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Kenny Loggins to Appear on Jay Leno’s Garage on 6/17

Legendary singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will appear on an all-new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage this Wednesday, June 17, at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. In this episode, Kenny Loggins takes Jay Leno for a ride in a Porsche 365 replica that looks exactly like the one featured in Top Gun. For a preview of the episode, please visit:

Eliot Ness “Mary Jane” New Single

J.Kas x Ruell Drops Summer-Ready track ‘BonBon’.

Previously featured on J. Kas’ soulful/R&B jams, ‘Snapchat (Ain’t No Killing My Vibe)’ and ‘Cali Dreaming’, Ruell has branched out and released his debut solo single, ‘Tiffany’, where J.Kas returns the favour and features on the R&B/trap production.

NEWS: Cary Morin’s new album, ‘Dockside Saints. fuses native Americana with Cajun, Creole and Zydeco.

“I will show up with a dozen songs and turn these guys loose on them,” Cary Morin said.

It was a modest plan. But the results are far from modest. Dockside Saints is a spirited gumbo combining Zydeco, Cajun and Creole with generous portions of Piedmont blues and country, and dashes of gospel and folk. The mixture is spicy and soul-satisfying.

Cary Morin Releases “Nobody Gotta Know,” Reveals New Album

narou Shares ‘Deep End’ Single & Visuals

Vienna born, Berlin based songwriter and producer narou shares the first offering from his long awaited debut EP ‘GOOD COMPANY’ with the ‘Deep End’ single and video release, out Friday 12th June.

After a series of strong singles with acclaimed artists such as Bearcubs, iris and James Hersey and 6M+ streams, narou is giving his listeners a more intimate view into his universe. The EP ‘GOOD COMPANY’ is a love letter to all the people around him – and ‘Deep End’ is the first paragraph. It’s not just about the journey but more about who you travel with.

MALKA releases new single ‘A New World’

Scottish multi-instrumentalist MALKA has released the video for her new single ‘A New World’. A hopeful song that looks to a bright future, it features glimmering synths and percussion over a brooding bassline as MALKA’s vocals fly high within.

The animated video has been created during lockdown and features an innocent traveller lost at sea as wondrously ethereal happenings present themselves around her to result in a safe journey.

LIAR, FLOWER RELEASE NEW SINGLE – ‘i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’

Today, duo Liar, Flower (KatieJane Garside of Daisy Chainsaw, QueenAdreena, Ruby Throat and Chris Whittingham) announce the release of their latest single, ‘i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’ with an ethereal visual accompaniment, as well as a physical version of their recent album Geiger Counter, available from August 21st via One Little Independent Records.


The resurgent Lawson followed their comeback single ‘Lovers’ with last week’s captivating ‘Animals’. A modern take on ’80s-flavoured power-pop, the track made an immediate impression as it hit Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and picked up support from Popjustice, Radio 2 and Billboard.

Today! Go on “VACATION” with Geoff Westen

It’s been a rough year thus far. If you’re like most of us, you need a break from your life, you need a “Vacation.” Geoff Westen’s timely single and video from his album, I’M NOT CRAZY, is the perfect song to kick off the summer.

Thiago Nassif shares new single ‘Santa’

Speaking to them about the single, Nassif said, “The lyrics of this track were written by Fernanda Zerbini (visual artist) and I”, explains Nassif over email. “They came from notes she has in one of her sketchbooks.Her process of taking notes is very peculiar, she doesn’t use commas or punctuation. Whilst she is listening, she starts writing down the words that sound most interesting to her and ends up creating her own free-form narratives. So, I read her notes and started putting together the lyrics for “Santa”, changing things round a little bit whilst I was choosing the parts that I liked the most.

High Tea Drops Caffeine Rush Volume 2

When Dutch melody merchants T & Sugah started High Tea Music in 2016 with High Tea Music Vol. 1, the excitement was felt from Holland to all over the drum ‘n bass scene. They followed it up with three more volumes each further cementing the label’s place among the liquid subgenre, maintaining their success alongside a remix album and soon afterwards through a plethora of solo, soulful dnb tracks.

Adam Schlesinger tribute record out today

Adam Schlesinger was a prodigious and prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He died on April 1 at the age of 52 as the result of complications from COVID-19. Not only was Schlesinger in multiple beloved bands—including the power-pop-leaning Fountains of Wayne and sophisticated electro-pop act Ivy—but he also collaborated on songs for movie soundtracks and the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

A wide array of artists touched by Schlesinger’s life pay tribute to the many musical projects of which he was a part via a Bandcamp-exclusive benefit compilation, Saving for a Custom Van. The 31-song collection features collaborators, tourmates, friends, and fans putting their own spin on songs spanning his entire career.

Australia’s HANDS LIKE HOUSES Releases “Space” video

After premiering via triple j’s Good Nights last night, Australian rock favorites HANDS LIKE HOUSES are officially lifting the lid on their new single and video “Space” today.

Vocalist Trenton Woodley explains that “Space” captures a particularly mentally and spatially suffocating time for the band experience while recording. Trenton personally found himself going through the motions, grappling with exhaustion, trying to push ahead ahead and ultimately feeling as though he was coming up short of others’ expectations. Lyrically and sonically, the track captures a literal cry for the breathing space he needed.

