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Artist/activist Madame Gandhi kicks off a new year and decade with her new single “See Me Thru,” from her widely embraced Visions short form album trilogy. The vibey, downtempo RnB song celebrates the idea of consistency in a world that is overwhelmed by distraction. Directed by and co-starring real-life married couple Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine, the video for “See Me Thru” showcases the nuances of two women in love and brings to life the song’s message about sticking with a relationship and seeing it through to reap the benefits of commitment. In keeping with Madame Gandhi’s dedication to amplifying the voices of womxn, folks of color, and the queer community, the video was created by a female-led crew and features fashion by style partner Perfect Number, a Los Angeles-based femme brand whose tagline is “redifining femininity,” which is one of the underlining themes of “See Me Thru.”

HOT SUNDAY BLOOD (IT) – ‘Kein Licht’

Forged in 2013, Turin based Hot Sunday Blood’s mesmerizing sound primarily comes from the heavier sphere of grunge/alternative metal. Each band member affects the sound in a unique way, coming from different backgrounds such as metal, stoner, grunge, black metal, prog, and new wave.

Having 03 albums under the belt, the Italian group has the tendency to enter a different sonic territory with the advent of the new album. A hundred concerts in action, they were called to open Doyle for the Turin date of his European tour in July 2018. In May 2019 they organize a mini promotional tour in Romania, Croatia, and Slovenia.


Hailed by Pitchfork for “changing the way Atlanta raps,” Skooly has crafted a truly distinctive signature sound, switching seamlessly back and forth between laidback verses and sizzling singing. . In addition to collaborations spanning Future to Young Thug, Skooly drew millions of Spotify streams with tracks like “Habit (Feat. 2 Chainz),” “Crazy Shit (Feat. Lil Xan),” and “Really Rich,” as well as the recent bangers, “Lil Boy Shit” and “Proud Of You.” Signed to T.R.U. in 2019, he made his proper debut with “Pop Off.”

Logan Nelson shares “Satellites, In Orbit”

Los Angeles composer Logan Nelson scores compositions that blur the line between live instrumentalists and electronic textures, evoking engrossing atmospheres unique to each project.

Lavender Echoes, set for release January 31st 2020, originally began as a diversion from working in film and television music. Having been inspired by the solo albums and artistic endeavors of notable film composers like Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rob Simonsen, Nelson set out to find his own voice as a composer and individual artist, with out the limitations of other mediums.

Logan Nelson Debuts “Satellites In Orbit”

Dublin Quartet Inhaler Releases New Single “We Have To Move On” Out Now

Dublin quartet INHALER releases their new single “We Have To Move On” today via Interscope Records. It’s the follow-up to their first single on the label, “Ice Cream Sundae” which was released in September. The jubilant indie-rock of “We Have To Move On” showcases the band’s way of combining sharp, hooky melodies with expansive, atmospheric brooding.

DIRT WOMAN: Maryland Psychedelic Doom Bringers To Release The Glass Cliff Via Grimoire Records

Recorded, mixed, and mastered in the fall of 2019 by Noel Mueller at the Tiny Castle in Baltimore, The Glass Cliff’s five tracks bulge with gargantuan riffs, thundering rhythms, and lyrics speaking directly to the cries of today’s youth; a fittingly titled record that’s equal parts enraged and dejected by a world whose once great promise has been decimated by the pursuit of power and material wealth.

Dirt Woman Set March 13 Release for The Glass Cliff; Premiere “Lady of the Dunes”

Songstress Alex Winters Shares Gorgeous Single + Video for “Hearts on Fire”

Alex continues to develop her unique solo repertoire, reveling in a vision that is still introspective and sensitive, yet equally strong, enigmatic and haunting. With her latest EP Black Roses, Alex has added an electric edge to her acoustic singer/songwriter persona, resulting in a more blunt sound akin to Evanescence and Grace Potter, with a touch of Heart. The new record has a distinctly rock feel that brings a new dimension to her heartfelt songs without alienating longtime fans of her introspective compositions. Her stories of heartbreak, inner turmoil, and life’s complications are now told from the perspective of a woman with more edge, a dreamer who has walked a few more miles down her own road. Whether performing solo, duo, or with a full band, Alex brings a fun yet sophisticated ambiance to her live performances. Her connection to her audience is very real and her stage presence natural and comfortable. You can expect that everyone in the room will feel like they are a close and personal friend by the end of the evening.

