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Con ritmo romántico, J Álvarez lanza “Monotonía”, tema que se desprende de su próxima producción musical, “El Jonson” the soundtrack. La versatilidad de J. Alvarez lo ha llevado a tener una carrera solida llena de éxitos, ya que siempre se reinventa, entregándole a sus fanáticos una variedad de música, que los mantienen leales al cantante urbano. “Monotonía” se trata de una relación que debido a la falta de confianza y demasiado orgullo y peleas, se pierde la magia de la union, algo con lo cual muchas parejas se pueden identificar.

LA alt.rock band Ramonda Hammer share “Big Hands” with FLOOD Magazine

Los Angeles alt.rock band Ramonda Hammer returns with the new single “Big Hands,” produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties. The hard rocking anthem follows the RH’s 2019 LP “I Never Wanted Company,” including the track “Hoax,” which became the main title theme song for Bill Burr’s Comedy Central show The Ringers. In February, Ramonda Hammer toured with Summer Cannibals and co-headlined a Noise Pop festival show in San Francisco.


Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records/Parlophone recording artists have come together for a moving performance of Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm” – streaming now on Atlantic Records’ official YouTube channel HERE. Based on an idea conceived in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, labelmates alt-J, Grouplove, Jealous of the Birds, Briston Maroney, Benjamin Scheuer and Sofia D’Angelo (MICHELLE) joined forces to record their performances from around the world, aiming to show solidarity with their fellow musicians, crews, and fans who are hurting during this difficult time.

Florida’s ripmattblack Shares Happy Hour EP, Exec. Produced By Take a Daytrip

Flashing an impish smile and a knack for clever songwriting, ripmattblack is Florida’s next alt-pop hero. Funneling his myriad influences into a punchy debut EP, Matt shares Happy Hour. Executive-produced by Take A Daytrip, the in-demand production duo, the Happy Hour EP is a sunny and vibrant affair, propelled by Matt’s impish charm and detail-oriented accounts of modern love. Happy Hour bounces from bouncy guitar pop in recent single “Lilac,” harder-driving pop-punk in “Wonderland,” to trap-oriented sounds on “Control.” The new EP boasts ell-received singles like “You Love It!,” which has over 500k streams across platforms, and “Sore Loser,” which racked up over 1 million streams on Spotify and 150k views on YouTube, and was included on Spotify’s Teardrop playlist (566k followers). Featuring an appearance from fellow Naples native Ben Chandler, Happy Hour EP arrives via Alamo Records.

Darrin Bradbury Shares New Lyric Video For Kennedy-Inspired Track “Dallas 1963”

“‘Dallas 1963’ is one of the stranger songs on an already odd album,” Bradbury said. “It’s one of my personal favorites, though I’m not entirely sure why. I tend to stumble onto these Kennedy references in my records, I wouldn’t say they’re intentional, but when the opportunity reveals itself I tend to like to see where it goes. The animation is pretty spectacular (I can say that it because it wasn’t me) and brings to the song to life in a way that bridges two loves of mine, silly songs about deep things and cartoons.”

DESERT STORM: stream “Omens” in its entirety now!

In anticipation of the release of their brooding and powerful fifth album ‘Omens’ on APF Records, British sludge heavyweights DESERT STORM are streaming it in full today. The band also announced new tour dates for the fall.

“A thrilling listen from start to finish.” — MMH Radio
“This is Desert Storm’s finest album to date.” — Worship Metal
“A powerfully affecting record that sees them continuing to evolve
and experiment even after twelve years, to devastating results.” — Stoner Hive

Exclusive Album Stream: Desert Storm – ‘Omens’


Wicked City is the second EP from London-based duo Jockstrap (Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye) and will be released via Warp on June 5th. Today, they share the second single “The City”, an intimately spoken song of fragility that descends, in true Jockstrap style, into a hard hitting, industrial beat and perverted fantasy narrative. It follows the lead single “Acid”, which will be released on their debut EP for the label.

KNIFEY – “ask you” video

This song went through many changes during the recording process. It was almost completely reworked and nearly scrapped altogether, yet now it is one of our favourite songs on the album. Nixon Boyd (Hollerado, Anyway Gang, Little Junior) recorded “ask you” with us at Banquet Sound. He was very involved and supportive, creating an amazing experience for us.

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Unit Joins Isolate/Create Project

Detroit punk/metal unit CHILD BITE has joined the Isolate/Create project, a free resource and interactive platform providing creatives with digital assets to spark ingenuity and inspire digital collaboration, all while still practicing responsible social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Through Isolate/Create fans can download and rework various tracks from their favorite artists from the safety of their homes. Since its launch, Isolate/Create has seen Chelsea Wolfe, Converge, La Dispute, Pelican, Daughters, Dead Cross, and many others join the mission.


