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London based five-piece HMLTD returned last Autumn to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album West of Eden, alongside explosive comeback singles ‘LOADED’ and ‘The West is Dead’, plus a stunning curveball in ‘Why?’, and today share the boldly optimistic anthem ‘Blank Slate’.

Toronto sextet JAUNT share new BADBADNOTGOOD produced single ‘NOSTALGIA FOR THE PRESENT MOMENT’

Toronto-based six-piece Jaunt opens the New Year with “Nostalgia For The Present Moment,” the lead single from their forthcoming full-length debut album.

Jaunt formed in 2016 as a casual recording project that, upon the release of their debut EP Chat, became a local overnight sensation. Now, after years of honing their experimental-pop sound in Toronto’s DIY art scene and releasing their second EP Cue, the 6-piece has cemented themselves as one of city’s most buzzed-about bands.

Jake Isaac delivers official video for ‘New York’

Singer-songwriter Jake Isaac has unveiled the enchanting official video for his latest single ‘New York’, out today.

Cage The Elephant Debuts “Broken Boy” Featuring Iggy Pop

Frontman Matt Shultz spoke of his adoration of Iggy “He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”

DISASTROID: corrosive Melvins-friendly new single “Mortal Fools” streaming now!

Bay Area’s noise metal merchants DISASTROID unveil a corrosive second excerpt taken from their butt-kicking new album ‘Mortal Fools’, coming out this February 14th on Heavy Psych Sounds!

San Francisco veterans DISASTROID have been serving up sludgy, grunge-infused stoner rock for the better part of a decade now, refining a sound that weaves heavy riffs together with angular guitar lines, odd time signatures, and hazy walls of fuzz. As influenced by 90’s noise rock as they are by modern psych, doom, and post-metal, Disastroid delivers thick, satisfying stoner rock stomp while also embracing layers of noise, tripped-out feedback, and unpredictable song structures.

New > Zebra Katz > announces debut album ‘LESS IS MOOR’

Multidisciplinary artist, rapper, producer, and performer Ojay Morgan who performs as Zebra Katz is a first-generation Jamaican-American who burst onto the scene with the likes of Azealia Banks, Angel Haze and The House of Ladosha, when his runaway hit single “Ima Read” paved the way for his distinctive genre-defiant sound. LESS IS MOOR, the debut album due out March 20, announces a deeper look into his sonic universe. Sexually charged and abrasive, the collection is a bold, sonic experiment that meshes industrial hip-hop with drum ‘n’ bass and unidentifiable sonic territory.

James Taylor Announces New Album “American Standard” on Feb 28 and U.S Tour Dates

“I’ve always had songs I grew up with that I remember really well, that were part of the family record collection – and I had a sense of how to approach, so it was a natural to put American Standard together,” explains Taylor. “I know most of these songs from the original cast recordings of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, including My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Carousel, Showboat and others.” He adds, “In terms of how they were performed and recorded before, we paid attention to the chords and melody, but we were interested in doing something new, and in bringing something new to it, we’ve reinterpreted the songs, that’s what makes it worth doing.”

Patrick Watson debuts live video of “Look At You”

The new music garnered acclaim from NPR Music, who featured Wave in their “New Music Friday” column while calling the music, “Delicate, fragile and beautiful.” MOJO proclaimed, “Québécois maven drapes his red velvet falsetto over songs about loss and melancholy,” and Exclaim! furthers, “[Watson] has created a collection of moments of catharsis that add up to a rich, emotionally fulfilling experience.”

Anthony Mills – ‘Rusty Cadillac’

With Martin Luther King day just passed, new single Rusty Cadillac, the image of the Confederate Flag is subverted, in order to take away some of the fearful power it still holds in the US. Mills explains “the flag has been used to burn fear into the hearts of Southern blacks and the diaspora. I remember watching that first episode of the Dukes of Hazzard (not knowing anything about the “good Ole boys”). I wanted a General Lee car so bad. I just remember my mom saying ‘no!’ without an explanation.”

Ambient artist CYRRCA unveils debut single + video “North Sea”

“North Sea” is both a vision and a memory, inspired by travels along the rugged Northern Irish coast. Lyrics echo through the mists of K. Leimer’s original production “As If A Story Were Being Told”, tracing an ancient longing toward realms beyond. “North Sea” includes a collection of film photographs taken along the Irish border, as well as images of an homage to the grave of W.B. Yeats.

Micah Schnabel announces March 2020 UK tour dates with Frank Turner

“[This record] is my attempt at chronicling the anger, fear, and disillusionment of our current times,” Schnabel explains. “The absolute anxiety that is our political climate. The everyday war of being pinned against one another from birth to achieve at all cost with little to no regard for our fellow humans.”

