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Louis Tomlinson Releases Debut Album “Walls” Today With Arista Records

Louis Tomlinson releases his debut solo album, Walls, today via Arista/SYCO. Upon release the album shot to number 1 on iTunes in 47 countries. Of the release, Louis says, “Honestly, I’ve been through every emotion possible in the past few years and come out the other side stronger and more confident than I’ve ever been. I know I’ve made an album that my fans will like, one that sounds like me and has its own identity. There were times I wasn’t sure if this was what I should be doing. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”


Global hospitality company, Hakkasan Group, announces the return of Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ, Calvin Harris to its recently announced 2020 artist lineup. Harris’ new limited engagement residency, exclusive to OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace, includes seven dates throughout 2020 beginning Friday, April 24.

Harris’ residency extension announcement follows shortly after the January 23 release of his new project Love Regenerator, which includes two tracks ‘Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)’ and ‘CP-1’.

Calvin Harris Returns to Hakkasan Group for Exclusive Residency at OMNIA Nightclub

SLAVES releases new single/music video “Bury A Lie”

“Bury A Lie is one of the heavier songs off the album. It packs a punch and we’re excited to play it live. Like many songs on the album, the lyrics deal with the feelings of a troubled relationship. The past won’t stay dead and you’re haunted by it.” says Vocalist Matt McAndrew

BLAME BABY Share New Single/Lyric Video to “THE FLOOR” Available Digitally Today

LA-based indie rock power trio Blame Baby announce the release today of their first single of 2020 “The Floor.” Another slice of deliriously propulsive punk-inflected rock, the follow-up to their debut single “Headcase,” showcases the band looking inward and confronting a severe case of existential anxiety. Co-founder/lead singer Jesse Johnson dissects the shallow, covetous lifestyle from the viewpoint of someone squarely in the sights of the privileged and makes a noble attempt to throttle those feelings and move beyond it all. All of this is wrapped up in the ultra-tight backup of bandmates Omar D. Brancato on bass and Matt Tucci on drums. Produced by Frederick Thaae (Kate Nash, Saint Motel, The Glorious Sons), “The Floor” is a timeless example of youthful angst wrapped up in a dizzying thrill ride of a track. “The Floor” will be available digitally on all platforms today.

Bradley Arthur Maxwell Shares New Video For “Alone” | Single Out Now Across DSPs

The music video was shot entirely on a smartphone to amplify the theme of isolation that the hyper over use of our phones can often cause. Footage was captured across multiple cities, over a four month time period and is intended as an observational piece to reflect society and where most of our focus currently lies – in our devices rather than with the world and those around us. It is stylistically voyeuristic yet like a mirror, provides a look at ourselves. A reminder for us to look up a little more often.

MOOREA’s “Where Did You Go? (Dear America)”

Creativity has no limits when rising star of screen and sound, Moorea, is on the case. Asserting her bold and sometimes controversial beliefs might be shrugged off as a teenage personality trait, but in Moorea’s case, there’s action behind the conviction- and age is just a number.


Lido Pimienta has announced the release of Miss Colombia (17th April via ANTI-), the anticipated follow-up to La Papessa, which was awarded the Polaris Music Prize in 2017. The Colombian-born, Toronto-based global beats trailblazer recorded the album in her home studio, with some additional recording done in the historic Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque. Miss Colombia boasts 11 new and original songs that boldly celebrate Lido’s ecstatic musical hybridity of electronic meets cumbia, and is at once defiant and delicate, exploratory and confrontational. All of the songs were written and arranged by Lido, and she co-produced the album with Matt Smith aka Prince Nifty.

RASPBERRY BULBS: New Song “Spitting From On High” Now Playing At Cvlt Nation

New York’s RASPBERRY BULBS — featuring members of Bone Awl and Rorschach – today shares latest track, “Spitting From On High,” via Cvlt Nation. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length Before The Age Of Mirrors, set for release later this month via Relapse Records.

