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Ricky Martin and Carla Morrison’s new song “Recuerdo” is out now. The song is part of Ricky’s new project, ‘PAUSA’ featuring Pedro Capó, Bad Bunny and Residente. “Recuerdo”premiered today on Rolling Stone and Remezcla. The single signals collective new chapters for both Martin & Morrison, showcasing their individual evolutions outside of the spotlight. Produced by long-time Morrison collaborator Alejandro Jimenez, the song recounts the memories of past love through never healing wounds and moments of solace and hope.

Ricky Martin Releases New ‘Pausa’ EP; Hear ‘Recuerdo’ With Carla Morrison

Econoline Crush new single: ” Get Out Of The Way” out on every platform today

Trevor is also a nurse so anytime he can be called to be a frontline line workers, as well he ha in the work a music documentary called ” Flatlander” see the link: https://vimeo.com/341036682/92e1dae91d see below for the summary which talks about Trevor life: A Canadian rock star becomes a psychiatric nurse working with Dakota people in Southern Manitoba and encounters his own healing process as he grieves the loss of his parents and struggles to get back to music.

twst unveils “Are You Listening? (hikikomori baby 0001)” video, debut EP TWST0001 out June 12

“With this video, I wanted to draw on the poignant events that humankind has experienced in the last year,” twst says. “I wanted it to feel overwhelming and anxiety-inducing, and for it to visually move at the same hectic pace that the song does. Each line refers to a variety of different problems that really fucking bother me—it’s fake news, climate change, over consumption, internet addiction, misogyny—all part of an apocalyptic feeling that’s kind of looming right now.”


With over 57K listens on SoundCloud this fan favorite hit is certain to become a new addition to your playlist. In the video snippet for “Lost,” MK xyz, who directed the clip, engages seductively with her female lead. “I said, ‘Just get lost with me in front of the camera,” she recalls how she directed while on set. The visuals in the video are not only intoxicating, but empowering. Of the feedback she receives from her fanbase about being an independent, queer woman, MK says, “They’ll be like, ‘I’m in my feelings. Why is this? You’ve got me in my feelings.'” A huge smile forms on MK’s face as she adds, “I’m like, ‘I’m supposed to.”

Trummors (ex Ted Leo/Pharmacists) announce new cosmic country album

Trummors — the Taos, NM cosmic country duo of David Lerner and Anne Cunningham — have announced their fourth album Dropout City, due August 21, 2020 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. The first music from the new album, “Silver City Blues,” was shared courtesy of Raven Sings The Blues, who called the track “a faded-denim dose of cosmic country that ambles in on auburn strums and swooning harmonies… it’s hard to deny that this is a high-water mark for their brand of alt-country saunter.”

Rap Duo Blimes and Gab Drop “Shellys (It’s Chill)”

Acclaimed Seattle MC Gifted Gab and San Francisco-bred spitter Blimes are the dynamic duo that is Blimes and Gab, your badass aunties who secure the bag. The critically acclaimed duo’s breakout debut single “Come Correct” reached more than 10 million views: a hell of a feat for a music video that was released on a wintry Friday night in 2018.

Cady Groves ‘Bless My Heart’ Arrives Today

For Cady Groves, the fresh-faced songwriter/performer who‘d been discovered through posting on the internet, been the subject of a major label bidding war, a Bamboozle Roadshow favorite, as well as facing down failed record deals, the death of two brothers and an artistic soul search that brought her to Nashville, music was everything. When she passed away on May 2, her first Nashville-driven project was complete – merely awaiting a photo shoot and video to be scheduled for release.

Today, the circle is complete. Bless My Heart arrives at iTunes and all major streaming platforms.

Out Today: Shira Elias Releases Her Debut Solo EP, ‘GOODS’

“I’ve always figured out which piece of the puzzle I am in every creative endeavor I’ve been a part of,” admits Elias, who is best known as one part of the nine-piece funk outfit, Turkuaz. “With this solo endeavor, now I get to design the entire puzzle and decide how I want all the pieces to fit together.”

Premiere: Shira Elias Emerges with Her Confident, Sultry Debut ‘GOODS the EP’

NYC-based psych rockers, Lovechild, releases debut single from forthcoming record // watch “Hats Off” now

Lovechild—the New York City-based psych rock trio made up of frontman Leo Lovechild, guitarist Aaron Mones and bassist/producer Wyatt Mones—is finally ready to formally introduce themselves with a song that is credited to the band’s humble beginnings. Their gritty, rock n’ roll anthem, “Hats Off,” is the product of heartbreak and rejection, but the creative exploration ultimately led frontman Leo Lovechild to the epiphany that songwriting is the ultimate form of self-expression.

Madame Mayhem Releases New Single “Breaking Down” TODAY!

