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[WATCH] Houston’s KenTheMan Takes You To The Mattel Mansion in New “He Be Like” Video

Houston’s next up KENTHEMAN has been steady making noise with her infectious freestyles that instantly go viral hours after her surprise drops to the fans.

SayWeCanFly To Release New Single “anxxiety” on April 3

Ontario, Canada musician Braden Barrie (who records under the name SayWeCanFly) will release a new single titled “anxxiety” on April 3rd. The track will be the first of 12 new songs that will be released in the weeks and months ahead via his new partnership with We Are Triumphant/The Orchard.

Formerly signed to Epitaph Records, SayWeCanFly’s previous fan-funded LP’s “Limitless” and “Beautiful Mess” debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13 and #16, respectively.

SayWeCanFly To Release New Single “anxxiety” on April 3


Container opens with a cacophony of deconstructed and broken wave forms, organic samples manipulated to simulate something mechanical, unidentifiable sounds twisting on themselves until, startlingly, from zero to sixty, the full band abruptly blasts in. Container is all forward momentum, even in its quieter moments there is a feeling of restless stirring, guiding the listener through dark alley-ways towards the singles that are more traditionally written within the canon of mainstream pop sensibility and songwriting.

Gina Kronstadt’s new single, “The Threat of Love”

Kronstadt writes music as therapy – mental and spiritual – and she composed the eight songs that comprise “October Comes Too Soon” during a challenging eight-month period while recovering from multiple shoulder surgeries. She cleverly uses “real” lyrics and her soothing-caress-of-a-voice to capture and convey honest thoughts and emotions, feelings of vulnerability and heartache, and ruminations on love, bliss and politics. When it was time to lay the tracks, Kronstadt called upon noted musicians to vividly illumine her tales: keyboardists John Beasley and Nicholas Semrad, bassist Benjamin Shepherd, drummer Joel Taylor, trumpeter Michael Stever and saxophonist/woodwind player Bob Sheppard. A first-call violin player who has performed on an extraordinary library of crème de la crème recording projects and concert stages, Hollywood box office hits and landmark television series, Kronstadt helmed the 12-piece string section that draped the tracks with lush backdrops, adding depth, drama and elegance.


Dua Lipa’s highly anticipated new album Future Nostalgia is now set for release on Friday, March 27th. The album includes number one global hit single “Don’t Start Now,” and current UK smash single “Physical.” Future Nostalgia will be available for download on all digital platforms, as well as physical in the following formats; pink neon vinyl, CD, picture disc, gold cassette and deluxe box set, all of which are available for pre-order here.

Eric Harrison – ‘Adrian’ single

Eric Harrison is a New Jersey- based singer-songwriter whose fourth album, the aptly-titled Gratitude, will be released in late 2020. Three decades of well-crafted Americana-flavored guitar rock have earned him favorable comparisons to Soul Asylum, Buffalo Tom, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and Tom Petty, and he’s won over an engaged fanbase through actively gigging in the tri-state area.


“Tu Y Yo” continues on its success streak following a launch that placed it at the tops of charts around the world. This past weekend, the visionaries behind the single — Raymix and Paulina Rubio — joined forces for Telemundo’s “Concierto en Casa,” a special virtual initiative created to bring some positivity to the world through music in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For their virtual performance, the dynamic duo debuted their new song on TV.

out today: ĀTER (Belgium) “Vullighied” @ Black metal

The latest EP from Belgium group Āter is entitled Vullighied and contains 5 tracks of glorious old-school melodic black metal with goose-bump inducing riffs. Vullighied was written in a thousand-year-old dialect to create a truly unique experience and challenge for the listener. The artwork was created by Bram Bruyneel and Anthony Blomme.

Arabnormal release explosive new single ‘Bubble’

After 3 albums Antwerp’s noisiest outfit The Hickey Underworld evaporated. They never announced a break up, they just ceased to be… but the genie’s back out of the bottle. Well sorta… Frontman and main songwriter Younes Faltakh is the sole survivor and teamed up with ex Das Pop member Niek Meul. The pair set up camp in Niek’s studio in Oslo and recorded 10 eccentric, mysterious and groovy tracks. Guitars do a lapdance wrapping their tormented strings around a worked-up rhythm section while Younes’ hoarse growl sounds as familiar as it does threatening.


TIm Montana is a unique talent, as evidenced by the swaggering southern rock and uncompromising country thrills that pulsate throughout his debut solo album ‘American Thread’, which is out now on Tim Montana / EMPIRE. Factor in his unrelenting hustle and magnetic charisma, and it’s evident why he’s held in high regard by the likes of ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons, Dave Grohl and Kid Rock.

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event – Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon

Beginning on Friday, March 27th at 8pm GMT, Beatport will broadcast a live, 24-hour global DJ marathon in partnership with Twitch. 24 artists including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, GRiZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ set), A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing and Nora En Pure, will be performing from their homes or studios around the globe. This streaming event will provide a platform to unite our global community during these unprecedented times, while also supporting charities to help those most in need.

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event – Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon stream on Twitch


Stockholm based indie-pop trio Nothing in Common make their return with their debut 4 track EP Kicking Myself, March 20th. Drawing from their combined influences, Nothing in Common thrive on the ability to experiment with their music, concepts and the different emotions they’re able to portray with each release.

Man Man shares “Future Peg” video from Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between

A dancer hunts for a studio rental with a green screen and encounters a cast of strange characters in the wonderful, absurdist new video for Man Man’s “Future Peg,” directed by Stephanie Ward, and a single from the forthcoming Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between.

THE HUNTRS Release New SIngle, “Locked & Loaded”

Virginia based rock band THE HUNTRS has released their new single, “Locked & Loaded.”

BC Camplight Shares New Track “Cemetery Lifestyle”

The track’s lyrics are strangely prophetic, chiming with these anxious times we’re currently experiencing. As Brian Christinzio says: “By allowing me to process some pretty bizarre feelings I was having, the writing of this song allowed me to look at my fears and eventually look past them. As reflected in the lyrics, I had been having feelings that I was up against an invisible force. Something inevitable that I couldn’t ignore or outrun. This had led to my living in long periods of solitude and worry. I couldn’t have known that months later these sentiments would be eerily echoed by so many. My hope is that the song brings comfort and levity to whoever it touches.”