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Check Out BLUE EYED CHRIST New Single, “American H”

LA based Electronic Industrial Rock artist BLUE EYED CHRIST has premiered “America H,” the first single off of the upcoming LP, World on Fire.

“‘America H’ is about sifting through the noise of the media and content we consume every day, how everything we surround ourselves with influences us. There’s also an Orwellian tone to it that I expect will seem more relevant as things progress like government surveillance, civil liberties, etc.” – BLUE EYED CHRIST

R&B Singer Sinéad Harnett Drops “Quarantine Queen”

The critically acclaimed North London-born R&B singer-songwriter Sinéad Harnett – known for her incredibly soulful vocals and renowned collaborations with the likes of Disclosure, Kaytranada, Gallant, and Rudimental – has released her new anthem “Quarantine Queen” today available now on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.

Hard Rock Act Pray For Sleep Premiere Quarantine-Filmed Video For “Blood Is Not Blue”

Today, Pray For Sleep the music video for their new single “Blood Is Not Blue,” which was filmed in quarantine using the Zoom platform. The band dedicates the video to all 2020 graduates missing out on proms and graduation ceremonies, to show they are in solidarity with them with practicing social distancing. Two of the band members have siblings that are seniors this year, making the situation even more personal.

Indie Pop Color Fields Announce Debut EP, Listen & Watch “Summertime”

Today, Indie Pop outfit Color Fields release a new single called “Summertime,” from their forthcoming debut project. Though the song references all four seasons, Summertime is certainly the season it evokes the most. Of the track and video, the duo says, “We love this song for this moment in time where there is so much anxiety in the world. ‘Summertime’ is a song for singing at full volume with the windows rolled down and the wind in your hair, even if you have to be wearing a mask!”

Electro/Synthwave Act GIANT MONSTERS ON THE HORIZON Unleash New Studio Album

St. Louis electronic/synthwave band GIANT MONSTERS ON THE HORIZON have released their new studio album, Live From Night City.


Social disparity, the need to connect on a greater than superficial level, tasting oblivion. We as a society seem to have merged with the mechanical as a form of statement, or as a need to find an added ability to get something we didn’t have access to before.

Americana darlings Fretland emerge with powerful debut album

The world today is not as the band had originally imagined when they first announced the new album back in the fall of 2019. None of that matters though. The sweetheart of a band has managed to win over the hearts of so many and has found early success with a tight-knit and supportive fanbase.

Gringo Gang ft Tahko x J-Mo – “Sinner”

This song is a rock/rap infusion by multi talented artist Tahko. Starting off as a drummer in the group Gringo Gang, Tahko has fast begun making a name for himself with his smooth vocals that have a multi genre feel. In the era of artists such as Post Malone, Clever, Doobie and others Tahko’s “Sinner” has the ability to cross over many different fanbases. He is joined on this track by J-Mo who himself has begun to break out into multi genres a la Lil Peep.

DAUZAT ST. MARIE Returns With Poignant And Timely New Single And Video, “Where Were You?”

A fitting anthem for our time, “Where Were You?” reflects what people have been through in this lifetime and brings it full circle. The poignant self-produced and self-directed video for the song premiered on the website of American Songwriter magazine earlier today and can be viewed on the band’s official YouTube page. The song can now be streamed and downloaded via Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.

Dauzat St. Marie Relives News Headlines in Topical “Where Were You?”

Mia Berg returns with cinematic new single – ‘don’t know (what to do)’

Following a wave of support from the likes of Clash, God Is In The TV, and WithGuitars for her highly engaging previous offerings such as ‘You Decided’, ‘Grow’ and ‘Hurry’, Norwegian alt-pop artist Mia Berg now returns to deliver her latest cinematic single ‘don’t know (what to do)’, out 22nd May via Tik Records.

Hot on the heels of her debut EP ‘Intro’, which arrived last year, the singer’s latest offering will be the first taste of her next EP release, which is due to arrive later in 2020.

Watch the new Forest Bees (Sheetal from The Stratford 4) “Alone/Together” video via Week in Pop

Week in Pop stated that the single/video “accentuates the new states of normalcy that have become part of our existence here and now in the new normal. Sheetal orchestrates the moody keys and rhythms with an anxiousness air of discontent, with visuals set in a condo high rise that depict the paradoxes of the post-digital era”


Bay Area post-metal, doomgazers MOUNTAINEER have released their widely acclaimed, third full-length album, “Bloodletting,” today with Lifeforce Records. The band celebrates the debut with a new music video for the record’s latest epic, atmospheric single, “Apart.” Purchase/stream the album and watch the video at the links below.

an acrostic lo-fi album by h2the featured in Billboard with its global release party

Inspired by the idea of an acrostic, h2the’s upcoming album is a literal poem written by the artist, with each track making up the whole. The songs play as a soundtrack to the subconscious. Made up of dreamlike soundscapes with dialogue sampled in various places throughout the experience. Each track takes the listener further into the emotional space of the artist. Unlike albums mostly strung together with singles, this album is meant to be listened to as a whole.

an acrostic lo-fi album by h2the featured in Billboard with its global release party

JANET DEVLIN Washes away her sins with “Holy Water”

Following the release of four highly-praised singles (“Confessional”, “Saint of the Sinners”, “Honest Men” and “Away with the Fairies”), JANET DEVLIN is now delivering the final single “Holy Water.” Today, on May 22, 2020, before her hotly-anticipated concept album Confessional is released on June 5, 2020.

