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Today, Grammy-Award winning Swedish producer duo Jarami release their new track, “Company” via RCA Records.

On the track, Jarami says: “Sharing the principals of free jazz in spirit with structured electronic and psychedelic sounds led us to something less conformed and quite original. Lyrically, ‘Company’ is about the feeling of being codependent. Needing something or someone desperately.”

Balsam Range releases new single, “Richest Man”

Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of The Year Balsam Range has an innate ability to create music that’s timely and poignant, relatable and honest. With their new single, “Richest Man,” the band that’s become a vital force in the roots genre shares an important lesson about recognizing what really matters.

“Richest Man” poses comparisons between material wealth and other kinds of abundance, challenging perceptions of what it means to be “the richest man in the graveyard.”

Nana Adjoa Shares “She’s Stronger’ via WILDER

Says Adjoa about the new track, “I used to think of myself as a particularly independent person. And then you meet someone, a woman, who is actually that person you imagined yourself to be. She’s stronger, better, more real, more independent, freer, more everything. She’s not in your life anymore, and you miss her and her strength. She made you feel insecure and inspired at the same time. She’s a version of yourself you want to be.”

Marlana (Milo Greene) Announces New EP At Least I Tried

Today, Marlana has announced the release of her debut EP, At Least I Tried. With it Marlana shared the fourth single off the project, “Midnight Special” featuring Jacob Summers From Avid Dancer which premiered with American Songwriter praising, “Midnight Special” is a sensual, R & B-charged release from the heavier stuff going on in Marlana’s world.” While only her debut EP, Marlana has been performing with her longtime band Milo Greene and now is working on her solo project.

Marlana Looks for Love on “Midnight Special”

BEYOND THE BLACK Releases New Single and Lyric Video for “Wounded Healer” feat. Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE)

The raw energy of two metal queens merges with the sophistication of a vigorous new arrangement! Melodic metal quintet BEYOND THE BLACK, fronted by exceptional singer Jennifer Haben, present their sonorous third single, “Wounded Healer“ featuring Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), off their upcoming album, Hørizøns, to be released via Napalm Records on June 19, 2020.

PORN Releases Remix of “Some Happy Moments” by STABBING WESTWARD

PORN will release remixes from the final act of Mr Strangler Trilogy , No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III.

Some of the greatest Industrial Rock acts payed tribute to Mr Strangler in the remixes album : Mr Strangler’s Last Words.

“It’s an honor for us to have these greats bands involved : Combichrist, Stabbing Westward, Orgy, Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence, Chris Vrenna ( ex NIN and Marilyn Manson), The Anix, Ash Code, and Lluther. I am a big fan of all these bands. The PORN’s priest aka Aura Shred did a remix too. And with The One, we cooked a special remix with our side-project An erotic end of times. We can’t wait to share this remixes with our fans. We are PORN, you are PORN! Mr Strangler is dead, long live his memory ! ” Philippe Deschemin


Keeping within the requirements of social distancing, as well as acknowledging the theme of the song and the time we all live in, the video was shot on iphones in each artists’ respective homes sans crews. The video features no styling or fancy art direction but is full of sweat suits, couches, cup of noodles, canine companions, grilling in the yard and grown out haircuts – in other words, a familiar tableau of our collective new normal.

Leon Bridges and John Mayer share quarantine video for ‘Inside Friend’

BEND FOR ELEVEN – new single “My Inner Sight”

Bend For Eleven formed in 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece. In March 2016 they released the album “Aggressive Illusions”, and in 16th March 2020 the band released the album “REBEL DAY”. The recordings of the album took place at Quantum Studio in Thessaloniki under the direction and mix of John Vee, while mastering was edited by Yiannis Mavridis-Cue Studio.

The album is available via bandcamp, soundcloud and spotify on social media.

