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“DIY queen” Vanessa Silberman releases new single via Parade Magazine

Staying true to her DIY roots, “Who We Are” is produced, engineered, recorded, programmed, performed, mixed and mastered by Silberman herself. In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Silberman is also a record producer, engineer, and head of an artist development label, A Diamond Heart Production. Widely known for wearing many different hats in the music business, she has worked for heavy hitters, namely producer/songwriter Dr.Luke and many companies and studios ranging from the Foo Fighter’s Studio 606 to Epitaph Records.

Vanessa Silberman Encourages All of Us to Celebrate ‘Who We Are’

Darkovibes and King Promise Team Up for “Inna Song (Gin & Lime)”

As the musical landscape in Ghana continues to shift, there are few standouts like Darkovibes who are poised to take over for the next generation. Most recently, The FADER recognized him as “revolutionizing the way we see life in Ghana, helping to bridge the representation gap between Africa and the rest of the world” with Notion Magazine citing him as “the muse for this progression.”

King Von Aims for G.O.A.T. Status on LeVon James Project, Shares Video with G Herbo

With his thrilling sense of drama and demonic mic presence, it’s impossible to sit still while listening to King Von. Leveling up with a new collection of street stories and war cries, the Chicago rising star shares LeVon James, his new project. With a title that alludes to Von’s G.O.A.T. aspirations and a cover that pays homage to LeBron James’s pre-game chalk ritual, LeVon James is a fierce and invigorating listen, painting a vivid picture of Chicago chaos atop glistening instrumentals from Von’s frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, among others.

Norwegian artist Ane Brun new video “Don’t Run and Hide” out NOW

Ane Brun has released twelve studio albums over the last fifteen years via her own imprint, Balloon Ranger Recordings. 2017’s Leave Me Breathless was a collection of covers, featuring reinterpreted versions of hits from Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan and more. That same year, Brun was invited to perform at the Nobel Prize Dinner and Polar Music Prize Ceremony and in 2018 the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. NPR’s All Things Considered called 2015’s When I’m Free her “best record yet… her most sonically ambitious…” Her second album A Temporary Dive, which was released in 2005, earned her the Norwegian Grammy for Best Female Artist. The New York Times raved of 2008’s Changing of the Seasons, saying the album “offers the kind of comfort that only well-versed singer-songwriters can give. An album full of sad songs to revel in as the days grow shorter and colder, Seasons is Brun’s strongest work yet.”

KaiL Baxley Shares New LP ‘Beneath The Bones’ Via AntiFragile Music

Singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley has shared his new LP Beneath The Bones. Songs from the LP have seen praise from American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, Glide and more.

“This is my gritty midtown Los Angeles record,” says Baxley “It’s intentional, raw and honest. I was flat on my back when I wrote these songs. This is a snapshot of that time period. It’s my first fully self-produced effort and it was pieced together by a village of my greatest friends. I couldn’t have done it without their individual efforts. It was an incredible lesson on the power of community, love and now gratitude. When in doubt, throw caution to the wind and let the music guide you. It’s the only compass.”

LA-based Gutter Daisies “Celebrity Suicide” Video Out Now!

LA pop-punk trio The Gutter Daisies just released the video to their most recent single, “Celebrity Suicide.”

ORPHAN DONOR: Old Patterns Streaming At Captured Howls

Allentown, Pennsylvania-based ORPHAN DONOR – the solo project of Secret Cutter drummer Jared Stimpfl – this week releases the crushing Old Patterns album. Ahead of its release, Captured Howls is hosting an exclusive stream of the record alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the album.

Stimpfl performed recorded, and mixed Old Patterns in his home studio, Captured Recording Studios (Jesus Piece, Secret Cutter, Hell To Pay), with the album’s vocals supplied by Chris Pandolofo (Clouds Collide). The record was mastered by Ryan Haft and completed with artwork and video material by James Revelle.


In the video, Drake has his AHA moment discussing his LSC (light-skinned capability) with Boprah. Drake also enlightens the audience as he takes the next right step by embracing the new generation of rappers, stating he “loves all the little ditties, all the little jingles that the kids are doing,” and praising Lil Yacchhy for being at “the forefront of that movement of music that should be forgotten about.”


Long revered multi-instrumentalist, composer and artist Josh Graham, the orchestrator behind the experimental ambient solo project IIVII, will release the heavily awaited double album, “Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep,” on March 20th with Consouling Sounds. Graham has revealed a new song and accompanying video, “Afterglow (Little Black and White Things),” that originally appeared first at RevolverMag.com.


As the release date of DRAIN’s Revelation debut approaches, the band readies for it with the release of its second (and appropriately titled) single, “Hyper Vigilance.” The fiery track just passes the two-minute mark and is indicative of what can be found on the California Cursed LP; metal-tinged, moshy, crossover-style hardcore that’s also incredibly entertaining.

