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Blackberry Smoke’s “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios” EP out today

Recorded earlier this year at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA, the project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties to the historic studio and town and was created as a lead up to the band’s anticipated “Spirit of the South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll Music.” Songs featured on the project include The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Take The Highway” with special guest Marcus Henderson on the flute, The Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider” and “Revival,” Little Richard’s “Southern Child” and Wet Willie’s “Keep On Smiling” and “Grits Ain’t Groceries,” both featuring special guest vocals from Jimmy Hall—a member of Wet Willie during Capricorn’s peak years, who returned to the studio to record these tracks. The EP also features background vocals from The Black Bettys

New York duo Lewis Del Mar unveils new track “Rosalie (CH. II),”

“After several weeks of protesting, turning back to our daily routines and promoting an album feels meaningless and fundamentally at odds with where our country is as a collective,” Lewis Del Mar says. “However, this time has also led us to acknowledge the myriad ways these issues, and specifically the broader theme of human connection, factor deeply into our music. As a society we have, both consciously and unconsciously, buried the lines that connect us all, and that is precisely what ‘Rosalie’ laments.” Read the band’s full statement here.


BlabberMouf – ‘Follow My Flow’

“Follow My Flow” is the 5th music video for the ”Aint Backin’ Down” album by BlabberMouf and SQB which was released September 2019.

Urban Legends / UMe Releases James Brown Mini-Documentary

Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, is celebrating 50 years of funk, soul, hip-hop, and R&B with a month-long celebration of that includes live DJ sets, new mini-documentaries, new episodes of the docu-series Through the Lens, and new releases of re-mixes of classic songs. The events focus on four genre defining periods in music history over the past half a century, kicking off today, paying homage to “The Godfather of Soul” JAMES BROWN. Spotlighting one of the greatest artists of all-time, “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, Urban Legends explores the music of James Brown, whose unique style laid down the foundation of Hip-Hop, demonstrating why he is one of the most sampled artists of all-time.

Urban Legends Teases Animated James Brown Mini-Series

Prince’s “Other Side of the Pillow” Reimagined By Funk Legend Maceo Parker

Funk legend Maceo Parker has just released a new take on “Other Side Of The Pillow” by Prince, whom he collaborated with for a decade after his work with James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, and George Clinton. Originally recorded at Paisley Park for Prince’s 21st LP, ‘The Truth,’ the song is featured on ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo,’ Parker’s first studio album in eight years, out next Friday, June 26th.

Don Diablo returns with heart-on-sleeve new single ‘Thousand Faces’

The single is out on Friday 19th June, with the official music video to follow on 21st June. The video was directed and produced by Don Diablo dropping on Father’s Day. It includes exclusive footage he filmed at the age of 13 with his first home video camera. Featuring Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, ‘Thousand Faces’ finds the sweet spot between modern dance music and acoustic genius, it’s a track destined to touch the hearts of music lovers worldwide.

LLusion teams up with mxmtoon on “walk but in a garden,” from forthcoming mixtape

LLusion is an artist and producer based in Orange, CA. He has teamed up with Bay area artist mxmtoon on the track “walk but in a garden,” streaming everywhere now. The track will be featured on an upcoming mixtape from LLusion. LLusion has recently gained attention for his remixes of artists like 24kGoldn and Selena Gomez.


The Pineapple Thief have announced their new album, Versions Of The Truth, out on September 4th via Kscope. The band have also shared their new track ‘Demons’ and accompanying video (Directed by George Laycock, produced by Blacktide Phonic/Visual), the first to be taken from the upcoming album –

Celeste Shares Video for “I Can See The Change”

“The song was written from a very personal and introspective place,” Celeste explains, “however it has taken on a new and more powerful meaning because of what has been happening with Covid-19 and the global reinvigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement. The video was shot at home in my living room, which was completely blacked out using thick, heavy fabric. It was the hottest day of the year so far, so it was a challenge. It was directed by Sophie Jones and shot remotely via Zoom with my housemate Holly Milk who took on the role of camera person, lighting operator and all-round life saver.”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Releases Otherworldly Music Video for New Track “Abyss”

Earlier this month, Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS announced the upcoming release of their fifth full-length album, Abyss, out August 21, 2020 via Napalm Records. Lifted by the urgent, breathtaking vocals of frontwoman Brittney Slayes, on Abyss, the band re-cements themselves as an unequalled, undeniable metallic force with their strongest album to date.

THE IMBECILES – Release Video for ‘One Hand Tommy’

Taken from their acclaimed self-titled debut album, ‘One Hand Tommy’ is its latest single and proves no matter how strange our world seems right now, it could always be stranger…

Mexico City’s Rey Pila announce ‘Velox Veritas’ album, share wiry new track “Casting A Shadow”

Since forming in 2010, Rey Pila — Diego Solórzano, Andrés Velasco, Rodrigo Blanco and Miguel Hernández— have perfected their unique blend of dark synth pop and gloomy dance rock from their hometown of Mexico City to New York City’s legendary studios and hallowed halls, plus countless other stages around the world. Citing inspiration from the fusion of synthesizers and guitars embraced by acts like The Cars, Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin, and Boards of Canada, the band have filtered those influences through their own musical worldview and embellished that with their knack for writing catchy, danceable tunes.