South Shore Duo “Whitey Vulgar” Put A New Twist On Things with “Bag Pipe” Lyric Video

Whitey Vulgar was created when Weymouth Massachusetts artist’s Deebs and Shawn Mics linked up in the studio to record a single off of Shawn’s album Another Day in Paradise. The two MC’s clicked and went on to record a few more songs before deciding to join forces under the umbrella of Whitey Vulgar, a spin off of South Boston’s mob boss Whitey Bulgar. The name was chosen based on his heinous crimes and this duo’s rhyme style is just that.

Sheff G Serves Up the Long-Awaited “No Suburban Pt. 2,” Brooklyn’s New Anthem

Breaking onto the scene with his sing-song flow and basso voice, Sheff G helped make drill music the sound of Brooklyn. Now a figurehead of one of rap’s most exciting ascending scenes, Sheff returns to the moment that started it all with “No Suburban Pt. 2,” his new music video. With a beat from Great John, “No Suburban Pt. 2” follows-up 2017’s “No Surburban,” a fiery track that took the streets of NY by storm and kickstarted a new rap movement in his home borough. The sequel finds Sheff in rare form, reflecting on his rise from striver to thriver and sharing harsh words for those who don’t think he can stay on top: “I got ’em thinkin’ it’s voodoo/I’m a King Corso you a poodle/I’m in the field like manure/Can’t talk on my name cuz I’ll prove it.”

Hit Trio Scarlet Pleasure Release New Single From Forthcoming Album

Scarlet Pleasure are in full bloom on “SOS” – the brand new single by the Copenhagen hit-trio, written, recorded and produced while isolated in the Bali jungle. Warm R&B flavors, catchy reggae riffs and pulsing pop textures, are all rounded out with a contagious chorus.


“‘Petals For Armor’ is very special to me and it encapsulates a moment in time that I am always going to hold dear. I learned a lot of lessons writing this album… some of them I am still learning. I wrestled with my rage, defeated apathy, and felt the full spectrum of my femininity. My stubborn heart softened up to let out rotted feelings and other feelings grew. I even fell (not dove) deeply in love, in spite of the fear that love could be hopeless. Don’t be fooled though, I am still a fantastical mess!


Salt Cathedral release their anticipated debut album CARISMA today on Ultra Music. CARISMA is a collection of songs in English and Spanish that play in the adventurous edges of pop & electronic music with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, entrancing melodies, and an unguarded and defiant mix of wonder and vulnerability. Salt Cathedral’s music presents an optimistic vision of our globalized world that is rooted in tradition but always pushes towards the future that has been praised by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Fader, Remezcla, NYLON and others. Listen to CARISMA.

Hear Indie-Pop Duo Salt Cathedral Bridge Panama, Jamaica With ‘Muévelo’

ULTHAR: Blackened Death Trio Streams “Churn” From Upcoming Providence Full-Length

The unyielding ULTHAR attack doubles down on Providence with figures becoming more sickening and shapes more savage. An immensity like spiraling ancient monoliths too tall to comprehend and bending inward upon themselves envelops adherents to this dominion. Duly diabolic voices guide this odyssey through the incongruous caverns of absurdity, obscure texts, and manifold vitriol.

MAMADRAMA Release New Single Titled “MILF” (Moms In Leather Forever!)

MAMADRAMA is a mom-only band made up of five moms who rock by night, and roll (with 11 kids) by day. What’s more punk than a kickass mom band?! When not rocking out, they are small business owners, entrepreneurs, and a Kindergarten teacher.


Breaking records on charts around the continent and grabbing the top spots on digital platforms, Latin music sensation LENIER releases a musical gift dedicated to all the mothers around the world, his new single, “Como Te Pago”. With a new artistic twist, led by Mr. 305 Records, the talented Cuban singer, one of the most respected stars of the new generation, adds his unique style and unrivaled voice to this new musical success. “Como Te Pago” is available now on all digital platforms.


