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Dennis Ellsworth shares “Step Into The Light” featuring Reeny Smith

Charlottetown, PEI songwriter Dennis Ellsworth shares a reimagined version of his song “Step Into The Light,” featuring a powerful vocal performance by Reeny Smith. The song hails from Common Senselessness, a five song companion project to Ellsworth’s critically praised 2019 album Common Senseless, releasing June 26.

PREMIERE – Dennis Ellsworth releases “Step Into The Light” featuring Reeny Smith


Dojo Cuts play Soul Music. Roxie Ray’s voice resonates profoundly. Her tones are filled with the sounds of heartache, the feeling of hope, first love. The band dig deep into soul music to assemble the perfect vehicle for the delivery of this sonic imagery. All together this is the real deal making classic, timeless music that will perpetually speak to generations to come.

Get Away with Wish Master’s double video for ‘Mindfulness’ & ‘Far Away’

Grabbing the bull by the horns, Wish Master has returned with the first visuals from his third album The Bull (The Best Underrated Living Legend), a cohesive eleven-track project showcasing Wish Master’s fine-tuned skills and perspectives.

It features verses from Jordan Nathaniel, CW Jones, Scarboy and a strong variety of producers such as Van Dam, Hozay, Chimera and Luke Niya.

Lori McKenna’s “Good Fight” debuts today

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, The Balladeer is McKenna’s most personal album to date featuring songs that reflect firsthand on her relationships with her children, husband and family. Following this theme, McKenna wrote the majority of the album alone except for three tracks written with Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose—a group collectively known as the Love Junkies.

Crystal Gayle Joins All-Star Irish Lineup For New Single “May The Road Rise – A New Dawn”

“I love Nathan Carter and his music,” says Crystal Gayle. “I was honored when he asked me and some very special friends to be a part of this wonderful song that he wrote with John Farry. Over the years I have had many amazing trips to Ireland and made many friends there. The Irish people are so warm and welcoming. I am happy to help out in these troubled times.”

Music Icon Daryl Hall Is The Latest Guest Star On The Fred Minnick Show

Music icon Daryl Hall of Daryl Hall & John Oates and the television show Live From Daryl’s House joins author and bourbon authority Fred Minnick by phone for the new episode of The Fred Minnick Show podcast, available this Friday, June 12. Hall and Minnick sampled unique and sometimes rare whiskeys from around the U.S. while discussing Hall’s music career, including a new album in the works, life in general and each of their struggles with Lyme disease.

Minnick explains, “Daryl Hall is such an icon. I don’t think you can walk a block in New York City without hearing a Hall & Oates song. But what a lot of people don’t know about this rock icon is that Daryl’s palate is unbelievable. On his show, Live From Daryl’s House, he breaks out some good wines. On this episode of the podcast, Daryl and I sipped some great whiskeys, talked about his career and our mutual nemesis–Lyme Disease. It was a great interview, and I love Daryl’s approach to whiskey.“

Music Icon Daryl Hall Is The Latest Guest Star On The Fred Minnick Show

Flikka Shares New Track “Stop Me From” || Out Now On Blue Flowers

Produced by Leon Michels aka El Michels Affair, Flikka explains the inspiration behind the song: “I wrote this song while going through a difficult time,” the artist explains. “I had a lot of anxiety and regret and I couldn’t sleep. I remember calling up my father in the middle of the night asking what to do with the state I was in. He told me to pick up my guitar and so I did, and this song happened. This was the first song I wrote for the Flikka project and its really about looking for love in the wrong places. It’s one of my most personal songs, which makes it hard to talk about. Sometimes you trust people who you shouldn’t trust. It’s kind of funny how some people can treat you like shit and make you feel guilty about it.”


The DIY style video was shot by Mishaal’s cousin Sultan Tamer and his colleague Sam Schrag and shows Mishaal’s life throughout quarantine.

Mishaal previously released his breakout single “Friends” ft. Powfu last month. “Friends” was the first offering of new music from Mishaal in 2020, following his first release “Arabian Knights” from last year.

