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ICYMI: Land of Talk share new single “Weight Of That Weekend”

Land of Talk—the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell—today announced its new album Indistinct Conversations will be released on May 15th, 2020, via Saddle Creek. The album’s first single “Weight of That Weekend,” out now, finds Powell delivering a soulful, impassioned plea over an expansive musical terrain. “‘Weight of That Weekend’ is a recognition of having been on the receiving end of a lifetime of sexual coercion, assault, boundary violations, and subsequent gaslighting. It all just came to light after an especially heavy weekend a few summers back,” explains Powell. “I was so sick of carrying all this weight that wasn’t mine to bear. So sick of being owned by all of this.

LA’s BOYO Announces New Album ‘Where Have All My Friends Gone?’ Out 5/22

For Tilden, the making of Where Have All My Friends Gone? was a cathartic journey that not only helped his mind and body to heal from an intensely turbulent health scare but also restored his faith and trust in his artistic sensibilities. Tilden explains “Backseat Driver” “is a pretty thinly veiled metaphor for someone constantly asserting their need to control your life—needing to drive from the backseat while you steer. It could be a metaphor for medication as well, and for people who didn’t understand what I was going through insisting on telling me how to behave.” Castiel adds: “I wanted the video to feel like a surrealist home movie. When Rob and I discussed shooting in the snow, I knew I wanted to bring an element of weird humor to it and create a character that was both dark and silly. We shot on Super8 and miniDV and leaned into a loose collage-like aesthetic.”


‘Boyfriend’ sees Mabel take another stride out on to pop’s world stage. An anthemic and unapologetic blast of 2020 girl-power, the track is a call-to-arms for not needing a man on anything other than your own terms. Co-written by Mabel, ‘Boyfriend’ is Mabel’s first official solo single since debut album ‘High Expectations,’ and her smash collaboration with Tiesto.

Seth Anderson – My New Album: ‘We Could Be.’

“I wrote a lot of the songs on this record during my father’s fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and throughout my grieving process since he passed away. I’ve always tried to be a positive person; going through this has challenged a lot of things that I believed to understand about how life/our world works.”

Ted Jasper reveals new single ‘Too Worried’ from ‘Equinox’ EP

New single ‘Too Worried’, out today, closes the incoming EP in a suitably mellow and chilled-out fashion, Jasper fusing off-kilter, downtempo production with warm and lo-fi atmospherics: “I loved writing this. What really got me excited about the song was that crazy lo-fi guitar sound that loops through most of the song, I was recording in such a cramped space in London I had to keep shuffling around to stay comfortable, all those shuffles made this warm percussive sound that became super important for the rhythm of the track.”

Margaret Glaspy Premieres New Single “Stay With Me”

New York singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy is releasing her anticipated second full-length Devotion on March 27, and today she shares the record’s new single “Stay With Me.” The track finds Glaspy exploring the emotional push and pull of a relationship, pleading, “Won’t you stay with me? I’ll be on my best behavior.” “I’m learning that life is painful but you take the bad with the good,” says Glaspy of her songwriting process for Devotion, “that love is hard but if you love someone, you make yourself available; that life is short and it’s okay to be sincere.” Listen to “Stay With Me” HERE.


The visuals for “The Other Side” pay homage to Hip-Hop videos of the 90’s and finds SZA and Timberlake dancing and playful in front of a fisheye lens.

E Scott Lindner Releases “In Flowers Through Space” On Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope

New York City-based composer, producer and audio engineer E Scott Lindner has released his new album In Flowers Through Space on Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope Records. Using the recording studio as his instrument, the record is a conceptually rooted in the Fibonacci sequence of numbers—a spiraling mathematical formula which is seen in flower petals throughout the natural world and has historically been associated with beauty.

Leslie Mendelson “Medication” Explores Darkness Of Pharmaceutical Addiction

“I had a friend who struggled with anti-depressants for a long time. It eventually got so bad that she took her own life. It was a devastating loss,” explains Mendelson. “There are so many people dealing with this struggle, myself at times included. We are all trying to find a balance.”


Today, acclaimed producer Whethan has released another irresistible new single “Upside Down” featuring alternative rock band Grouplove. The upbeat and infectious track showcases the musical chemistry between the critically acclaimed rock group – whose own album Healer arrives March 13 – with the producer’s high energy beats and dance-floor ready sound. “Upside Down (feat. Grouplove)” is available now on all streaming platforms and DSPs – listen HERE.

Jessie Ware Releases New Single “Spotlight” Today

“Spotlight” sees Jessie return to where she belongs and entirely on her own terms, pulling back the curtain and unveiling what she has been so passionately creating over the last two years. What’s Your Pleasure? is a thank you to those long-term fans for sticking by her.


Since his debut EP, VOLUME 1, Pink Sweat$ has fully stepped into the spotlight. “Honesty,” the project’s breakthrough first single, has earned more than 400 million worldwide streams while its official companion video boasts over 29 million views via YouTube HERE. VOLUME 2 – which includes the hit singles “I Know” and “Coke & Henny, Pt. 1″– followed in 2019, drawing praise from such top outlets as Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, Ones To Watch, and The FADER, among others.

Missy Elliott Links With Youtube Sensation Kayla Nicole For Remix of Viral Hit “Move Like A Snake”

The original version of the track was spawned organically from Kayla’s comedic roots and in turn took over the internet accumulating over 9 million views on Youtube. Transitioning from being confined to the label of the “social media influencer” known as Nicole TV and into the all-encompassing musician/artist Kayla Nicole; she commissioned industry heavyweight Missy Elliot to give a spin to the viral hit.

