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Tenille Townes debuts new “Lean On Me” performance video

Of the video, Townes shares, “These crazy times right now make me so grateful for my friends, for music and the way we are still all connected. It brought me so much joy hearing everybody’s voices come together on this song and it’s my hope that it brings people a little joy and comfort out there when they hear it. We really all do need somebody to lean on, especially right now. It was really fun to sing this song together across the distance!”

RAC Shares New Track “Carefree (ft. LeyeT)” – New Album “BOY” To Be Released May 8th

Today Grammy-winning producer and songwriter André Allen Anjos, known as RAC, has released “Carefree (ft. LeyeT)” the second single from his upcoming album BOY. The new track features LA indie-pop artist LeyeT on vocals. “I thought this song might be too weird to include on the album” writes RAC, “yet something kept bringing me back to it. It’s just one of those songs that willed itself into existence. LeyeT really turned this into something else.”

MASS MURDER Get Radical With An ‘Extreme Extinction’

Italian brutal death metal group Mass Murder are ready with their second full-length release titled Extreme Extinction. The album was recorded by the band at War Studios, except the vocals, that have been recorded at Clab Studios by Angelo de Cosimo. In order to grant a high level sound quality, Mass Murder decided to invest a great deal in the mixing, working hard on it at the 16th Cellar Studios by Stefano Morabito.

French Alternative-Rock Revenants PERSEIDE premiered new music video “Fade Away”

“Nothing’s eternal. Live the moment, enjoy your life, don’t discourage yourself fighting losing battles, don’t stake everything on ephemeral properties… How far did you go for virtual glory ? What did you harvest ? Anyway, time does its work… Look at you now : everything you love will fade away. Here is the meaning of this song.” (Julien / Singer)

Westerman shares new song “Waiting On Design” | Album due 5th June via Play It Again Sam

Today, Westerman shares a new song from his forthcoming debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead, out June 5th 2020 via Play It Again Sam (and Partisan in North America). “Waiting on Design” begins with a slight buzz, then slowly builds into a beautifully intricate cut on emotional limbo and trepidation. The song is the third single from his album following “Think I’ll Stay” and “Blue Comanche”.

BEANS ON TOAST – Releases timely ‘Strange Days’ from Quarantine

Written and recorded in quarantine, the cult folk singer cuts to the chase about life in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Capturing the mood of the nation in his own candid style, ‘Strange Days’ offers a universally relatable take on panic buying in supermarkets, to locking-down with loved ones; social distancing from others, and working together to get through this. Timely and touching, it’s Beans keeping his head in a crisis to do exactly what he does best.

Steelism’s Jeremy Fetzer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy Team Up on New Single “Mendocino”

Today, Jeremy Fetzer, known as one half of the Nashville-based instrumental duo Steelism, launched a new instrumental label Fetzicon that will be distributed via Thirty Tigers. The label’s debut release is Jeremy Fetzer’s first solo single “Mendocino” that features Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, an 18-piece studio orchestra recorded in Lisbon, Portugal and members of Steelism. The song will be released digitally as well as a limited edition pressing of 200 7-inch vinyl singles featuring an exclusive B-side mono mix and gold-stamp numbered jackets.

Water Tower – “Fly Around”

Water Tower is a brand new band with a long and rich history. Starting as a square dance band in 2005 they released their first album of fiddle tunes in 2008 under the name Water Tower String Band. In 2009 they changed their name to The Water Tower Bucket Boys, gaining international recognition with their album “Sole Kitchen” (“‘Sole Kitchen’ is a must-have for the modern day folk revivalist-Willie Watson”) and touring the UK six times.

Johanna Warren Releases New Video “Only the Truth”

Johanna Warren shares her bewitching new single “Only the Truth” today via a video directed by V Haddad. Warren says, “The video is about a time traveling wizard who put herself to sleep for hundreds of years so she could see the future.” “Only the Truth” is the third single off of Warren’s new album Chaotic Good, out May 1 on Wax Nine/Carpark Records. Watch “Only the Truth” below.

Something Clever – “LET IT KILL ME” Streaming

The Carolinas have been breeding quite a bit of talent recently in all genres. Something Clever, an active rock/metal duo from Charlotte NC, is a part of that family with their latest release “Let It Kill Me” due out April 17th. The band found the inspiration for the new song and video through a recent transformation that has helped chart a new direction for them adding more electronic elements to their dynamic rock and metal sound. In the current state of our world the song delivers a positive message sought out by many. We were born to do more.

