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Award-winning singer-songwriter Jenny Bruce aka GHOSTE releases new music video “Brick by Brick”

Internationally acclaimed, multiple-award-winning singer-songwriter, Jenny Bruce, introduces her new artistic identity, GHOSTE. Today, she releases her new single “Brick by Brick”, a defiant declaration of grit and resilience. The track is from her new album, GHOSTE, produced by Matt Anthony, who has worked with Pat Monahan of Train, Darius Rucker, Shinedown, among other major artists. GHOSTE is set to release on October 31, 2020.

Langston Francis – “Waste My Time” out everywhere now

“Written with multi-Platinum songwriter Neil Ormandy (James Arthur, Bebe Rexha, Liam Payne) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Martin Wave (Chloe Lilac), it’s the sound of the endless summer after high school graduation when everyone is still young but finally trying new things — exciting and terrifying.”

TODAY Singer/Songwriter Eliot Bronson Shares “Empty Spaces” Via Atwood Magazine

The song, which Atwood Magazine describes as “A vulnerable, intimate expression of grief and isolation, loss and longing, Eliot Bronson’s “Empty Spaces” dives into the bittersweet depths of emotional experience with humility, honesty, grace, and sadness” fits perfectly into the tapestry of the album, which was written during a period of tumult — including the breakup of a 10-year relationship, the end of an engagement, and a move from his adopted home of Atlanta to his current headquarters in Nashville. The collection is about loss, redemption, the places we leave, and the homes we make for ourselves. More importantly, it’s an album about starting again and it’s Bronson’s sharpest songwriting to date.

Premiere: Eliot Bronson’s “Empty Spaces” and the Intimate Depths of Isolation

NEWS: Heidi Newfield sets new release date, Aug. 28, for ‘The Barfly Sessions’ album

Singer-songwriter-harpist Heidi Newfield has teamed with musical instrument manufacturer Hohner Music to host Hohner’s United in Sounds, Live from the Heidaway. Today, Tuesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. CT, Heidi will join Hohner’s United in Sound live session host, Derek Frank, for a special livestream performance. Heidi will host Hohner’s live stream sessions on a bi-weekly basis leading up to the release date of her album, The Barfly Sessions, set for release on August 28, 2020.

Seattle’s Glorybots Ready New LP + Share First Single “Wrong”

Out in the vastness of space, hurtling through billions of miles of unexplored emptiness, you can just make out the sounds of the intergalactic pop circuits of Glorybots. Or you could, if there was anybody out there to hear the swirling musical impulses of terrestrial noisemaker Jalal Andre, the architect behind Glorybots’ sci-fi landscapes and cosmic rock riffs. The Seattle-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been dismantling a legion of sounds for well over 20 years, spending a good deal of that time with Washington State indie rockers Echo Texture. And while he found a welcoming haven for his brisk riffs and emotionally driven lyricism within the band, there were times when his creativities led him down stranger and darker avenues of melodic abstraction.

Premiere: GloryBots “Wrong”

Neil Young Archives/Hi Res Streaming added to BluOS devices

Lenbrook International, developer of the BluOS hi-res wireless premium distributed audio and music management platform, proudly announced the integration of the Neil Young Archives (NYA), the high-resolution, studio-quality streaming online archive of famed Canadian-born rock icon, Neil Young, into the BluOS platform.

Seattle-based Society of the Silver Cross Release Video for The Eerie, Dark Goth-Rock Anthem “Dissolve and Merge,”

“Seattle, Washington’s Society of the Silver Cross’s has just released a new video for their latest single, “Dissolve and Merge,” off their debut full-length album, 1 Verse. An epic musical journey crossing over to mystical landscapes and otherworldly terrains, 1 Verse deals with concepts of life and death, shadows and light, and going beyond the veil. Consisting of songwriters Joe Reineke and Karyn Gold-Reineke, the duo score lush, bombastic, and ethereal layers of instrumentation with chant-like vocals at times. Their unique songwriting style is inspired by the textures and melodies of India, blending an ode to hypnosis with a touch of goth and twisted Americana. The sound has been described as “haunting, gothic Graceland,” “funeral home rock,” and even “yogic metal.” The 405 said that 1 Verse is “One of the year’s most unique and compelling debuts.”

Alukah (Stay Sick Recordings) Premiere “Burning Momentum” Home Video

Maryland Heavy Metal group Alukah has just released a brand new album in ‘Descending’ on Stay Sick Recordings. In the last week, the album hit Number 1 on the iTunes heavy metal music charts as well reached top 50 in the United States of all music! Continuing to keep the pace, the band has released a special music video for the track “Burning Momentum”


“Dreaming about things that I want, goals to achieve, the ups and downs of being a father, trying to find myself and find my voice in this music game. Also trying to concur the battles with my demons and whatever life throws my way.”

