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NEWS: Screenwriter/bluesman John Fusco convenes all-star band for new double album ‘John the Revelatory,’ due July 31st.

Vermont bluesman John Fuscoand his band the X-Road Riders will follow up their acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut with the 20-song double album John the Revelator, due out July 31, 2020 on Checkerboard Lounge Recordings.

More than three decades after a teenaged Fusco ran away from his New England home to Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta — returning with a semi-autobiographical screenplay called Crossroads (and an unlikely discovery as a Hollywood screenwriter) — the writer-musician returned to his old Southern stomping grounds. He was back in the Delta to film his Netflix hit The Highwaymen, but a series of impromptu jam sessions with Cody Dickinson, whose father Jim had been a music advisor on Crossroads, turned into an album of Fusco’s original blues.

World Premiere Track: John Fusco & the X-Road Riders “Bone Deep”

Benedict Sinister drops ‘Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)’

“Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)” is an electro-pop gem from Benedict Sinister, following up his “16 Lines from Bryan Ferry,” which reached the Number 5 Breakout spot on the Billboard dance club charts. “Your Parents” features sweet ephemeral backing vocals over a laid-back Chainsmokers-style arrangement. Add Sinister’s trademark spoken word delivery and the resulting track has drawn comparisons ranging from John Legend to Frank Sinatra to Weird Al Yankovic.

DÄTCHA MANDALA: stream high-voltage new album ‘Hara’ in full!

Vintage hard rock defenders DÄTCHA MANDALA share their mind-awakening new album ‘Hara’ before its digital release on June 5th via Mrs Red Sound. Enjoy this raw glam-blues record exclusively via The Moshville Times.

“The band has a wonderful understanding of songwriting” Two Guys Metal Review
“An exciting brand of bluesy rock and roll” GBHBL

GOLDRAY Reveal ‘How Do You Know’ Music Video

UK psycho rock-duo Goldray from Kenwyn House, guitarist of 90s rock giants REEF, who released their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Rising’ in 2017, are back with a double a-side single release and music video for the epic ‘How do you know’ and the thunderous ‘Oz’.

WATCH – Swedish Duo, JUNG Reveals Stellar ‘Nobody Knows’ Official Video

JUNG’s self-penned, feel-good track ‘Nobody Knows’ is given a vibrant, intergalactic visual. Directed by JUNG’s Tom – the light-hearted video showcases the brilliant comedic timings by the duo as well as their charismatic dance moves. It’s a clever concept executed in an impressive way, considering the restraints artists are facing to be visually creative during such unprecedented times. On the video, Tom expresses: “I wanted to see if Henrik could dance, so I said I had a good idea for a music video, and he fell for the whole thing. So, your welcome everybody, enjoy. Also we wanted to do something uplifting, and what is more uplifting than a spacey dance?”

Today Cj Pandit shares the sky-reaching new track ‘Eventually’

Speaking more on the track Pandit shares:

“Eventually is a song about the cyclical nature of life, and the magnetism we have to certain people we meet along the way. It’s a song that’s rolled and changed since its inception and has grown with me as an artist and a human being. I think it’s been a lesson to myself to appreciate the ebb and flow of friendships and relationships as we grow up, how we can all go and do our own thing, and most of the time come back together stronger, more resilient and more human because of it. It sounds like the solstice too.”

Prospect Hill Releases “Celebrate” – Let’s All Find A Way Together

The Massachusetts band’s new single “Celebrate” was created in collaboration between Prospect Hill, writer/ producer Shaun Lichtenstein (Pop Evil, Lansdowne), and writer Producer Jim Foster (P.O.D, Nullset). Prospect Hill drummer Roberge was inspired to author the lyrics based on his opinion of what the world looks like through the lens of social media. The lyrics paint a picture of the vanity and the over politically charged platform that we have all grown to participate in – in one way or another. However, with everyone showing their differences of opinion and social stature, it only reveals how much we are all the same; death will come for all of us one day and that we should all take social media with a grain of salt and continue to live happy, ‘celebrated’ lives.



Gospel of Lies is taken from the same recording session as our upcoming album. We are currently working on the final touches of our upcoming album and a lot has happened since the release of “An Ill Wind Blowing” (2016) so we are very excited to showcase new material. The album – and the single Gospel of Lies – is a new chapter in the life of Age of Woe with a new line-up and a renewed passion to write unique music that we love. We are proud of what we have achieved with this album and to introduce you all to what’s to come, we present Gospel of Lies as standalone single. This is the new beginning!

Norwegian seamstress 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.

Neue Kitty Solaris Single “Supermoon”

Die neue Kitty Solaris Single “Supermoon” entstand unter Einfluss des Supermondes und ist Vorbote des im August erscheinenden Kitty Solaris Albums “Sunglasses”.

Duran Duran Keyboards meet Wave, Electronika und Dance. Hypnotisch, groovy und perfekt als Soundtrack für eine nächtliche Autobahnfahrt.