Given Over To History: An Interview with RASPBERRY BULBS + A Track Premiere

Goo Goo Dolls Announce Summer 2020 North American Headlining Tour

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced a summer 2020 headlining tour, produced by Live Nation. Coming on the heels of the band’s brand new 12th studio album Miracle Pill [Warner Records], the 29-date tour will kick off on July 23rd and visit illustrious outdoor venues across North America including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Goo Goo Dolls Preview Summer Tour With ‘Autumn Leaves’ Video

Kace – ‘Beauty’

In the particular song “Beauty” that was chosen from “Septenary” the EP by Kace. This song recalls the feelings that are felt when a boy feels like he may have found the girl he is willing to give his all to, while still explaining how he had to hide his feelings to the point of eventually gaining the confidence to show her. You can stream “Beauty” and the entire “Septenary” EP on Soundcloud via the links / buttons below.

Jade Hairpins return with their first shows ever and proper identities

Back in 2018, Jade Hairpins emerged mysteriously like a pair of cranes from a tall grove, shared their immediately danceable debut 12-inch single “Mother Man” b/w “Gracefully,” and just as quickly receded back into the shade.

Turns out, Jade Hairpins is the brainchild of Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up infamy. Together, they will present the debut live performances of Jade Hairpins this month in the United Kingdom, promising more shows and music to come in 2020. For these shows, the live band will be rounded out by Tamsin M Leach and Jack Goldstein; a full list of UK dates can be found below.

JINJER Releases Live Video for Hit Single, “On The Top”

After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their worldwide charting new album, Macro, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with a live video for their hit single, “On The Top”.

Hear Kyle Forester’s “Marigold” off Hearts In Gardens

The single premiered recently on FLOOD saying that he “smears a number of surprising instrumentals together to form a hazy, psychedelic pastiche of sounds to accompany his acoustic guitar.”

Forester has been a member of Crystal Stilts, Purple Mountains, Woods, Ladybug Transistor, and more and Hearts In Gardens is his second solo album. Out February 21st, pre-order the album now. Vinyl copies are limited to an edition of 100 with hand made covers!


“’Puppy Dog’ is a moment in time for me,” Dreamer Boy told The FADER. “I opened every show of the Clairo tour with it and the release came right in the middle of my first project and my second. I wanted this song and now the video we’ve made to be a world of its own. I want this portrayal of Dreamer Boy to feel like a specific character unique to this song. Everything from the wardrobe, props and extras were intentional in building that recognition. I was inspired by 90s fisheye videos and Wes Anderson’s trademark character/wardrobe design. The masks were the first idea and everything started to make sense from there. This was such a fun video to make with my best friends playing the supporting roles of the extras and my right hand creative partner Adam shooting it.”

HUMAN IMPULSE: “Error Era” Sees Premiere Through Heavy Blog Is Heavy

The band offers, “‘Error Era’ sets the tone for everything we have written. It was our first song and captures the speed and brutality we set out for. Lyrically, it’s quite succinct in actual words, but represents clarity. It expresses contempt for leadership personas and dangerous ideologies. Lyrics suggesting there are declining generations touting old beliefs and influences that are beginning to fade. A bit of hope in our current world.”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Human Impulse Reign in the “Error Era”

FARR // Amazing New Video ‘Heal Me’

Speaking on the video the band state: ‘We’re so happy to be able to finally share the Heal Me video with you, this is our favorite video to date! Shot between London and LA, we really wanted to make sure we achieved the right tone and mood for the visuals. Both our teams on either side of the Atlantic put all their energy into making the concept a reality, making sure the lyrical themes translated onto camera.”

Singer-songwriter Andrew Hibbard Shares New Music Video via Americana UK

Andrew Hibbard is a musician, songwriter, singer and writer of poetry. Born in Hamilton, Ohio in the late months of 1995, he began playing guitar at the age of six when his father showed him some basic chords. Since high school he’s been picking and roaming, following the paths cut by his musical forebears — Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Chet Atkins and Lightnin’ Hopkins.

Video Premiere: Andrew Hibbard “Runnin’ From the Enemy”


Neo/experimental-classical, ‘Palme D’Or’ award winning Jozef Van Wissem shares new video for ‘Vox Populi, Vox Dei’, taken from his upcoming album ‘Ex Mortis’. To be released on the 7th of February.