BEDSORE: “Brains On The Tarmac” From Italian Death Metal Crew Now Playing

BEDSORE’s Hypnagogic Hallucinations was mixed and mastered by Marco S. (Malokarpatan, Mayhem, Thulsa Doom, Demonomancy) and features guest vocals/synth from Giorgio Trombino (Assumption Haemophagus) on the track “Cauliflower Growth.” The record’s artwork and layout illustrations were handled by T. Ketola (Dead Congregation, Necros Christos, Teitanblood), the layout completed with logo artwork by Samu Salovaara (Krypts, Triumvir Foul) and photography by Void Revelations (Urfaust, Tchnorbog, King Dude).

Ella Isaacson and Gallant Release Undeniable “Expectations (R3HAB Remix)” Today

“Expectations” has been widely praised by anyone who listens, landing in New Music Friday in 5 territories (US, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Gulf) and racking up nearly 300,000 streams in 3 weeks. While the lyrics and underlying theme stay true to the original, the track is revamped to create an upbeat, unstoppable bop. On the track, Ella’s electrified voice bounces with the snaps and snares as she recalls, “believe me I had different expectations too”. Adding in the reality and hardships of a relationship, Ella’s calls are met with Gallant’s falsetto vocals and transparent lyrics. The two intertwine their experiences to create a heart wrenching and honest track that highlights recognizing and accepting the changes within relationships and in yourself, while R3HAB adds a new uplifting, summer anthem touch that is hard to resist.

Tracy Lawrence Showcases the Character of The American Cowboy In The Acoustic Video of His Hit Single “When The Cowboy’s Gone”

The acoustic video of “When The Cowboy’s Gone” was shot at the John Hunt Auditorium at The University of Georgia Tifton Campus, prior to social distancing guidelines.

21-year-old pop singer BATHSHEBA shares infectious new single “Hit ‘N’ Run”

The child of a Danish mother and Nigerian father, BATHSHEBA grew up writing songs. She remembers writing down her first lyrics to a full song at the age of 11, when she needed an outlet for issues at home. The troubles at home caused BATHSHEBA to move out at the age of 16 – and that’s when music became her number one priority. Over the next few years she went into numerous sessions with different producers to explore and pin down her own unique sound.

Kenny Roby To Release ‘The Reservoir’ On Aug. 7 // First Single “History Lesson” Out Today

Kenny Roby knew from the start there would be a lot to say for his first solo album in seven years, the emotionally and musically expansive ‘The Reservoir,’ due August 7 from Royal Potato Family. So much had changed in his world and the world at large since his stately 2013 LP, ‘Memories & Birds,’ an exquisite reflection on the experiences and apprehensions of crossing over 40. Roby was now 48. He had been sober for half his adult life. Both his kids, now in their 20s, had left home. After more than two decades together, he and his wife had decided to split up. Roby’s iconic alt-country band 6 String Drag had reunited for runs of spirited shows and two barreling, wise rock ‘n’ roll records. And then, of course, there was the wider social upheaval of the last decade. Indeed, there was plenty to process for a new collection of songs.


Reaching for next level rock superstardom on his own terms, rising genre-defying force and one of 2020’s most exciting breaking artists, Tyla Yaweh returns with a brand new single entitled “Tommy Lee” featuring Post Malone today.


Following the success of his recently released EP, 800 B.C., Fivio Foreign returns with the new energetic visual for “Issa Vibe”. In true Fivio Foreign fashion, watch as he becomes the life of the party and turns up in the video –

Experimental artist Jasmine Dreame Wagner releasing single “All the King’s Horses” on Juneteenth

NY-based experimental musician, artist and poet Jasmine Dreame Wagner releasing debut EP Switchblade Moon June 26th, via National Gold Music Publishing!

Her new single “All the King’s Horses” will be released on Juneteenth, and proceeds from the single and the EP will be donated to Black Lives Matter and
Cave Canem Foundation.


Today, Grammy® Award-winner and Tony® and Emmy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author Sara Bareilles releases “Little Voice.” Released via Loud Robot – an independent music label out of J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot – and Epic Records, the track stands out as the official theme song from the forthcoming Apple original series, Little Voice, debuting globally Friday July 10, 2020, on Apple TV+. Not only did she write and record new songs for the Official Soundtrack, but she also serves as an executive producer alongside J.J. Abrams and Jessie Nelson.

