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Victoria Reed Feels The “Same Way” on New Single + Video

Today, alt-pop singer-songwriter Victoria Reed releases “Same Way” off her upcoming album, ‘Aquamadre’ (out April 24th via Fisica Moderna Records/ AWAL). The track is a piano-driven, ethereal soundscape inspired by Victoria’s dive into a significant astrological point in her natal chart known as lunar nodes. According to Victoria, lunar nodes point to our destiny in this lifetime, what we’re meant to release and what we’re meant to embrace in order to feel fulfilled and fully realized.

altopalo share new 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’s envisioning of shadow ghouls and manticores the only thing between you and that sweet, sweet closure of a day well-lived.”

Larkin Poe announce new video

GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe have revealed the new video for ‘Holy Ghost Fire’, the latest track from their new album, SELF MADE MAN.

“Our whole crew has been on lockdown here in Nashville, Tennessee, so we had to think outside the box and flex our DIY muscles to get this music video made from quarantine. Rebecca’s husband Tyler Bryant shot the performance footage of us in a vacant lot next to an AutoZone and even the homeless guy stayed 6-feet away out of respect to social-distancing measures.”

New > Copenhagen artist Minais B > Shares New Single ‘Ceremony’

“This music grew from a place of great loss and emptiness. But instead of dwelling in those states it sparked a lightness. Like a single moment where a face turns from sadness into laughter but holding on to the experience of that sadness. ‘When death takes something from you, give it back.*'” – Minais B

Pittsburgh rock veteran John Vento has released a new single and video from his IMEA Award-winning album, “Love, Lust & Other Wreckage.”

Hot on the heels of his Communitas Awards of Excellence recognition, for his non-profit Band Together Pittsburgh, rock music veteran John Vento is releasing a new single and video. “Well Yeah Maybe” is taken from his 2019 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Americana Album of the Year, Love, Lust & Other Wreckage. Vento is donating proceeds from the album sales to Band Together Pittsburgh’s autism programs.

UK pop underdogs Cherryade release new EP

Filled with energetic bubblegum pop earworms, London DIY pop duo Cherryade have released their new EP ‘Sinking Ship’, created with rising producer John Foyle (FKA Twigs, Years & Years). With a landslide of support from TIME Magazine, Billboard Pride, Refinery29, Wonderland, Apple Music’s Teen Pop Hits and more, the self proclaimed “cockroaches of pop” are continuing to cement themselves as an independent force to be reckoned with.

CAPPA Releases New Single “Change My Mind (ft. Yuppycult)”

Today, electro-pop darling CAPPA is serving up her new single, “Change My Mind (ft. Yuppycult),” a collaborative effort with Yuppycult, the new electronic project of Timeflies member Rob ‘Rez’ Resnick. “Change My Mind” is the first glimpse of CAPPA’s upcoming EP, set for release later this year.

THE WHIRLINGS: watch new video “Vacuum” now!

Exception that proves the rules, “Vaccum” features vocalist Vera Claps. The 90s-infused alt rock side of the usually instrumental combo is beautifully highlighted by a natural scenography and bewitching characters. The video was realised by Diego La Chioma, with Luisa Vivio, production Hey Doc Video.

The Whirlings Bring Nostalgic Iridescence and Summertime Trippiness Together in 60s-Inspired “Vacuum”

“Languages Through Song” App Licenses from Top Music Company, Concord

Univoice Corporation, the developer of the first language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, today announced a dramatic increase in song content, positioning it to grow by roughly 1,000 tracks by the end of the year.

VCage Talks Taboo with Slam Me, Raising Awareness of Violence and Abuse Against Men

Multi-instrumentalist, VCage, has released his debut single, Slam Me, a track which highlights a subject which is still considered one of the great taboos in society – violence and abuse committed against men by women. VCage was himself the victim of a toxic relationship which spilled over into physical abuse and he hopes Slam Me will give people around the world the confidence to realise they are not alone in their suffering and that it’s right to speak out and act against abuse of all kinds, whatever your gender or background.

Sorry Share New Video for “Perfect” | Acclaimed Debut Album ‘925’ Out Now

Today, North London’s Sorry have shared their new video for “Perfect”, taken from their critically acclaimed debut record 925, out now on Domino. Stereogum named 925 the Album of the Week, and FADER profiled the band in a Gen F feature, while its tracks have been covered in Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, MTV News, VICE, Under The Radar, and more.


Up-and-coming songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Max Leone has shared a spellbinding new single called “The Beach” with an accompanying video for the new track. Released via Darkroom Records and produced with Chicago native Alexander 23, “The Beach” showcases the introspective lyricism, inventive sound design, and undeniable sense of melody that have recently earned Leone praise from tastemakers like Paper Mag.”

Firing All Cylinders Release Metalcore Cover of ‘What Is Love’

Whether you’re a fan of the Gen X original or the stadium rock-inspired sounds of Slipknot, this rendition is a must-see! Firing All Cylinders’ occult vision was pulled straight out of haunted houses and looks like a scene from the Saw franchise. Gritty vocals, powerful guitar licks, and dousing the band with gallons of blood breath new life into this synth-heavy pop anthem.

Jodi Essex – “Symphony”

New Christian Rock artist Jodi Essex’s 3rd single shows a softer side to this typically edgy singer/songwriter. “Symphony” is an introspective ballad, beckoning listeners to turn their ears to the perfection of the symphony that is unconditional Love. As people listen, we pray they feel strengthened by the powerful healing found in God’s love.

Breaking Down the CARES Act

We know that navigating COVID-19 relief is top of mind for everyone running a business right now. Legislation is changing quickly, so we’re staying up to date to help break down Phase III of the stimulus bill.

In THIS blog post, you can find information about who is eligible for loans, how to apply, terms and information about the payroll tax relief program. Justworks is committed to helping business leaders navigate the unknown while offloading core business functions like benefits, HR and payroll.

Merge to reissue Redd Kross’ self-titled debut EP on June 26

The special 40th anniversary edition of the Red Cross EP, which includes the band’s six-song eponymous debut and adds five contemporaneous extra tracks, is the most comprehensive document to date of the extraordinary birth of Redd Kross. Red Cross is out June 26; pre-order on 12-inch EP and CD in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold, including the independent record shop near you.


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