New Music This Week – The 1975, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, and More

New Releases for May 22, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

New Los Rakas Single – “Gasolina” – OUT NOW!

Grammy nominated Panamanian duo Los Rakas are not letting these tough times stop them from sharing new music. With the release of their infectious single “Poquito Más” featuring Rhythm + Flow season one winner D Smoke in April, Raka Dun and Raka Rich are back with another hit titled “Gasolina”.


Two guitar legends – Eric Clapton and B.B. King – first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album Riding with the King would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies in the U.S. and win the 2000 Grammy Award © for Best Traditional Blues Album.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this classic album, two additional previously unreleased tracks have been added: The blues standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and B.B. King’s “Let Me Love You.” Both tracks were recorded during the original sessions and were produced and mixed especially for this release by Simon Climie, who produced the original album with Clapton. The original tapes have been remastered by Bob Ludwig for release on June 26th via Reprise Records.

Two Friends Beam With Energy on “Looking At You” Featuring Sam Vesso

“Looking At You” is the latest feel-good bop from lifelong best buds Matt Halper and Eli Sones. Since forming Two Friends in high school, the pair have rocked universities and sold-out crowds alike with their signature brand of pop-infused EDM. The new single has already seen radio support from Liquid Todd at #betaBPM (SiriusXM) and it’s become a staple in Two Friends’ recent livestreams (Room Service Festival, Insomniac’s Escape Virtual Rave-A-Thon). Most recently, the duo teased “Looking At You” in their Big Bootie Mix, Vol 17. This latest edition of their viral mix series has received an astonishing 3.5M Soundcloud streams since last month and currently sits in the Top Ten on Soundcloud’s New & Hot Dance & EDM Chart.

“Long Way Home” by Tom Boy is Out Today!

Toronto-based duo Tom Boy was formed by singer Nate Daniels and guitarist Dante Berardi Jr. after the dramatic collapse of their former band, CAIRO. After facing the threat of music unheard, the two musicians collected their resources (and what was left of their pride) and began to feverishly work on new material in 2018.


Announced today, Art@War/Atlantic Records has signed Prince Taee to an exclusive label deal via TML (The Music Life). The Las Vegas-bred rapper Prince Taee has announced the release of the highly anticipated “Free Crack” featuring labelmate YBN Almighty Jay and MyCrazyRO, which is available today at all DSPs and streaming services via TML/Art@War/Atlantic Records –

Theatrical Metal Quartet RAVEN BLACK Reveals Lyric Video for Personal New Track, “Darkest Pit”

“Darkest Pit” is a very personal song for RAVEN BLACK, as it was written by vocalist Raven specially for one the band’s own Rejects who was struggling with a dark period in his life.

“It reflects his personal struggle to hold onto everything meaningful in his life,” Raven says. “His personal hell and his constant inner battle with his demons and coping with his depression and anger and trying to not give up. His only escape is to hide within a dark mosh pit surrounded by metal music. It is his release from all his pain and misery. We had the perfect match of music and lyrics to bring his escape to life in a metal song as we celebrate our new album, ‘The Key,’ and comic book, ‘We Came Across the Darkness,’ where we are struggling to escape our own hell.”

Spencer Barnett Drops “Welcome to My Mind”

Rising artist to watch Spencer Barnett stands at the forefront amidst an age of genre-blending musicians. The multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter today releases his new single “Welcome to My Mind” available across all digital streaming platforms now via The Orchard. The moody alt-pop single finds Barnett opening up like never before and is the lead track off the final installment of his ambitious three-part EP series due out later this year, which follows I’m Fine (“Waste My Time”) and debut Reckless (“17”) that have garnered critical acclaim and landed him on Spotify and Apple Music’s most coveted pop playlists.


Speaking on the track, Troi states: Flowers is the ideological center and title track of my upcoming sophomore album. I wrote Flowers about this terrible writing session I had where the guy kept talking about himself and wouldn’t stop dicking around on his shitty guitar. There was no dialogue; I left in the middle of the session, feeling really stupid. Because I don’t often do writing sessions or any collaboration – it requires vulnerability. It’s like having sex. I even brought sandwiches for us to chat over he didn’t open his ??

AZ New Video off Doe or Die 2 “Found My Niche”

Veteran rapper AZ is gearing up to release a sequel to his acclaimed debut album Doe or Die, and he’s just given fans a preview of what to expect. Ahead of the release Doe or Die 2 later this year, AZ returns with “Found My Niche.” Produced by the Czar Keys, the track features a distinctively ’90s sound that’s as New York as rap gets.

