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INTRODUCING: Picture One (post-punk/new wave) announce new album

Self-written and self-produced by frontman Thomas Barnwell, the motifs on Picture One’s new album navigate transcendence, resolve, magic, and creativity, as well as exploring the sometimes stormy waters of love and loss. The music itself breaks through the often dark backdrop of the lyrical content, with a dance-y and self-aware 80’s synth-pop vibe accentuated by chilly post-punk soundscapes. Throughout the record, Barnwell fuses bright neon-soaked new wave accents and splashes each cosmic arch with a power-pop kick. Across The Depths of Seven Lakes is crisp, cinematic, and surprisingly accessible and poppy, given his previous sonic propensity of leaning into darker coldwave territory.

Sorry Share New Track & Video “Snakes” | Debut Album ‘925’ Out March 27

Together with co-producer James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Nilüfer Yanya), best friends Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen have woven 925 like a dreamscape in which idyllic and hellish scenes intermingle, forcing the question of what is real and what is make believe. Inspired by everything from Hermann Hesse to Aphex Twin, their precocious approach—an open-mindedness towards genre, self-producing the music, and directing accompanying videos—marks them out as a thoroughly 21st century band.

Julia Bardo Premieres New “Please Don’t Tell Me” Video via Talkhouse

Manchester-via-Italy’s Julia Bardo today shared the video for “Please Don’t Tell Me,” the second single from her forthcoming debut EP Phase, out March 6th via Wichita Recordings. “Please Don’t Tell Me”—an anthem of individuality sung over steady guitars and melodic temple blocks—and its accompanying clip debuted at Talkhouse this morning alongside an essay by Henry Carlyle Wade of The Orielles, who co-produced Phase with Bardo.


Coldplay have today premiered the video for “Champion Of The World,” from their critically-lauded new album Everyday Life.

BARISHI Premiere New Song and Music Video via Invisible Oranges

Progressive metal outfit BARISHI have partnered with Invisible Oranges to premiere the official music video for their new song, “Entombed in Gold Forever.”


London-based photographer Harley Weir is the latest contemporary artist invited by NOWNESS to share her artistic interpretation of title track “Thanks For The Dance”. “I’m a huge fan of Leonard Cohen,” says Weir. “His lyrics are so raw and yet so warm. I am honoured to be a part of his legacy.” With her fresh and incomparable eye for the expressive and emotive, Weir’s images speak to the universal appeal and eternal quality of Leonard Cohen’s timelessly inspiring music.

Carlos Santana Brings The Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour To Mohegan Sun

Grammy award-winning, legendary artist Carlos Santana will embark on a North American tour, expected to be the hottest ticket this summer. A continuation of 2019’s Supernatural Now tour, the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour will stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, August 14th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $199.50, $99.50 and $89.50 and go on sale Friday, February 28th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, February 29th at 10:00am, subject to availability.

Carlos Santana Bringing “Miraculous Supernatural Tour” to Mohegan Sun August 14th

Award Winning Singer Songwriter David Myles Premieres New Video “Leave Tonight”

The video is a celebration of David’s love of dance. He adds ”A couple months ago, I was in Toronto and a buddy told me about a dance contest going on that night downtown. I love dancing. I really love it. Always have. That said, I’ve certainly never entered a dance contest. Now the timing just felt too right. I’m almost 40. What did I have to lose? THEN, it hits us. What if we filmed the whole night and made it a music video for ‘Leave Tonight’? So we did. And let’s just say, I left everything I had out on that dance floor.”

[Video Premiere]: David Myles – “Leave Tonight”

“Frenzy of elation” Muscle Shoals Inspired Album from Aloud

Some bands you can always recognize–they produce the same sound, even the same song, year after year. But great musicians don’t just keep playing, they constantly evolve. Aloud’s new record, Sprezzatura, out on May 8th via Lemon Merchant Records is a showcase for a band joyfully shedding the old and moving boldly forward, both sonically and lyrically.

New Release from Arkells “Years In The Making”

“There’s a fierce optimism weaved throughout the jam,” Kerman continues. “It leans on a question we keep coming back to: How do we conceive of everything we’ve been through, and shape it to offer some love and hope? ‘YEARS IN THE MAKING’ is meant to encourage us to find ways to embrace the bumps in the road, because all of our challenges are ultimately there to help us work towards the dream – whatever that may be.”

ELSY WAMEYO returns with charged up new single, ‘PASTOR’

Following on from the strong single ‘Outcast’ last year, Adelaide’s Elsy Wameyo returns with another captivating hit of music, this time in ‘Pastor’.

Working again with Mario Späte (Tkay Maidza, Montaigne), Wameyo comes out the other side of her creative process empowered and effortlessly engaging on the track. Pulling from personal experiences, ‘Pastor’ is a letter of strength. ‘Pastor’ is backed by bright production and keys that propel the confidence her voice shines with.

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for His Mental Health Advocacy Single “Spinning Bottles”

Pop singer and songwriter DAYVID released today the music video for his hit single “Spinning Bottles.” Since the single’s release last month, “Spinning Bottles,” has been taking Top 40 radio by storm, enjoying play in major markets across the United States, including New York, Chicago, Nashville and Pennsylvania.

