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Prolific and critically celebrated experimental musician JARBOE has revealed the first track from her forthcoming album, Illusory, which will be released on April 17th with Consouling Sounds. The title track, “Illusory,” is accompanied by a video produced and directed by Chariot of Black Moth, that has debuted today at BIllboard.com. Fans are invited to pre-order the album now at https://consouling.be/release/illusory.

Rising Trip Pop Star LENII Drops First Single And Video From Forthcoming EP

Irish-born singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ellen Murphy – otherwise known as Lenii – has released her newest single, “Regular 10.” “Regular 10,” which officially drops today, February 7, is the first single from her forthcoming EP, In All Fairness…

As a whole, In All Fairness… represents the idea of keeping face. “’In All Fairness’ is a uniquely Irish phrase that can mean different things depending on the tone it’s said in. It’s like an Irish way of saying ‘come on’ while rolling your eyes…” says Lenii.


Two months in and 2020 is already proving to be one hell of a year for breakout British experimental metal band LOATHE. Following months of incredible momentum and anticipation, the band has released their sophomore album, “I Let It In And It Took Everything,” today with SharpTone Records. Stream and purchase the record now!

Key Glock Traces His Path from South Memphis to Skyscrapers in Big Apple-Set “1997” Video

One of the rap game’s fiercest flexers, Key Glock has been shining since he came out the womb. Bringing to life the intro track from the Yellow Tape, Glock shares “1997,” a stylish new music video. Produced by Bandplay, “1997” finds Glock telling his origin story, illustrating his fresh-to-death history atop spiky electric guitar and chirping, waltz-time organ: “1997 I came in this world flexin’ (Yeah)/Yeah, it was reckless in them trenches, had to make some sh!t happen.” In the video, directed by IThinkEthan, Glock cruises through Manhattan, roasting blunt after blunt in a luxury vehicle, making pit stops at Power 105, XXL, the Cartier store, and the Barclays Center, before returning to the studio and laying down his track.

Justin Tranter And Katie Vinten Officially Unveil Facet House

Tucked away in the heart of West Hollywood, CA, the building was purchased and designed by Tranter. Speaking about creating the truly gorgeous interior design for Facet House, Tranter stated that the aesthetic is “very chic but also distressed. Really colorful but also industrial. It’s like my brain exploded.” Tranter also added, “I can’t wait for everyone to see, experience and make music in Facet House, which is the physical manifestation of the passionate, diverse, and magical community we are creating.”

Justin Tranter, Katie Vinten Unveil Facet House Label and Publishing Company (EXCLUSIVE)

For Skope: Jack Trades’s Valentine’s Day-themed “Body Language” ft. Madison Olds [out now]

Just in time for the most romantic season of the year, Jack Trades delivers “Body Language,” a sensual and yet energetic track featuring vocals by singer/songwriter Madison Olds. Featuring a future-house inspired groovy bassline and dreamy topline melodies, the sultry and smooth voice acts as the addicting icing on the cake for “Body Language.” Madison Olds joins forces with Jack Trades after charting on Canadian Hot AC radio and opening for the likes of Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Neon Dreams, and more. “Body Language” follows Jack Trades’ “Sideways” in November and is his first release of 2020. Keep your eyes trained on Jack Trades because if this is any indication, it’s about to be his biggest year yet.

Kathryn Claire – Eastern Bound for Glory LP

Her latest album, Eastern Bound For Glory, is inspired by her life on the road, experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of being an internationally touring musician. The masterful 10-song release signifies a homecoming to her solo career and back to her beloved city. Intriguingly, it’s an aesthetic departure from her previous work in that the record explores bold indie rock instrumentation and vibey spaghetti western atmospherics.

Mitchel Evan Brings Us “Las Cruces”

“Las Cruces was written as a response to a not-so-civil band break up. I fronted this band for a couple of years called Mitchel Evan & The Mangrove based out of Colorado. Towards the end, we had some pretty major creative and personal differences and there was a lot of resentment on both sides. I had just got out of a long term romantic relationship as well, so when the band broke up I started performing and touring solo for the first time. So the premise of Las Cruces is more or less a “F*ck you, I’m going on the road” sort of thing. It’s mostly angry but also confident, empowering and has a sense of freedom as well.” – Mitchel Evan


Tour Dates:
02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

EMERALD PARK: New Video “The Haze”

Emerald Park, one of northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative Commons license is back after 5 years of silence with the brand-new EP “Basement Sessions”. Their new work will be released in two versions: as a traditional 5-track digital version and as a Creative Commons 4-track version.

