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New Single & Video: Gaby Jogeix – Fair Green

After his successful album “Hermosa Beach” (2013) we can now look forward to the new album “Meanwhile In New Orleans” by Gaby Jogeix, which he recorded, mixed and mastered in New Orleans. Gaby Jogeix returns to Spain after traveling to New Orleans, a key city for the development of his new work, which will be published in 2020. Thanks to his relationship with Kenny Neal (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), with whom he collaborated in 2003, and to musical trends in this city, the artist now fulfills one of his goals: to integrate new sounds and voices into his songs. With “Meanwhile In New Orleans”, the artist shows his wide range and his influences. The second single release “Fair Green” is a groovy, strong track, which will be available on all online portals worldwide on February 11, 2020 via Enghardt Media / Edel Music.

Dark Electro-Pop Band SHADOW FASHION Reveal Their Video and Single, “Children Of The Night”

San Antonio-based dark electronic band SHADOW FASHION are proud to announce the release of their new video and single, “Children Of The Night.”

For fans of: Depeche Mode, The Cure and New Order

The theme of the song speaks of the loneliness and isolation we have all gone through at times. However, it is important to realize that we are never truly alone as we are surrounded by our friends, family, and loved ones.

KSHMR Teams Up With Hard Lights and Charlott BossFor New Hardstyle Track ‘Over & Out’

KSHMR returns with his first single of 2020 ‘Over and Out’ – a thunderous hardstyle tune featuring Malysian DJ Hard Lights and the vocals of Charlott Boss. Out now, via his label Dharma Worldwide, the single playfully touches on the futuristic elements of outer space and explores hard-hitting basslines and wildly uptempo beats. ‘Over and Out’ will be lighting up dancefloors worldwide just in time for festival season.

Railbird Festival announces 2020 lineup

Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.

Additional acts include The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Tanya Tucker, Trampled By Turtles, Colter Wall, Whiskey Meyers, and more. More than 30 artists will perform across three stages during the two-day festival.

Roger Street Friedman, Larry Campbell Announce New Album ‘Rise’

When Larry Campbell, the GRAMMY winning producer and longtime collaborator of Levon Helm, says he wants to collaborate – you listen. Just ask Roger Street Friedman, the award-winning, NY-based singer-songwriter, whose “autobiographical, cinematic, blunt, and honest” songwriting has been compared to James Taylor, Randy Newman, and Jackson Browne (The Aquarian). With the release of ‘Rise,’ the songwriter’s third studio album produced by Campbell, Friedman has crafted nothing less than a true expression – a statement of purpose that resonates as a career milestone – thanks in part to a partnership with Campbell that far exceeded Friedman’s expectations.

Sub Pop signs Man Man, will release Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between May 21st, 2020

The 17-track effort also features “Future Peg,” “On the Mend” “Sheela,” and “Animal Attraction,” was produced by Cyrus Ghahremani, mixed by S. Husky Höskulds (Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint), and mastered by Dave Cooley (Blood Orange, M83, DIIV, Paramore, Snail Mail, clipping). Dream Hunting…also includes guest vocals from Steady Holiday’s Dre Babinski on “Future Peg” and “If Only,” and Rebecca Black (singer of the viral pop hit, “Friday”) on “On The Mend” and “Lonely Beuys.” The album follows the release of “Beached” and “Witch,” Man Man’s contributions to Vol. 4 of the Sub Pop Singles Club in 2019.

New Release Infinite Mass ‘Take it Back’

The song kicks off with sample of Howlin’ Pelle (The Hives) setting the mood for the track. ‘TAKE IT BACK’ is a High- Energy, Psychadelic, Soul-Stomper ripping into the backbone with a massive self confidence. With the urge of creating a song for stages with the vitality and power just like their brethren heroes; Chemical Brother, Rage Against the Machine & Prodigy. We’re aiming for the energy that Infinite Mass are famous for without hesitation or manipulation… this is us. When stumbling into a live performance with maestros – The Hives and the eminent lead singer Howlin Pelle’ – it truly gave us the spice to push this song over the brigades and into the future. We are INFINITE MASS – Feeling proud like a Mother!

GZ Tian releases brand new single, ‘Yin Yang’

‘Yin Yang’ showcases GZ Tian’s rapping prowess and confidence as an artist. Drawing on an infectious emo-rap vibe, the new single follows on from previous effort ‘Moody Kid’ with both tracks featuring on his hotly anticipated new debut EP, Another Artist, due out 27th March.


From Victoria on the video: “Here’s “Moment,” a whimsical black fantasy shot on South African soil! If you’re into imaginative explorations of lust this video is for you.”


The 20-year-old newcomer Andrew Cushin today shares his debut single ‘It’s Gonna Get Better’. It’s a striking introduction for the Geordie singer-songwriter, whose burgeoning reputation has already seen him sell-out next month’s headline show at The Cluny.

New single: Darman “Pubblicità Riflesso”

First single excerpt from “Necessità Interiore”, third LP by Italian alt-rock act Darman (Dario Mangiacasale), “Pubblicità Riflesso” kicks in with powerful compressed basslines and scratchy vocals.

About the song, author and frontman Dario Mangiacasale comments: “”Pubblicità Riflesso” (“reflection advertisement”) is an urban cross-section, born during a walk through the streets of Turin. It’s about rebellion against a world increasingly distant from primary and necessary needs, a world totally detached from reality, in which the adoration of false and negative myths reigns, often masked as fake positive figures: a rotten mirror of a way of life in which it’s difficult to recognize oneself.”

Average Joe explores one guy’s bruised ego in bluesy single ‘Taxi’

‘Taxi’ is an ambitious, intense and eclectic listen, sat on a grooving rhythm made further compelling by bluesy jazz flourishes, soulful charisma and spades of Northern wit courtesy of Stoke-On-Trent’s very own Average Joe.

NZ indie-rock quartet Marlin’s Dreaming share video for Sink or Swim

New Zealand indie outfit Marlin’s Dreaming have today released the first single, “Sink or Swim,” for their forthcoming album, Quotidian. The single premiered exclusively with Atwood Magazine praising, “The honesty of the release only adds to the many layers of what makes Marlin’s Dreaming who they are. If the following tracks are anything like the first, then Quotidian is a record that should be on any music-lover’s radar.”

Premiere: NZ’s Marlin’s Dreaming Evolve in Sound with “Sink or Swim”

Black Caviar Drop Banging Remix of Dillon Francis Single DFR

NYC duo Black Caviar return with a banging remix of Dillon Francis’ track ‘DFR’. Set for release on Friday, February 21st via Mad Decent, the remix is accompanied with the official ‘Magic Is Real’ album remix package featuring other edits by Beauty Brain and SHNDO. The full package will also include tracks ‘Go Off’ and ‘Barely Breathing’ from Nuthin 2 It and King Arthur & Kevin Aleksander.

BLACK MIRRORS Releases Official Unplugged Video for “Whispering Ghost”

Belgian Alternative rockers BLACK MIRRORS invites you once again to their gloomy, yet captivating world between dreams and reality with a brand new video for “Whispering Ghost”.

Their long-awaited album, Look Into The Black Mirror, awarded with the prestigious D6cibels Music Award in the category “Rock & Alternative”, met with enthusiastic reviews and warm reception of both media and fans themselves, captivated by the bewitching atmosphere and undeniable vintage charm of BLACK MIRRORS. Now, after releasing the acoustic version of “Günther Kimmich”, the time has come for the Belgian collective to unleash the mesmerizing power of their subtle, yet highly expressive sound once again in the elegant audiovisual for the bonus track, “Whispering Ghost”.

The Slow Readers Club release new track ‘Jericho’

The Slow Readers Club have shared their new track, ‘Jericho’, the latest to be taken from their upcoming fourth album The Joy Of The Return, out on March 20th via Modern Sky UK.

Opening to an infectiously upbeat blend of bright guitar lines and propulsive drums, the track undulates between danceable angular beats and lush, anthemic passages which provide an arena-sized taste of what to expect from the album.

The White Buffalo to Release New Studio Album in April

On The Widow’s Walk is the new studio album from The White Buffalo, the touring and recording persona of Jake Smith – US singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of tales; the Emmy nominee whose voice – a timber-shakin’ baritone of gravitas and gravel – seems fuelled by a greater truth.

Of the half-dozen albums thus far released under The White Buffalo banner, this latest 11-tracker – a loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also provides piano and keys – is the most collaborative and organic, the most sonically round.

Listen to Snarls third single “What’s It Take?” via Paste Magazine

Snarls is an alternative rock band from Columbus, OH consisting of Chlo White (vocals, guitar), Riley Hall (bass, vocals), Mick Martinez (guitar), and Max Martinez (drums). Debut LP Burst finds the next charming coming-of-age story in shimmering character drama (2019 standout “Walk in the Woods”), woozy indie-pop (“Hair”), and blue-eyed existentialism (“Concrete”). Snarls’ songwriting is as unfiltered and spectral as growing into one’s own should be, but it promises just as an enchanting listen for those outside looking in. It’s no wonder MTV tried to brand Snarls’ enchanting indie rock as promising “the best of emo and shoegaze” or that the band themselves sees themselves as the forebearers of “glitter emo alt rock.” Snarls is fresh, frenzied, and worth fawning over. You’ll just have to find out on your own.

The Weeknd announces ‘The After Hours Tour’ starting June 11th

The Weeknd has announced his new headline world tour, The After Hours Tour, starting June 11th on the heels of his upcoming album, After Hours. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 25 at 10am local time (9am local time for UK/EU) through Thursday, February 27 at 10pm local time. During all US dates, Verizon Up ticket holders will get access to an exclusive stage side experience within the Verizon Up Members section. Regular ticket on-sale begins Friday, February 28 at 10am local time for North America and 9am local time for UK and EU.

HYBORIAN Premiere New Song “Driven by Hunger” via Metal Injection

Kansas City sludge metal outfit HYBORIAN will release their sophomore effort, aptly titled ‘Volume II,’ on March 20, 2020! The band has partnered with Metal Injection to premiere the official music video for the band’s latest single, “Driven By Hunger.”

HYBORIAN Release A Break Neck Groovy Video For “Driven By Hunger”