Today, singer/songwriter Olivia O’Brien releases a new music video for her viral smash “Josslyn,” which is a standout piece in the age of at-home DIY content amid social distancing. The lively standout track comes hot off her second micromixtape The Results of My Poor Judgement released earlier this year and is laced with the young artist’s signature poetic vulnerability as well as comedic vulgarity. Motivated by the discovery of her love interest’s infidelity, the 20-year-old pop singer’s raw heartbreak comes through loud and clear in the song’s unforgettable chorus: “But now we’re off and we’ll never be on again//I hope that it was worth it f*cking Josslyn.”

Brother duo, The Lagoons, release new single “Something Good”

Los Angeles-raised brother duo, The Lagoons, composed of Ryan and Joey Selan, found music at a young age. Their unique blend of genres was first heard on their debut single “California” (40 million Spotify plays and counting) and was followed up by Gems EP & Escape EP. The Lagoons have been featured in the Netflix series, Easy, in a BMW ad with Kate Upton, and played across Bose stores worldwide.

OMB Bloodbath Unleashes Major Label Single “Dropout” Along With Video

The laidback new song remarkably unites two fast-rising artists from historically opposing neighborhoods. “We actually linked up in the studio in LA to record that track,” recalls OMB Bloodbath, who says Maxo Kream is considered family. “We’re going back and forth really smooth, bringing the two sides of Houston together.”


“Distance” is the third preview track from “Of Lost Things,” which was recently praised by the UK’s Down For Life for its “monstrous anthems and full-on bangers.” The song – which is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Bandcamp and other digital platforms – is described by the band as “a declaration of friendship for all of those who, despite distance and time passing, never stopped being a reliable beacon. The music video is a recollection of the good times before lockdowns and social distancing.”

Cage The Elephant Debuts Music Video For Latest #1 Single “Black Madonna” Via Flaunt

Today, Cage The Elephant debuts their music video for “Black Madonna,” the most recent single off their album Social Cues, via Flaunt Magzine. The video, directed by lead singer Matt Shultz, and edited by Michael Rees entirely over Zoom, is made up of a collage of new footage made under quarantine, live and behind-the-scenes video from the band, and repurposed existing never-before-seen film recordings. It also incorporates footage from 15 collaborators collected over the past eight weeks, including contributions from the award-winning Guggenheim fellow and Academy Award-nominee, Kasumi. Flaunt says the video is a “beautiful hodgepodge of imagery, one that somehow feels both retro and timely. With swooping visuals and digital effects abound, Rees strung together a film that dances along to Cage The Elephant’s delightful beat.”


Over cinematic strings, airy horns, lilting guitar, and echoing beats, the vocals immediately take hold with raw emotion before a chantable chorus lifts off. He claims, “Kings are falling everyday, but kings are rising just the same” before dipping into energetic rhymes. Meanwhile, A-list actor Idris Elba delivers a show-stopping spoken word cameo. The music video brings this energy to life in vivid fashion. Watch it HERE.

“Couch Walker” – JENNY BANAI

“Intermittent Heart,” the newest single by Banai, was the first song recorded for her forthcoming new album, couchwalker, set for release on July 17. Bathed in a whimsical/dreamy feeling, the multiple vocals, layers of strings, and muted guitar give “Intermittent Heart” a whole new vibe.

Reliant Tom shares new album ‘Play & Rewind’

Brooklyn-based experimental art-rock duo, Reliant Tom shares the new 10-song LP ‘Play & Rewind’ out now via Diversion Records. The album is dedicated to lead singer Claire Cuny’s father who passed away in 2018 on the day of the band’s last album release. Dynamic and extremely vulnerable, ‘Play & Rewind’ tackles a wide range of emotions from grief and pain to catharsis and hope.

Mae Muller Announces New Single & Video – ‘I Don’t Want Your Money’

Self-shot in isolation and directed remotely by Sophie Muller [Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Beyoncé], the light-hearted visual sees Mae take us on a colourful virtual journey of different looks, setting the scenes and displaying the emotions that come with having to explain what you do (and don’t!) need from a relationship.