“Writing this record was my way of coping with a world that feels like it’s descending into madness,” he adds. “I hope others find a connection and feel a little less alone. If only for a moment.”

addy announce their signing with Topshelf Records

Following in the steps of a pair of electronics-embellished folk EPs, Eclipse is the debut record from Richmond, VA’s addy. As with addy’s previous work, Eclipse’s contemplative magic was produced entirely from home studios, lending a crucial flexibility to the album’s overall recording process, the final product of which belies its modest, DIY studio accommodations.


Swedish indie 4-piece, Tribe Friday, announce the March release of their Chasing Pictures EP and celebrate with a lead single that’s a frenetic ode to New York City, “Talk So Loud”. Heaven knows what’s going on in the backwoods of Northern Sweden, but this gang of four guitar-slinging kids have been out there cooking up batch after batch of cold-blooded killer hooks that back songs tearing through love, sex, death, and self-detriment. It’s a heck of a spread for a group that were still facing their 20s when these tracks were committed to tape.

Goo Goo Dolls Debut New Music Video For “Lost”

“The song reminds me that we all make mistakes and lose the plot of our own stories sometimes,” says lead singer John Rzeznik. “We get distracted with the cheap, shiny, sights and sounds of a world in disarray but ultimately, we find where we need to be if we keep our eyes open for what really matters.”

Producer 9-0 – “Good At That”

Producer 9-0 releases the motivational hip-hop banger, “Good At That”. This Producer 9-0 produced song has the universal feel of a fight song or comeback line to it. Producer 9-0 uses deep bass and a melody rift that is interlaced with the words of overcoming and rising up. This is an instant classic for any and that need inspiration. Riding the wave of motivational songs by Master P (Founder of No Limit Forever) and his hype track titled, “We Did It”, Producer 9-0 has done the same and more with this song. He uses lyrics that will inspire the single parent to athletes everywhere. The addition of international speaker Eric Thomas in the song takes this record to the top of the rah-rah mountain. Good At That written, produced and performed by Producer 9-0.

New Music This Week – Eminem, Wire, Pet Shop Boys, and More

New Releases for January 24, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

World Premier Music Video: Jane Doe’s Rainbows and Butterflies

With an authentic sound woven from the biography of rock and roll, the sibling-comprised Jane Doe is fronted by the incomparable Izzy Kay, who’s singing, screaming and messaging an entire generation of whom she’s connected to, and in many cases, speaking for.

With tunes like the brutally honest ‘Final Line’, epic throwbacks and homage tracks like ‘This is a Rock Song’, as well as the empowering ‘Scab’ and haunting ‘Scar Territory’, Jane Doe’s debut album will no doubt become part of a new multi-generational soundtrack.

WEIRD MILK release visuals for pulsating new single ‘Time Machine’

Edging towards the forefront of the emerging indie landscape, North London dreamers Weird Milk share the visuals for pulsating new single Time Machine, out now via American, Austin-based label Big Indie.

Arriving towards the end of a whirlwind 2019, the quintet’s latest effort followed acclaimed singles Anything You Want and Honey, I’m Around, having received widespread praise across the BBC Radio 1/6 Music airwaves (Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Steve Lamacq) and growing support throughout the online community (NME, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork) as their profile continues to soar.

Robotaki announces debut LP with “Dreamcatcher” through Foreign Family Collective

Over the past decade, Robotaki has built an impressive career in the music industry, leaving behind a masters degree in Cell Biology to create, design and compose. In a world over-saturated with new trends and innovations, Robotaki’s LP attempts to make sense of this bewildering, chaotic reality. The release of his debut album marks a landmark moment in the young producer’s career – using music as a rich form of escapism.

bby ivy – She’s Norwegian, 19 & Ready to Take the Urban Pop Scene by Storm

bby ivy is an exciting rising Norwegian artist. Newly 19, this fresh-faced urban pop singer and songwriter has over 380,000 Instagram followers supporting her every move, and she is ready to take the pop-scene by storm. The progeny of a musical family; her aspiration is both environmental and genetic. “I guess there was a part of me already as a young kid that felt so strongly about putting the music I had in me out to the world, and entertaining people with music the same way my dad, uncle & grandpa always did”. She’s been working meticulously with producer and songwriter Jaylien, on this single, as well as the upcoming EP “Grizzly” (set to be released late February). Jaylien has produced/written for Akon, will.i.am, Britney Spears, Ty Dolla Sign, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, & many more. His standout achievements include producing and writing the single “Beautiful” by Akon, as well as co-writing the song “Scream & Shout” featuring will.i.am & Britney Spears.