Pop artist Hariel drops her new single ‘Torment’

Hariel is excited to share her debut single, Torment, a gutsy song that defies misplaced expectations and illuminates the strength and sexuality of the feminine.

‘Initially about affection for someone who made assumptions about myself as a women and “how I’d be able to handle him”. In the end it became apparent that this song is more about underestimating a womens strength and sexuality.’ – Hariel

Clemm Rishad and STREETRUNNER share To Whom It May Concern EP

Today, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and rapper Clemm Rishad recruits Grammy winning producer STREETRUNNER [Lil Wayne, Eminem] for his open letter to the music world. Starting as a songwriter under J.R. Rotem’s Beluga Heights (Rihanna, Jason Derulo) Clemm is well versed to the power of words and has collaborated on hits for superstars like Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. In 2019, he co-wrote on Wale’s new album [“Routine” ft. Rick Ross and Meek Mill], and now he is ready to make his mark as a solo artist with his 2020 EP To Whom It May Concern available now via Sky Movement.


Neon Gold/Atlantic recording artist MARINA has unveiled “About Love,” a brand new song featured in the eagerly awaited Netflix Original Movie, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. “About Love” is available for streaming and download HERE; To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You premieres Wednesday, February 12th, exclusively on Netflix.

The Warhawks “Deliver” Music Video

Comprised of Matt Orlando, Tom Lipski, and Bilodeau brothers John and Pat, The Warhawks are a dynamic, blue-collared indie rock outfit from Gloucester City, NJ.

Following a string of DIY releases, the band released their debut LP Never Felt So Good in January 2019, recorded and mastered by Dave Downham (Beach Slang, Into It. Over It.). Combining soaring punk rock anthems of love, life and hope with a refreshing alt-rock twist, Never Felt So Good would earn them accolades as 93.3 WMMR’s “Band of the Month” that following March, as well as steady rotation of their song “Miracle” on top indie station 88.5 WXPN and live appearances on WRFF Radio 104.5.

Scott MacKay – “Half of Everything”

“Half of Everything” is a witty classic country narrative that illustrates the absurdity of splitting things 50/50 in a divorce.

Danny De La Rosa Releases New Single/ Video “Third Wheel Man”

From the very beginning, Danny De La Rosa has been drawn to play the melodies he hears constantly in his head. “There was something about a distorted guitar and melodies that caught my attention at a very early age. It subconsciously and consciously pulled me in.” Music and Danny are magnets that just attract. Songwriter, self-taught guitarist Danny De La Rosa left the band Babylon A.D. in 2017 and began working on his own personal development: writing his own style of music, learning and playing the instruments and establishing his own brand of Hard Rock-Pop. It has always been Danny’s dream to establish his own sound. “Writing and recording is my passion. I constantly hum and have melodies in my head. I can’t wait to record a second album as I have it written already.” It took twelve weekends of travel to record his music at the American Made Studios in Fresno, California. Hence, Danny’s debut solo album will be titled 12 Weekends and is due out in early 2020.

New video: Buffalo Bill – Epimeno

Buffalo Bill of Greek rap supergroup RNS drops us visuals to his new joint entitled “Epimeno”. The single is taken from an upcoming compilation LP “The Ghost Infantry” featuring emcees from all over the world; USA, Canada, Senegal, South Africa, Greece & Ecuador all represent on this Endemic Emerald produced set. Dropping feb 28th. Stream the Epimeno video below & Pre Order The Ghost Infantry CD on bandcamp!


Multi-platinum recording artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has announced that his highly-anticipated third studio album, Artist 2.0, will arrive this Friday, February 14th. The album comes on the 4 year anniversary of his debut mixtape Artist, which was released on February 14th, 2016

QUARTZBED Go Deep With The Eclectic ‘Dark Matter’

Quartzbed’s latest album Dark Matter is a decidedly jagged shard of 21st century Los Angeles living. Apocalyptically fractaled songs intertwine sadness and euphoria with beautiful psychosis delivering powerful messages of constant yearning. Featuring poly-rhythmic drumming, raw vocals, beat poet lyrics, alternative indie blues guitars and polyphonic melodies the results are a stirring Kaleidoscope of sound and gut emotion.