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PETER KATZ – ‘Paper Thin’ – Available Now

“Paper Thin” is about restarting and that strength that we find in ourselves during our hardest moments. Through catharsis and release, we are able to heal and a new sense of self emerges.


Multimillion-selling R&B pop pioneer and seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Toni Braxton returns with her highest radio chart debut of her solo career with new song “Do It,” via Island Records. Back with her timeless and mesmerizing vocals, Braxton’s latest single serves as advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. Drawing from her own experiences, Braxton urges “he ain’t gonna change, if you take him back it’s gonna be the same, just do what you need to do.”

Virginia Trance evokes classic Flying Nun sound on “Sway”

After the halcyon folk-rock & roll of his self-titled debut album on BYM, Scott Ryan Davis returns with an engaging record that sprawls on early proto-punk and garage jangle that resemble the easier, yet jagged sounds of The Velvet Underground, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and 80s alternative rock staple Flying Nun Records. Old teammates Chris Millstein and Jimy Seitang (Psychic Ills) join the ride, delivering a poignant, earnest haven of yearning songs.

Local H Share ‘LIFERS’ Via Billboard

Alt-rock duo Local H have shared the stream for their latest album LIFERS via Billboard. Featuring contributions by an array of respected friends and guests —including Juliana Hatfield, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and legendary rock engineer Steve Albini— LIFERS is the first album from Local H in five years, and the release coincides with the group’s 30 year anniversary (and our collective doom).

The Lowest Pair Share “Shot Down the Sky” from ‘The Perfect Plan’ LP – Out April 24

Olympia, WA-based experimental folk duo The Lowest Pair — Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee — are set to return with a new full-length, The Perfect Plan, on April 24 via Delicata Records / Thirty Tigers. After each releasing solo albums via Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records in 2018, Winter and Lee tapped producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes to help expand simple folk songs into fleshed-out soundscapes that lean gently into Winter’s punk past, as well as the sonic playground of her mind. On Friday, the duo shared a third single from the album, “Shot Down the Sky,” with Folk Alley, who praised, “Between the plucky banjo, plunky bass, sorrowful steel, and shuffling drums, the tune feels as organic as the ideas it conveys.”

GIMME RADIO: Death Angel’s Will Carroll Returns To GIMME Today After Defeating COVID-19

After battling COVID-19, and being in a coma for twelve days, Death Angel drummer Will Carroll is returning to GIMME RADIO for his weekly show Fool Metal Jacket today, Monday, April 13th, at 5:00pm EST/2:00pm PST with a special episode entitled Coma.

Comments Carroll, “From when I announced on GIMME back in March that I was very sick and had COVID-19, through when I came out of the coma and jumped into the live chat to say ‘I’m Back!,’ the support and love from my listeners on Gimme Radio has been amazing. These guys were really pulling for me the entire time. I’m so thankful for the whole Fool Metal Jacket family!”

VANESSA SKANTZE: Writhing Treasure Feast Soundtrack Out Now And Streaming Via Scry Recordings

Writhing Treasure Feast is a soundtrack to the activist and luminary Butoh dancer’s solo dance exploration. Here, SKANTZE explores the sounds of the fierce beauty, pain, resourcefulness, and resurrection of the land, the people, the creatures, and elements of the original Americas, dancing with the gods of Mexico, North America, and Haiti primarily. Writhing Treasure Feast draws from the artist’s travels to Mexico and Haiti, her experience and initiation into a Vodou Sosyete (community) in New Orleans, and her residency in Seattle, the traditional land of the Duwamish People.

