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Illustrated by his wife, Jemima Williams, the book follows a young rabbit who discovers a “little brown seed” on a snowy walk with his family. The young rabbit returns home to plant the seed in a jar with the promise that they will help it grow. With water, light and lots of love, the seed begins to grow; as the seed flourishes, so too does the young rabbit’s family. The encouraging moral of the story that all children will come to understand is that with unconditional love and devotion, people and things grow strong.

ASH share brand-new video for Girl From Mars

Having announced the career-spanning Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash – released this coming Friday February 14th – ASH are today sharing a brand-new video for Girl From Mars. Originally taken from the band’s breakthrough album 1977, Girl From Mars marked the band’s first top 40 single. This brand-new video re-imagines Peter Christopherson-directed video as an interstellar transmission picked up by a space agency. It nods heavily towards the Rosalind Franklin Mars Rover, which from 2021 will scour the red planet in search of life.

THICK Share New Track “Bumming Me Out”

Today, Brooklyn DIY punk band THICK share the music video for “Bumming Me Out,” a track off their forthcoming debut album 5 Years Behind out March 6 via Epitaph. The song perfectly captures the pain of feeling powerless in the face of endless horrors happening in the world.

Cold War Kids release new song from upcoming album

Cold War Kids have announced today’s release of “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album, NEW AGE NORMS 2. The lyric video is out now and the track is available at all DSPs and streaming services.


Las Vegas’ notorious trouble makers OTHERWISE have announced the “DEFY DIVISION TOUR” in support of their new studio album Defy produced by Matt Good on Mascot Label Group. ‘Lifted’, the first single from the album (currently in the Active Rock top 30) reflects on past experiences of living an excessive lifestyle and previous tour shenanigans while other tracks on the album defines the bands perspective on both social and political climates. The edgy lyrics, “I am not leaning to the left or right, I stand up straight to fight,” and “I have to scream cause I’m not white”encompasses a perspective the band has felt restricted to voice in the past. Lead vocalist Adrian Patrick mentions, “We’re currently living in very divisive & polarizing times, but what both sides of the aisle need to realize is that the left wing & the right wing are part of the same damn bird. thankfully we still have the unifying power of rock n roll with the hope we can all learn to fly together.”

BAD WOLVES hits the road with Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves 2020 Tour:
5/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Festival ^^
5/5 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre ^
5/7 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
5/8 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall ^
5/9 – Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville ^^
5/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
5/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe Live ^
5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinders at Crossroads Presented by KQRC ^
5/17 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (KBPI’s Birthday Bash) # ^^
5/19 – Sioux Falls, ID @ The District ^
5/20 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Club 5 at U.S. Cellular Center ^
5/22 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma ^^
5/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
5/24 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion ^

^^ w/o From Ashes To New and Fire From The Gods
# w/ In This Moment and Black Veil Brides

Watch Hot Snakes official video for new single “I Shall Be Free,” out today on Sub Pop

“I Shall Be Free” is the second single in the series of four 7″s leading up to the next full-length LP. Each single being a seasonal release. “I Shall Be Free” is the Spring installment. The song is defiant anti-work protest punque. The slash your face chords and bassless undertow channels an AC/DC-Cramps hybrid that completely misses the mark. Primo Hot Snakes.

Anna Burch shares a mesmerizing new single “Party’s Over” off If You’re Dreaming

When Anna Burch introduced herself on her 2018 debut Quit The Curse, it was with a concentrated wash of energetic, serotonin-boosting pop. Jangly guitars, blithe vocal harmonies and an occasional undercurrent of grungy fuzz all converged in seemingly straightforward songs that hid their complexities under sunny hooks. The impact of the songs was immediate and exciting, presenting narratives of confusion and upheaval with melodies so bright it was hard to do anything but smile. Two years later, Burch’s follow up If You’re Dreaming takes us down a different path than its predecessor, shedding some nervous energy in favor of a deeper exploration of an internal world.

Alejandro Fernández Announces ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR

Multi-Latin GRAMMY award winner, Alejandro Fernández has announced the United States, Canada and Europe concert dates for his ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the United States and Canada tour kicks off May 22 in Fresno, California at the Save Mart Center and will wrap up on September 20 in San Antonio, Texas at the AT&T Center and includes Fernández’s first show in Toronto, Canada, at Meridian Hall. The European tour is produced by Planet Events @ Live Nation and includes his first ever shows in London and Paris.

Alexander 23 shares new song “I Hate You So Much”

Born Alexander Glantz, the Chicago native is the sole creative force behind Alexander 23: he writes, records and produces all of his music in addition to making the artwork for his singles and merch as well as animating his lyric videos. In March 2019, he made his debut with “Dirty AF1s,” which premiered as Apple Music’s Bop of the Week and landed on Spotify’s highly-coveted New Music Friday playlist. Later in 2019 he went on tour with Alec Benjamin, Omar Apollo and mxmtoon and made his Lollapalooza debut.

Erki Pärnoja’s cinematic indie album ‘Leva’

Estonian guitarist and songwriter Erki Pärnoja releases his new album “Leva” on 12th of February. Pulsating between euphoria and melancholia Pärnoja’s fresh work is more diverse and sensitive revealing his vocals compared to the previous instrumental albums. Recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden early 2019, the album sets a milestone in his discography for many reasons — besides the dreamy-reverby soundscapes and mercurial telecaster lines one can now hear a more orchestral perspective to Pärnoja’s melodic language.

San Diego queer synth pop artist WSPRGRL

Vivacious, self-effacing, and gifted with a richly expressive and androgynous singing voice, synth pop artist Wsprgrl – aka Cara Potiker – and co-producer Patrick Heaney have created a boldly emotional and impressionistic audio-visual artistic experience.