“Breaking Down,” is the follow up to 2019’s “Broken.” Madame Mayhem enlisted the help of Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), and Billy Sheehan with Jason “J Bomb” Harrison on drums to create her vision. Madame Mayhem co wrote “Breaking Down” with Brian Vodinh (10 Years) and it was Produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Megadeth).


Drama Relax Releases New Track And Video For “Ghost” Today

Up-and-coming rapper, singer and producer, Drama Relax shares his new track “Ghost” with an accompanying video today via Rule #1/Geffen Records. True to his sound he merges smooth songwriting with a melodic yet upbeat tempo. In the video we see the Long Island-bred artist continuing to represent New York in the visual directed by Francis. Of the track Drama says, “being away from the people who matter the most to me during quarantine has made me realize how close I need to keep my loved ones and how I need to remove any negative energy that might be around me.”


Highly regarded both by critics & musical luminaries alike, including the likes of the Stone Roses, Spiritualized, Jack White, Noel Gallagher and Bill Ryder-Jones, Howie Payne has long been recognised as one of Liverpool’s finest and, to those in the know, possibly the best kept secret in British songwriting. The ‘In Dreams’ EP – which draws together ‘Faster Than Light’ alongside previous single releases ‘Into Daylight’ and title track ‘In Dreams’ – is Payne’s much-anticipated follow up to 2017’s critically praised album release, ‘Mountain’.

Seán Barna Shares New EP Via Variance Magazine

Today, Seán Barna has released his latest EP Margaret Thatcher Of The Lower East Side. The EP was premiered exclusively with Variance Magazine praising, “The message of the new EP is clear, noting that the most potent way to fight back, especially as a queer or marginalized person, is to be “more unapologetic, more fearless, and more of exactly who you are.”


Atwater Punx is the brainchild of Stacy (American Hi-Fi, Letters to Cleo etc.) and Kristen Wagner Jones (Shut Up Stella, Bullet & Snowfox). Both Jones’ have spent their careers making music, but it was the birth of their son Waylon that drove them to make music together. The couple started to put together ideas around Waylon’s naptime and after he went to bed in their home studio. The shelter in place orders issued in Los Angeles, where the couple lives, trigger their creativity and with the forced time off they finished the first three Atwater Punx songs inspired by bands like The Clash and Bikini Kill.

British Alt-Rock Artist PAUL BARTOLOME Unveils Video for Summer Anthem “Devil’s In The Details”

British alternative rock artist PAUL BARTOLOME has premiered a brand-new action-packed video for the summer anthem “Devil’s In The Details” from his LEGEND Recordings release Screaming Through The Radio.

“Devil’s In The Details” captures BARTOLOME at his most experimental, capturing an almost dance-like feel while also incorporating a guest guitar solo from American post-hardcore guitarist Monte Money (Beyond Unbroken, Escape The Fate).

GRIDFAILURE: “Debris Signature” Streaming At Captured Howls

New York City-area hostile faction GRIDFAILURE will release Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II through Nefarious Industries this Friday. A final precursory warning from the album has been dispatched, as Captured Howls presents the ominous “Debris Signature.”

Gridfailure Premieres Grippingly Unsettling New Industrial/ Noise Track — Listen Here!

Lil Poppa & Stunna 4 Vegas in “Bankrolls & Groupie Hoes” — VIDEO OUT NOW!

Jacksonville, FL’s breakout acts Lil Poppa has today released another incredible body of work titled Evergreen Wildchild — the combination of the street he grew up on (Evergreen) in Florida and self-titled moniker (wild child). The project is a follow up to one of Poppa’s first ever mixtapes of the same title and chronicles the young rapper’s journey to self discovery and the importance of his community and brotherhood in keeping him alive. Always one for collaborations, Lil Poppa has recruited Dababy artist Stunna 4 Vegas for “Bankrolls & Groupie Hoes” and fellow Jacksonville rapper Seddy Hendrinx for “No Industry Sh*T.” Poppa and Stunna also collaborated on a cinematic music video for their track.

Elephant Stone’s “American Dream” vide

Dhir explains the track: “Growing up in Canada, it was hard to not feel like an ‘also-ran’ when you’re constantly sold the glitz and glamour of America. Over the years, many of my Canadian friends have moved south of the border in search of the American dream, only to find that it really was just a dream. And now, with the dangerous path America is on, I wonder if my same friends are questioning their move and longing for home.”

META Drops Summer Anthem “Menu” with Americano Label

Texas based hip-hop artist META showcases his artistic range with his new dancehall single “Menu.” This track follows the release of his hard-hitting single, “On Edge.” META’s new summer anthem “Menu” is out now via Americano Label.