SAYGRACE’s “Boys Ain’t Shit” Blowing Up on TikTok

“stunning and emotional…”- Fader

“spotlights the rising star’s rich, bluesy vocals”- Consequence of Sound


El presentador y humorista Alexis Valdés nos entrega un poema titulado “Esperanza” que ha llegado a todas las esquinas del mundo por su mensaje positivo en el momento que mas hace falta. Con participación de grandes artistas como Andy Garcia, Diego El Cigala, Gilberto SantaRosa, Beatriz Luengo, Paulina Gálvez, Claudia Valdés, Ismael Cala, Jochy Santos, Angelica Vale, Angelica Maria, Musica original de Arturo Sandoval, y edicion por Yusnel Suarez de OMG Studios, Alexis Valdés no da “Esperanza” mientras estamos sufriendo contra esta pandemia que es el Covid-19.


Reemerging from that dusty dirt track deep in the Mallee are the Dip Road Dogs, who have today dropped their dreamy new single, Lazy, a comforting, hypnotic journey into Americana. Lazy is the third taste of their new EP, Shakshuka that is set for release on May 21.

Brisbane’s Lokett releases soulful new single, ‘Look Up’

Serving as a bright introduction, LOKETT’s new single ‘Look Up’ is the first release of the year from the Brisbane artist. Already establishing herself in the Sunshine State as an artist to watch, the soulful tones and laid back vibes of ‘Look Up’ is sure to bring Lokett to more new fans.

BETHANY NEVILLE Hopes We All ‘Rest In Peace’

Bethany Neville’s latest ethereal album Rest In Peace is about the journey of unpacking her trauma. As someone who lives with CPTSD, she holds onto hope that everything will get better while also experiencing times where she wishes she was back in the state of blissful ignorance. Rest In Peace is about how it’s time to let the old version of you go and become the new person you’ve been dreaming of becoming and explores the genres of synth pop to alternative to electronic whilst taking inspiration from musicals as well.

altopalo share final single “nocturne”

Described by the band as “an inconclusive attempt at making insomnia danceable,” ‘nocturne’ captures that liminal space where “you twist and turn in bed, filled with childish worry. The mind envisioning shadow ghouls and manticores is the only thing between you and that sweet, sweet closure of a day well-lived.”


SWACQ delivers a frenetic, bass-heavy take on ‘Mistakes’, Italian producers Rudeejay & Da Brozz ramp up the emotions with a trance-inflicted big room anthem for their rework. DJ Q supplies an infectious 2-step cut that’s been crafted with the dancefloor in mind. The ‘Mistakes’ remix package also includes legendary UK DJ and producer Paul Woolford’s summery rendition of the track. Built around Paloma’s powerful vocal performance, Woolford’s rework is an effortless display of the production style he’s renowned for.

Dust In The Sunlight – ‘Dust In The Sunlight’

Following the recent release of their eponymous debut single, Dust In The Sunlight today unveil the official music video for the track. This atmospheric track showcases their stunning vocal harmonies and the transportive nature of their music. Music for the moments when the night and morning meet.

London Pop Singer-Songwriter Izzy Staden Shares ‘Addiction’

Hailing from Greenwich, London, the young singer-songwriter crafts her unique vintage-pop sound from her love for music across all genres. Taking her cues from the silky production of acts like Dua Lipa, and incorporating elements of synth, alternative – Izzy Staden’s music is deeply inspired by household names like Anne Marie and Charlie Puth.

Stealing Signs brighten the mood with their new vid ‘The Coast’

“‘The Coast’ is about that situation we all find ourselves in from time-to-time – fundamentally disagreeing with someone who you have to spend time with, be it a family member, a friend of a friend, a co-worker. It muses on the things that you’d really like to say to that person, knowing that you can’t and never will.” Nick Acton, vocals, Stealing Signs

Suzy & the Lifeguard Releases “Loolluby” Today

Mental health is seemingly being torn apart at the seams amongst the Covid-19 crisis. Suzy & the Lifeguard’s new ballad, “Loolluby,” presents a soothing elixir, while also questioning what is real and what isn’t in the battle within mental illness. “Loolluby” will be released on April 6. It’s off the EP, ANIMA, produced by Grammy award-winning recording and mix engineer, Phil Joly (Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk).