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moe. to release first album in six years on June 26

moe. is celebrating its milestone 30th anniversary year with the release of their long awaited new album – the groundbreaking jam band’s first studio LP in more than six years. THIS IS NOT, WE ARE arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, June 26 and will see a physical release later in the year; pre-orders for a number of limited edition 30th anniversary and new album merchandise exclusives are available now.

New video : Revenge of the Truence – H1N1 [12″ Vinyl available]

The Revenge of the Truence new project “H1N1” is centralized around a different kind of illness and disorder. To this day in many inner city communities, young men and woman are plagued by poor education, lack of resource and dilapidated buildings. Along with other variables environments are created in which the general population have an inability to advance from. Muggz & Tay Dayne challenge this normality with their Endemic Emerald produced project.

The Lagoons – New song “So Did I”

“So Did I” is a love song about the strength of the connection between a mother and a daughter versus the strength of the love of two partners. It’s about the transition of growing up and finding someone to create your own family with – leaving home, finding love, and the evolution of that happening all over again.

Gibson Frank Hannon “Love Dove” Available Worldwide

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future generations. Gibson is proud to announce a new acoustic collaboration with Frank Hannon, the acclaimed solo artist, guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the multi-platinum band TESLA. The new Frank Hannon “Love Dove” acoustic guitar marks Frank’s first signature guitar in his 35-year music career and is now available worldwide at all Authorized Gibson Dealers.

PHARMACOSE Releases Official Music Video for “The Clearing;”

Jacksonville, FL Alternative Rock Band PHARMACOSE has released the official music video for “The Clearing.” Directed by Kurt St. Thomas, “The Clearing” is a psychologically introspective, punk infused track off of the band’s new EP, Prescription Fiction, Vol 1, out now via Silent Majority Group.

PHARMACOSE Releases Official Music Video for “The Clearing”

Long-Running Jersey City Rock Heroes THE MILWAUKEES To Release Sixth Album “The Calling” August 21 via Mint 400

The Milwaukees’ double decade longevity has produced a tight, modern rock record that glistens with melodic narrative and earworm-worthy, stand-alone fist-in-the air singles. The Calling unfolds as a collection of honest song-writing and strong musicianship. The album track listing kicks opens with the compelling single “No Way Out” and moves through the opening breath of “Falling,” the swagger of “Stay Gold” and rousing stompers like the driving “Mother Mary” and expansive “Proud of Me,” to earnest numbers like “Wild at Heart” and “Highwire,” ending with the plaintive title track “The Calling.”

DYLYN Drops New Single “Call Me What You Want”

DYLYN is Gwendolyn Lewis. With a father of British descent, a mother from the Chinese Mainland, and growing up on the outskirts of Toronto on a musical diet of Led Zeppelin and Blondie, DYLYN released her 80’s synth-rock infused debut EP Sauvignon In a Kimono (Home/Nettwerk) in 2018. Since its release, the lead single has quietly amassed an impressive YouTube profile – over 100 million streams.

American Songwriter Premieres XIXA’s “El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)” Music Video

While many tend to associate southern Arizona with lush golf courses and well-to-do snowbirds, there’s another, older side of Western culture there that is still alive and well. Yes, despite the fact that it’s been around 100 years since the automobile brought about the end of the Wild West, the spirit of the cowboys, sheriffs and bandits lives on in the river rock taverns and smoky saloons which cover the desert from Phoenix all the way down to Mexico.

XIXA Paves The Way For The New Southwest On Cover Of “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)”

Swiss Heavy-Rockers Snurfu shared new music video “No Fucks Given”

About six years after their debut full-length effort ‘Play This Game’, Snurfu members got back in studio on Fall 2019 to record their sophomore album ‘Round Two’, to be released in the coming months on CD, LP & Digital.

J. Douglas Wright – “Birds N Butterflies”

“Birds N Butterflies” is about finding refuge in God during unbearable circumstances. The darkness of life can be overwhelming, yet hope, strength, and peace can be found in the midst of it all. The song is inspired by Isaiah 40:31—”But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”; Philippians 4:7—”And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds”; and Matthew 11:28—”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened down, and I will give you rest”.

Zephaniah OHora Announces New Album ‘Listening To The Music’

Traditional country singer/songwriter Zephaniah OHora has announced his highly anticipated second studio album, ‘Listening To The Music,’ will be released August 28 on Last Roundup Records. Written and recorded in his adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY, the 12-track collection is proof positive that great country music can come from anywhere. Produced by Neal Casal, who would tragically pass away not long after mixing was completed, the collection fuses timeless twang with modern sensibilities, tipping its cap to the likes of Merle Haggard and Gram Parsons as it explores a distinctly urban, 21st century landscape through a classic country lens. The album’s first single, “All American Singer,” (listen/share), features the legendary Mickey Raphael on harmonica, as it celebrates music’s ability to bridge generations and politics, race and religion.

