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Aporia signals a pivotal moment in Stevens and Brams’ relationship, which began in the early 1980s when Brams married Stevens’ late mother Carrie. Stevens and Brams maintained a strong relationship throughout Stevens’ adolescence and into adulthood, eventually founding Asthmatic Kitty Records together in 1999.

INTRODUCING: NYC’s dark alt-pop artist Kacie Marie shares haunting new single “Bad Luck”

MARROWFIELDS: Doomed & Stoned debuts new track of Fall River atmospheric doom act

With the evolving movement of extreme music, Fall River, MA unit Marrowfields conjure surreal atmospheric doom metal through their upcoming debut, Metamorphoses. Inspired by Ovidian folklore, this record plays like a seamless 51-minute epic doom tale, showcasing anguishing stories involving howling dreary landscapes, the punishment of mankind, and the death and transformation of gods. Metamorphoses comes this April 24th on Black Lion Records on CD.


Shot on an isolated lunar landscape, the video explores the experience of self-reflection. “I wanted to visually create a space that captured that feeling,” explains Green. “Oklou’s vocals are of central importance to the track, so it seemed fitting to keep her as the focal point of the video.”

In Mayniel’s own words, the single is about the contrast of feeling strong on the outside but weak inside: “people see you as strong and proud but you’re crying on the inside, putting up a fake smile.”

Western Centuries To Release Call The Captain April 3 On Free Dirt Records

Throughout Call the Captain, three-part vocal harmonies add heft and meaning to each song, with a distinct rhythmic agreement among the singers, revealing a shared belief of just how music should be made. The album was recorded and mixed in the studio of Grammy-nominated producer Bill Reynolds, former bass player for Band of Horses and one of Nashville’s most innovative roots music producers. “Even if there are drums, electric guitars, and synthesizers, we all like to come at the music in a similar way as we would approach a bluegrass song; supporting the lead singer, singing harmonies, and letting the instrumentalists be featured,” explains Morrison.

Gareth Inkster – Presenting “Used to It”

“I self-produced “Used to It,” using auxiliary percussion noises and an acoustic grand piano to capture my desired sound. While its lyrics are opaquely sad, even despairing, it was important to me to create a steady feel throughout.

During the song’s writing, I was essentially trying to articulate what I was going through so that I could take it out of my head, as it were, and look at it from different angles – study it.”


“Breland’s energy and talent are infectious and we felt that as soon as he walked in the room to meet with us,” says Kevin Weaver, Atlantic Records President, West Coast. “‘My Truck’ has all of the indicators of being a massively reactive record, and most importantly it only touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Breland’s dynamic sound. As a true artist, producer and songwriter, his music will transcend genres. We believe he’s in a lane all of his own.”

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Perform Tiny Desk Concert ft. Elzhi

Today, NPR Music released Chris Dave and the Drumhedz’s Tiny Desk Concert with special guest Elzhi. In the Tiny Desk’s write up, NPR Music said the set features “sonic smash-cuts between the musical ideas whisk away the misconception you’re in control of the ride you’re about to take.” Drummer and bandleader Chris Dave has worked with everyone from Adele to Justin Bieber, and Rick Rubin to D’Angelo — Questlove once described Chris as his “worst nightmare” and Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.


Australian artist Tones And I has shared an alternate version of her single “Never Seen The Rain,” which is available today on all streaming platforms and joined by a live performance video. The expanded take finds Tones And I delivering a powerful and transcendent performance of “Never Seen The Rain,” joined by a choir and three-piece band.

The alternate version of “Never Seen The Rain” arrives on the heels of Tones And I’s performance yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Tones showcased her staggering voice across performances of her breakout global hit “Dance Monkey” and “Never Seen The Rain.” Having recently performed on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Voice, Tones And I is also slated to perform on The Today Show this coming Monday, February 24th.


Today, Mark Erelli unveils “Blindsided,” the title track and latest single from his forthcoming LP, out march 27th via Soundly Music. “The word has negative connotations, but I thought it would be interesting to use it in the context of a love song,” the award-winning singer/songwriter told The Bluegrass Situation. “Sure, you can be blindsided by an attack or caught unprepared by stormy weather. But love also has a funny way of finding you when you least expect it, regardless of whether you’re looking for it or not. With its soaring vocal harmonies, majestic strings and the band firing on all cylinders, this track really embodies and hints at all the sonic elements to come on the album.”

Mount Sharp share new LP ‘That Shadow’ today

Mount Sharp is back. With their first release in five years, it’s like they never left. Their new LP, That Shadow, is out now via Dadstache Records. The band will be bringing their live show to Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, February 22 for a release show at The Gutter and will be visiting Portland, ME on March 21 for a show at SPACE Gallery.


Produced by The Drums and Naz, with additional production by Aaron Vigil, “YES!” marks KYLE’s first release of the decade, following a stellar 2019 that included the expanded release of his RIAA gold-certified debut album, LIGHT OF MINE. The deluxe edition saw KYLE and rap superstar Lil Yachty team up once again for “Hey Julie!”, following their widely successful, 6X RIAA platinum-certified collaboration, “iSpy,” which skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Rap Songs Chart and has amassed over 1.5 billion streams to date.