Love Like Fiction ‘Misery Maintenance’

Produced by Matt Keller (The Maine, Anarbor, Katastro, Lydia), “Misery Maintenance” tells of the importance of breaking free from our habits and finding strength in the things that keep us happy and healthy. Through our actions we create our own peace. Through connection we find freedom from our vices.

Kai Straw explores cyber attraction on “Imagination,” out today

California-based singer/songwriter and veritable viral success story Kai Straw released “Imagination,” the latest single from his upcoming fourth album, earlier today.

Racking up regular appearances on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist with each new single from his upcoming Through the Dark There Screamed a Guillotine as I Fed It Those I Love, Straw has found fans in the likes of Demi Lovato when she tapped his song “Hurricane” for her “I Love Me” playlist. Fittingly, the inspiration for “Imagination” was born out of online connections, specifically a globe-spanning conversation with a love interest on Tinder.


Today, visionary artist, producer and songwriter London Richards announces his signing to Red Bull Records, along with the debut of his latest track “Check On Me.” Produced by Robbie Soukiasyan, the energetic track shines a light on the importance of the human experience, and the need to check on loved ones from time to time. The timely single marks London’s first release on Red Bull Records, with a highly-anticipated project due out later this year.

“I see a great opportunity with Red Bull Records,” says London on his signing. “I look forward to radically disrupting culture with my vision and being the global catalyst in the evolution of people. I hope to help heal and unite all and will continue to lead my community, helping them realize that all power comes from within.”

Fyah Roiall Drops New Single “Nobody” With Easy Star Records

Fyah Roiall (pronounced “royal”) is one of Jamaica’s most exciting rappers at the forefront of the emerging “grimehall” sound (also sometimes referred to as “traphall”), a new forward-facing subgenre of Jamaican music that combines American trap, UK grime, and dancehall. His recently released new single “Nobody,” out via Easy Star Records, coincides with the launch of the pre-order for his upcoming debut album UNDERRATED, due out on June 19th.

Kestrels’ new album (feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.)

You might already be familiar with them, but Kestrels are a fuzzy, reverb drenched power-pop band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who excel at crafting huge sounding songs with big hooks and soaring riffs. Ostensibly a pop record filtered through classic mid 90’s indie rock, Dream or Don’t Dream is Kestrels’ follow-up to their self-titled 2016 record which was praised by places like The FADER, VICE, BrooklynVegan, KEXP, the BBC and more.

Singer Songwriter SAMANTHA TIEGER’s Languidly Evocative New Single “Losing My Mind”

Notes American Songwriter: “While there’s no dismissing the mental and emotional difficulty that can arise from thinking about, or hearing the straight realities around a breakup, choosing to breach the topic with a delicate sonic approach, rather than a dynamically aggressive or coarsely-toned one, really enhances the music’s purpose as a source of support and emotional bracing in an appreciably subtle way.”

Yuki / “Be Free” Album

Yuki recently digitally released his debut album Be Free on May 8th, which follows the budding talent interweaving hard-hitting hip-hop production with intricate instrumentation, straight from the heart writing, and sticky vocal melodies. This fresh and unique “D.I.Y” approach to the genre is what makes this kid exceptionally special. He writes all his lyrics himself.

Yuki Drops Debut Album, “Be Free,” Hopes the World Connects With the Project

Jarrod Dickenson Releases “Ready The Horses”

Known for his soulful vocals and ability to blend a variety of instruments and influences into one signature sound, Jarrod Dickenson’s songs are both compelling and catchy. Today, Dickenson is proud to share his anticipated new album Ready The Horses, released via Hooked Records. Self-produced in a studio on the southeast coast of England, Ready The Horses was recorded live, straight to 2” tape.

Australian born, London based artist Ebony Buckle – Entitled “Ghost”

Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter, originally from the tropical seaside town of Townsville, Australia. Taking listeners on a whimsical leftfield-pop journey with her complex harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism, Buckle sings about universal themes of romance and broken hearts to more poetic themes of disgruntled mermaids, lonely whales and joyous, hypothetical alien invasions.

For Skope: British duo Futuristic Polar Bears release vocal house “Faith” ft. LUX (out now on Protocol)

“It was amazing to collaborate and write this song with our Mexican brothers Jerry Davila & DJ Pelos. We decided to create the original track which is more in line with our previous gems ‘You & Me’ and ‘Take Control’ and to release the Festival Edit later with our great friends Jerry Davila and DJ Pelos. Some already might have heard this edit during EDC Mexico or Medusa Festival.” – Futuristic Polar Bears

Permanent Collection – ‘Nothing Good Is Normal’

In late 2019 Jason started to focus his efforts on writing another solo record and with that came the follow-up Permanent Collection LP, Nothing Good Is Normal. Sound guys beware.

Nothing Good Is Normal will be available on vinyl, cd, and digital on June 19, 2020. 10 fully fuzzed out, reverb punk songs that come in around 22 minutes. RIYL: The Wipers, Husker Du, Jawbreaker, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, JAMC.