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DARSOMBRA Cancels European Tours With Conny Ochs, Kristian Harting Due To COVID-19

Baltimore-based audiovisual progressive/psychedelic duo DARSOMBRA has joined the countless artists who have been forced to cancel major touring plans for the year in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. However, the band has other plans in place of their self-booked six-week European tour – including dates with Conny Ochs, Kristian Harting, and their maiden performance at Roadburn Festival – this week announcing The Great Social Distancing Tour Of 2020.


Japanese pianist Koki Nakano today releases a new single & accompanying choreographed video, ‘Near-Perfect Synchronization’, the latest to arrive from his new album ‘Pre-Choreographed’, due out through Nø Førmat! (also home to Oumou Sangaré and Mélissa Laveaux amongst others) on April 24, 2020. The album is the follow-up to Nakano’s much-admired 2016 debut ‘Lift’, also released on Nø Førmat! and created in collaboration with cellist Vincent Segal. The new video for ‘Near-Perfect Synchronization’ – shot close to Paris by Benjamin Seroussi (Benjamin Clementine, Opening Ceremony) and conceived/performed by Amala Dianor – is now available to stream.

Scuti Shares New Track “Huh” || Out Now On Different Recordings

Over a stripped back beat that allows her distinctive flow and charisma to shine, she effortlessly raps about leveling up. Commenting on the track, she says: “I wrote this song at the end of 2019. I was reflecting on my year and realised I had done nearly 20 live performances. Shows were already coming in for 2020 and I was definitely feeling myself. I love performing and turning up with my supporters”.

All-Star Quintet IMONOLITH Release’s Highly Anticipated Debut, “State of Being,” Available Today

“All of us in IMONOLITH are beyond excited to release our debut album ‘State of Being,’” says drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen. “We spent the better part of a year recording, mixing and mastering it, along with getting the art together. It was important for us to get the whole package done the way we envisioned it. We set our standards high and are stoked on the final results.”

Judah & the Lion’s Judah Akers Launches Pink Laundry

Akers was spending time recording at his home in Nashville after Judah & the Lion wrapped up the band’s massive 2019 Pep Talks Worldwide Tour, which hit 32 states and 9 countries in support of their third LP Pep Talks – released last Spring. Pink Laundry was born from those home sessions, as Akers explains: “I had this moment where I was making a lot of music that I loved but didn’t feel like it fit into the Judah & the Lion story. So instead of forcing something — I realized that I also just love bat shit crazy electric rock music.”


A lot can happen in a decade. At nine-years-old, John-Robert realized his destiny and took the stage to sing at countless open mic nights in his hometown of Edinburg, VA [Pop. 1,000]. Armed with his first guitar at 12, he quietly built a local following performing at country fairs and jamborees. In 2019, he made his debut with the original track “Adeline.” An Americana patchwork of delicate folk, haunting soul, and understated pop, the track has amassed over 1 million streams to date. Signed to Nice Life Recording Company and Warner Records, John-Robert asserts himself as a new kind of 21st century troubadour on his single “Urs” and more to come.

MSC JAY drops “Work My Move”

MSC JAY remains consistent as he continues to deliver high-quality music. This latest release, “Work My Move”, is a representation of the diversity that MSC JAY has to offer. Produced by BIG SESSION, the simple hammering sound of a piano over deep 808’s makes a melodic key scape and sets a vibe that will have you all over TikTok dancing. Representing the Geechie Gullah culture established around the island of St. Helena South Carolina, MSC Jay is poised to leave a mark on the music industry while shedding light on his heritage. Take a trip with MSC Jay as he introduces you to the real authentic Geechie Gullah Vibe!

MSC JAY Drops “Work My Move”

Tesla’s New Album, ‘Five Man London Jam’ Out Now

The legendary American rock band TESLA release their new live album, Five Man London Jam worldwide TODAY, March 27, 2020 on UMe. Produced by TESLA, Five Man London Jam, the album is a live performance of some their most iconic songs from their catalog. Five Man London Jam was recorded and filmed in 4K high-definition as an homage to their critically acclaimed and highly influential Top 20 platinum album Five Man Acoustical Jam.

