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‘California Dream’ Comes True for Americana Singer-Songwriter TOM SLESS; Debut Album 3/27 – Stream Now!

LA-based Americana singer-songwriter-guitar slinger TOM SLESS is set to release his debut full-length album, California Dream, March 27, 2020 on Marina Vista Records.

Co-produced by the Jersey Shore native with John Bottrell (Christina Perri, Mike Posner) and recorded live in the studio at comp-ny in Glendale, CA, California Dream carries us along Sless’s soulful ride down the winding roads of life and love with a vibe that alternates between the celebratory country rock of Luke Combs, the nod-and-a-wink humor of Sturgill Simpson, and the rough-hewn folksiness of Donovan Woods.

Ella Vos debuts “Turbulence,” title track from forthcoming second album

“‘Turbulence’ is about welcoming the ups and downs of life. By acknowledging that we are constantly in flux and that change is inevitable, we can embrace it instead of resisting,” Vos says of the song. “The last couple years have been a whirlwind of change for me—becoming a mother, fighting cancer and divorce. I’ve learned that turbulence is what I make of it, my greatest fear or my surprising guide.”

iamnotshane Reveals Self Titled EP Via Avant Garden/Island Record

Los Angeles based pop up and comer iamnotshane today announces himself in rare fashion with the reveal of his brand new self titled EP, his first via indie tastemakers Avant Garden/ Island Records. Featuring focus single Right Now, the body of work serves as a compelling introduction to an artist who combines dancefloor ready beats and stand out vocals to create a package bristling with originality and charm. Speaking on the release, iamnotshane states:

Right now is about living in the moment and not worrying about what other people think of you. It’s a quality I find attractive in people.”

The EP was inspired by underground Berlin/Eastern European dance pop. The songs dissect and examine my insecurities, emotions and fears.”


Pittsburgh-born and GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kevin Garrett drops new EP Made Up Lost Time today!

Kevin said of the EP, “I made this with the intention of getting past parts of me I thought were problems due to other people’s expectations. I ended up embracing those parts. It’s important to live deliberately, such that the idea of lost time is not real, made up.”

David Baldwin, formerly of The Dig, returns as Creature of Doom and his debut EP, Tears of Joy, is out now!

“I always wanted this project to sound like a funk band playing in a dungeon, and to me ‘Elephant In The Room’ encapsulates that sound as much as any song on the EP. This is a song where the lyrics came spontaneously and I tried to figure out what they meant after the fact. What exactly the elephant in the room is I imagine could be different for everyone. Could be something from your past that’s always right there in the back of your mind. Or a saboteur that lurks in your subconscious, waiting to fuck things up. I picture the end of the song as a struggle between the realization that the elephant in the room is all in your head, and the fact that it’s still there all the same, pummeling away in the background.” David Baldwin



April 25 – Barrie, ON – The Foxx
April 26 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
April 27 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes
April 28 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
April 29 – Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
April 30 – Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
May 1 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile
May 2 – London, ON – Call The Office
May 3 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary

OMB Peezy Releases NEW SINGLE “Let Up” Off Of Upcoming Project    

This song showcases Peezy’s signature flow alongside a hypnotic, texturized beat. With cosigns ranging from Lil Boosie to Meek Mill, OMB Peezy is proving he is a force to be reckoned with, which he makes clear in “Let Up”, declaring “I got my foot up on their neck and I ain’t gon’ let up.” As a follow-up to his viral single “Big Homie”, which has accumulated over 18 million views on YouTube, and a string of pop-up performances nationwide — “Let Up” is the beginning of a new chapter for OMB Peezy.

PRE’s Big Moochie Grape Counts Cash in His Purple Lambo in “Uh Huh Uh Huh Uh Huh”

Locking into Tennessee trap instrumentals with his hard-hitting, metronomic flow, Big Moochie Grape is the latest Paper Route EMPIRE signee to bubble out of the East Memphis streets. Taking over his hometown in his brand new Purple Lamborghini, Big Moochie Grape announces his arrival with “Uh Huh Uh Huh Uh Huh,” his new video single. Boasting a wavy, head-nodding instrumental from PRE beatsmith Bandplay, “Uh Huh” showcases Moochie’s uncommon charisma, his deep arsenal of flows, and his detailed, flex-heavy bars: “20 in my left pocket, 20 in my right/Everybody like ‘damn, he done came up overnight.'”

