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The Buttertones Announce ‘Jazzhound’ LP Out April 10th Via Innovative Leisure

The Buttertones have announced their upcoming LP, Jazzhound will be released April 10th via Innovative Leisure. With this announcement, comes the release of the title track and first single “Jazzhound” premiered exclusively with KCRW, praising “The vocals on the track have a nostalgic ‘Doors-ish’ sensibility and overall has a darker and moody feel — but fun and very intriguing at the same time.”

BC Camplight Shares New Track “I Only Drink When I’m Drunk”

Of the track Brian Christinzio says: “People that are struggling in life, be it from a stress, loss, or mental illness, are more likely to behave in self-destructive ways. The idea of only drinking when you’re drunk is the notion that sometimes we hurt ourselves because we are hurting. The verses reflect the feelings some of us have when we are plodding through our everyday lives. The choruses are what happens when these feelings get the best of us.”

Kule T – Lead Singer from 90’s Boyband MN8

In the ten years after leaving music to one side, Kule T’s health took a serious decline and struggles with depression coincided with the breakdown of his marriage. After leaving the family home, he feel ill on Christmas Day 2018 and was rushed to hospital where he stayed for three weeks, undergoing countless medial assessments and lumbar punctures to determine his condition. After losing the ability to walk, doctors suspected a bleed on his brain, just the first in a series of harrowing, life-threatening conditions that Kule T fought against.

Amsterdam’s alternative R&B artist Juliet July shares magical new track and video ‘EASY’

‘EASY’ is the latest single from Dutch artist Juliet July, following ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which was praised by the likes of Earmilk, Stereofox, Fashionably Early and more for its quiet energy and deft minimalism. Once again, Juliet’s fusion of R&B, soul and jazz drifts in like a soft breeze across the ocean in ‘EASY’, which explores the possibilities that are open to us once we put negative thoughts aside.

Peel Dream Magazine shares new single “Emotional Devotion Creator” from forthcoming Slumberland LP

“”Emotional Devotion Creator” is another installment in a set of songs on the album about personal liberties and manipulation. An “Emotional Devotion Creator” is a marketer or brand that tries to get you to feel attached to a product in order to get you to buy it. The song is asking, “where do you draw the line?” Does everything have to be something special? Am I supposed to buy my way through everything now?”” – Joe Stevens


Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Chrishan shares his BET Jams-premiered visual for “Sin City” Remix featuring R&B hitter Ty Dolla $ign. With aerial views of a gorgeous night skyline, the visual takes place at a mansion party as Chrishan’s love interest glides through surrounded by mischief and unfamiliar faces. As the night carries on, she soon realizes that maybe this isn’t the world she wants to be in. “Sin City” Remix is the first release coming off of Chrishan’s upcoming album TieDye 2 set to release later this year via Columbia Records.

NeverWake Premiere Video for Single “Call Out My Name”

Hard Rock band NeverWake have premiered their video for single “Call Out My Name.” NeverWake is based in Pittsburgh PA with an international social media fan base of over 100,000 followers. “Call Out My Name” has hit the airwaves and has been picked up and is in rotation internationally on many FM and digital radio stations.

LA-based, Indie-Rock Duo, Oriah, Release New Single, “You Done It Now” via Pure Grain Audio

“The latest song, however, pulls from several influences and genres, accomplishing the unlikely task of blending appealing vocal harmonies over an electric beat, with uptempo guitar riffs and gritty vocals that harken back to the days of vintage garage rock. Somehow this is all done coherently and it’s representative of the duo’s no-rules mentality.” (Pure Grain Audio)

On new album, Pam Tillis eleventh studio release due out April 24

Icon. Trailblazer. Award winner. Legacy. Thelma. Roots. Iconoclast. Vocalist. Wit. Pam Tillis, the Grammy-nominated and Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year is all those things, and more. Beyond being the child of Hall of Famer Mel Tillis, the Plant City, Florida-born songwriter/chanteuse has been blurring lines between country/rock/soul since before her critically acclaimed (and largely unselling) Above & Beyond the Doll of Cutey.

Pam Tillis Returns With Soulful New Song ‘Looking for a Feeling’


Fat Freddy’s Drop today unveil the animated video for ‘Six-Eight Instrumental’.

The music video travels to Audio Cancri 55 in Galaxy SE 68, a distant galaxy inhabited by Blingler fish, I’m-Not-A-Vampire squid, Beam Daddy and big MD.

The alternate world evolved in the imagination of artist and animator Mick Finn; “listening to the techno grooves of Six-Eight and feeling the sense of musical exploration I hit the sketchpad to create some alternate world characters who would communicate their music via pulsing light beams. Somehow, they developed individual personality quirks in the process – e.g. the Blingler fish, the I’m-Not-A-Vampire squid, the Opticus and the Gallileo K”, Mick says.

Big Gigantic Releases New Studio Album ‘Free Your Mind’

Today, Colorado-based duo Big Gigantic release their highly anticipated album, Free Your Mind, and debut music video for “Burning Love” out now via Big Gigantic x Counter Records.