RAGE Reveals New Line-Up and Releases New Single/Video!

Rage are back from the Corona crisis with a double bang: as had already been rumoured behind the scenes, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez has left the band. To replace him, vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner has welcomed two new stringsmen to the Rage fold. New addition Stefan Weber (ex-Axxis) was introduced to the public at the METAL HAMMER online show in early May, now the band has presented its second new member, Jean Bormann (formerly Angelic, Rage & Ruins). Alongside Peavy, drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos continues to be part of the group’s permanent line-up. Peavy: “We’ve wanted for some time for Rage to be a quartet again, with two guitarists the way we operated back in the days of Black In Mind and End Of All Days. After Marcos had returned to Tenerife and consequently was no longer available, I used this opportunity to enlist two young guitarists.”

Kenny Roby To Release ‘The Reservoir’ On Aug. 7

Neal Casal thought so. In the Spring of 2019, Roby started sending these latest songs to his old pal, who had emerged as a top-tier guitarist with the likes of Willie Nelson and Chris Robinson. Roby’s new reflections clicked for Casal, especially the way he seemed to stare down age, addiction and anxiety and push toward something like acceptance. Casal agreed to produce these songs.



Toosii says, “I always wanted to explore my directing skills, so it was a GREAT FEELING to bring my vision to light, and connect the ‘Love Cycle’ and ‘Mercedez’ videos.”


“You gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N*gga. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I’m gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right. We proved them wrong. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change….That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods.” – @YG instagram

Riot Ten Releases Urgent EP “Hype Or Die: Emergence”

Bass heavyweight Riot Ten flexes his versatility on the 7-track EP, Hype Or Die: Emergence, premiered today via This Song Is Sick. Featuring a VIP mix of festival anthem “Rail Breaker” and collaborations alongside DIESEL (aka Shaquille O’Neal), Whales and Bok Nero, the EP presents a mature palette of sounds, blending future bass, hardstyle and Latin instrumentation amongst his signature dubstep drops.

VANESSA ZAMORA slows it down with new – “psilocibina – (full moon version)”

Psychedelic pop star, songwriter and producer from Tijuana, Vanessa Zamora, returns with a reimagined laid-back rendition of her last release titled ” psilocibina (full moon version) “. LISTEN HERE. The rhythmic synths, moody tones and mellow notes transform the sonic colors from a once vibrant palette to a full moon mellifluous arrangement. OUT NOW on Cosmica Artists!

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Christian Lee Hutson’s New Phoebe Bridgers-Produced LP ‘Beginners’ Out Now (ANTI- Records)

Christian Lee Hutson’s new album Beginners—produced by Phoebe Bridgers—arrived in stores late last month via ANTI- Records, and the album has been garnering acclaim and highlights from outlets including NPR Music (‘New Music Friday’), Pitchfork, Uproxx, Paste, and more. Early singles “Get The Old Band Back Together,” “Talk,” and “Lose This Number” have also caught additional attention from Stereogum, The FADER, Guitar World, and Brooklyn Vegan, among others.

Big Black Delta Shares “Canary” Video Via NME

Big Black Delta (Jonathan Bates) has shared the latest video “Canary” off of his upcoming LP, 4. An explosive synth heavy track, “Canary” is filled with electronically fluid sounds creating a dream-like state. “Canary” offers yet another completely different style compared to the past singles of 4. These disparate sounds from Bates offer yet another glimpse into the unparalleled capacity Bates holds as an artist. The video for “Canary” premiered exclusively with NME.

Listen to Big Black Delta’s ominously psychedelic new single ‘Canary’

DMV Teenager YungManny Shares the Exuberant Video for “XD”

Radiating joy with each offbeat bar, YungManny is in love with the art of rapping. Gleefully talking smack, Manny shares “XD,” his chaotic new video. An anarchic trap banger with thumping piano and flute fanfares, YungManny goes wild on “XD,” racing ahead of the beat to annihilate the opposition. In the video, Manny takes a job as a delivery driver, enlisting his friends to deliver packages around the neighborhood. Though the task might seem mundane, Manny’s natural exuberance can turn any situation into a party.