Coming from humble beginnings, META’s story is truly inspirational. At age 17, the Corpus Christi-based rapper found himself homeless and couch hopping, rapping to people outside the mall and stores selling merch out of his backpack. With his unmatched hustle mentality, META began META Entertainment, curating shows and cultural events that have developed a name for himself in the South Texas area as a lively event host and high energy performer. He exploded onto the scene with his debut album “Metatation” in late 2019 & recently dropped “Pinata” EP in February.

DAMNATION ANGELS Reveal New Song ‘Fiber Of Our Being’, Album Details

The album is the first to feature vocal powerhouse Iggy Rod (Azeroth) and bassist Nic Southwood who joined after the release of the album “The Valiant Fire”. Alongside the release will be the bands first ever music video, directed by Sitcom Soldiers (The Darkness, Feeder). 2020 promises to be their biggest year yet.

ALAE’s “Summer Thing” bottles sunshine into three minutes of top-down, head-nodding, sun-kissed euphoria

After a massive release in New Zealand and Australia, Indie Pop band, Alae, is bringing their latest single, “Summer Thing,” to the United States.

“Summer Thing” is the second release from Alae’s impending EP, slotted for release later this year via Anti Gravity records and produced by Justin Gray (John Legend, Amy Winehouse

ICYMI: WITCH TAINT Release New Video For “Changes (a Little Less Time for Satan)”

Sometimes, even when you’re the most brutal and grim black metal band in the universe, you have to admit that there’s more to life than worshiping the dark lord Satan. Gary, IN based duo WITCH TAINT have decided that they’re ready to fess up to as much, by way of their new music video for the song “Sometimes (a Little Less Time for Satan)”. Does the video come across as a bit overly obsessive about things like housing loans and procreation? Perhaps. But we all reach a time in life where we have to acknowledge the importance of things that don’t pertain to Lucifer (who also may or may not be the band’s father). To learn more, check out the new video, which the band premiered earlier this week over at Metal Injection.


Alt Rock chart-topper Zayde Wølf has teamed up with hip hop artist Konata Small for the release of the epic new track “Run This Town.” “Producer Al Cres had this dope sampled guitar riff and this rad jungle rhythm that felt so sick together,” says Dustin Burnett (aka Zayde Wølf). Then I heard this shouty group vocal chant followed by some nasty lines Konata had written. At that point I knew I had to find a way to sing on the track. The guys let me rework the chorus a little and help square up some additional production.”

Flower shares new video via BrooklynVegan

A post-punk noise/pop band from NYC formed in 1986, Flower was a staple of the NYC underground scene carved out by Sonic Youth, Live Skull, and Swans, utilizing the noise element of the aforementioned artists to deepen the textures of more classically oriented pop/rock songs. They disbanded in 1990, leaving one EP and two albums to be remembered by. Members Richard (Guitar, Vocals) and Ed Baluyut (guitar) soon formed indie legends Versus, while Ian James (Bass, Vocals) joined Geffen flame-out Cell, and Andrew Bordwin (Drums) helped found Ruby Falls. Ian and Andrew would later team up to form the pop/punk band French.

Max Perry New Single with Flipp Dinero – Out Now

Renowned 3x Grammy Nominated and multi-platinum record producer, engineer, composer, and musician Max Perry drops off phenomenal new single “Turned Into Sumthin.” Finding his own musical voice Max Perry is due to drop his debut EP this summer, kicking off with the first single “Turned into Sumthin” featuring one of New York’s hottest MC’s, Flipp Dinero, on his imprint, The Elevation, is out now and available everywhere you stream music.

Tisoki Releases Official “Promise” Remix Package

Nine remixers come together to celebrate Tisoki’s innovative sophomore EP on the official Promise (The Remixes) package. Fully embracing Tisoki’s emotionally-charged productions, the likes of Curbi, ALRT and Yvng Jalapeño throw down an adventurous set of remixes, full of throbbing bass revamps and sonic destruction.

Calvin Harris Makes His Defected Records Debut With ‘Live Without You’

Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist and heavyweight producer Calvin Harris will be making his Defected Records debut with the release of ‘Live Without Your Love’ on 11th June 2020, available to pre-order now. The upcoming new single with Grammy-nominated musician and producer Steve Lacy is the outcome of a long-held ambition for Calvin, whose love and respect for the UK house music label goes back over twenty years.

Jessica Lynn Releases Music Video for New Single “Run To”

Hailed by Music Review as “the new woman in country”, Brooklyn born country star Jessica Lynn just released the lyric video for her new single “Run To”, a song about desperation and longing after love is lost.

KeKe Nova “Ice Cream” New Single!

