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Villages share new track “Cremation (Ashes to Ashes)”

In the late aughts, traditional music was the furthest thing from the minds of Matt Ellis, Travis Ellis, Jon Pearo, and Archie Rankin. Having left their Cape Breton homes for the allure of the big city, the musicians formed Mardeen – a group steeped in Halifax’s history of melodic pop-rock.

RASPBERRY BULBS: New York Blackened Punk Trio Unleashes “Midnight Line” Video

New York’s RASPBERRY BULBS – featuring members of Bone Awl and Rorschach – today shares their new video for “Midnight Line.” The predatory track appears on the band’s latest full-length Before The Age Of Mirrors, out TODAY via Relapse Records.

Esterly Releases “Who Will Save Your Soul” on song’s 25th anniversary

“Who Will Save Your Soul” (feat. Jung Youth), out today February 21, is an homage to the megahit originally recorded by Jewel in 1995 off her acclaimed album Pieces of You originally released on February 28, 1995. Esterly’s rendition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the song and its culturally impactful message. The politically charged lyrics ring true still today which inspired Esterly to revamp the classic with a more aggressive approach to mirror the message sonically enlisting the help of local hip hop act Jung Youth. Watch the lyric video here.

Sadler Vaden Shares “Modern Times” Video Featuring The 400 Unit Bandmates Derry DeBorja and Jimbo Hart

Sadler Vaden is set to return with Anybody Out There? on March 6, 2020 via Dirty Mag Records / Thirty Tigers. The highly anticipated follow-up to his 2016 self-titled debut, Anybody Out There? was self-produced by Vaden, engineered by multi-platinum producer Paul Ebersold, and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Richard Dodd. The melody-driven tracks are backed by supersized electric guitar and hook-savvy songwriting that deals with the challenges of creating a true human connection in a technology-obsessed world. Featured within the 10-song set are co-writes with Aaron Lee Tasjan and fellow guitarist Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Dixie Chicks, Jakob Dylan).

Norwegian electronic artist Gundelach announces ‘My Frail Body’ LP

A calmer, more contemplative affair than 2018’s acclaimed Baltus, the record opens with an atmospheric collage built around a set of field recordings made by the artist last summer in the Dutch nature reserve of Het Twiske. There, surrounded buy green meadows and dense, verdant forest, Gundelach had his first encounter with psychedelic mushrooms. Today he shares the drum and bass inspired title track, “My Frail Body” featuring Bendik HK with FLOOD Magazine.

Bon Jovi Releases New Single ‘Limitless’ From Forthcoming Album Bon Jovi 2020

Bon Jovi 2020 makes a wry reference to an election year with the title, and album art featuring an American flag in the reflection of a pensive Jon Bon Jovi’s sunglasses. The first single ‘Limitless’ is an upbeat anthem encouraging optimism in an uncertain world. The May album release will feature a compelling breadth and depth of songwriting from Jon Bon Jovi where he tackles current tough topics such as gun control, veterans’ issues, politics, the meaning of family, and much more. As Jon stated: “It encompasses life, love, and loss.”

Christian Cohle falls into an interlinked dream on haunting ambient cut ‘Breathe’

“Dublin-based Christian Cohle unveils his beautifully melancholic debut, ‘Breathe'” – EUPHORIA. MAGAZINE

With his debut album ‘Holy Trouble’ set to be released later this year, Dublin-based Christian Cohle unveils introductory track ‘Breathe’ and accompanying visual.

Mixing majestic synthesizers and driving rhythms, ‘Breathe’ explores the emotional struggle of feeling interlinked with something that turns out to be artificial. Discussing the inspiration behind his new record, Cohle says: “Breathe was predominantly informed by experiences I was going through at the time, but also very much influenced by the neo-noir science fiction film, Blade Runner 2049.”

Street Bud shares new album ‘Back 2 The Lab’ + video for “Open House” feat. Quavo

Street Bud has shared his new album Back 2 The Lab, marking his first body of work since signing to Quavo’s Huncho Records. Back 2 The Lab features appearances by Quavo, Sheck Wes, Lil Donald, Dayytona Fox, and Doonk. Street Bud caught the attention of Migos superstar Quavo after winning Season 4 of ‘The Rap Game’ with Jermaine Dupri. He was signed to Quavo’s own label, Huncho Records, in early 2019 and since has made an appearance on Quality Control’s Control The Streets Volume 2, and recently shared “Open House” feat. Quavo earlier this week with the video for the track also dropping today.