‘Coldplay: Reimagined’ Acoustic EP And Short Available Now Exclusively on Apple Music

Today, Coldplay and Apple Music announce the release of a brand new EP and companion short film titled Coldplay: Reimagined, featuring stripped-back performances of “Cry Cry Cry,” “BrokEn” and “Champion of the World” from their latest album, Everyday Life.

New Music This Week – Grimes, Bieber, Ozzy, and More

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


El líder de la nueva generación de intérpretes del género urbano Miky Woodz, estrena su nuevo sencillo “Así eh”, producido por el reconocido “mago” del reggaetón Tainy. El tema se estrena conjuntamente con su videoclip oficial, disponible a partir de hoy en todas las plataformas digitales.

“Así eh”, es la nueva apuesta musical del joven Miky Woodz, quien, a pesar de contar con una corta carrera artística, se ha ganado el respeto de la competitiva industria del género urbano, el cariño de millones de fanáticos y el reconocimiento de grandes instituciones como la RIAA (Asociación de la Industria Discográfica de Estados Unidos), que le otorgo Disco de Oro por el éxito en ventas de su álbum “El OG Week”.

SECRET SOCIAL CLUB Reveal Debut Music Video and Sci-Fi Comic, “Gravity”

LA Based, Alternative Rock band SECRET SOCIAL CLUB has released the official music video for their debut single, “Gravity.” Directed by Bobby Witewolf and filmed at Foxhole Hollywood, “Gravity” features a progression of imagery from live action to lustrous comic book animation, becoming a sci-fi fantasy as the main character is thrust into a futuristic space odyssey, which is further depicted in their associated comic book.

Stream/Video || emotional authenticity from dutch female Lewin | ‘Sorrow’

Lewin is the fresh musical leaf that has been turned by songwriter and musician Jara Holdert. ‘Sorrow’, the third single off Lewin’s upcoming debut album, is the most prophetic of all her tunes of goodbye. A song written while still in a relationship with her love, muse and producer Aaron Ahrends – In ‘Sorrow’ Lewin imagines exactly how her love might leave her; the small signs that point to a slow detachment, then the moving van in the parking lot, and the final scene where he’s gone, only the memory of him left.

Canadian Psych-Rock/Shoegaze Supergroup Juniper Bush Announce Debut Album, Share Video for “Foresight”

Winnipeg psych-rock/shoegaze outfit Juniper Bush are unleashing the video for “Foresight,” the second single off their debut full-length, Healing Through A Sonic Figure, due out on April 3 via Transistor 66.

Directed by band members Lizzy Burt and Danny Hacking, and produced by filmmaker Ryan Simmons, the video uses a mime as a symbol for the isolation, confusion and loss of self that often results from drug addiction.

COIN Releases New Album & Video Today

Empowered by a devoted fanbase and palpable sense of community fostered around the band, Dreamland is a liberative effort released on COIN’s newly formed label property Committee for Sound and Mind which is a global partnership with AWAL.

Lead singer Chase Lawrence said when describing the album, “From Nashville to Seoul to London to Los Angeles, we recorded everywhere but a studio. For the past two years, we made this album in green rooms, bedrooms, airplanes and buses. ‘Dreamland’ is a patchwork quilt of everywhere we’ve been – a sonic journal of orchestras, out of tune guitars, church choirs and iPhone voice memos.”

Fire In The Radio share video for new single ‘Ex-SF

There are occasions where a band reaches beyond its humble beginnings and insular scene and creates a cohesive set of memorable songs that wield the potential to make a more seismic and lasting impression. Enter Monuments, the third studio album from Philadelphia’s Fire in the Radio. Engineered and produced by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung), the album is the successor to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed New Air LP, and is their most immediate, engaging, and confident record to date.

Yacht Rock Revue Releases “HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS” and Shares Video for “Bad Tequila”

The Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue has released HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS, their first full-length release of original music. “Everywhere we go, we leave a wild mess of happiness in our wake,” writes frontman Nick Niespodziani. “The Twelve years of yacht rock have taught me the power of that happiness – in both the giving and receiving – can do incredible things. We wanted to try to harness that power in our own music. Some people call it magic, but it’s just working with what you’ve got.” Yacht Rock Revue have also shared a new video for their single “Bad Tequila” which lampoons public access TV and informercial culture.

Jill Andrews’ “The Kids Are Growing Up” premieres at Earmilk

“The Kids Are Growing Up” is the latest track unveiled from Andrews’ anticipated new album, Thirties, which will be released March 27 via Vulture Vulture/Tone Tree Music. Her first solo release in nearly five years and the first project she has co-produced, Thirties is a deeply personal record that chronicles the beauty and brutality of Andrews’ past decade. Through exploring the isolation and joys of motherhood, the loss of a partner and the path to standing up for yourself, Andrews uses the album to give a voice to the unsung moments and stories of women.