James Taylor’s New Album American Standard Out Today!

Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor releases his new album, American Standard today via Fantasy Records. The new collection marks Taylor’s 19th studio album and his first release since 2015’s Before This World, the first #1 album of his illustrious career. On American Standard, Taylor, reimagines some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century, infusing new sounds and fresh meaning into these timeless works of art. The album is available in a variety of formats including a limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM double LP.

Grant Earl LaValley shares new album ‘A Brighter Day’ via Exit Stencil Recordings

Atwood Magazine, who debuted the LP, says, “the album takes listeners on an intense sonic journey with its stunningly eerie style of electro fused with folk. This record is a departure from the more minimal sound of his previous release LaValley Below,” adding, “‘A Brighter Day’ oozes with raw grit and trippy soundscapes, leaving listeners with an unsettling serenity.”

Album Premiere: Grant Earl LaValley’s ‘A Brighter Day’ Is a Haunting Celebration of Psychedelic Sound

Katrina Cain Drops Emotional Single “Forgive Me in the Morning”

Self-described as “melancholy pop,” Katrina Cain is a Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter, pianist and guitar player with raw, gritty folk in her voice that pairs oddly well over dreamy, electronic beats. Originally from a small town in Connecticut, Katrina Cain lived in Dallas, Texas for over ten years before moving to Los Angeles to start over. A full-time performer, songwriter, and studio vocalist, she is most well known for her standout performances on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. Cain has received notable press in Pop Sugar, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, VoyageLA, and radio stations across the country. In 2018, she was an official SXSW performer and has opened for bands such as Phantogram, Sarah Jaffe and Com Truise. Her music brings the listener on a journey of sweetened pop sounds and luscious dreamscapes, swinging between soul breaking singer-songwriter ballads and dream-like downtempo pop anthems.

New > Belgian Modern Funk Producer John Parm Shares New Single > ‘Your Night’ Out Today > listen here

Having honed his skills over the past two decades as an in-demand beatmaker amongst the Belgian and French modern funk and hip hop scenes, John Parm is entering the new decade with an interstellar debut EP. The Brussels based modern funk producer steps out on his own for first single ‘Your Night’ taken from his self-titled project released 6th March, taking you on an intergalactic journey through four electrifying tracks.

TODAY IS THE DAY: No Good To Anyone Album Out Today Worldwide On BMG

TODAY IS THE DAY unveils their psychedelic and damaging eleventh studio album, No Good To Anyone, today, the visionary metal outfit’s maiden release for BMG. With critical acclaim from media outlets around the globe and excellent reactions to the album’s singles from the band’s international fanbase pouring in, the band is currently performing songs from the LP to fans on tour across the Eastern US, and today, they’ll perform live through a Paste Magazine livestream.


“fear” is the third single from the upcoming EP following gnash’s previous release, “hungover & i miss u,” which dropped at the start of 2020 – approximately one year since he released his full-length debut album, we, featuring the 5X RIAA-certified platinum single “i hate u, i love u (feat. Olivia O’Brien)” which spent an astounding 39 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10.

New > LYAM > shares single “MISERY” > out today on VLF Records

“East LDN enigma LYAM steps out from Young Turks act TTY with a taste of his upcoming solo project…a moody slab of UK business brushed with a dash of Mike Skinner.” Boiler Room 4:3

“influenced by the ‘sound culture’ of Harris’s Jamaican heritage and the lo-fi techno heard in clubs like Corsica Studios.” HUNGER Magazine

Jordan Reyes “Fairchild OST + Border Land” LP out Today!

According to Reyes: “Spacelessness is the central theme on Border Land, three pieces I recorded while in motel rooms on my January 2019 jaunt out to the East Coast. Motel rooms and highways are sacred spaces for me – touring alone is exhausting and transcendental. Hurtling down highways, you watch the landscape change, but are removed from it. Your environs is a purchased ecosystem. Motel rooms blend together. Even in new cities, you’ve inhabited that room. When you exist in these intermediary, interchangeable spaces, it can be disorienting and psychedelic, especially after long days of driving and playing shows – at the precipice, things slip, reality shifts, the unseen is more easily felt. I tried to channel that feeling while recording Border Land, feeling outside, and considering how it feels to step out or step in, deciding whether something has just finished (“All Things End”) or something is about to begin (“Touching Down”).

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers release compelling new single ‘We Needed This Ride’

Following four #1 singles from his Mountain Home release, The Choosing Road, Chris Jones returns with some new Night Drivers and a new single titled “We Needed This Ride.” The single — a streaming exclusive from a yet to be released project — brings a fresh twist to the award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist’s sound with a song written from the heart.

Track Premiere: We Needed This Ride from Chris Jones and The Night Drivers

Group of Female Rappers Looking to Stop the Violence with a Positive Rap Single

To help cease violence in the communities, She’s On Lyrics record label has released a rap single, “Stop the Violence Vol 1, Remastered”. This is a historical music project because it’s the very first ‘Stop the Violence” rap by 5 women who live across the United States.

The rap, “Self-Destruction” had various male and female artists who were from New York. Released in 1991, this track is strictly Rap oriented; there is no R&B/Pop sound. A search using any internet search engine will prove this sound has never been produced.

Zac Slater Returns With Funky New Genre-Bending Single ‘DAMN’

Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Zac Slater returns with a genre-bending funky new number called ‘DAMN’.

Told through an introspective lens, ‘DAMN’ is a reflection of the life lessons Zac has gathered over the years. The track is a throwback to his roots and touches on how the different relationships in his life have shaped who he is today.