KRISTIAN HARTING: The Fumes LP Streaming At Americana Highways

KRISTIAN HARTING’s prior solo albums, 2014’s Float and 2015’s Summer Of Crush, were entirely written, recorded, performed, and produced by the artist at his own studio, however, The Fumes marks a somewhat departure from this approach. The album was recorded and produced by HARTING and Lars Lundholm (On Trial, Oresund Space Collective, Hanne Boel, Papir) at Black Tornado Studios and Room 21 in Copenhagen and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten (Coldplay). Additionally, The Fumes features guest musicians, including bass from Jakob Falgren (Trentemøller), keys by Jesper Bo Hansen (Glenn Hughes), drums by Mads Beldring Hansen, and backing vocals by singer/songwriter Nana Schwartzlose.

Album Premiere: Kristian Harting’s “The Fumes”


LaMusica App, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) (OTCQX: SBSAA) and LA’s #1 Party Station, KXOL Mega 96.3FM announced that tickets for Calibash 2020 in Las Vegas are currently on sale at www.axs.com. The New Year’s most iconic music event captures the spirit of the LaMusica app, with performances by some of the year’s biggest recording artists. CALIBASH 2020 in Las Vegas returns to the T-Mobile Arena on January 25th.

The full artist line-up was announced on Mega 96.3FM and across social media platforms. CALIBASH 2020 features performances by top international superstars like Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Anuel AA, Natti Natasha, Sech, Lunay and Myke Towers plus many more. Make sure to tune in to Mega 96.3FM in Los Angeles via LaMusica App from anywhere in the world for more exciting updates

Prince Peezy & Lala Chanel Release New Single “Laced”

Meet Peezy & LaLa, a new duo behind the future hit single “Laced.” Peezy & Lala met in 2007 in Broward County and their energy shifted each other’s perspective on music so they formed a special bond and decided to give the world something they sonically felt it needed. The overall vibe on ‘Laced’ is about the modern-day Hip hop Bonny & Clyde with a more current creative approach. Will ‘Laced’ be the new club anthem in 2020?

Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu) to Release Self-Titled New LP April 10

Brant Bjork, the legendary California-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Kyuss, will release his thirteenth studio album, the self-titled ‘Brant Bjork’, on April 10 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The eponymously titled effort was recorded with Yosef Sanborn in Joshua Tree, CA and mastered by John McBain (Monster Magnet, Queens of the Stone Age). Bjork performed all instrumentation and vocals on the new album, stripping his unmistakable songwriting style to its core while bringing out the organic vibe that’s made him desert rock’s most crucial practitioner.

Brant Bjork Premieres “Jungle in the Sound” from Self-Titled Album out April 10

Luke Wallace Announces New Album What on Earth To Be Released on March 6, 2020 on Come to Life Musi

Luke Wallace, acclaimed folk, Americana singer-song writer, embodies a new wave of politically charged folk music, writing the soundtrack for a movement of people rising up to meet the social and environmental challenges of our times. He is on a simple mission with this record, to help people find their voice and as he says “to step into the world, no matter how dark, and shine a light on both the beauty and injustice so prevalent today.” Luke Wallace has hit his stride on his new album, What On Earth, set for release on March 6th on Come to Life Music.


The album has been met with widespread critical acclaim. In a four-star review, Rolling Stone proclaimed RARE “an act of divine ruthlessness, full of dance-y, mid-tempo clarity.” TIME observed, “Gomez’s message is sleek, subtle confidence…Rare is a pop gift.” People said, “this soulful new album, on which her voice is as sultry as ever, lets us know just how far she’s come” while the Los Angeles Times praised RARE as “her first great pop album.”

New Music: Dan Croll returns with the release of double A-side single ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Stay In L.A.’

This follows a two-year hiatus after the release of his second album ‘Emerging Adulthood’, which saw Croll, like many in the latter half of their twenties, question the very fibre of his being; career; relationships; life choices; future; – he upped sticks and moved to L.A. on a whim and hasn’t returned. The resulting transition to life in California, going back to basics with his songwriting and taking inspiration from the music that truly inspired him (James Taylor, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell), many of which are part of Laurel Canyon’s musical heritage, bore these musical fruits and a new chapter for this prolific songwriter.

COMMINOR from Sweden presents The Cure For Bullshit!

The Cure For Bullshit is born out of frustration with the current political climate where racist, homophobic and narrow-minded parties are growing stronger all over the world, says the band’s singers Johanna Berndtsson and Victor Holm..

Since the release of their 2016 debut album, Let’s Call It Art, COMMINOR has toured in both Europe, Asia and the US, performing at festivals and clubs in Germany, Italy, Croatia, China, California and Sweden.