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Sean Dampte ‘Loose Guard’

COVID-19 aside, and the gloom, nothing seems to stop one artiste seeking to brighten the skylights. Sean Dampte, fast-rising Afro-fusion artiste continues to garner attention with his unique and stellar music talent and the new release “Loose Guard” that delivers rightly where “Bounce It”, released in early March of 2020, began. The track which became officially available today April 24, 2020 on all digital and media outlets showcases Sean Dampte’s unique Afro-fusion sound. Loose Guard is produced by ace renowned producer Jomane.


Travis Scott & Kid Cudi have teamed up to release the collaborative single “THE SCOTTS.” (Cactus Jack, Epic, Wicked Awesome)

The song which just premiered in Travis Scott’s FORTNITE one of a kind musical experience ASTRONOMICAL, will be available tonight globally on all platforms.

Parkway Drive’s Documentary Film ‘Viva The Underdogs’ Available Now

Today, Australian metal band Parkway Drive release their documentary film, ‘Viva The Underdogs’. The documentary is available via streaming platforms worldwide for both rent & purchase. The available platforms include Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Vimeo.


The track is a vibrant display of both artists’ signature styles and is fully poised to become one of the biggest tracks of the summer. The production is also the first collaboration off CamelPhat’s highly anticipated forthcoming album.

Shae Dupuy Releases New Single, “Hesitate”

The fresh-faced artist delivers a toe-tapping whimsical song about the nuances of a new flame, describing how the song came to be: “I was starting to get frustrated with a guy I was dating, who was hesitating and holding back. I’m a very straightforward person, and that’s what I look for in people that I date. So, this song is me telling a guy to stop dancing around it and to say what he wants to say.”

Rising 4HUNNID x Interscope Records Artist MITCH Releases New Single “Like This” feat. Ann Marie

“I wrote the record about a girl I was dealing with at the time. We had recently broke up, and it inspired me to write “Like This”. I used it as an outlet to let her know she would never find another love like this. And speaking on his collaboration with Ann Marie, Mitch elaborates: “I was on tour with Dani Leigh in Chicago last year and my homegirl put me on to Ann Marie. I thought she was talented and had a real genuine appeal about her. And thoought she was the perfect fit for the female perspective.” — MITCH

Harkin Shares Debut Self-Titled LP Via BrooklynVegan

“I wrote this album between borrowed rooms on tour and a cottage among the howling moors of The Peak District National Park, searching for a sound that combined the eeriness of the English countryside with the pace of the mechanized world. The album is the first release on my label Hand Mirror, that I started last year with my partner Kate Leah Hewett.

Clint Black Announces New Album Out Of Sane and Releases Lead Single, “America (Still in Love With You)”

Country music icon, Clint Black, has announced his 23rd album, Out of Sane, set for release on June 19th. Ahead of the album’s full release this summer, the Country legend has released the first single from Out of Sane, “America (Still in Love With You)” which is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Today, fans can also catch the track’s music video which premiered exclusively with PEOPLE.com.

altopalo release second album ‘farawayfromeveryoneyouknow’

Veterans of the NYC underground scene, the four members of altopalo – lead singer Rahm Silverglade, guitarist Mike Haldeman, bassist Jesse Bielenberg, and drummer Dillon Treacy – disintegrate the boundaries of genre, folding in elements of R&B, electronica, ambient and jazz through their deconstructionist approach to guitar-driven music reminiscent of artists such as Bon Iver, Moses Sumney, or Black Midi.

David Haerle Releases Single & Music Video “Romy and Michele;”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist DAVID HAERLE is releasing his latest fourth single and music video today, April 24. “Romy and Michele,” inspired by the film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, is out now on all digital platforms and will be included on HAERLE’s forthcoming sophomore album Death Valley, due out on May 8.


Progressive metal formation LestWeForget premieres the brand new representation of the group’s notable musicianship and composing potential – “Visitors”! Following the established tendency of the band to continuously perfect its characteristic approach to developing and presenting complex music ideas and concepts as crafted, polished and cohesive products, this single impresses with its prolific balance between the melody and the technicality that the different aspects of the composition achieve with ease and natural intuition. With its remarkable construction and its subsequent execution, “Visitors” is yet another clear and undeniable example that proves LestWeForget’s significant capacity and talent to create quality and comprehensible music that, however, escapes the traps of the conventional genres’ limitations.

Larkin Poe release new track ‘Keep Diggin”

GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe have released their brand new single ‘Keep Diggin”, the latest track from their new album, SELF MADE MAN.

“Some songs feel like they want to be written; they almost seem to spin together of their own accord like a tornado and move with their own momentum — “Keep Diggin'” was one of those songs,” explain Rebecca and Megan.