Track Premiere: Drain — “Hyper Vigilance”


Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor released his new album, American Standard last week to glowing reviews and major chart entries in the US and overseas. The Fantasy Records release sold over 82,000 equivalent album units in its first week landing at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart and #1 on its Top Album Sales, Top Rock, and Top Americana/Folk charts. American Standard, the 19th studio album of his illustrious career, is Taylor’s 13th Top 10 album overall and with it, he becomes the first artist ever with Top 10 albums in each of the last six decades. The collection also had impressive chart debuts internationally landing at #1 on the Canadian chart and #11 in the UK.

The Velvicks Announce ‘RUN’ EP Out Spring 2020, Share “Hit Me Like Sugar”

With the EP announcement comes The Velvick’s debut single “Hit Me Like Sugar.” Lead vocalist Vick Nader describes “Hit Me Like Sugar” “This is our motorcycle song. The inspiration for this song was a hot biker Ed and I met a couple years ago at a bar in Brooklyn. We were both stunned like teenagers by her and her passion for the motorcycling craft. We’ve never seen her again but it was enough to inspire us to create this dirty toned/sexy/Motorhead vibe tune that is a full throttle from the moment it starts until it’s abrupt ending. Just like a crash.”

Check out NEW LINGO’S New Single “Memory Lane”

With a seamless mixture of indie and pop alternative rock, New Lingo have had the privilege of playing the St. Louis Warped Tour and have opened for acts such as Hands Like Houses, He Is Legend, Set It Off, Silverstein, I the Mighty, and Dance Gavin Dance, to name a few.

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Unit Kicks Off US Tour With Today Is The Day

CHILD BITE w/ Today Is The Day:
3/09/2020 Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA
3/10/2020 Freetown – Lafayette, LA
3/11/2020 Bears – Shreveport, LA
3/12/2020 Reptilez – San Antonio, TX
3/13/2020 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/14/2020 Ridglea Room – Fort Worth, TX
3/15/2020 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2020 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ -16-
3/18/2020 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ -16-
3/19/2020 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ -16-
3/20/2020 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA w/ -16-
3/21/2020 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA w/ -16-
3/22/2020 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA w/ -16-
3/23/2020 Star Theater – Portland, OR w/ -16-
3/24/2020 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/27/2020 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY
3/28/2020 Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO
3/29/2020 Streets – Denver, CO
3/30/2020 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/31/2020 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
4/01/2020 Live Wire – Chicago, IL
4/02/2020 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
4/03/2020 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/04/2020 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY w/ The Obsessed
4/05/2020 Jewel – Manchester, NH w/ The Obsessed

Legendary electronic titans THE ORB announce 17th album

On March 27, 2020, Cooking Vinyl present Abolition of the Royal Familia the 17th album by THE ORB, formed prolific electronic godfather Alex Paterson and his rotating roster of collaborative cohorts. It forms part two of a pair – a continuation of the same “anything goes” ethos as the previous, critically-acclaimed 2018 longplayer No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds.


“Devastated”: Australian Artist Jamie-Lee Dimes Shares Statement On SXSW Cancellation From Austin

“I have spent the last 13 months recording my debut full length album, and am currently already in Austin, Texas rehearsing with my band who also flew in from California ahead of SXSW. Thankfully I’ve still got tour dates planned here in the US to look forward to, but it’s a bit devastating to get out of bed and face the world right now being so far away from home, already in Texas.

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to get to a moment like this in a very cut throat industry. A lot of time, money, risks, sacrifice, rejection, quick highs and lows and inconsistent “living on a dream” realities.

Many artists – myself included – deal with mental health issues, so when an event takes up so much mental energy, risk, sacrifice, discipline, and strategy and cancels a week before it starts, it’s very detrimental. Not just to careers, to our livelihood and to our bank accounts, but to our mental health. Much as I appreciate the need to safeguard everyone’s physical health, there are so many knock-on effects, especially for independent and self-managed artists like me – it’s difficult not to feel degraded and let down.” – Jamie-Lee Dimes

Aborted Release New Single and Video “Gloom And The Art Of Tribulation”

“Alright, alright alright. It’s time for whoop ass! Here it is you lovely death mongers and gore maniacs, the brand spanking new single ‘Gloom and the Art of Tribulation’, states ABORTED vocalist Sven De Caluwe. “Enjoy this little poem about flowers, leaky buttholes and the emancipation of my ingrowing toe nails! As Joe Rogan said once: listen to Aborted, DO IT NAAAWWW! Lyric video by the people from Aimed & framed and the noise has been orchestrated to sound sick by Kohle! We hope you guys enjoy it! Don’t forget to snag the VERY LAST copies of our pre-order bundle while you can!”