In true Big Gigantic fashion, Free Your Mind spans a variety of feel-good music featured with lead singles “Friends (feat. Ashe)” which taps into an exotic summer-tinged vibe, to the emotional palette of sounds in “Burning Love (feat. Kidepo)” and the laidback rhymes from Felly on “St. Lucia” combining beachy guitar, trap rhythms and jazz-inflected instrumentals.

THE SOUNDS unleashes new single “Things We Do For Love” + US Tour!

“Write as many good songs as possible and enjoy it while you’re on a roll. We had a great time writing this one! No pressure just having fun,” explains vocalist Maja Ivarsson for Swedish indie rockers THE SOUNDS about the goal for the new album THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE which is set for release on May 1, 2020. Fortuitously, not only did they have a great time working on this record, they delivered 11 songs that rank among the best in their six album oeuvre. “It’s always been about being in the moment and trying to catch a good melody, chord progression or lyrics when it comes to you.” The first single to be released from the album is the title track which can be streamed here.

Declan J Donovan Releases “Fighting With Myself” Available Now Via Interscope Records

Essex singer-songwriter Declan J Donovan is back with brand-new single “Fighting With Myself,” available via Interscope Records. The rousing, up-tempo track showcases a different side to the rising artist who first drew attention with heartfelt ballads like his tender debut “Fallen So Young,” which has now garnered over 25 million streams across all platforms.

DECLAN J DONOVAN releases new single

Doja Cat drops video for debut UK Top 20 single ‘Say So’

Doja Cat has achieved her first UK Top 20 with ‘Say So’ from the 2019 album ‘Hot Pink’. ‘Say So’ had organically reached the Top 25 without being officially released as a single, with over 150 million streams on Spotify/Apple Music as well as becoming a viral sensation on TikTok with over 15 million videos being made using the track.


Acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace has announced his upcoming “Scumbag Tour.” The highly anticipated tour kicks off May 2nd at Toronto’s Jasper Dandy and runs through May 14th at San Diego’s Music Box. Tickets are on sale now.

Mipso Announce Spring 2020 Tour

Today, on the heels of their successful January Living Room tour, Mipso announce that they are heading back on the road for their Spring 2020 tour. Mipso bring their intimate and sweeping live show to eight cities across the Northeast, including two nights in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall. Joining Mipso for select dates is Taylor Ashton, performing in support of his debut album out this February 2020.

Nigerian Afro Beat Star Enamel Polishes Up His Beats on Latest Release, “Gang”

Born in Ibadan, Oyo State in Nigeria and now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Enamel (Hakim Giwa) is taking the Afrobeat sound for which his homeland is synonymous and is spreading his own interpretation to a worldwide audience. Enamel is currently under the management of record label, More Coke Everyday (MCE), based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following from the hugely successful single, Pokish, produced by award-winning Nigerian producer, Kiddominant, Gang is a similarly infectious, smooth track which looks to break him as one to watch in the music world in 2020.

Jeffrey James Shares New EP ‘East London’

Today, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jeffrey James is releasing his new EP, ‘East London.’ The 5-track EP includes previous singles “Downtown” and “Slow Right Down” alongside 3 brand new tracks. Drawing inspiration from various challenges he has faced in his life and relationship over the past few years, James embraces vulnerability with open arms on ‘East London’; the 5-tracks mark some of James’ most visceral, raw songwriting to date.


Harry Styles has released the official music video for “Falling,” a track from his critically-acclaimed album Fine Line. The powerful video was directed by Dave Meyers, who Harry previously collaborated with for the “Adore You” visual. Harry gave the live television debut of “Falling” with a stunning performance at the 2020 BRIT Awards last week.

New Single: Ane Brun – Don’t Run And Hide

ANE BRUN has announced details of a brand new single, ‘DON’T RUN AND HIDE’, which will be released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings, on February 28, 2020. It’s the first taste of her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, which will represent her first of original material since 2015’s acclaimed When I’m Free, which took her Top Five in both her native Norway and her adopted homeland of Sweden. Due in stores this autumn, it follows 2017’s exquisite collection of cover versions, Leave Me Breathless. BRUN embarks on a lengthy European tour in October.

Single: Suigeneris – “Faithful” ft. Luh Kel

With a rabid fanbase and a diverse skill set, Bay Area artist Suigeneris is one of the rap game’s most talented teenagers. Flashing his romantic side with a club-ready new single, Suigeneris shares “Faithful.” Teaming up with St. Louis native Luh Kel, another rising teenaged artist who blurs the line between rhyming and singing, Suie shows off his pipes atop afro-flavored percussion on “Faithful,” as he asks his beloved to quit playing games with his heart: “I can’t be faithful/I know you’re feeding me lies/I’m just afraid to/So tell me what you want.” The new single is the latest step in Suie’s evolution from prodigy to romantic lead, demonstrating a maturity that belies his 16 years. The glistening “Faithful” follows the raucous and goofily charming “Brown Justin Bieber,” which cheekily comments on Suie’s Mexican-American heritage.

