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Erin Lunsford Releases New Single “Virginia Brother”

“‘Virginia Brother’ is about my little brother, Ryan, who’s a Firefighter and EMS worker in Roanoke, Virginia,” explains Lunsford. “He’s selfless and works hard for his community and I’m constantly inspired to write songs about him.” The touching number is the latest single, following “How Many Birds” and “27 Summers Down”, from Lunsford’s debut album, The Damsel, due out on 4/3.

The Sweet Water Warblers Release New Single “Mad At You”

The Dream That Holds This Child marks the first full-length album from The Sweet Water Warblers, who first came together in 2014 after being asked to perform together for a single performance at the Hoxeyville Music Festival and found a deep creative connection with one another.

Once & Future Band Announce New LP, Share “Freaks” Via PopMatters

“Freaks’ came after a fight I had with an old girlfriend, which are invariably about pride, and I just thought of this guy ineffectually trying to enact revenge but everyone knows he’s full of shit…was listening to a lot of nillson and ELO then and still, so that’s likely the musical inspiration, I feel like Danny Levin (double D horns) really nailed the vibe, he does all of our horn arrangements by proxy in LA where we mail him the tracks and he Magics them up…if you listen carefully you can hear me saying a mixture of “have someone” and “got someone” in the triple tracked vocals creating a new possessive word Gavt which basically means fool you never had her in the first place.”


Medley expounded on the track’s origins, remarking, “I spent a whole summer falling in love and trying to write about it. I was trying to describe how I felt in a way that I would be able to feel again every time I sang it, and ‘Buzz’ was the result of that. It was the happiest and most excited I’d ever been about life. We spent months sitting on the front porch of a house in East Nashville, even if it was pouring rain. I really wanted that song to feel like how it felt sitting on that front porch. The location is so important to me when it comes to ‘Buzz’ – I wouldn’t have had anything to sing about if it weren’t for that house and that porch in that neighborhood.”

Hear Kelly Moran’s collaboration with Field Works: “Sodalis”

Stuart Hyatt returns with another sonic wonder in the Field Works series, bringing the listener into truly uncharted acoustic territory. Ultrasonic is perhaps the first ever album to use the echolocations of bats as compositional source material. For this special double LP, Hyatt has assembled an extraordinary group of contributors: Eluvium, Christina Vantzou, Sarah Davachi, Ben Lukas Boysen, Machinefabriek, Mary Lattimore, Felicia Atkinson, Noveller, Chihei Hatakeyama, John Also Bennett, Kelly Moran, Taylor Deupree, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Julien Marchal, and Player Piano. Ultrasonic is part of a broader storytelling project about the federally endangered Indiana bat. Generously funded by the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the National Geographic Society, each album contains an official printed booklet of The Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Bachman Cummings Announce “Together Again, Live In Concert”

Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have written some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years. Together theirs is undoubtedly the Great Canadian Songbook.

“These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “Undun,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Hand Me Down World,” “Share The Land,” “Albert Flasher,” “Follow Your Daughter Home,” “Glamour Boy,” “Star Baby,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” “Let It Ride,” “Takin’ Care Of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Hey You,” “Lookin’ Out For #1,” “Stand Tall,” “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way To Rock,” “Break It To Them Gently,” “Fine State Of Affairs,” “You Saved My Soul”—and that’s only some of the dozens of gold and platinum hits between them.

LISTEN: Female Rap Duo Blimes and Gab Team Up with Iamsu! for “Magic”

On their new single, Blimes and Gab share, “It’s definitely a feel good Bay Area bop for the folks that will never forget what they overcame to get where they are.”

daniyel Reveals “BLACK WALLS” Video – WATCH HERE

Following the reveal of his MADISON HIGH EP on Friday, rising Portland raised rapper daniyel is today revealing the stellar video for “BLACK WALLS”. Perfectly complementing the high-energy hip hop cut, the video cements the up and comer as an artist to watch this year. Dive into the video below, and check out the MADISON EP below too. A fantastic way to get your week started.

Chassol (Frank Ocean, Solange) | new album out today

French composer Chassol today releases his latest album, ‘Ludi’, out now on Tricatel and streaming in full here. Having previously written for Frank Ocean (Blonde) and produced for Solange (When I Get Home) – alongside collaborations on home turf with Phoenix and Sebastian Tellier – audio-visual maverick Chassol’s new work is informed by German author Hermann Hesse’s utopic novel The Glass Bead Game. An ambitious multi-disciplinary project spanning a double album, a film and a live show, ‘Ludi’ follows previous albums ‘Indiamore’ and ‘Big Sun’, all released through Bertrand Burgalat’s pioneering Tricatel label.

Post-metalcore band SYDNEY FATE reveal new “Tacenda” music video

“The song’s title comes from the obsolete Latin term meaning not to be mentioned (or better left unsaid). I Felt this was a perfect title for the song with it being about the battle between one’s own mind and suffering in silence” says vocalist Bailey Edwards. “We wanted to tackle this video with an artistic approach by telling a story without the use of a narrative, so we filmed in a large RAF aerospace bunker providing a minimalist setting which represents the mind. The video starts off with Adam entering the location (the beginning of the conflict), then the performance (which signifies the battle), and then the end result of leaving the protagonist exhausted and barely able to breath. This is to show how mentally and physically challenging the mind can be during these episodes, leaving someone drained after such an experience.”