Today, Capitol Records released Lola Young’s new EP, Renaissance. Drawing in listeners in with her raw vocals and diaristic lyrics, the 19-year-old judiciously explores romanticism and emotion with a maturity beyond her years. The three-song EP includes “Same Bed,” a dizzying, stream of consciousness track addressing an ex-lover, plus the two songs she shared in the lead-up to the EP’s release: “None For You,” praised as “a divinely soulful concoction” by Clash Music, and “Pick Me Up,” hailed as a “bruising breakup anthem” by Idolator.

Five Finger Death Punch – “BLUE ON BLACK” – The #1 Hit That Keeps On Giving To First Responders

Five Finger Death Punch has a long history of supporting veteran and First Responder organizations and continues to do so during this difficult time. The donation of over $150K to the Gary Sinise Foundation consists of a portion of the ticket sales from the band’s 2019 U.S. Fall arena tour, as well as proceeds from their #1 hit single “Blue On Black”. The Gary Sinise Foundation will use the funds to help America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Born Unique “Holiday Hyena” produced by godBlessbeatz

The Unfit deliver palpable angst with “The Living” + lyric video

“The Living” – featured here as a lyric video that plays off the album’s minimalist cover art – beats with mounting tension and angst until the chorus cuts in to release a rush of swollen emotion. The message, according to The Unfit, “is a reminder that it’s OK to feel. Cry, worry, despair away – allow yourself to feel. It means you’re one of the living.”

Burga – ‘Permanent Scars’ Out Now

Antonio Gordon aka Burga, was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida Brevard County a.k.a “Count Down County 321.” Though Burga is from a small city 30 miles east of Orlando his music reaches and touches fans from all over the world. Burga’s project “Keep That Same Energy” kept his fans locked in, while linking up with other Florida stars such as himself like YNW Melly, Tokyo Jetz, and Baby Soulja. One of the fans favorite is “Nightmares At The Bottom” featuring YWN Melly, produced by Polk County Shaq D, its a melodic street record where the two have nightmares of being broke over box chevy pounding 808s and piano chords. The Tokyo Jetz song “Call It Quits” still is men and women’s one favorite. Burga takes you down relationship lane where he is calling it quits and Tokyo Jetz fires back from female perspective. -Ayana Rashed (Respect Mag)

Zaac Pick – My New Single – ‘Ladder To The Sun’

“The second track from my forthcoming record, Passages (released May 22nd), captures the conflicted feeling of being happy for someone’s success at the same time that you are grappling with the loss of your friendship with them.”


There aren’t many records whose writing is split between the humid haze of Tennessee and the harsh perpetual winter of the Alaskan tundra but Nelson Kempf’s Family Dollar is one such record. A record with a strong sense of place existing on polar opposites of the world Family Dollar finds Kempf writing from a deeply personal perspective during a tumultuous decade of his life.

Dror shares new single “Bloodline” with ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ style music video

The vintage-styled pop R&B artist who writes all his music brings out his signature flavor in “Bloodline,” an anthem about ‘sticking to your guns’ and fighting for what’s right. Dror shares, “This song is about having one’s mind made up on something and going after it fully. Whether it’s chasing a dream, or something you believe in and think is the right thing to do, it’s important to always stick to your gut and live for something, no matter how crazy the ride can get.”

Mikoh: “Afterglow”

Mikoh is Gabrielle Larocque, a French-Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. Inspired by acts that vary from Grimes, The Weeknd, and Linkin Park, she creates hypnotizing sonic textures shaped by a lifelong classical training in music. Her arrangements are evocative, hypnagogic and reflective, springing forth from her mind in the wake of a tumultuous coming-of-age.

A.A. Williams Shares New Track “All I Asked For (Was To End It All)

Of the video Williams says: “I’m so pleased to have been able to work with Craig Murray on this video. Before hearing his ideas I had fallen in love with his hand-drawn artwork, so I was delighted when he suggested a video in this style – the musical textures of the song are beautifully complimented by his organic approach and focus on natural elements.”

Alissa Musto – Track: How Still

Growing up in a family of professional musicians, Alissa started playing the piano at 4 years old and debuted on the national television series, “America’s Most Talented Kid” at age 9. Since then, she has wowed audiences around the world, performing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Her recent EP, “X Post Facto” has been described as “hauntingly beautiful”, “captivating”, poignant, authentic” and “the millennial ballad of the century”, while she has been critically praised as a “jazzy-folk songwriting genius”, a “female Elton John” and “your generation’s Billy Joel”. Representing her home state as Miss Massachusetts 2016, Alissa was also a top 15 finalist in the nationally-televised Miss America pageant on ABC and has been highly involved with several music education initiatives and organizations around the country.