrives Friday, February 7th. LOW SEASON marks the first Poolside album to be wholly produced by founding member and visionary Jeffrey Paradise following the departure of co-founding member Filip Nikolic in 2017. The album – which follows 2017’s breakthrough second LP, HEAT – showcases Poolside’s classic daytime disco sound with a wider array of producers, songwriters and musicians. Paradise collaborated with Panama, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), Amo Amo, Psychemagik and various others on crafting the album. He was also joined in the studio by members of the extraordinarily powerful Poolside live band, including drummer Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture), bassist/vocalist Mattie Safer (The Rapture), percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, U.S. Girls) and saxophonist/keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Casey Butler (Pharaohs).

The Side Deal Premiere Lead Single “Ghosts” Today

The SIDE DEAL (tSD) is the collaboration of four artists from Newport Beach, California drawn together by a passion for great music. After years of independent, successful careers and admiration for one another, Charlie Colin (Train), Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray), and Joel & Scott Owen (PawnShop kings) decided to form a band and create original music together.

Elliot Moss Shares New Single “Bodyintoshapes”

Elliot Moss today shared “Bodyintoshapes,” the final single from his forthcoming album A Change In Diet, out this Friday, January 17th, via Grand Jury. The song is built around the motif of “bending a body into shapes,” which is used as a conceptual launching pad throughout the album. “This song speaks about bending to someone’s needs; agreeing to change for them,” explains Moss. “Doing everything to preserve love, even if it means sacrificing what makes you happy.”

Tengger Cavalry Guitarist PAT REILLY Reveals Video for “Dracarys”

“The creation of this album was set in motion largely a result of a conversation that Nature and I had,” REILLY says. “Nature called me up one day early last year for the purpose of telling me that if I put out a full-length album, he would pay for half of the costs and release it under his label. Although I had always wanted to put out an album, I never really mustered up the drive or motivation to go through the process. It almost felt out of reach since I was basically on my own as a solo artist. This conversation with Nature really lit a fire under me, sending me into creative overdrive.”