Today – Award Winning Singer Songwriter David Myles Premieres “Leave Tonight” via GLIDE Magazine

GLIDE describes “Leave Tonight” as “…reminiscent of Roy Orbison’s majestic sense of melancholy replete with dreamy harmony vocals… there is power in the musical simplicity that complements the heartfelt, romantic lyrics. The song showcases Myles’ ability to fuse folk and classic pop sounds.”

SONG PREMIERE: David Myles Explores the Power of Intimacy with Classic Pop Sound on “Leave Tonight”


London based alternative pop project Jockstrap have today announced their signing to Warp for a new release due later this year and shared ‘Acid’, the first single on their new label home.

Neverkept Signs with Epitaph + Share New Song “Complicated”

Epitaph Records welcomes Philadelphia-based pop-rock band Neverkept. “Incredibly grateful to say we’re a part of the Epitaph family,” says the band. “To find a home within a team that truly supports all of our visions has become a dream turned reality. Excited for this beginning.”


“Know Your Worth,” is the second collaboration between Khalid and Disclosure following the #1 global smash, Grammy-nominated “Talk”.

1TakeJay & Kalan.frfr Share the Video for “Baby,” an L.A. Love Song

“With a distinct West Coast bounce and contagious energy, 1TakeJay creates records that are perfect for turning up in the club. His animated flow earned him play in car speakers all across L.A., while his quick-witted and comedic lyricism in songs like “Acro” (“Jumped out the bed just to jump in yo’ bitch DM,” he raps) have brought him viral attention.” – XXL

Brother Dege Shares His New “The Early Morn” Video From His “Farmer’s Almanac” LP

Grammy-nominated Brother Dege [Legg] is one of the best-kept secrets in Louisiana; a musician, writer (Louisiana Press Award 2004, 2008), outsider artist, and heir to a long line of enigmatic characters birthed in slaughterhouse of the Deep South. It’s a been a wild ride for this boy. Like the mad love child of Son House and William Faulkner, Legg has burned a colorful trail through the Promised Land, working odd jobs (dishwasher, day laborer, cabdriver, embedded journalist, homeless shelter employee), hitchhiking, studying philosophy, writing books, and experimenting with psychedelics – all while passionately championing the Deep South, but also clashing with its pecking orders, prejudices, and parochial narrow-mindedness.

NeverWake Premiere Video for Single “Call Out My Name” Today on Bravewords.com!

Hard Rock band NeverWake premiered their video for single “Call Out My Name” today on Bravewords.com. NeverWake is based in Pittsburgh PA with an international social media fan base of over 100,000 followers. “Call Out My Name” has hit the airwaves and has been picked up and is in rotation internationally on many FM and digital radio stations.


Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria will return to the road for the 40-plus date Neverender NWFT Tour in 2020. Continuing the popular Neverender Tour series, the group will perform their 2007 fourth studio album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume II: No World For Tomorrow, in its entirety. Additionally, fans can expect performances of Coheed and Cambria classics as well other essential material from the band’s expansive catalogue.

CEO Chino Marley “New Wave” Ft. Z Money and Accompanying Visuals Out Now

Atlanta rapper Ceo Chino Marley released his new single “New Wave” featuring Gucci Mane signee, Z Money with accompanying visuals today. Produced by trusted collaborator SspikeTrap, the song’s wavy, melodic sound pallette perfectly complements both Marley and Z Money’s infectious vocals. The release of the “New Wave” video directed by Kaybee visuals, comes behind the cinematic and captivating visuals for “Have Dat,” directed by Laka Films.

Ladytron release first single and short film of 2020 – “Tower of Glass”

The synth pop quartet Ladytron release their first single and short film for 2020, an audience favorite “Tower of Glass” which is taken from their eponymous sixth album released in 2019, their most critically acclaimed release to date. “Tower of Glass” coincides with Ladytron’s upcoming UK live dates this February and March.