Wildstreet Release Third Single “Born To Be”

Wildstreet released their anthemic new single “Born To Be” today to all digital platforms. Last night, they kicked off their #KingsOfWorldTour in NYC at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Along with touring the U.S. and Rockfest WI, the band has released dates in the United Kingdom including ‘Call Of The Wild Festival, and one Canada. They will also join CrashDiet in Bogotá Colombia, Guadalajara and Mexico City in April.


‘Dead Wrong’ is a fierce song with allusive hooks, heavy chords, sultry vocals, and an infectious chorus, that you can’t help but groove/sing along to. While the music video (directed by Eli Pedraza) represents tears of rage that are shed through this heartfelt visual, the sharp edges of the ice and the beauty of the hills and the mountains personify the breaking point of a beautiful toxic relationship.


Rising LA based folk-rock musician/instrumentalist Pablo Dylan today reveals his stunning new full length, Notes From Columbia. A body of work from an artist in every sense of the word, Pablo Dylan creates introspective music which fits somewhere between the likes of Iron & Wine and Conor Oberst. With support from the likes of Wonderland, Rolling Stone, Consequence Of Sound and more, Pablo Dylan weaves rich sonic tapestries, his thoughtful, sprawling offerings serving as his reflections on where the world is today.

WYLDLIFE To Release New Album ‘Year Of The Snake’ On April 17

Of the new single, frontman Dave Feldman says, “After listening to “Definitely Maybe” for more times than we can count, Sam and I wanted to make a song that was tough and angry but still confident and cool. The lyric “I’d rather be ignored than be adored” was a riff on another favorite Manchester band, the Stone Roses. Obviously we as a band want to be celebrated and have an impact on people’s lives, but most times I just want to be left the fuck alone. WYLDLIFE tends to have a larger than life personality, but most people don’t actually know any thing about us. I’ve said “good to see you” to more people I don’t know than I’m comfortable with.”

Alex Gaudino and Bottai collaborate on brand new single ‘Remember Me’

Globally recognised artist Alex Gaudino opens the new decade by teaming up with fellow powerhouse DJ/Producer Bottai on a brand new and unforgettable record ‘Remember Me’.

The track features the iconic riff from Robert Miles’s House classic ‘Children’ partnered with the immense vocals of Moncrieff and Blush.

Having found acclaimed worldwide success with hits ‘Destination Calabria’ and ‘Watch Out’, Alex Gaudino has previously been hailed by Dance music legend Pete Tong as being ‘one of the most prolific producers in Italy’. With an incredibly impressive 3 UK top tens and 1 UK top 20, Gaudino arguably has a special ability to create infectious bangers that resonate globally.

Seán Barna Announces ‘Margaret Thatcher’ EP, Shares “Eastern Junk Dancing” Via American Songwriter

Today, Seán Barna has shared the first single, “Eastern Junk Dancing,” off of his upcoming EP, Margaret Thatcher Of The Lower East Side. “Eastern Junk Dancing” ironically uses Margaret Thatcher as an example of the steeled resolve necessary for a queer person to navigate the anxiety and struggles of modern society.

Seán Barna Channels Margaret Thatcher on New Single “Eastern Junk Dancing”

OffWorld release debut single ‘Brave To Be Alive’ on February 26th

OffWorld release their debut single ‘Brave To Be Alive’ on February 26th through Cazuco Records. Blending rock, soul, blues and gospel – OffWorld’s ‘Brave to Be Alive’ is a fuzz bass hymn to the badass warrior goddess/mother. The single is the title track from their forthcoming EP, which will be released in late March.

Lianne La Havas’ ‘Bittersweet’ out Now on Nonesuch in US

“I’d forgotten how much I love singing,” La Havas confesses. “I’ve tapped into the best and worst parts of me and while I didn’t expect this to be the direction of my new music, it’s my reality and it’s driven by emotion.” Her current sonic palate takes inspiration from the wistful 1970s Brazilian music of Milton Nascimento as well as the girl group harmonies and empowerment of Destiny’s Child.