London’s Samuel Jack – Entitled “Gonna Be Alright”

London born Samuel Jack brings a fresh and distinct sound through his passionate, storytelling lyrics and velvet vocals, resulting in a completely compelling delivery. Growing up in Johannesburg with his film director Father, Jack spent much of his time soaking in the vibrant tones of Blues, Motown, soul and roots music, which to this date play a big role in his songwriting. Combining the music of his childhood, with his new love for hip hop and pop, the soulful artist has established his own unique style which has been piquing the interest of listeners across the globe.

Ashe Shares New Live Video For “Moral Of The Story”

In July, Ashe joins AJR, Quinn XCII and Hobo Johnson for an extensive summer tour (see dates below). Her previous live outings have included Coachella with Big Gigantic, and tours alongside The Chainsmokers, Shaun Frank, Whethan, LAUV, Louis The Child, Lewis Capaldi, Hobo Johnson, Quinn XCII and more.

Kid Froopy Releases Music Video & Single, “Some Nights I Feel Like Crying,”

Ahead of the album’s release in spring 2020 via Zed’s Dead imprint, Deadbeats, “Some Nights I Feel Like Crying” expands on the LP’s lead single “New In Town” which was Froopy’s first release since 2017. “Some Nights I Feel Like Crying” illuminates Kid Froopy’s penchant for emotion fueled songwriting paired with melodic pop production. The song, which is a sonic rabbit hole trip — mixes themes from 70’s rock, internet crush electro-pop and indie music into one delicious cocktail, and showcases Froopy’s cunning sarcasm entrenched throughout his vocals which are pitched up and down all over the song.

Erin Lunsford Dedicates New Single to Brother

The Damsel has been nearly eight years in the making, and takes a deep dive into unrequited love, family forgiveness and coming-of-age in your 20’s. Lunsford, who is perhaps best known as the frontwoman of Richmond funk/soul band, Erin & The Wildfire, has a love for personal storytelling – rooted in a deep history of family folk music – that is highlighted by her poignant lyrics and unforgettable vocal prowess. The resulting compositions of the album, which include self-styled guitar, banjo and keyboard melodies, are sure to please.

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s Festival Mix of “Stay”

The Festival Mix is a club-oriented version of the original mix, perfect for the forthcoming festival season. Would you be interested in supporting it on Skope Magazine? Last month Nicky released psy-trance/Melbourne bounce track “Falling” with Timmy Trumpet and is slowly gearing up for his upcoming “Redefine” EP. I hope you like this new version of “Stay.”

Brielle Ansems – My New Record – ‘This New Hurricane’

This New Hurricane is about recognizing what’s broken and acknowledging the desire for something better – even if you don’t always feel like you deserve it. Sometimes relationships can feel like one storm after another. You can either learn to find something steady in yourself, or you can let it break you. I, for one, am tired of breaking.

[Video] Avrex, Megan J. Nash – “Lemons”

Biologist Charles Darwin studied the origin of species for decades and came to the conclusion that it wasn’t just the ‘strongest, smartest or fastest’ species with the highest rates of survival it was the species able to make the correct adjustments when change happens. So when life gives you… “Lemons” just add sugar, water and make some lemonade. Newport News VA artist Avrex visually remixes one of the cuts from his latest LP “Growth” with help from Love After Lockup star Megan J. Nash. Tune into Life After Lockup on @WETV Friday 9pm featuring a guest appearance from Avrex. If you missed his previous 2 videos, have a look > “Step Into The Light” feat. No Malice [Clipse] and “Mobsters 2” feat. Termanology and Krumbsnatcha. #avrex #meganjnash #lemons #lifeafterlockup


Yves Tumor once again teases the upcoming release of Heaven To A Tortured Mind (out April 3rd on WARP) with new single “Kerosene!”. The amorphous creative lays the groundwork for another potential pop anthem, reviving fuzzy shoegaze rock guitar riffs alongside topline harmonies (here with guest vocals from singer-songwriter Diana Gordon) that are reminiscent of some of the alternative 90s era’s greatest. “Kerosene!” was first shared earlier this morning on Beats 1 as a Zane Lowe World Premiere – listen here.

Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Dates Due To Public Health Concerns

We regret to announce that due to public health concerns and European travel and performance restrictions, Carlos Santana is cancelling the European tour dates of his upcoming Miraculous 2020 World Tour.

“It is with great disappointment that I have to inform our fans that we are cancelling our upcoming Europe Tour. Many countries have made the decision to restrict public gatherings in excess of 1,000 people to curb the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). While we deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance, the safety of our fans is the main priority for the Santana Organization. We will keep you all informed of new performance dates as they are made, and will make every effort to return to Europe soon. Thank you all very much for your understanding,” said Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management.