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Today, multi-platinum artist, DJ and producer Alan Walker releases a single with accompanying video entitled “Heading Home,” featuring Norwegian rising star Ruben. “Heading Home” is the third single. “Heading Home” completes the final chapter in the World of Walker trilogy.

ALKYMIST: Decibel Magazine Streams “The Dead” From Danish Progressive Doom Metal Act

ALKYMIST enters the void between heaven and hell with the release of their impending second album, Sanctuary. As the album nears release in May through Indisciplinarian, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the new single, “The Dead.”

Track Premiere: Alkymist – “The Dead”

The Buttertones Share “Phantom Eyes” Via BrooklynVegan

The Buttertones have shared “Phantom Eyes” the third single and intro of the band’s upcoming LP Jazzhound. The band describes “Phantom Eyes” as “A ghostly intro for Jazzhound, dark and driving with melodic twists. Adding a bass vi and heavier synth into the mix lead the group through some new musical territory. Lyrically the song focuses on perpetual mishaps that lead to downward spirals for our hero or better anti-hero.” Jazzhound comes seven years after the release of the band’s self-titled debut and will be released April 10th via Innovative Leisure. “Phantom Eyes” premiered exclusively with BrooklynVegan.

Italy’s ERADIUS Premiere “Handgun” Single

They spent the last six months writing, recording, and planning which was nothing out of the ordinary for them. The duo- consisting of Vocalist/Bassist Richard DuPont and Edoardo Gomiero on Drums had signed with United States-based CB Entertainment to focus on their continued growth.

Eradius’s punk style gets more swaying in the latest single ‘handgun’

DLMT & LöKii Unleash Hard-Hitting Dim Mak Debut “Freak”

Toronto native DLMT makes his Dim Mak debut alongside LöKii via the high-energy bass house single “Freak.” The single builds off DLMT’s hard-hitting, euphoric brand of house and LöKii’s deep, melodic bass-driven style. The result is a fun collaboration with just the right amount of tension and clamor.

The Aces Release “Lost Angeles” via Red Bull Records

Teased to fans last week during their FADER Fort digital performance, the bittersweet yet upbeat single laments on love and loss in the City of Angels. Written by The Aces alongside Simon Wilcox (Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello) and Mike Green (All Time Low, Gwen Stefani), “Lost Angeles” is a pop-influenced manifestation of the band’s ever-evolving sound. Additionally, today, The Aces are featured on Apple Music’s New Music Daily Playlist with the new track.


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the Oakland-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, is now debuting the new video for the track “Phenom.” Shot entirely via Zoom video conferencing software in the midst of the California’s Stay At Home order, the video was filmed without any of the collaborators ever being in the same room together.

Jordan Davis Tops Charts With “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot”

It was a dream of becoming a songwriter that first brought Shreveport, Louisiana native Jordan Davis to Nashville in 2012. A lot has changed for 2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year nominee since moving to Music City. From signing a record deal and racking up over one billion streams of his debut album Home State to touring the country playing for fans and now notching his third consecutive No. 1 single with “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” one thing has remained constant for the breakthrough hitmaker, his love for the craft of songwriting.

Jammcard launches new artist booking feature today

Jammcard, the Los Angeles-founded music tech startup ultimately known as the Music Professionals Network and coined the “LinkedIn for musicians” by Forbes, announces a brand new booking feature that will open up opportunities for the music industry community like never before.

With the new Jammcard Booking feature, any level of musician, from top level pro to aspiring pro and hobbyist, is able to book the best music professionals to record, produce, mix, arrange, teach, mentor and/or consult. Anyone can now install the app and send a booking request to members, but only members can list their services and get booked. New and existing members will find the Jammcard Booking feature available for use today. Download Jammcard via the App Store (currently available only in the US for IOS and Android).

SIXFORNINE stay positive with uplifting new ‘Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining’ music video

“When we filmed the video for this song in December of 2019, we had no idea where the state of things in the world would be four months later but we feel it’s a perfect time for this video” states vocalist Fotis Benardo. “Right now, the world is full of death, sorrow, and uncertainty about the future. It is easy for people to feel helpless and lose hope, but we need to fight that despair and know we will overcome this. We will survive, and this experience will make us stronger!”

TULIP New Album High Strangeness Out Now!

Female-fronted Symphonic groove metal band, TULIP, has released their new album High Strangeness. It is available on all digital outlets now!

“In an age of singles, High Strangeness connects us with the music making traditions of the past where an album is representative of a complete thought; the weaving together of several threads into one cohesive story. The sonic landscape is set with each section, Above, Below and Within, while the lyrical narrative connects ideas of the supernatural, malevolence, and time” says the band’s vocalist Ashleigh Semkiw.

Diners Releases New Single/Video From Upcoming LP on Lauren Records

Leisure World (out April 24th) is the latest album from singer-songwriter Tyler Blue Broderick, who performs with the project Diners. Not only is it the most eclectic and ambitious album in the songwriter’s (already muscular) catalog to date—it’s one of the catchiest, most realized indie pop records released in years.

“It’s the American Dream: move to Los Angeles with high hopes, scan Craigslist for a little too long, and move away with a trove of songwriting material dealing with the absurdity of the entertainment capital of the world.” says Flood Magazine of Diners upcoming LP.

HDBeenDope Releases New Video For “20K” Today

“20K” showcases the difficulty of being a musician from the track’s opening line: ‘last month I made 20,000 dollars / how the fuck am I broke?’ The video features HD going from a broken-down van with no gas to performing in front of a sold out crowd, and displays the duality of “normal” life vs. playing shows around the world.