GEO & GLD Combine Genres on New Noise Debut “Do It Like This”

Rising producers GEO & GLD make their New Noise debut with “Do It Like This,” an uptempo track that seamlessly combines hard dance drops with trap and breakbeat influences.


Los Angeles trio Distant Cousins released an intimate live performance video of “Angelina” on The Bluegrass Situation earlier this week. Originally released in 2018, this new acoustic revision has drawn comparisons to folk-pop peers The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers from Glide Magazine. It will be included on their forthcoming visual album Here & Now, available June 26th on Jullian Records.

Watch a beautiful video for Ezra Feinberg’s “Palms Up”

Featuring Tortoise’s John McEntire on percussion, it’s out June 26th on Related States and you can pre-order it now via Bandcamp with all sales of the digital album being donated to The Bail Project, a nationwide bail fund combating mass incarceration at the front end of the system.

Cooper Phillip – Entitled “Not Perfect”

Cooper Phillip has garnered acclaim from the likes of Hollywood Life, Earmilk and PopDust to name a few. She is also known as an Instagram influencer and has gone viral on Spotify and YouTube, receiving over 10 million streams to date.

STREAM: Wray shares focus track ‘Blank World’ + new dream-pop album!

Fantasy and science-fiction are often treated as an escape from reality, but in the heart of those fantastic worlds lie prescient truths about our world. On the other side of that coin, some of the world’s greatest aesthetic beauty comes in the form of raw science. The new album from Birmingham, Alabama’s WRAY vibrates at the intersection of those dichotomies and others—hope and pessimism, wild and composed, joy and pain. There is no light without dark, no dark without light, a concept which birthed the dual record Stream of Youth / Blank World.


Today, Compton rapper Problem shares the music video for his Coffee & Kush Vol 1 album track “Lamborghini.” On the hard-hitting Miles Rose and DJ Kai produced track, Problem delves into the issues and misunderstandings that arise out of jealousy, be it over women or Italian luxury sports cars alike. The JoshyGonz directed visual shows that even a 5-year-old boy will go to ridiculous lengths for a Lamborghini. Although with some guidance and communication, these misunderstands can be cleared up, friendships restored and most importantly, lives saved.

Kestrels’ new single (feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) and Skope Mag?

Largely written on the sofa of Ash’s Tim Wheeler, and recorded with John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Alvvays, Kurt Vile, Cyndi Lauper), Dream or Don’t Dream is a vulnerable and open record from Chad Peck, who is also a high school English teacher, focusing on life’s insecurities and being totally honest about one’s flaws. Recorded mostly to tape and using over 100 guitar pedals and mainly vintage and boutique gear, the album is nostalgic and soaring, with plenty of nods to Superchunk, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr., with whom Kestrels have also shared the stage.

Intelligent Music Project V “Life Motion” Featuring members of Rainbow, Toto, Asia and River Hounds

In these interesting times, when life puts a forced pause on us, most of all we need to lift our spirits, to feel alive. “Life Motion” is the fifth studio album of “Intelligent Music Project.” And this time in the band led by Milen Vrabevski, MD (author and producer) there are big world names – the drummer and co-producer of the release Simon Phillips, as well as the vocalists John Payne (ex-Asia) and Richard Grisman (River Hounds). Ronnie Romero, a singer who became famous for joining Rainbow in 2015, made his debut in it. And when we add respected Bulgarian musicians to this stellar team, it becomes quite clear that high class is being pursued at IMP.

NEW VIDEO: Clay G Drops Video for “No Idiot”

Dallas based reggae artist Clay G is proud to announce his debut reggae album, Forged in Fyah, which is due out today. The first single “God Army” is out now featuring GRAMMY award winning artist Peetah Morgan (of Morgan Heritage) and Tony B, resulting in an uplifting reggae jam, rooted in spirtual lyrics and positive messages. Many notable artists are also featured on Clay G’s album including Lutan Fyah, Fanton Moja, Jah Sun, Benjah, Nikki Burt, Lion Fyah, Natural Vybz, Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds and more. The album also includes a stellar cast of producers including Small Axe Production’s & DubTonic Kru as well as local Dallas based producers O.Z. and Tony B.

TRIAL: Dystopian UK Thrash Act To Release Debut EP In July; “Colony Of Trial” Now Playing

Newly formed UK dark thrash outfit TRIAL has completed work on their first recorded output, which arrives in these times of chaos in the form of 1.

TRIAL was formed in 2020 through a shared vision: dystopian, vistas shrouded in acid precipitation, deformed jagged remnants of superstructures, and humanity rising up in scattered, intent hordes. Both members have weathered the storms of thrash/speed/industrial metal through the decades and are hellbent on creating a vision which transmogrifies equal parts ’79, ’86, and the turmoil of recent times.