Alexis Wilkins Delivers Debut Single “Holdin’ On,” Heralds Connection in Today’s Chaotic World

Country singer/songwriter Alexis Wilkins grew up with her eye on giving back. Now, with the world in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s doing just that – encouraging music fans to remember what really matters with her debut single “Holdin’ On” and helping her friends at Musicians On Call in the process. And in a nod to the very start of her songwriting career, and true to form, Wilkins will be donating all of her proceeds from “Holdin’ On” to Musicians On Call.

Mike Aiken – ‘Nashville Skyline’ (Official Video)

Respected Roots/Americana artist Mike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR.

The companion music video features a rare (one of only 14 made) vintage Airstream originally designed as a funeral coach, and “road trip” footage shot during Mike’s last run.”The video took us three months to finish, due to touring demands, weather and a host of mini-misadventures, but it was a blast,” Mike adds.

kennedi Releases Brand New Song “apology”

“After being with somebody for a long time, it’s all you know,” she says. “The first time I had an emotional connection and hooked up with somebody else, I felt guilty. I was looking in the mirrors that are actually hung on my ceiling and saw the reflection of myself and this person who wasn’t her. I didn’t necessarily want it to be her, but I felt like I owed her an apology anyway.”

Trapboy Freddy & Yella Beezy Join Forces For New Single “Let Me Find Out”

Today, rapper Trapboy Freddy releases his new single “Let Me Find Out” featuring Yella Beezy. The melodic track finds the two Texas rappers taking a different approach to their signature southern sound. With both Beezy and Freddy being from Dallas this collaboration for Freddy’s forthcoming project Big Trap was inevitable.


“Rest Of My Life” sees Sigma incorporating dancehall and reggae into their trademark sound, producing a feel-good hit-in-the-making, allowing Shakka’s soulful vocals to take center stage.

Marie Miller Returns To Her Roots With ‘Little Dreams,”

“All of us have a dream. This dream has been living in us ever since we can remember and no matter who or what tried to kill it, it continued to grow,” stated Marie. “I used to be afraid that my dream wasn’t good enough or big enough to really matter, but our dreams are greater than our fears. This is my ‘Little Dream.'”


En el video musical que fue dirigido por “Insomnia”, vemos a Miky, Zion y Lennox en un rink de boxeo, peleando por el amor de una chica que es un angel vestida de negro, atormentada y confundida con sus sentimientos. El video musical que fue grabado en Miami, ya esta disponible a partir de hoy en YouTube.

Debut single ‘In The Dark’ out now – THE BRAVE FACES

THE BRAVE FACES on ‘In the Dark’: “In the Dark explores power within a relationship,” says the band. “They’re delivered from the perspective of someone offering up fumbled clichés as apologies, desperately trying to save face after the latest in a series of breaches of trust.”


Blingz es un boricua “de pura cepa”, quien además de ser cantante es compositor y se estrenó formalmente como solista en el año 2017. A pesar de su corta trayectoria en la industria, ya ha colaborado con grandes artistas como Farruko, Darell, Bryant Myers, Jowell & Randy, Nio García, entre otros. Cabe destacar que el artista cuenta con presentaciones en vivo a lo largo y ancho de Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos.

JULIA BHATT Releases Retrospective Hometown Ode to “Miami”

“‘Miami’ is one of the first songs I ever wrote, and the reactions gave me the confidence to keep going and actually pursue music for real,” genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt tells FLOOD who premiered the tropic-pop observation of her hometown in Florida. “People in Miami tend to be in a hurry, often easily inconvenienced, but the scenery is so calming and beautiful,” she explains. “The juxtaposition of the soft background and the harsh inhabitants is just interesting to me. Of course, there are many people who are super chill, but you know, this song isn’t about them.”

Jay Willie & James Montgomery “Cadillac Walk”

Artists may come and artists may go, but Detroit born legend James Montgomery has performed in the forefront of the blues for over four decades. In my younger days, I first saw him perform locally around the New England circuit with his own James Montgomery Band and the Shaboo Allstars. James always had fantastic musicians that knew how to keep a funky groove including the late great Matt Murphy and Charles Calmese. When I saw James fronting these bands, he had an energy onstage that I had never seen before. It was great musicians playing off of each other, never knowing what to expect next other than that it would be exciting and funky.

