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ADÉ (F/K/A Phil Ade) Releases New single “REPLACEMENTS” | New EP wyd after? Due May 15!

On the track, a buoyant beat bounces along with the MC’s catchy and clever rhymes. He locks into a fiery flow before delivering the chantable refrain, “Call me young Keanu, I keep replacements” and adding, “I just took what’s mines, I never chased it.” The accompanying music video reflects this lighthearted vibe. Passing the “After Hours” club sign, ADÉ slides into a convenience store where the after party pops twenty-four-seven. Donning shades, he cruises up and down the aisles, captivating partygoers and serving up one bold bar after another like only he can.

Son Lux releases new EP on Bandcamp

Reincarnates is a collection of unheard recordings from the Son Lux archives, including the very first live performance of Lanterns’ “Alternate World,” and three arrangements of Bones’ “Change Is Everything.” Chris Thile appears on the previously unheard “DBML,” and a rework of 2017’s “Remedy” features a crowd-sourced choir of more than 300 voices; “Find your voice, in the sea of surging bodies and breath, to form a melody, to find a remedy.” These songs and sounds have strange new resonance in the moment.

Beauts throw karaoke birthday party in new video for “Shut In.” Remember fun?

“There’s no way we could have realized at the time how prescient the song ‘Shut In’ would be nor that the video would play out like a highlight reel of complete irresponsibility in today’s world,” says Beauts guitarist Darryl Smith. “Hopefully it can serve as a reminder of what it’s like to hang with friends and a hopefulness for a time when we’ll all be able to do that again.”

Dylan Cartlidge Shares Video For “Yellow Brick Road”

Dylan Cartlidge returned to the world of music in April with his first single in a year with the brilliant and effervescent ‘Yellow Brick Road’. Produced by James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz) ‘Yellow Brick Road’ sets the tone for what’s to come from Dylan in 2020.


Today, duo Liar, Flower (KatieJane Garside of Daisy Chainsaw, QueenAdreena, Lalleshwari and Chris Whittingham) announce their upcoming digital album Geiger Counter, out 1st May on One Little Indian Records. Stylistically varied, the album ranges from raw, bewildering, venomous rock to gentle folk musings.

Lori McKenna’s new album “The Balladeer” out July 24, new single “When You’re My Age” debuts today

In conjunction with its release, “When You’re My Age” has been selected as the official song for the Class of 2020 by Jostens—the nation’s leading provider of custom class jewelry, graduation products and yearbooks. The song will be featured as part of Jostens’ free online “Virtual Commencement” programs this spring and summer, which have been designed to help high schools and colleges celebrate their Class of 2020 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the partnership, McKenna shares, “As a songwriter, but even more as a mom of a high school senior, I’m so honored to offer up a song for the Class of 2020. I love that Jostens is making a special salute to this year’s high school and college graduates. It’s an unprecedented time and these graduates deserve the best celebration possible.”


Praised by Pitchfork for “changing the way Atlanta rapped,” the XXL Freshman hopeful has crafted a distinctive sound “that splits an imaginary line that divides swag rap and contorted R&B.” In addition to collaborations spanning Future to Young Thug, the well-connected Rich Kidz co-founder has maintained a devout following with a consistent supply of features, collaborations, and original music like his Blacc Jon Gotti mixtape and Don’t You Ever Forget Me series.


In speaking about the EP, Rileyy says “I’ve seen so many people around me get their heart broken into pieces. Seeing this and knowing there are thousands of people going through the same shit made me want to write and create something beautiful that expresses these feelings.”

IRATION Releases New Single “Right Here Right Now” Featuring Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany and Stick Figure

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has announced the details for their new studio album Coastin’ and released new single “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure. Set for release Friday, July 10th via the band’s own Three Prong Records, Coastin’ is the seventh full-length studio album from the Hawaiian-bred, California-based quintet. The release of “Right Here Right Now,” a reggae-leaning anthem for our present lives, marks the first recorded original collaboration from the three acclaimed acts.

London based Minhee Jones – Entitled “6 Feet”

Minhee Jones is an alt-pop artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Los Angeles and now based in London. The half-Korean singer has taken an evolutional musical journey, from her classical piano training at the age of four, to her punk-rock bass playing days in highschool and eventually into her own songwriting exploration in university, leading her into the solo artist she is today. Jones had initially set out to succeed as an instrumentalist, before perfecting her vocals, confiding, “I felt it was my duty to be a female instrumentalist first and challenge stereotypes in a very male-dominated field.”


On “Moncler” the high energy track finds T-Shyne going bar for bar with Thug, matching each others flows and challenging each other sonically. No stranger to the rap game, T-Shyne also has collaborations floating around with rappers such as Chief Keef, Juicy J, and Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi.

Brandy Celebrates Motherhood With New Single ‘Baby Mama” ft. Chance The Rapper

Just in time for Mother’s Day, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandy is back with a very special tribute for all mothers across the globe. Brandy releases her long-awaited, empowering new single “Baby Mama” featuring Chance The Rapper today via Brand Nu Entertainment/
Entertainment One (“eOne”). Produced by Hit-Boy & Brandy, the horn-laden track is an ode to raising her daughter Sy’rai and a larger anthem to all mothers working hard to support their family.


CHVRCHES have released the audio to their separate but together version of hit song “Forever” off of their 2018 album, Love Is Dead – out now on Glassnote Records! With the song going viral during a worldwide lockdown, the band has been coming up with ways to bring content to their fans.


Born and raised in L.A., Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging” on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller.

NYC’s The Electric Mess release video EP “Beneath the Yellow Moon” (garage-punk/psych rock)

Front-woman, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist Esther Crow spoke on how the release came to life. “At first, our idea was to write five songs and do a video EP, in which you could also download the music files. But then we started writing more songs, and realized we should probably put out another full album.” Unable to shake the idea of the video EP, the band progressed with both ideas in tandem, cutting the video EP down to four tracks – “Too Far,” “Last Call,” “City Sun,” and “Speed of Light”. “The music came first,” said Crow. “The songs were more psychedelic than the material on our last album, and lent themselves well to visuals. We’ve made many videos in the past, but thought it’d be fun to try and string our individual concepts together this time, and so it made sense to do it as an EP.” Blending 60’s garage, 70’s punk, psychedelic pop, new wave, and high energy rock, the band pulls from a range of influences for their dynamic and diverse sound.


Indiana metal sextet and champions of fantasycore THE WISE MAN’S FEAR will reveal the next chapter of their epic journey on May 29th with the release of their 3rd album, Valley of Kings, and debut for Sharptone Records.

DELANILA’S debut album Overloaded out now!

Written by composer, performer and multimedia artist Danielle Eva Schwob and co-produced at London’s Abbey Road studio and in New York with three-time Grammy winner David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel), Overloaded is a reflection on the innate tension between humanity, technology and the strange connected-yet-disconnected lives we all live today.


Philadelphia raised, LA based artist JUJ steps into 2020 in wonderful fashion with new left-pop song I Still Cry At Parties. A stunning offering showcasing JUJ’s dreamy vocals atop immersive beats, the relatable track serves as a statement of intent from an artist set for a big few months.