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New Music This Week – Norah Jones, Built to Spill, Jehnny Beth, and More

New Releases for June 12, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.


“El Jonson”, J. Álvarez sigue cambiando la industria y crea nuevo formato en como trabajar sus temas de manera independiente y orgánica. “Se Suponía” es el noveno sencillo de la serie “El Jonson” tema que viene acompañado de un audio video musical que ya esta disponible en YouTube. Siempre concentrado en su fanaticada y entregado en el estudio para seguir haciendo música de calidad, J. Alvarez sigue comprobando que es “El Dueño Del Sistema”.

LORD FINESSE Remixes And Reimagines Classic Motown Songs For Inspired New Album, Motown State Of Mind DUE JUNE 26 VIA MOTOWN/UMe

In true DJ style, the remixes will also be released as a 45 RPM box set on July 24 containing seven 7-inch records on black vinyl featuring the remixed version on Side A and the classic original on Side B. In support of the release, there will be digital activations throughout June including livestreams and IG live takeovers from Motown’s various handles.


Skip Marley alongside multi-platinum Grammy© Award-winning artist H.E.R. join Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series with a powerful performance of their #1 global smash “Slow Down,” followed by an inspirational medley during a time when so much change and inspiration is needed. Reaching from within his family’s legendary catalogue, Skip covers two songs by his iconic late grandfather, Bob Marley – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and the revolutionary anthem “Get Up, Stand Up.” To this day, Bob Marley’s music still functions as a universal call for political activism.

NeverWake Release New Single “Trapped Inside” via The Label Group/INgrooves

Hard Rock band NeverWake has released a brand new single titled “Trapped Inside” with an imaginative lyric video created by the band’s very own Johnny DiCarlo. The single will be released through The Label Group/INgrooves.

NeverWake is based in Pittsburgh PA with an international social media fan base of over 100,000 followers. The band’s previous single “Call Out My Name” was picked up and is in rotation internationally on many FM and digital radio stations.

TUK SMITH releases – Covers From The Quarantine

Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts was due to be opening act for Mötley Crüe stadium tour starting this month before it was postponed to 2021, however, despite this, Tuk is thrilled to announce the release of the new EP Covers From The Quarantine on 12th June 2020, via Better Noise Music.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic the music industry is now in flux, live performances are on hold, and the music community, as we know it, has been forced to adapt to these new challenges. Covers From The Quarantine is Tuk’s resilient contribution to the music community, throughout the quarantine period he kept creating new material and performing originals & covers for rock lovers with his bi-weekly live-streams.

For Skope: Mantrastic & Rechler fuse funk vocals and progressive house on “Waiting”

“Waiting,” a riding progressive house tune with elements of funk, which just dropped on Protocol. “Waiting” is their 3rd release on the label (after “Spread Love” and “Had Enough”).


Teyana Taylor delighted fans today with a very special announcement: her and husband Iman’s pregnancy with their second child. Teyana reveals the news in her new video for “Wake Up Love” featuring Iman, daughter Junie and a special guest. “Wake Up Love” is the latest in a string of singles from Teyana’s wildly-anticipated new album, THE ALBUM.


A man true to his word, the R&B General Tank has finally delivered his Worth The Wait EP at the request of his fans today. Continuing with the theme of keeping it simple, the piano-based four-song EP is an extension of his While You Wait EP (March release) with all songs written and produced by Tank. Focus track “For Mine” is a ballad that speaks to the truest sense of a relationship.

Tank Releases New EP ‘Worth The Wait’

Introducing alt-pop artist Shawn O’Donnell + debut single “Quicksand”

Today, Pennsylvania based singer-songwriter Shawn O’Donnell debuts his solo project with the new single “Quicksand.” Pop Dust premiered the track describing the sound as “Alt-rock fused with 808 trap beats.” O’Donnell’s background playing guitar in rock-oriented bands is melded with his love of pop sensibilities as the composition is slick and polished and the lyrics gritty and emotive.

Sammi Rae Releases Reggaton Single “Nunca”

With a vibe and a sound that brings to mind a sunset over an island bay, “Nunca” is a timeless tale about the perils of love. Once you really care about and trust someone, it seems like you are ultimately let down every time. Your kindness is taken advantage of, you are being taken for granted, and you end up getting hurt.

NY electronic artist Photay shares ‘Waking Hours’ LP in full

It’s 2020, and everyone is exhausted. Things are falling apart, and then there’s the day-to-day stress of just existing in the modern world. Screens are everywhere, we’re all tethered to our phones and social media; trying to keep up with it all seems just as impossible as unplugging altogether, especially when we’re all feeling that neverending push to always be productive—inspiration and motivation be damned.

Yves Lewis – Reggae Artist Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With Father’s Day Video Tribute “Papa Papa”

Two years into his serendipitous solo career, and just in time for Father’s Day, producer, label owner, recording artist and son, Yves Lewis is releasing a reggae video tribute to his father, Jacob, “Papa Papa.” Including Yves, Jacob Lewis fathered 22 children…20 with his wife Julienne.

Yves says, “My father was a small scale farmer…he was illiterate. ‘Yves go to school and do you homework,’ he would say, recognizing the importance of education.”