Berlin-based electronic pop project DISCOVERY ZONE shares ‘Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody’

New York-born, Berlin-based musician and filmmaker JJ Weihl is set to release her debut solo record as Discovery Zone having previously played bass and sang in acclaimed experimental pop band Fenster. ‘Remote Control’ is out via cult Berlin label Mansions and Millions on June 5th.

J.Maurice – ‘Favors’

Favors is a new single from Dallas-based hip hop artist, J. Maurice. After the slick piano intro, J. Maurice gets right to the crux of the matter and declares he’s “a businessman,” and that he’s “through doing favors.” This song is basically an anthem for handlin’ biz and refusing to be taken advantage of. The backbeat features some synths which are notable for their really awesome vibrato and theremin-like effect, reminiscent of music from 70′s haunted house movies. The beat itself is pretty tight and bumping, with good bass levels. J. Maurice has a commanding vocal presence and no nonsense delivery. When the track really kicks in, the listener experiences the full force of his robust sound. Favors is a solid jam that will resonate with people who are tired of getting shafted and distracted at every turn. It’s about getting things done and putting first things first. Keep your eye on the prize.

Berlin-based Discovery Zone announces her debut album, Remote Control

Remote Control is out June 5th on Mansions and Millions. The experimental, electronic solo project comes from the New York born musician and film maker named JJ Weihl and you can hear her new single now:


International supermodel, activist and philanthropist, Naomi Campbell, announces iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs as the second guest for “No Filter with Naomi” – a limited-time new series under her highly popular “Being Naomi” YouTube channel. The intimate, live streamed daily series invites fans to #stayhome and save lives during this critical time and will focus on in-depth, career spanning conversations between Naomi and a close group of her friends including: designers, musicians, actors, beauty gurus and media personalities.

Composer/Singer-Songwriter Mare Berger (they/them, non-binary) Releases New Track “The Moon is Full”

The Moon is Full is about the sudden loss of a loved one, and the pain and the healing that comes. It’s about the process of letting go and also starting a new life cycle of planting seeds. When in the midst of despair we don’t know for sure if the pain will lighten, but we can plant a seed and hope for it. The mantra at the end, “I pray that the seed will grow,” starts off in a moment of blinded pain, and then starts to really expand into a larger awareness. More and more people start to sing and we know that when we are held in our grief by community, we can get through it. – Mare Berger

Jonathan Russell Shares Video For “I Found Out” Featuring Jackson Browne, Paul Beaubrun, Raúl Rodríguez, and Jonathan Wilson

Today, Jonathan Russell, of The Head And The Heart, shares the video for his song “I Found Out” from the benefit album Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, a collaborative project of songwriters including Russell, Jenny Lewis, Jackson Browne, Paul Beaubrun, Jonathan Wilson, Habib Koité, and Raúl Rodríguez along with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik. The album is out now via Arts Music. The video was produced by Starfish Projects with post-production by MacGuffin Films.

Randall Fowler’s Hottest New Single, “What’s She Sippin’ On”

Randall Fowler, a rising country music star from Charleston, SC, recently released a brand-new single, “What’s She Sippin’ On,” on March 27th. This hot new track is the first of Randall’s work for 2020, and, so far, it is loved by country music fans everywhere. The accompanying music video is a refreshing experience, offering eye-catching visuals with a simple storyline to keep the listener plugged into the wistful yet energetic lyrics. This song is a step forward in the direction of a new wave of country music – fans will not be disappointed by Fowler’s engaging music!


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Devin Kirtz Releases New Song “Hennessy” Ft. Quincy

“Hennessy” is the newest single from Devin’s upcoming project set for release on Hero Records, following the success of his recent tracks “Move” and “My Day” which caught the attention of Power 106 DJ Felli Fel, who went on to play the songs on heavy rotation daily. “Hennessy” features Devin’s long-time friend, up and coming artist, Quincy, who is paving a blazing path of his own, with an international following due to his fashion and acting career. Quincy is making a name for himself on Netflix and holding regular role on FOX’s hit musical drama Star as well as many others.