King Von Tells the Story of a Late-Night Lick in the “3 A.M.” Video

With painstaking attention to detail and a gripping sense of narrative momentum, nobody in the rap game can tell a story like King Von. Coming through with another crazy story of life in Chicago’s O-Block, Von shares “3 A.M.,” a new music video. A quick-hitting drill banger with a snide sense of humor and a beat from Von’s favorite producer Chopsquad DJ, “3 A.M.” tells the story of a late-night robbery, ending with a twist worthy of The Twilight Zone. Directed by DrewFilmedIt, the new clip vividly dramatizes Von’s every word, and captures his snarling charisma as he enthusiastically performs his song. “3 A.M.” is a highlight track from LeVon James, the rapper’s Billboard 200-charting recent project, available everywhere via Only The Family/EMPIRE.

Geographer Shares “When Will I Belong” Via Buzz Bands LA

Geographer, moniker of Mike Deni, has shared his latest single, “When Will I Belong.” Initially slated as a bonus track on the vinyl of his upcoming album Deni decided to share the single after its acclaim from its placement on NBC’s New Amsterdam.

Premiere: Geographer, ‘When Will I Belong’

For Skope: Thomas Gold releases inspiring progressive house track “Live a Little Louder” (out on Protocol)

Thomas Gold delivers a rich dose of inspiration just when listeners need it most with his newest single “Live a Little Louder” on Protocol Recordings. Gold makes a stunning example of his signature sound on the track, weaving vibrant melodies with soulful vocals and an uplifting progressive drop. “Live a Little Louder” encourages all of us to be relentless in our pursuit of an authentic, inspired life, sending a much-needed message to humanity to be brave and stay positive. Don’t be surprised when you get goosebumps at the crescendo! We’re looking forward to hearing this one as a festival anthem. This is Thomas Gold’s fifth original release on Nicky Romero’s label imprint, following his club-oriented “We Remember” with Teamworx, and melodic “Someone New” with Raiden.

Syleena Johnson Releases Brand New Single “I Deserve More”

Affectionately known as “The Queen of Chicago”, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter and host of TV One’s daytime talk show, Sister Circle Live – Syleena Johnson’s newest single “I Deserve More” continues to impact fans/listeners everywhere! The chorus passionately says “I Deserve more than the universe, more ‘cuz I know my worth…I deserve more than this!”

KOOL KEITH x THETAN: Alternative Press Streams Space Goretex LP

Legendary Bronx-based rapper KOOL KEITH and Nashville powerviolence duo THETAN present their collaborative album, Space Goretex, The record features guest appearances from members of Gwar, Three 6 Mafia, Dwarves, Lost Dog Street Band, and more. Ahead of its release through Anti-Corporate Music this Friday, the entire album is streaming exclusively through Alternative Press Magazine.

Hear Kool Keith team up with hardcore unit Thetan for mind-blowing LP

Garage Rock Duo, THE DODIES, Release Debut Album It’s One Hell of a Ride on April 24, 2020

Garage Rock duo, THE DODIES, will release their debut album It’s One Hell of a Ride on April 24, 2020.

THE DODIES are a young garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Yoni Avittan fronts the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as Ran Aronson sings backing vocals while simultaneously playing bass lines on keyboard with one hand and playing the entire drum kit with the other.

New Single “Roam” (radio edit and acoustic version) by Australia’s Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia whose songs centre on a search for daily purpose and connection. Dan has recently teamed up with friend Dario Bortolin (ex bassist INXS, Jimmy Barnes) to record a collection of his songs which will be released throughout 2020.

His upcoming releases of his single “Roam” (radio edit, and acoustic version) are a powerful follow up to his recent releases “One Day at a Time”, “Eagle Soar” and “Strange”.

Under The Lake finds new meaning in “Your Horizon Too” after a band member contracts COVID-19

In February when announcing the coming release of jazz-funk band Under The Lake’s “Your Horizon Too” album, the story that inspired the new record was chronicled about the chance reunion between keyboardist-songwriter-producer Jayson Tipp and the group’s former saxophonist-flutist Quintin Gerard W. Two weeks prior to the album release date, which dropped Friday on the Mind In Overdrive label, Gerard took ill from COVID-19. After enduring a miserable fortnight, he finally turned the corner and is on the road to recovery as the album dropped. But the scare brought the reality of the novel coronavirus and the message behind the outfit’s fifth album into context for Tipp.

Fresco Kyoto return with defiant new single and video, ‘Whatever You Say’

Co-written and co-produced by Aidan Hogg (Jaguar Jonze, Holy Holy, Hatchie), ‘Whatever You Say’ is the follow-up to last year’s debut EP from this rising young Brisbane band. Displaying a fusion of electronic, indie-rock and vocal soul, ‘Whatever You Say’ is as ethereal as the band’s previous material, but with a refined sense of dynamics and a huge, defiant chorus befitting these unpredictable times.


C A L M — the acclaimed new album from 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) — debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 with over 133,000 equivalent album units sold, just 5000 short of the number 1 spot. This was in spite of a clerical shipping error that saw 11,000 CD sales appear in the chart one week early. C A L M lands at #1 on the Top Album Sales chart selling over 113,000 in physical album sales. In addition, the bands fourth studio album took the #1 spot on the charts in Australia and in the UK, where C A L M is the third biggest week one of the year.


L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin has teamed up with platinum-selling country artist Chris Lane for a breathtaking new single called “Hold You Tonight.” Released via Darkroom/Interscope Records, the track beautifully merges Gryffin’s melodic brand of electronic music with Lane’s stripped-back yet soulful songwriting and vocals.