Marsicans unveil new video for single ‘These Days’

Speaking about the new video, frontman James Newbigging said, “The idea for the video was constantly evolving throughout the process. Due to lockdown measures, we couldn’t meet up to shoot the video so we had to film it individually ourselves; which for a song where the chorus is “I don’t wanna go outside” was rather fitting. Our aim was to show the disconnect between ourselves, technology, and the outside world. We set up our various tripods (and makeshift toilet roll tripods) in our homes and did our best. Our friend Phil at Sodium Films then edited the video together. He conjured up some magic camera trickery which involved filming the footage playing on different kinds of screens, a big lens and some Orwellian flavouring and turned a load of separate homemade clips into a video we really love.”

THE SOUNDS Are back stronger than ever with Things We Do For Love, first full album in seven years

Swedish indie rock group The Sounds release sixth album, first full album in seven years, Things We Do For Love (out now: June 12, 2020 via Arnioki Records).

Considering The Sounds’ 22-year career, it’s no surprise that Things We Do For Love is a musically accomplished and sonically polished master class in electro-flecked, neon rock. With ‘parenting’ now a band concern and musical history with a wide wingspan, The Sounds are no strangers to growth and change. The album harnesses their hard-earned maturity and dynamic chemistry into effervescent zing and escapist ’80s indulgence reminiscent of the quintet’s Platinum-selling 2002 debut Living in America.

Moscow Apartment Share “New Girl”

Moscow Apartment creates lush, folk imbued indie rock that is interwoven with the timeless and perceptive writing of singer-songwriters Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla. The harmonious teenage duo are slated to release their sophomore EP, Better Daughter, on July 10, 2020.

R&B collective Her Songs release new single “Lost A Little”

Her Songs is a global female collective of producers, musicians, songwriters and artists, consisting of London based Dane Marie Dahlstrom, Brooklyn based Colombian Dani Murcia, Christchurch New Zealand-based Emily C Browning, French Londoner The Naked Eye and London based Emmavie.

Today (16/6/20) they’re releasing new single “Lost A Little”, as well as announcing a new EP, Toronto Vol. 2.


Johnny Love es un gran exponente de la música Tropical, que nació en Puerto Rico escuchando música de grandes interpretes como Hector Lavoe, Camilo Sesto, Eddie Santiago, Jose Jose, entre otros. Temas como “Me Fui Pensando En Ti”, y “Si Tu No Estas”, marcaron un antes y un después en su carrera, llegando a las prestigiosas listas de la revista Billboard.

gnash chronicles his quarantine experience with “outside/inside”

Multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer gnash offers an introspective look into his COVID-19 quarantine experience with “outside/inside,” his new two-track single that arrives today alongside an entirely self-shot music video –

Arichussettes Presents More Madness Behind The Music with “Me Dicen” Lyric Video

New England’s Arichussettes demonstrates his always grinding hustle with a follow up lyric video to his latest single Me Dicen feat DJ Slipwax directed by Sando Films. The video is available now on youtube. “Me Dicen” is also available via Warecords on your preferred digital streaming platform. Check It Out.

Colter Wall Announces ‘Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs’

Swift Current, Saskatchewan – The music industry is no stranger to cowboys—but it’s been a long while since any with an authentic affinity for the North American West came along and carried around a love for heroes like Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Ian Tyson. Enter 24-year-old Colter Wall, whose dusty baritone voice and deep well of stories are almost single-handedly carrying traditional western music into the future. Wall’s approach is that of a preservationist, pure as the prairie wind, and is on full display on his new self-produced album Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs.

Evandale Releases “The Storm”

Southern-flavored hard rock band Evandale continues to bring their hot rock sounds with their next single, “The Storm”. With high energy, wicked vocals, and rich licks, this single “The Storm”, with The Label Group and distributed via INgrooves, carries a certain rumble that is insatiably charged. Evandale continues to produce a sound that succinctly strikes at the core of rock n roll and showcases their undeniable statement: “Evandale is ready to rock you like a storm.”

Prepare for a Hard-Rocking Downpour with Evandale’s New Single “Storm” [Premiere]

Prism Tats Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche”, Listen Now

“When I started to work on this cover I was in the midst of a deep dive into challenging my own approach to writing lyrics and I thought what better way to do so than studying one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists,” said Prism Tats aka Garrett Van Der Spek. “So what started out as a personal experiment not intended for release, turned into my first cover and my first collaboration as Prism Tats. The next step in my Leonard Cohen study is to try wearing a suit every day.”

Twisted Pine’s New Album Right Now Out August 14th

Twisted Pine—once a straightforward, Boston-based bluegrass act—has been hard at work; busily evolving into what the Boston Globe now calls “something else, a wider version of a string band; boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still.” Their influences certainly don’t stop there—Twisted Pine’s collective instrumental and songwriting skills should also be listed in the same echelon of contemporaries like Vulfpeck or Hiatus Kaiyote or Lake Street Dive. On August 14th, their new album Right Now will hit shelves and streaming services worldwide. Today, American Songwriter premiered a music video for the album’s first single, “Don’t Come Over Tonight,” calling it a “bluegrass, indie folk-and-funk concoction.”

Twisted Pine Release “Don’t Come Over Tonight,” Reveal Upcoming New Album