SY SMITH, The Queen Of Undergrouund Soul Releases Visuals For Album Title-Track “SOMETIMES A ROSE WILL GROW IN CONCRETE” (SRWGC)

Just like her most recent video “Camelot”, this latest was also shot in the East African nation of Tanzania and directed by her husband Shawn Carter Peterson. “We’d planned to shoot a visual for Camelot while we were vacationing, and we did that. But what I didn’t know was that Shawn was getting lots of extra footage so that he could make a second video too,” mentions Sy. “It was all a complete surprise to me when he showed me both videos after he was finished! I was in tears because both videos were just so beautiful!,” she adds.

Key Glock shares new video for “Son Of A Gun”

With his nimble flow and his punchlines that crash with thudding force, Key Glock was born to rap. Chronicling his history of flexing, Glock shares “Son Of A Gun,” his new video. Over Bandplay’s flurry of classical violins and thumping 808s, Glock lays down his case for rap supremacy over an uninterrupted verse: “I’ve been gettin’ paper, paper (Racks)/Made a whole M without a motherf*ckin’ major label, yeah (Racks)/They like, ‘Glock, you major’/I just set a new set of fours on a new Mercedes, uh (Yeah).” In the video, directed by Michael Artis, Glock rocks the mic in a spare room, with only the company of two bad violinists, as he flexes atop rose petals and in front of his own childhood photos. “Son Of A Gun” is the first video from Son Of A Gun, his new mixtape, which debuted at #37 on the Billboard 200.

Drakeo The Ruler shares lyric video for “Backflip Or Sumn”

Currently awaiting re-trial for a crime for which he was acquitted, Drakeo The Ruler isn’t going to let a miscarriage of justice prevent him from talking his smack. Showing off his unmatched pen game, Drakeo shares the animated lyric video for “Backflip Or Sumn,” his new single. Produced by JoogSZN, who recorded Drakeo’s vocal over the prison phone, “Backflip Or Sumn” takes aim at fakers who act tough on social media, but couldn’t last a minute in Drakeo’s shoes: “You a instafan/We double parked outside your house don’t be instigating/You an Insta hater/I told him take these head shots it’s gonna get you famous.” Directed and animated by @ThatGoodWork, the video brings Drakeo’s world of foreign cars and exotic dancers into stylish life.

“Careless” – A Revolution Song For Equal Rights And Justice by Confidence Survival

“”Careless” does not only address the situations but for the first time in a long time, it gives us solutions. Emphasized by the voice of one of our greatest leaders, it is an appropriate song for this time that we cannot miss out on.”

Detroit Institute Of Music Education (DIME) To Close

On March 16th 2020, as the COVID 19 lockdown began, and without prior notice to DIME Directors or senior management, Metropolitan State University of Denver unilaterally announced by email to all DIME students and faculty that they were ending the MSU Denver at DIME partnership agreement. Consequently, DIME has been forced to close its physical music education colleges DIME Detroit and DIME Denver.

Montréal’s Own Poirier to Release “Sim Bombei”

“Sim Bombei,” a collaboration with Montréal-based Mozambican artist Samito. The track fuses East African rhythms with electronic production and guitar riffs, while Samito carries the vocal melody.

Animal Scream – ‘Station to Station’ single

Animal Scream’s members grew up listening to plenty of Motown, and it peeks through occasionally in their music – not so much in sound, but in spirit. It’s a whimsical title, aimed to categorize the uncategorizable, and only slightly accurate when presented against the vast and varied sonic backdrop that comprises Animal Scream’s weird-pop sensibility. Sickels jokes: “If you put Prince, Roy Orbison, Thom Yorke, and Misfits-era Glenn Danzig on the show Twin Peaks and had them be the house band, that’s kind of what our album sounds like.”

Latenight Honeymoon’s new single ‘For Heaven’s Sake’

Latenight Honeymoon’s new single, For Heaven’s Sake, comes loaded with hope and positivity in a time where social distancing restrictions have brought our lives to a standstill. Not to be disheartened by current affairs, the band have used the situation we all find ourselves in as a positive, creating an inspired video made up of zoom video calls, fan-made dancing and lip-syncing, layered throughout with bedroom performances from the band.

The Streets Release New Single ‘I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him ft. Donae’O & Greentea Peng’

Mike Skinner has today released a new single; ‘I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him ft. Donae’o & Greentea Peng’, which is the second track to be unveiled from his forthcoming mixtape None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive. He explains, “This is a summer club song. Knowing that Donae’o is the king of UK Funky music – match made in heaven. Greentea Peng was the perfect foil for this, her melodies are unique and she’s wicked. I’ve spent the last 3 weeks working on the video for this one. It better be good”.