Sons Of Silver To Release Searing New Single “World On Fire”

“Tempers are high and they’re climbing higher soon. World of blame, think I’ll point my finger too. Point It right at you.” Acclaimed Indie Rockers Sons Of Silver are releasing, what they say, is one of their most powerful and politically-motivated songs to date. “World On Fire”, which is a brazen commentary on today’s heated and embattled culture, will be available for download and streaming Friday, February 21 on all major digital platforms and the lyric video can be viewed –

Yella Beezy Lays Out the Code of the Streets in His New Single

Wielding a southern drawl that sounds equally at home on heartfelt rap ballads as strip club anthems, Dallas rapper Yella Beezy appeals to the radio and the streets in equal measure. Perfecting his blend of country and street sensibilities, Beezy shares “Keep It In The Streets,” his new single. Reverberating with minor-key guitars, “Keep It In The Streets” is a modern-day blues ballad, mournfully and honestly addressing harsh realities through song. Alternating melodies and rapidfire rhymes, Beezy doles out pearls of street wisdom, designed to help people survive in this cold world: “Gotta be stronger, than greed and hunger/Said keep a strap and watch your back and you’ll live longer.” “Keep It In The Streets” is the HITCO-signed rapper’s first new song of 2020.


She preceded the six-track project with the single “NO RAP KAP” [feat. Trippie Redd]. Not only did “NO RAP KAP” already crack 1 million Spotify streams, but it also received praise. The FADER deemed the music video, “a stunning visual display of the pair’s thick-as-thieves dynamic,” and called the tune, “a harder-edged sequel to her previous collaborations.” Elevator summed it up best as “fire.”


Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga shares the remix of his viral hit-single “Ayy Macarena” featuring one of Latin music’s most influential artists, Ozuna.

Jimmie Allen ft. Noah Cyrus “This Is Us” New Single Out Now

“I’ve been a fan of Noah’s music for a while. When I got the call to be a part of the song, I was honored,” Allen says of the track. “It was co-written by one of my friends Tyler Hubbard [of Florida Georgia Line] which made it super special. I love the song and Noah did her thing on it!”

Whitmer Thomas’ Songs from The Golden One Out Now

Happy (digital) release day to comedian and musician Whitmer Thomas , whose debut album Songs from The Golden One is out now today and coming to CD and “Golden One yellow” vinyl on Friday, April 3rd. Songs from The Golden One includes studio versions of songs featured in his HBO COMEDY® special “Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One,” which premieres tomorrow, Feb. 22nd at 10:00-11:05 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

Lewis Capaldi’s New Video “Before You Go,” Is Out Now

“Before You Go” – one of three new songs on Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Extended Edition – has topped the UK Singles and Irish Singles charts, marking Capaldi’s second No. 1 in the UK and third No. 1 in Ireland. The song was inspired by Lewis’ aunt, who committed suicide when he was a young boy. Examining the lyrics in this piece, Billboard observes, “The melancholic ballad details the agony-inducing aftermath of a loved one dying by suicide.” Clash says, “it’s a rousing piece of acoustic songwriting with a driving vocal – trademark Capaldi, in other words.” Global streams of “Before You Go” have soared past 245 million as the song climbs the charts at U.S. Top 40 and Hot AC radio.

Melodic Death Metal Beasts WOLFHEART to Release New Album, Wolves Of Karelia

Just as wildlife itself maintains harmony with a violent clash of beauty and unpredictability, Wolves of Karelia explores the band’s previously coined genre of “winter metal” – smoothly bridging a traditional approach of extreme genres with tracks like the breakneck epic “Reaper”, while maintaining atmospheric and acoustic elements on songs such as the bludgeoning wall-of-sound “The Hammer” and grandiose “Horizon on Fire”. Crowned by the deeply stunning instrumental interlude “Eye of the Storm”, Wolves of Karelia could easily go down in metal history as WOLFHEART’s most intense record.

fakelife – ‘Drugs All Night’ single

Matt Couchois of atmospheric indie-pop project, fakelife, has had his share of music biz “almosts” in a career that has included partnering with a superstar manager and experiencing something of a label signing frenzy. Yet, a few years ago, he found himself entering his 30s living with his parents with no musical prospects. Today, the Chino Hills, California-based artist bounces back with a series of singles, including the new single, Drugs All Night, from his upcoming EP.

Cinematic indie album ‘Leva’ from Guitarist Erki Pärnoja

For his fourth album “Leva”, Estonian guitarist and songwriter Erki Pärnoja offers seven tracks that on the one hand retain influences of its predecessors “Himmelbjerget” (2015), “Efterglow” (2017) and “Saja Lugu” (2018) but on the other hand form a fresh and independent entirety in the musical path of the Tallinn based musician. 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. A musical turn is also marked by a notable reference to hypnotic grooves and sounds of the 70s.