Stream Blakk Soul’s New & Noteworthy RnB Album – ‘TAKE YOUR TIME’

“Take Your Time” is Blakk Soul’s MMG debut and is as musically sophisticated and seasoned as any in the genre. The record’s sultry melodies are colorful and refreshing, a dripping wet bedroom masterpiece that combines RnB, NeoSoul, and Hiphop rhythms to perfection.

Trilingual Dance-Pop Sensation Betta Lemme Reveals “I’M BORED” via Ultra Music

A glaring sonic departure from her collection thus far, “I’M BORED” is the isolation anthem of 2020 that almost didn’t see the light of day. Lifted from the archives, the track co-produced with Jonas Jeberg (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Hayley Kiyoko, Bebe Rexha, Panic At The Disco’s “High Hopes”) has taken on a loaded new meaning since she initially wrote it in 2019. “I’M BORED” picks up where her last release “Play” left off and immediately flips the script. Rather than igniting a dance party for all this time, the Montreal-born artist cleverly urges everyone to stay at home and save a life in light of the novel coronavirus. Backed by a brass melody, she professes, “Swiping armies / Robot zombies / Posts for money / Ain’t it funny? / So while you dance all night and live your best life / I’m bored / I’m bored / I’d rather fantasize than join that ride / I’m bored / I’m bored”

Skope | snny: ‘Otitọ’ EP + video/single out today

Ultimately inspired by a trip back to his birthplace of Africa’s Ivory Coast after 18 years, snny has released his new Otitọ EP today enjoying accolades spanning Ones To Watch, Popdust, Ghettoblaster Magazine and more. With pulsing synths and deliciously rubbery production touches, the collection is a fusion of electronic pop and R&B that explores roots and identity. Today, he has released a new “Pink Lemonade + Abidjan” video featuring footage of snny and breathtaking sights of his hometown shot during his trip back.

AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN: All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Prosthetic Records

A ten-track chronology of the human condition that heaves under the weight of both distortion and emotion, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet seamlessly defies all genre constraints as vivid melody provides a counterpoint to dismal soundscapes and harsh vocals. Embracing an insular approach to their output, the stunning offering was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the band. The cover art was also created by the trio, with all elements of the record shaped by their collective vision. The final package delivers an emotional gut punch of melancholic ruminations.

Endless Forms’ new album More Than Candy out today

Endless Forms have released their third album, More Than Candy, earlier today. The album is their first since 2017’s If There Were Water and follows an appearance of their song “Lungs” on Netflix show Elite.

“This is serious listening for the serious-minded music fan,” V13 raved in a review earlier this week. “Allen seems very much at home throughout More Than Candy, operating in a mellowy, interpretative space that knows no limits.”

New Music This Week – Hayley Williams, I Break Horses, Aaron Parks, and More

New Releases for May 8, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Naglfar Announce Music Video For “Last Breath of Yggdrasil”

“It has been a long journey, but finally we have arrived at the end. Cerecloth is upon you, and we thought that it would be suitable to present the song “Last Breath of Yggdrasil” to celebrate that. We hope that you enjoy the album. We enjoyed making it,” states Naglfar about the release.

Riker Lynch Makes Cocktails By The Pool in Quarantine in New Music Video

“This is exactly what I pictured in my head when I first thought up Riker & The Beachcombers,” explained Riker in a recent interview with Celeb Secrets. “We played it every night on tour so I thought, let’s just do a studio version!”


The divine pairing of Tim James and Antonina Armato – collectively known as Rock Mafia – has added their creative genius to the music of stars like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Eminem, Zedd, Mariah Carey, and BTS to name a few, while also garnering critical acclaim for their own music. On working with DENM, Tim states “DENM is a one of a kind artist bringing his OC vibes to everything he touches. I’ve never met someone that lives his truth more than DENM.”