Folk-Rock Artist Anthony da Costa Shares Next Single From Forthcoming LP

Singing the chorus of “Runaway” in his head, Anthony da Costa knew there was something special in those lyrics: “I won’t go baby, if you don’t go…I’ll never be a runaway.” da Costa had always been a hopeless romantic, yet he had been completely shut off from commitment. Even nowadays, he’s the type of man to wear his heart on his sleeves and put everything on the line for his love. In his own words: “This song (“Runaway”) has been a feature of my live show for many years, and I’ve always wanted to find it a place on one of my records. It seems to connect with folks – that feeling of true, helpless love… the notion that you’d do anything for someone.”

Anthony Da Costa Premieres “Runaway,” a Single for Hopeless Romantics

BEST EX Premieres Sparkling New Video “On My Mind” via FLOOD

“To me, this EP is a middle finger from a woman who’s over it and finds happiness regardless of the things that constantly try to knock us down,” says Mariel Loveland of NYC-based indiepop band Best Ex to FLOOD about her new EP Good At Feeling Bad (release date: May 22, 2020 via No Sleep Records and Alcopop Records in the UK). “I love this EP. I think it captures the full spectrum of the loneliness and isolation I was feeling at the time I wrote it. My disillusionment with certain friendships and relationships… my disillusionment with our culture of social media and celebrity… my disillusionment with genuine, unconditional love.”


“‘Leave Some Day” (produced by Real Red) means coming to reality and accepting and understanding that we unfortunately all have to leave here at some point,” says Kevo. “It’s not just another pain record, it’s a story about people out there who may think that life is always great and that they’ll be here forever. But that’s far from the truth- we all must prepare ourselves to ‘Leave Some Day.'”

Watch The Gloomies’ new video for “Nightlight” via Backseat Mafia

Regarding the video, Andy from The Gloomies stated: “Nightlight came from a time in my life when I had incredibly bad insomnia. The band and I would be up all night long recording and messing around on new songs. This was happening over the course of months, and everything started to sort of blur together. This song is about that state and how it feels to become lost in that haze.”


Today, Entertainment One (eOne) and Heaven Studios, Inc. are pleased to announce the release of THE ALLEGORY, Royce 5’9″‘s progressive and conceptual examination of the new Americana in 2020. THE ALLEGORY is now available on all DSP’s.

THE ALLEGORY examines a climate where frauds are being perpetrated all around us. While some of those frauds eventually make themselves known, most remain hidden in plain sight; and it’s become increasingly difficult to know exactly who and what to trust.

Wugo | New single “Océan”

After “Wugomania” and “Grace”, Wugo unveils a new single “Océan” always more intimate and interpreted in French. The result is breathtaking, both melancholic, rebellious and intoxicating.

GLADYS KNIGHT Live in Fort Wayne on June 21st at Sweetwater Performance Pavilion

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. Fall of 2015 marked the release of Knight’s first mainstream dance record, “Just A Little,” in nearly 20 years. The song serves as lead single from her 12th studio album that she is currently on.


All Day I Dream Announces 2020 World Tour

All Day I Dream has announced an extensive summer tour for 2020, including two simultaneous residencies at Cova Santa in Ibiza and Scorpios in Mykonos.

Two of All Day I Dream’s biggest hallmarks in recent years are its residencies on the Isles of Ibiza and Mykonos. Lee Burridge and his troupe of Dreamers reprise these oceanside appearances in 2020, taking over Mykonos’ Scorpios club which will be hosting the daytime soirée six times over summer, while Ibiza’s Cova Santa receives nine dates. London and Barcelona also comprise the tour’s European leg.

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