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This is Kito’s second single since the release of her widely acclaimed debut track on Astralwerks, “Wild Girl” (currently #10 & climbing on US Dance Radio).

“Alone With You” features the effortless and distinct vocals from frontwomen, Aluna Francis, which are mixed with Kito’s signature production elements and distinct distorted vocal chops. AlunaGeorge have been a longtime sought-after tastemaker in the electronic-pop & left-field R&B space.


Rising star Birthh, aka 22-year-old Italian singer, songwriter, producer and daydreamer Alice Bisi, is all about surprises. It’s what gets her up in the morning – the never-ending promise of beauty, of a vast blue sky to lose yourself in each day. It’s also seeped into the music she makes, with her forthcoming second album WHOA full of unexpected key changes, shifting tempos and playful twists and turns.

Millie Turner – “Jungle”

Young Londoner Millie Turner injects the first, much needed shot of Summer into 2020 with new single, Jungle. She today joins the likes of Adele & Lily Allen by sprinkling a bit of magic on the City of London, a place she calls home. You can catch her on tour supporting To Love this month. Millie will also be headlining BBC Introducing’s Live At Lexington on April 2rd (Tickets here)

Canadian Supergroup IMONOLITH Reveals Fourth Single from Highly Anticipated “State of Being” Debut Album

Canadian metal powerhouse IMONOLITH has revealed a fourth single, “Becoming the Enemy,” featuring a guest appearance by well-known Swedish vocalist Johannes Eckerström, from their upcoming debut, State of Being, due out March 27.

I, the Mountain – “Little Wild” – New Single!

“Whether it’s taking your cat for a walk, driving around on an empty tank of gas, surviving off of instant noodles or staying up past your bedtime, everyone gets a “Little Wild” in their own way.”

Magic Waters [Santa Cruz Indie Rock] releases lead single “Pinky Swear”

“The single, and title track, is bi-polar. The verses are about the negativity and corruption in politics, but the choruses and outro speak to the bright future being laid out by all of our country’s strong women leaders. I start the outro by listing three of the strongest women in my life…Gina, Rosita, and Abuelita, referencing my wife, mom, and grandma. Then, I go on to call out by name other women leaders who I look up to and am incredibly grateful for. The EP and single are called Pinky Swear with a nod to Elizabeth Warren’s tradition of making pinky promises with young women so they never forget that running for president is what girls do. I love that.”

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Folk-pop band, BANDITS ON THE RUN, release double-single, “Love in the Underground”

Bandits on the Run have released the double-single of their signature tune, “Love in the Underground.” A live version of “Love in the Underground,” filmed for NPR’s 2019 Tiny Desk Contest, earned a “Top Shelf of the Tiny Desk” feature, among other accolades. The band will celebrate the release of “Love in the Underground” with several tour dates, including a handful of official showcases at SXSW, a performance at The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, and a support slot for Grammy-Nominated act, Larkin Poe. In other exciting news, it was just announced that band member Adrian Enscoe will be starring in the world premiere of the Avett Brothers’ Swept Away.

Ron Pope’s ‘Bone Structure’ LP out now via Brooklyn Basement Records

“Writing these songs reminded me of where I’ve been and how hard it was to claw my way out of that pit of my own creation,” Pope says of the new record. “I don’t miss who I used to be…Having to stare at those ancient reflections of myself through this process has not always been so easy, but I’ve tried to be as honest as I can stand to be.”

Mary Bragg Releases New EP ‘Think About It’

Nashville’s “Americana Queen” (Noisey) Mary Bragg released today her new EP Think About It. A creative extension of her 2019 breakthrough album Violets as Camouflage, the EP features a special collection of cover songs including tracks by Jackson Browne, Roy Orbison, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Stevie Nicks. They were recorded and produced at her home studio, with additional tracking in LA and Atlanta, and find Mary taking a step away from telling her own visceral stories through song in order to study and interpret life through the lens of other songwriters.

Lil Romo Drops New Track/Visual “Since I Started” Today

Chicago newcomer Lil Romo released his new track and video “Since I Started” today – watch here. On the track, he talks about both the positives and negatives that come with a budding rap career – the experiences this new life has allowed him to be privy to, as well as the misconceptions that come along with that. “Since I Started” comes shortly after the release of “Prepared” (30K views) and “In My Bag,” (160K views). Stay tuned for more to come from Lil Romo in 2020.

Lauv Releases Highly Anticipated Debut Album: ~how i’m feeling~

Pop visionary Lauv releases his highly anticipated 21-track debut album ~how i’m feeling~ today! The album features previously released hit singles “i’m so tired…” with Troye Sivan and “fuck, i’m lonely” with Anne-Marie, among others. The project also includes Lauv’s anthemic new single for the technology driven generation: “Modern Loneliness.” The power ballad is both a statement and a commentary on our current society, where we are increasingly “alone together.” The song already has over 48 million streams in only two weeks, has reached #48 at Top 40 radio and rising, after being the most added song the first week of impact, including early adds from both Z100 and KIIS. Full album tracklisting below. Lauv is set for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight and Good Morning America on Thursday, March 12th.


WOMEN OF DOOM, the collaborative project inspired by and celebrating the musical impact of women on all things heavy, will arrive on April 10th, a joint release from Desert Records and Blues Funeral Recordings.