Iris Lune Shares “Midas” Single, Debut LP ‘lovelosslove’ Out 6/19

Today, Iris Lune shares “Midas,” the last single before the release of their debut album, lovelosslove, due out June 19th. Inspired by the Greek myth King Midas and our present day leaders, “Midas” is a powerful song about how greed and power can make us lose our humanity. Iris Lune further explains, “the song explores the ways in which false prophets lead us into a mire from which it’s difficult to extricate ourselves. In this case, the grief is collective and only truth, honesty and love can lead the way out.”

AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE Reveals Infectious Second Single, “New Apocalypse,” from Upcoming Debut Album

“We really wanted to put out something fun and ‘New Apocalypse’ is definitely one of those bouncy songs you can sing along to,” says bassist Scotty Murphy. “Despite having the word ‘Apocalypse’ in its title, the song is actually about realizing your potential and believing in yourself, in spite of the ups and downs or what people say, and standing tall no matter what comes your way.”

The National Honor Society share ‘To All The Glory We Never Had’ out now!

Today, Seattle rock group The National Honor society share a brand new album To All The Glory We Never Had. Echoes and Dust gave an early review of the work, saying that “you can be assured of highly infectious tunes that will drill into your brain.” Check out the dreamy and nostalgic work, out now!

The National Honor Society – To All the Glory We Never Had

Australian Trio THE BUCKLEYS Release “Breathe”

The new soul-stirring track comes nestled in an equally emotive video that showcases a haunting and impassioned side of the band’s pop Americana trademark which they call “hippie country.”

BRIAN MCKNIGHT Announces The Release of His 20th Studio Album “EXODUS”

“EXODUS” will be available for release on Friday, June 26th, via the SRG ILS Group/UMG label imprint. The album is available for pre-orders now at EXODUS by BRIAN MCKNIGHT. With the pre-sale download, fans are now able to exclusively download and stream the new song, “BAD” .

“EXODUS” encompasses 13 tunes with signature Brian love songs, a poignant emotional tribute and a surprise cover-song performed as only Brian McKnight could.

“Exodus” is Brian McKnight’s 20th album, and according to Brian it will be his final release of all original material. If Brian keeps his word, he will have left his fans and the wider music-world an incredible legacy of hit singles and albums.


It’s rare to see three artists that are on top of their game come together on one track, but Tion Wayne does just that, bringing together a trio of England’s most exciting voices together on a new single that is primed to be one of the most talked-about songs of the summer. The result is a hard as nails summer banger that is so highly anticipated that the teaser premiered last weekend has amassed over two million hits alone.

Milwin turns up the heat on “Kill the Lights”

Today, Swedish producer Milwin shares the new single “Kill the Lights” featuring Philip Strand, lead singer of the band Normandie, on vocals. With funky, dance-pop hooks and a sensual vibe, this fiery single is a sure bet for those hot, summer nights.

“Kill the Lights” is out now on Kitsuné Musique as part of their on-going singles series that promotes the best new and emerging artists from France and around the world.

Avant-pop/rock artist Will Wood releases new single “Love, Me Normally”

“Love, Me Normally” is drawn from Will Wood’s upcoming third album, The Normal Album, due out on July 10th via Say-10 Records. Produced by Jonathan Maisto (Dillinger Escape Plan, Foxy Shazam) with a guest appearance from multi-platinum producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, One Direction), The Normal Album is an enthralling, 10-track statement on normality and conformity.

Sareem Poems & Newselph’s “That’s What I’m On” is music you can feel in your soul

Hip-Hop with witty wordage, beats that boom and distinct direction is what they’re on. Nothing ambiguous or abstract about it. This brand-new sure shot is Hip Hop in its most rich and purest form. Like water with crystals in it. Word to Asa Soltan Rahmati. Newselph’s production consists of a bouncy bass-line that bobs and weaves with an incessant groove. Sareem Poems moonwalks all over the track with Ginsu sharp bar work with blue streaks of ink making every word strick together. If good music is what you’re on, then get down and get involved.

MAUD THE MOTH: Prog premiered new video by Madrid born & Edinburgh-based experimental singer-songwriter; upcoming LP nears its June release

Madrid born and Edinburgh-based experimental singer-songwriter Maud the moth channeled her inner artistic perplexity on the second single “Finisterrae” from the upcoming third LP, Orphnē. The medieval nature encompassing video for the song got its premiere earlier via Prog/Louder, and currently the single is available on all major digital platforms.



“1312” by Pussy Riot ft. Parcas, Dillom and Muerejoven is an international anthem against police brutality. Instead of serving people, police forces are oppressing activists, beating innocent people, and at the same time refusing to properly investigate femicides to eradicate them. It’s shameful that a policeman can attack a girl activist on a rally, but can’t find her when she’s missing and punish her rapist. Latin America is a region that suffers strongly from police barbarity and corruption, and that is the main topic of this song.