SoCal shoegaze band Dream, Ivory shares new single “Acid”

The brothers formed Dream, Ivory in 2016 as an outlet to turn their everyday life experiences into art – you may start to notice recurring themes in their music across their two EP releases. They strive to be as sonically diverse as possible while maintaining their signature ambient sound.

Singer-Songwriters Claud and Del Water Gap Reunite on “My Body”

On the inspiration behind their latest collaboration, the duo shares, “‘My Body’ is the outcome of a hot July day in the studio. The song wrote itself in a couple hours. Claud calls it ‘creative puke.’ To the average listener, it’s a heavy story told though a blanket of autotune, but to us it’s a light hearted jaunt and a funny take on our friendship that started when we wrote ‘Never Meant To Call’ a year ago in Brooklyn.”

wifisfuneral Reconnects with Cris Dinero for the Pitch Black Rhyme-Fest “idk”

Applying his technical rapping expertise to songs about addiction and mental health, wifisfuneral has lived through multiple lifetimes of adversity in his 22 years. Throwing his hands up in response to life’s senseless brutality, wifi shares “idk,” his latest single. Created with the help of wifi’s frequent collaborator Cris Dinero, who creates a hyperactive beat to match the track’s paranoid energy, “idk” is a furious and frenzied rundown of wifi’s recent trevails. Wielding a dexterous double-time flow, the Alamo Records signee lashes out at those giving him trouble: “When it’s war, we don’t stop/We gon’ come for your kin.”

Madison x Skope Mag // Her new single “The Wonder (We Are The Dreamers)”

“This song was inspired by and written for all the dreamers, all the immigrants that truly make this country better. I worked with an incredible visual artist on the artwork for this song whose vision deeply aligns with mine. Paola de la Calle is a Colombian-American interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. Her practice ties together art and social justice by addressing social and cultural issues through printmaking and mixed media. Her work is rooted in the belief that a visual narrative is a necessary tool for social change. All the proceeds from the streaming of this song will go towards helping our beautiful immigrant families who are every bit American as anyone else. #protectthedreamers”

ORPHAN DONOR: Decibel Magazine Premieres Hallucinogenic “Salvia Is A Bitch”

Drop into another dimension of purely psychotic, animated bliss with ORPHAN DONOR’s new video for “Salvia Is A Bitch.” The song comes from the outfit’s impending Old Patterns full-length, nearing release in mid-March, and its intensely hallucinogenic visual counterpart makes a public spectacle of itself for the first time through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.

Video Premiere: Orphan Donor – “Salvia Is a Bitch”

Black Books premiere video for new single “Goodbye Cool”

Tomorrow, Black Books are releasing Cheer Up, their first new release since 2017’s Can’t Even, but the Austin-based five-piece offered a final sneak peek earlier today in the form of a new single and video for “Goodbye Cool.”

“Goodbye Cool’ [is] so supremely dreamy, held up gently by synths and a deceptively heavy bass and languid drum beats,” American Pancake’s Robb Donker Curtius writes in their premiere.

New Music: Luke Wallace Single “Jet Lag” Out Friday

Luke Wallace, acclaimed folk, Americana singer-song writer, embodies a new wave of politically charged folk music, writing the soundtrack for a movement of people rising up to meet the social and environmental challenges of our times. He is on a simple mission with this record, to help people find their voice and as he says “to step into the world, no matter how dark, and shine a light on both the beauty and injustice so prevalent today.” Luke Wallace has hit his stride on his new album, What On Earth, set for release on March 6th on Come to Life Music.

Tiny Fighter (Sweden-Australia) unveil ‘Perfect Game’

Swedish-Australian indie pop outfit Tiny Fighter present their new single ‘Perfect Game’. This is the first taste of their debut album ‘Going Home’, to be released in spring via American label Bay Terrace Records. This single comes hot on the trail of ‘Strangest Thing’ and its accompanying video.

“Perfect Game is a song about relationships. Relationships with oneself, with others and critically with money and power. And how the latter can distort and bend the former into something perverse, something corrupted and ultimately something that is not real,” says Therese Karlsson.

High Sierra Music Festival Announces Ziggy Marley, The Disco Biscuits, Lukas Nelson, and More!

Celebrating its 30th year in 2020, High Sierra Music Festival is continuing to add to its milestone-year party, returning to Quincy, CA, on July 2-5, 2020. Today’s lineup addition appeals to as broad a range of fans as ever before, all the while keeping true to High Sierra’s legacy; an environment that has kept fans and musicians thrilled to return year after year, for three decades. Reggae royalty Ziggy Marley, longtime festival favorites The Disco Biscuits, and American music torchbearers and innovators Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are only a few of the welcome additions to High Sierra 30’s lineup. Railroad Earth Featuring Peter Rowan performing Old & In The Way, ALO, Sunsquabi, The War & Treaty, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Ferrell, Late Night Radio, Dirty Revival, Birches Bend, and Skerik (artist at large) round out the festival’s second round of artists with even more to be announced in the coming weeks.