Alok teams up with THRDL!FE for bracing new single ‘Hear Me Tonight’

Brazilian DJ, producer & record label owner Alok has linked up with British record producer THRDL!FE on exhilarating new single ‘Hear Me Tonight’, out 24th April.

Sampling the Modjo dance classic ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight)’, the track immediately asserts itself with powerful vocals, building momentum with rapid drums and playful synths that ensure listeners are gripped from the offset.

Ministry Releases Anthemic New Song “Alert Level”

With a new election on the horizon and America still on the brink, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen has re-entered the studio to create his missives that will become material for a to-be-announced new album on Nuclear Blast Records. The first taste comes today with the bold new track “Alert Level” accompanied by a provocative lyric video, created by Agent Ogden.


Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions, who recently co-wrote “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion, releases new single “Level Up” today via Def Jam Recordings. This is Bobby’s first single since he garnered acclaim for the lead track from the film The Hate U Give and RVLTN EP series released in 2018. NPR described Bobby as an artist who “confronts racism with a captivating flow that’s both acrimonious and awe-inspiring.”


7715 consists of Stu Da Boi, Tyler Wilson, JP Clark and Dan Geraghty. Though the specific details may be a little foggy now, the story of 7715 Bluebell Avenue in Southern California comprises parties to rival Project X and The Hangover, magical impromptu late-night jam sessions, and the start of an eternal, the five lifelong musicians penned a song together in order to help Stu get over a breakup during January 2018. The intersection of four voices—namely Stu, JP and Tyler—proved undeniable when backed by Dan’s production and instrumentation. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the boys wrote, recorded and perfected a signature sound along the way. Most recently the guys were support for Bryce Vine and played sold out rooms in New York and Los Angeles among others.

Anya Hinkle releases new single, “Road Of The Winds”

Rooted in the mountains but seasoned by travels across the world, Anya Hinkle’s music always evokes a sense of place — tied to the telling details of where she’s been, yet universal to those seeking a connection to home. Now, as she emerges from membership in Tellico to take a place in the spotlight as a solo artist, Hinkle debuts her first single under her own name, capturing the raw honesty of her personal songwriting with “Road Of The Winds” on Organic Records.

Anya Hinkle debuts Road Of The Winds


Today, Kofi, one of Red Bull Records’ newest signees, releases “Nuff Talk,” the second single from his anticipated forthcoming EP, The Story of My Life. A smooth and seductive track showcasing Kofi’s talents as a rapper, producer, singer and songwriter, “Nuff Talk” provides a look into Kofi’s unique sound.

Virginia Trance shares new VU-inspired single “Some People” ahead of new LP

NYC band Virginia Trance shares “Some People,” its third single from the forthcoming Vincent’s Playlist LP. Scott Ryan Davis explains the song’s lyrics:

“This is a call for compassion if anything. I was partially responding to the unexpected death of a friend and mentor. Abstracting the real facts and casting a wider net. Anger, Loss, and misunderstanding. A Janus pointing in every direction with a bed of country-esque jingle-jangle guitars (where is Michael Nesmith?). The saxophones wash over the listener offering release to some people like you and me.”


Rising pop singer-producer EBEN has announced his eagerly awaited label debut EP, Honeydew, arriving June 5th via Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment. The collection is preceded today by new single “Sad Song,” arriving alongside a music video filmed from home that perfectly encapsulates the Tik Tok-era – shot vertically in 15 second increments woven together to tell a story of love lost. The track, produced by Noise Club (Zedd, Liam Payne) and Jussifer (Kelly Clarkson, Bebe Rexha), marks an exciting new chapter for the Cincinnati-born and Los Angeles-based artist.

Sareem Poems & Newselph’s “Mourning The Morning” is about being grateful for right now

Following the critical triumph of their debut album, 88 To Now, this double act comes with double the dopeness and keep the momentum going with a new single celebrating the sunshine, second chances and everything in between. The chemistry between writer and producer continues to advance in real-time, and Sareem Poems employs his novel enunciation to explore innovative pockets in Newselph’s chilled and jazzy score. Good music. Good times. Good morning.

Pet Shop Boys new single + video “I don’t wanna” out today

The “I don’t wanna” single packages include remixes by Mano De Tough and David Jackson, along with a bonus song “New boy,” which was originally written in 1984 and only recently finished and recorded.

New York Alternative Pop/Rock Band Hello Halo Releases Debut Album ‘Maybe This Can’t Wait’

Following years of writing, recording, and perfecting their live show, New York alternative pop/rock band HELLO HALO is excited to release their debut album Maybe This Can’t Wait. Available now on all digital platforms, the 8-track collection was recorded in New Jersey in collaboration with producer Dominic Gallucci (Lyfe Jennings, Laura Warshauer) and mixer Rich Keller (Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz, Nipsey Hussle).