American Songwriter premiered the video and said “Spotify’s New Music Fridays have been a main source for discovering new talent since it began…that’s where pop auteur Emmanuel Franco was found as his latest single “Broken Man” gained over 100,000 streams and counting since it was released in late April, thanks to the mellow gold of the Los Angeles-based artist’s distinctive sound.. surely appealed to younger fans weaned on Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi and their John Mayer loving parents alike.”

Daily Discovery: Emmanuel Franco Is Anything But a “Broken Man”

Chancha Via Circuito & El Búho – ‘El Mago Georges’ (Official video)

Pleamar (Spanish for high tide) is the first collaborative release between Chancha Vía Circuito and El Búho for Wonderwheel Recordings, and stands as one of the most refreshing EP’s within the Latin American downtempo electronic genre.

On this release the vision of both artists is united as one. This unity is reflected through “Real Fun, Wow!”‘s artwork, presenting an image of a centered eye, reminiscent of historic drawings from tide studies. The representation of Earth, with a central circle surrounded by two ellipsoids that rotate and align in perfect harmony, mirrors the meeting of the two producers, the moment when the seawater reaches its apex and Pleamar occurs.

Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic releases new single benefitting Black Lives Matter

Today, Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli kicks off his solo career with the release of his brand new single, “Together”. The artist, producer, songwriter, and saxophonist seamlessly balances his role in one of the 21st century’s most prominent and prolific electronic music groups with instrumental jazz, covering an unprecedented sonic scope.

In “Together”, over a heavenly hum and sparse piano, he wails on the saxophone with a combination of eloquent phrasing and raw emotion.

KHOST: UK Industrial Metal Duo Releases Video For “Yellow Light” Featuring Stephen Mallinder; Buried Steel Out Now On Cold Spring

Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo KHOSThas released a video for “Yellow Light,” a track from their fourth album, Buried Steel, out now through Cold Spring. The song features Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and Wrangler, who also appears in the new video for the track.

San Francisco Indie/Power Pop Band Cocktails Releasing New Album ‘Catastrophic Entertainment’ on July 1st

San Francisco power-pop band Cocktails will release their third album ‘Catastrophic Entertainment,’ on July 1st via Berlin-based Alien Snatch! Records and their own imprint Wizards & Potions Records.


South Florida progressive metal band NOM∀DIC continues the unveiling of their long-awaited debut full-length album, “Euphoria,” that’s due out July 10th via Forerunner Recordings. Today, the band has released a new untitled song, “_______//” (Feat. Gamby), which shows a different side to their sound with soft, subtle piano driven verses and choruses that lead to a burst of tech prog metal as a finishing touch. NOM∀DIC’s upcoming album can be pre-ordered now at store.nomvdic.com.


Newly formed punk-hardcore band BARFBAG aren’t mencing words. The trio, made up of industry veteran David Bason (vocals) with Brian Viglione (THE DRESDEN DOLLS, THE VIOLENT FEMMES, NINE INCH NAILS) on drums and Kenny Carkeet (AWOLNATION) on guitar and production, has taken aim at the President in their latest, seething song, “Pornocracy.” On the eve of the Reality Star’s birthday, they’re brazenly calling out his hypocrisy, lies and total lack of empathy he’s displayed through his term in office. At a time when the country is spiralling into chaos with no real leadership, music with purpose and a voice for revolution and change has never been more vital. BARFBAG is here to lead the charge.

Canadian psych folk/darkwave artist Ora Cogan shares hypnotic “Skull” video

Ora Cogan is a multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter based in Victoria B.C. She is known for her singular voice and cinematic compositions. While migrating between several cities and towns over the past decade, she has released seven albums and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America.


‘BLOW’ touches on his personal battles with mental health, depression and drug abuse. An artist who finds his groove between the likes of Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi and Dev Hynes, ROSA offers listeners insight on the man behind the music.

Ulrik Munther reconnects with his inner child on ‘C’est La Vie’

With his highly-anticipated new album set to arrive later this fall, Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ulrik Munther now returns to deliver the record’s third offering ‘C’est La Vie’.

Following on from his previously shared singles ‘Gloom’ and ‘Man In Need’, C’est La Vie’ looks to showcase his brighter and more uplifting side. With a blend of soaring production and his own warm and wistful persona, his newest delight captivates us with a broad and euphoric disposition that sees him look to reconnect with his own child’s spirit.

Up and Coming Florida Rapper BROKEASF Releases New Song And Video For “Glock In The Lake” Today

Budding rapper, Brokeasf shares his latest track “Glock In The Lake” with an accompanying video today on Cinematic Music Group. On the tenacious song, the Jacksonville, FL artist showcases his ultra-quick flow, paired with his hard-hitting delivery on top of a tropical beat. “‘Glock In The Lake’ is a real-life situation…this is something I’ve been through. The music speaks for itself” says the rising lyricist of the song.

Niko Brim joins forces with 93-year old social impact leader Opal Lee to get Juneteenth federally recognized

Niko Brim, hip-hop artist, producer, and social impact leader, lifts the veil of centuries of oppression with a powerful new visual for his single, “Hard to Believe.” It’s part of his mission to implore black and brown youth to reclaim their narratives and make Juneteenth a federally recognized holiday.