Stream Sheffield’s SHEAFS debut EP “Vox Pop”

On Wednesday, the band kicked-off their headline UK tour at The Grace in Islington, of which 3 out of 5 dates have now sold-out (including the extra date added to their hometown due to demand for the first). The band have also announced they will be supporting The Slow Readers Club on five of their UK tour dates starting in Liverpool on March 27th. SHEAFS have also been added to the line-up of this year’s Tramlines Festival in August.


Boston-based master songcrafter Mark Erelli has released his new single “Rose-Colored Rearview,” a track from his forthcoming LP Blindsided, out March 27th via Soundly Music. “Nostalgia has a way of allowing us to gloss over certain parts of the past…Mark Erelli examines the ‘good old days’ through a different lens,” Wide Open Country said in its premiere of the song. “The song’s final verse looks at how privilege plays a role in how you view days gone by.” “I wanted to land a bit of a lyrical gut-punch to finish the song, and just couldn’t let go until I felt the last verse’s visceral impact,” Erelli told Wide Open Country. “Though we certainly have a ways to go to improve things for all colors and creeds, I am fairly certain that longing for the ‘good ol’ days’ is mainly another form of white privilege. I love how this track feels nostalgic and almost like a classic rock song you might have heard before — until you pay attention to the lyrics.”

Song Premiere: Mark Erelli Re-Examines the Past on ‘Rose-Colored Rearview’


Grammy-nominated UK singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Elderbrook announces the release of his first cut of the year by way of the atmospheric new single “Numb,” a pulsing and emotive track which teases his highly-anticipated debut album, set for release in summer 2020.

London’s Natalie Shay – Entitled “Not The Girl”

Natalie Shay is a 21 year old indie pop/rock artist hailing from North London. The multi award-winning musician has established an ever-growing presence, media acclaim and a loyal fanbase through her explosive live performances and viral-worthy anthems, recognising her as one of the UKs hottest emerging talents.


Flora Cash says, “These songs span 6 years. The oldest track was written and recorded in 2013 and the newest just last year. So many moments of ours from these past few years are captured in these tracks. Ups, downs, moments of love, joy and inspiration alongside loss, despair and hopelessness. These songs embody a spectrum. And they gave us strength and kept us going. Our greatest ambition is that these songs do that for other people too.”

Farmer Dave Scher’s new project Californiosos releases new music video “Captain’s Got a Brand New Heart”

Today, California mystical psych-jazz-folk duo Californiosos releases a music video for the single “Captain’s Got a Brand New Heart.” It follows the release of their self-titled album that was released on February 20th via Independent Release. The project is the brainchild of Farmer Dave Scher and Michael Vest. Farmer Dave is known for his work with acts like Jenny Lewis, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile, Vetiver and Father John Misty.

BEYOND THE BLACK Releases New Single & Video for “Misery”

Just in time for international women’s day, symphonic metal outfit BEYOND THE BLACK – fronted by the exceptional Jennifer Haben – present their new single “Misery”, off of their upcoming album Hørizøns, to be released via Napalm Records on June 19th.

pluko Shares New Single “the lovely one”

Coming off the release of his pop-leaning collaboration with Nate Traveller, “blessings,” pluko opts for a euphoric instrumental moment on his newest release. Marked by soaring synth work, grandiose percussion, and infectious bass, “the lovely one” allows pluko’s production skills to stand at the forefront. “I really wanted to step outside of my comfort zone for this one. I wanted to challenge myself to create a huge burst of emotion that still kind of felt like a ‘drop’ too,” pluko comments. “This track was a huge breakthrough for me and my journey as an artist. After I wrote it, I felt as if I had just broken down a massive wall. There’s nothing better than that feeling of being onto something fresh and exciting.”

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PORN Premieres New Single “Dead in Every Eyes” Today!

PORN has released their new single “Dead in Every Eyes” off of their anticipated album No Monsters in God’s Eyes, Act III today.

In this final act of the Mr Strangler Trilogy and No Monsters in God’s Eyes album series, the convicted serial killer Mr Strangler is facing his death, imprisoned and waiting for his execution while also being studied by psychiatrists.


Glowing with undeniable charisma and understated ferocity, she rips through the verses with deft and dynamic wordplay before landing a hypnotic hook. Meanwhile, the music video illuminates her star power front-and-center. The clip follows her tearing up the streets on a four-wheeler before rapping on Compton lawns. Promising “You gonna need mascara makeup bitch” if you want smoke from her, she shuts down haters one bar at a time. The clip matches the pure intensity of her rhymes. Watch it HERE.

4HUNNID & EPIC Records Artist Day Sulan Releases New Single & Visual For “Mascara”

Trevor Daniel Releases “Past Life”, Announce New Album Nicotine Out 3/27

Today, Alamo Records/Interscope Records artist Trevor Daniel has announced the release of his major debut album, Nicotine, out later this month. To celebrate the announcement the songwriter/performer released a brand new offering to tide fans over till the project’s release. “Past Life” is a powerful single that teeters on the anthemic scale while keeping in with Trevor’s signature trap-rock vibe. The song was co-written by Grammy winning songwriter and Billie Eillish collaborator, Finneas O’Connell. A sure fire hit single, the track breaks at the minute mark to bring in the upbeat synth elements, elevating it’s melancholic subject matter to new heights.