RUMAHOY Releases New Single and Official Video “Cowboys of the Sea!”

RUMAHOY has just released their new single “Cowboys of the Sea”, fresh off their upcoming album, Time II: Party, to be released via Napalm Records on July 17 One of the party anthems on the album, heavy, rhythmic guitar parts and a catchy melody will have you tapping your foot and donning your own cowboy hat!

London’s Katherine Abbott – Entitled “Lullaby for Lucas”

Katherine Abbott is a free spirited folk singer/songwriter from England. Growing up in a musical household, she has been singing all her life and began writing songs as a teenager which led to pursuing a musical career through busking & performance. Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Bon Iver and inspired by the quest for freedom and the contrast between reality and dreams; Abbott composes songs on guitar that display poetic and thought provoking lyrical content and a haunting, soulful and soaring vocal delivery. Abbott’s songs blend contemporary subject matter with classic folk songwriting to create something truly unique & captivating.

Rhett Repko – “Can Someone Help Me Now?”

Rhett Repko is the first independent artist in the last 4 years to hit the #1 Singles Add on the NACC Chart with his song “I Don’t Wanna Talk To You.”

“Music has the ability to deliver raw unfiltered emotions from one person to another.” Rhett goes on to say, “Records today tend to be produced to perfection, but those aren’t the ones we love.”

Steelism’s Jeremy Fetzer Announces Debut Instrumental EP ‘Phases’ out June 19 via Fetzicon / New Video Out Now

Today, Jeremy Fetzer, best known as one half of the Nashville-based instrumental duo Steelism, has announced his debut solo instrumental EP Phases will be released on June 19. The EP will be the second release on his newly established instrumental imprint Fetizcon, distributed via Thirty Tigers.

Michael Landau & The Players Club To Release Live Album On August 21st via Mascot Label Group

Michael Landau and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group have announced the release of Liquid Quartet Live August 21. The album was recorded live at the world-famous Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles in November, 2019 with his Liquid Quartet line-up of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney), bassist Jimmy Johnson (Alan Holdsworth) and on guitar and vocals David Frazee (Burning Water).

Roxy Girls share new single ‘Get Up (Seize The Day)’

Today, Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have shared their new single ‘Get Up (Seize The Day)’. The single is the second to be taken from their much-anticipated new EP ‘A Wealth Of Information’, which is due out tomorrow via Moshi Moshi Records.

Sam Himself (NYC) – New EP ‘Slow Drugs’ out now

The five-track EP follows hymnic lead-single “Slow Drugs” and Sam’s very own version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In the Dark”. The new EP represents a stylistic departure from the artist’s earlier, more band-driven recordings. Touring and performing solo have inspired tunes that function equally well with a full band onstage or when Sam’s all by himself. In the studio, the recording reunited Josh Werner (bass – Iggy Pop; CocoRosie) and Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley; ANOHNI) under the direction of mixer and producer Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, DIIV, Amen Dunes), Sam’s longtime creative collaborator, first listener and Second Beatle.

Mae Krell’s New Single, “Home”

On the surface Mae Krell looks like your average New Yorker. They wear their hair occasionally pink and sport a band T-shirt whenever they can. They hang out at rock shows and love watching Post Malone’s early acoustic videos on Youtube. However, Mae possesses a stark ability that is only apparent once you hear their songs. The 21 year-old songwriter touches on the most vulnerable parts of growing up in 2020. “I don’t want to be portrayed as too put together. I’m still working on myself. I’m constantly changing and growing and falling apart and coming back together.”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS to Release New Full-Length Album, “Abyss”, via Napalm Records

Less than a year after the release of their covers EP Explorers, Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are back with a brand new 10-track masterpiece in the form of their fifth full-length album, Abyss. Lifted by the urgent, breathtaking vocals of frontwoman Brittney Slayes, on Abyss, the band re-cements themselves as an unequalled, undeniable metallic force with their strongest album to date.

Watch > Jarreau Vandal Shares Animated Video For ‘Nothing Nice’ > ft Kojey Radical & Gaidaa

With over 650,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and a host of energetic DJ sets performed across the world, Amsterdam based producer and DJ Jarreau Vandal has been meticulously honing his sound beyond his home-city of Amsterdam. New single ‘Nothing Nice’ sees Jarreau link up with East London Rapper Kojey Radical and rising Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa, the lead track from Jarreau Vandal’s upcoming EP ‘Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within’, released 3rd July on Hear This Records, available for pre-order here. Today Jarreau shares the tracks clever animated video, created by Spanish director Frankie De Leonardis during lockdown, showing an animated Jarreau in isolation with virtual features from Gaidaa and Kojey Radical, watch it here.

Starpainter’s ‘Bury Me By My Family’ Out Now!

The band hope that people feel a sense of human connection when they listen to Bury Me by My Family. This album was a labour of love – love for one another, love for the music, love for friends and families. Starpainter wanted to make an album of love and admiration for the people they’re close to, while also wading into the complexities and difficulties of being close with people.

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