Rising artist Raissa unveils track “ANGEL ENERGY” with self-made video

“Two people made me feel small and question my worth/abilities/sense for the better part of two years and it really ate away at me. I eventually got the courage to distance myself from them and wrote ‘ANGEL ENERGY’ when I realized that the whole reason they treated me so badly was because of their own shit, and not anything I could change,” Raissa says. “The song is about coming to terms with that and moving on. It’s bittersweet but empowering, getting through the pain of letting people hurt you for so long. I had also been listening to a lot of Eurythmics, and the feeling Annie Lennox describes in “There Must Be An Angel’ was something I felt I needed and wanted in my life, which I reference in ‘ANGEL ENERGY.’”

Lil Baby drops new album ‘My Turn’

Lil Baby has dropped his new album, My Turn, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / CMG. Baby has been one of the most dominant names in rap since he started and My Turn sees him at the top of his game so far. In the past year Baby has reached over 11 billion global streams, had five consecutive #1 songs at Urban radio (“Yes Indeed”, “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna, “Close Friends”, “Baby” with DaBaby, and “Woah”), won his first ever award at the BET Awards for Best New Artist, earned a Grammy nomination with “Drip Too Hard” for Best Rap/Sung Performance and had three Top 100 albums in 2019 alone.


Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has shared new track “Fabulous” (available now via Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records) ahead of her debut headline Time To Shine Tour, kicking off next Friday in Chicago, IL. The tour, which includes stops at New York’s Gramercy Theatre on March 16th & Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on April 7th, will see Ally invite #OneFabulousFan on stage to perform the new song with her, amidst a setlist full of upbeat pop anthems and her explosive collaborations.


Mega-hit Singer/Songwriter and Production Pop duo LOOTE, who have collaborated with Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Shawn Mendes, David Guetta, and Zara Larsson, generating over 750M streams and 4M+ monthly listeners, drop new single “This Is How U Feel” today.

Taylor Janzen Releases Emotional Ballad “I Feel A Darkness” – Video Out Now

“I wrote “I Feel A Darkness” in my car driving home from a party, feeling completely drained and fed up. In the months leading up to me writing it, I felt my mental health slowly deteriorating and felt like nothing I did could stop it. Writing this song felt like exhaling my fears. Even if it didn’t go away, at least I could put it to words.” – Taylor Janzen

Out Today! Fí’s Bold Electro Single “All I Have”

Fí is a Dublin based electro-pop artist hailing from the musical town of Mullingar. She is inspired by fellow luminaries such as Halsey, Tove Lo, Lapsley, Lorde, Banks, Dua Lipa and Verite. She’s a self taught musician who started writing after buying her first guitar in college and has spent the last few years crafting songs from her bedroom. She released her first single, ‘Éalú’ followed by the success of ‘her second single, ‘Feel Better’ which had great success on mainstream radio; playlisted on RTE2FM, The song was, ‘track of the week’ on iradio, ‘Song Of The Day’ in Hotpress as well as a featured interview in U Magazine. Featured as ‘Song of the Day’ In Joe.ie as well a top Irish track to listen to in Nialler9. It was also featured in many notable international blogs like Wonky Sensitive and Kings of A & R.

GUISE – ‘Brother in Arms’ Video out Today

The spidey-senses of Dire Straits fans out there may well be tingling, and rightly so. The title of Guise’s latest single is in direct reference to Mark Knopfler & Co.’s classic ‘Brothers in Arms’; a record that also happened to be a favourite of Jessica Guise’s late and much-loved father.

Big Loser Announce Label Signing + Music Video

Austin rockers, Big Loser, have officially signed to Black Numbers. Their debut with the label is titled Love You, Barely Living and will be available on April 3rd, 2020. To coincide with the album announcement, the band as released a music video for the song “Pessimist, For Real.” Watch singer Chase Spruiell turn from henchman to hero as he battles his throwing star & baseball bat wielding classmates. Head to PunkRockTheory.com to check out the video. If you’re a fan of The Menzingers and Spanish Love Songs you’ll definitely want to get familiar with Big Loser. The band will be on tour throughout the Spring to support Love You, Barely Living.

New Music Video by SKAND

Hit song from album DIVE produced by duo SKAND from Marseille (FRANCE). Stuck On The Floor tells the story of a motorcycle crash singer/songwriter Marie-Anne LAMAUVE had a few years ago. A catalyzing accident : the start of a personal journey, violent but pivotal, followed by her encounter with musician/composer/producer Gilles FOURNAT, and the beginning of their collaboration.


Juwan Crawley might tell you that he’s just a guy trying to figure it all out. And, maybe that’s the nature of life. Maybe we’re all just trying to figure it out. But, given his massive talent and his already impressive list of accomplishments, there’s no question that Juwan Crawley is on the right path.

The Broadway & Netflix Star Is Taking Aim At Traditional Worship With His Latest Single


GIVEON infuses Rat Pack-style classiness into modern R&B. Developing his own baritone delivery, he caught the attention of another Long Beach local and multiplatinum singer and songwriter AUGUST 08 [DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber] who served as an initial mentor. In 2018, GIVEON independently made his debut with “Garden Kisses” (623K Spotify streams to date) and “Fields,” clocking two million streams so far.