Cambatta “Bones of Osiris” (New Video & Single)

Amidst the chaotic and perilous events currently shaking the globe, Cambatta presents “Bones of Osiris” an unapologetic, epigrammatic, street dissertation over a sinister composition Produced by New York beatsmith Chup” and the 2nd single to the upcoming album LSD dropping 7.21.2020. “When I wrote this song, the moment I heard the beat I was inspired to write something that was wickedly witty yet motivational in a revolutionary sense. This song represents frustration and aggression but also knowledge of self and eagerness to nullify in the burning hunger in my soul.” -Cambatta

Avicii Experience – opening in Stockholm in 2021

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 9, 2020; Avicii Experience is a tribute museum opening to fans and the public in Stockholm, Sweden, next year. Avicii Experience will be an intensively emotional tribute to one of the true icons of modern popular culture.

Avicii Experience will be an immersive interactive exhibition that will bring its visitors closer to the artist Avicii and the person Tim Bergling. The audience will follow Tim’s journey from a reclusive music nerd to a celebrated superstar, from his boyhood room where it all started to the Los Angeles studio where the biggest hits were created. The museum will include memorabilia, unseen photos and video, plus published and unpublished music.

AV Experience

Jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels captures the heart of another Brazilian great

“It’s jazz, it’s beauty and it opens the heart.” That is how six-time GRAMMY-nominated horn player Eddie Daniels describes his forthcoming album, “Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins.” Slated to drop July 31 on Resonance Records, the new collection is the second chapter in a trilogy devoted to iconic Brazilian composers and the follow up to the 2018 GRAMMY-nominated “Heart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti.” Both albums were produced by the series’ conceptualizer George Klabin.

Daniels, who is best known as a clarinetist and tenor saxophonist accomplished in both jazz and classical music, has a long history of playing Brazilian and Latin music. However, he admitted to “being kind of a dummy about the specific great Brazilian composers that I was about to tackle when George approached me with the idea for the trilogy, but I have this clave (Afro-Cuban groove) in my body as much as anyone because I just love this music so much.”

Fyah Foiall Drops New Single “Energy” 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. Having announced his album pre-order with the single ‘Nobody’, he follows up in quick succession with the high octane “Energy” which is available now via Easy Star Records.

Fyah Foiall Drops New Single “Energy” With Easy Star Records

Eliot Ness “Mary Jane” New Single! Produced By: Bruce Bang

Heather Mae and Crys Matthews – Entitled “6 Feet Apart”

The two are joining forces once again to VIRTUALLY spread their message of social-justice, hope and love from coast to coast as The Singing OUT Tour, a celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride! During this difficult time of social distancing, it is imperative that LGBTQ+ people and our allies gather to lift one another up and bask in the power and beauty of our resilient community! We may not be able to physically gather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our stories and our people. We don’t give up – we adapt!

SIMPLEFAST Lyrics & Official Video From The Latest Album ‘Eternal’

It’s been a tough time in recent months but Greek modern metal group Simplefast have kept themselves busy backing up the release of their latest album Eternal (Sliptrick Records – February 21st, 2020) with two video releases. First up was the official video for the dynamic track The Liar’s Truth and this was quickly followed by the excellent lyrics video for Nero Reborn. Check both videos out below.

Boston Is 2020’s 10th Best City for Gamers – WalletHub Study

With the gaming industry projected to bring in $159 billion globally this year as more people stay inside during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Cities for Gamers, as well as accompanying videos.

Fifi Rong – ‘Love Yourself First’

Rising UK star Fifi Rong stakes yet another case for being one of the country’s most vital artists of our time with her latest single “Love Yourself First”. Tapping into the emotional energy of our current climate, the new single toys with themes of self-doubt and inner-confidence with its moving production and faint, tender lyrics that are sung in both Chinese and English, expressing Fifi’s multicultural heritage. The song’s unique blend of affective pop, and experimental lucid R&B brings her into an elite league of paradigm-pushing, Avant-pop female artists. Unparalleled, Fifi’s singular hybridised style is built on the music from both of her cultural backgrounds, intertwined with a fine understanding of contemporary sounds, thus making “Love Yourself First” poignant, fresh, and belonging to a genre of music that is entirely her own.

The Dalai Lama to Release First Album ‘Inner World’ on July 6th

It has been announced that Khandro Music will release a unique album of mantras and teachings by TheDalai Lama set to music, entitled Inner World. Released to honor his 85th birthday celebrations on July 6th, 2020, the album will be a great dedication to the decades of his vision and work for world peace and educating the heart.

When asked why he accepted the request to make the album, he answered, “The very purpose of my life is to serve as much as I can.” He also added, “Music can help people in a way that I can’t.”

Jerry Joseph Premieres “Full Body Echo” Video with Relix

Relix premieres the video for “Full Body Echo”, the second single off Jerry Joseph’s Patterson Hood produced album, The Beautiful Madness, with Drive-By Truckers, credited as The Stiff Boys, as the band.

Video Premiere: Jerry Joseph “Full Body Echo”

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