Maggie Miles releases new single “Swim,” the song we all need right now

Today rising alt-pop artist Maggie Miles shares the new single “Swim.” Her powerful tune could not have come at a more crucial time. It builds to a climax before spiraling out of control, commanding the listener’s attention with Maggie at the center of it all, struggling to stay afloat and find strength to tread amongst the chaos of her own mind. Though the song’s theme is timeless, it resonates even deeper with the influx of emotions the world is currently experiencing. “Swim” follows her latest single and first co-write in Nashville, “WHATDOISAY?,” a hard hitting pop-infused track that has been featured on a slew of playlists, everything from New Music Friday to, Indie Pop, Fresh Finds and more.

Mike Ruby – My new song, “Burn Again”

“My new song, “Burn Again,” is about an ex that you still wander about from time to time. I want you to think about that relationship that didn’t make it, but that was still irreplaceable – the one that had all the fireworks back then.”

Sody’s new single ‘Charlotte’ is out now

A deeply moving track about a loss of friendship, ‘Charlotte’ touches on the painful realities of what it really means to miss someone who let you down. Personal and expressive, Sody paints a beautiful picture with her authentic lyrics and delicate vocals, simultaneously offering support and comfort to her fans whilst using her music as a tool to help deal with her own experiences.

Patricia Lalor shares new single ‘Words I Have To Say’

Patricia Lalor has shared her new single, ‘Words I Have To Say’, the second in a series of four tracks to be released over the coming weeks via Friends Don’t Lie Ltd.

Opening to a beautifully sparse blend of woozy vocals and atmospheric guitar lines, the track builds through verses which swell with melancholic emotion into expressive choruses, accented by glistening vocal harmonies and subdued drum machine.


Summer is just on the horizon, and what better way to herald the coming season than with a spellbinding new record by one of dance music’s most promising names? Miami-raised and LA-based DJ and producer MAAHEZ leads the charge into sun-soaked days ahead with a dreamy, atmospheric new record featuring the captivating vocals of luminary Sole, a Boston-raised, Los Angeles-based singer who’s been hailed one of the most promising breakout stars paving her way through today’s urban and Latin music scene. The perfect wind-down record for late-night listening, “Shot 4 Me” comes accompanied by a neon-lit lyric video for your viewing pleasure.


Today, Columbia Records recording artist 645AR releases a new track “In Love With A Stripper”. Produced by Full Tac and Rambow, “In Love With A Stripper” finds 645AR rapping and singing in his signature falsetto over the slow and melodic banger. Listen here.

Angelica Garcia’s “Agua de Rosa (Rooftop Mix)” Ft. Sinego Out Now

Angelica Garcia today released a new mix of “Agua de Rosa” featuring Sinego, a bilingual track showcasing the storytelling and charisma of her acclaimed new album, Cha Cha Palace, out now via Spacebomb Records. Sinego—a rising Colombian/Mexican producer who has remixed tracks for Sofi Tukker & many others—re-imagines the original’s Latin rhythms and influences through genres like low-tempo and Future Bass.

Post-Punk Band SMALL PLANETS Release Music Video

Los Angeles-based post-punk quintet SMALL PLANETS last winter released their self-titled debut album which was mastered by the multi-Grammy Award-winning engineer Andy Walter (David Bowie, The Who, The Cure) at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London, UK. Yesterday, March 26, the band partnered with Buzzbands LA–which describe them as “propulsive rockers (think Interpol) with dark, dreamier tracks”–to announce the release of a digital EP of the album’s track “E” today, March 27, and premiere the touching music video for the remixed version “E (Shhadows Mix)” –

Video premiere: Small Planets, ‘E’

UPSAHL Releases “12345SEX” Via Arista Records

Of the new release, USPAHL commented, “I’ve had the idea for the “12345SEX” lyric for a while, just didn’t know what message I wanted the rest of the song to have. Then I said to myself, fuck it, I’m going to make a song simply about being horny and living your best life with no apologies.”

Margaret Glaspy’s New Album “Devotion” Out Today

Margaret Glaspy is thrilled to celebrate the release of her sophomore album Devotion, out today on ATO Records. Praised as “starkly beautiful” (Rolling Stone) and an “exhilarating departure from her previous work” (American Songwriter), Devotion finds the New York singer/songwriter daringly exploring new sonic textures while still showcasing the incredible guitar skills and candid songwriting that first endeared her to fans and critics. “The biggest centerpiece for the record is a sense of vulnerability and earnestness,” Glaspy recently told Uproxx in an interview. “My little corner that I found was most interesting was being vulnerable, where you can just say how you feel and not create boundaries around it.”