Rey Pila Debut New Single “Casting A Shadow”

Elizabeth Cook’s new album “Aftermath” out September 11, lead single “Perfect Girls of Pop” debuts today

Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, Taylor Swift), Aftermath is an album about survival and resilience. The twelve songs – all written by Cook – address life’s most fundamental and difficult subjects including heartbreak, addiction, death and resurrection. Created following a period of significant loss and pain, Aftermath chronicles Cook’s journey through a personal hell and how she made her way back.

The Allman Betts Band announce new album, release first single

The Allman Betts Band has announced their second full-length studio album titled Bless Your Heart. The first single, “Magnolia Road” will be released on all DSPs Friday, June 19.

The official music video for the track will exclusively premiere via The ABB official YouTube channel at 1pm ET on Friday, June 19. Devon Allman and Duane Betts will join the premiere and will be chatting live with fans.

Tiña Share New Track “Rosalina”

Today, enigmatic South London band Tiña have announced details of their much-anticipated debut album Positive Mental Health Music. Following their two standalone critically acclaimed singles “I Feel Fine” and “Dip”, their new album will be the first ever LP to be released on tastemaker label Speedy Wunderground (Squid, Black Midi, Black Country, New Road + more) and is due out on November 6th, 2020.


Rising singer-producer EBEN has officially arrived with his eagerly awaited label debut EP, Honeydew, available now via Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment. The collection features standout track “The Kids Are Alright” (premiering alongside a dynamic and nostalgic video companion shot from home) and earworm single “Sad Song,” which has already amassed over 2.2 million global streams in the past month.

PRIMITIVE MAN To Release Third Full-Length Immersion August 14th Via Relapse Records

True to the band’s ethos, every moment of Immersion is overwhelming; from the sonic pummeling of the album opener “The Lifer” to the brooding, unnerving guitars whirring throughout “Entity,” Immersion builds and builds. The tension throughout the record is palpable. Hair raising tracks such as “Menacing” push and pull constantly, shifting from passages of harsh doom to an endless corridor of horrid screaming, blast beats, and a formidable low end.

Buddy & Julie Miller Release “Get Offa My Money” – 100% Of Proceeds To Benefit Black Lives Matter

Buddy & Julie Miller have released a series of “Public Service Songs” from self-quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic. Produced by Buddy at his legendary home studio in Nashville, TN, The Boot has called the series of songs “a fun time capsule for the world’s current predicament.” Generally lighthearted, “Public Service Song #1: Stay Home” included the refrain, “Stay home, stay home, stay home, stay home, just call me on the phone, stay home” while “Public Service Song #2: Concerning Bleach” included the cautionary advice, “Don’t, don’t drink bleach, it will kill you, and you will be dead. Don’t, don’t, don’t drink bleach, no matter what the President said.”

Buddy & Julie Miller Drop “Public Service Song No. 5,” Donate Proceeds to BLM

Video: Tone Liv and Decay, the Llama – Deathsport (ft Defcee)

Animated by bubbling artist No.Pulp, Tone Liv and Decay, the Llama return with new visuals for fan favorite Deathsport.

This song serves as the opening for their album Gas Station Sushi which is available now via Machine Wash Music. Their labelmate Defcee closes the song with a blistering verse which timely addresses crooked police and politicians.

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Celebrates 25 Years With 17x Platinum Certification, Deluxe Edition, 4K Videos

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette announced her highly anticipated ninth album, SUCH PRETTY FORKS IN THE ROAD, will be released on July 31 of this year. Preorder it here! Alanis has already released “Reasons I Drink,” “Smiling” and “Diagnosis” from the forthcoming album. On June 26, a digital deluxe version of JAGGED LITTLE PILL will be released that pairs the original 13-track album, produced by Glen Ballard, with a new acoustic live album from Alanis’ performance at Shepherd’s Bush from March 2020.

SPEELBURG Releases Official Video for “World Is Falling Apart (this version)”

Watch the playful visual, shot as 8mm film footage by director Reggie. and production company Regulator Pictures Global, featuring Patrick Hall, Jr. and mini pony Little Star. Check out the first look with Variance Magazine. The tropical synth-pop song, a reflection on youthful narcissism with a message of underlying hope, is a taste of what’s to come from Speelburg’s debut album dropping this fall (details coming soon).

Tanzos addresses the tiring seek of approval on roaring offer ‘How Do You Want Me?

Hailing all the way from Austria, Mik Tanzos is the creative brain behind the indie rock project Tanzos. Soon to be marking his territory on the UK music scene, Tanzos gives listeners a taste of what’s to come with debut single ‘How Do You Want Me?’

Thomas Csorba Shares New Song “Another Man In Me” // Announces Self-titled Album Coming 9/25

Today Texas singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba has announced his second album Thomas Csorba will be released September 25, 2020. The announcement comes alongside “Another Man In Me,” the first single from the project. American Songwriter say “with ‘Another Man In Me’ and the other sequin stitched signature tunes that comprise Thomas Csorba, this talented young man is well on his way to ensuring his place in the preservation of traditional country for generations to come.”

Thomas Csorba Explains “Another Man In Me,” Featuring The Texas Gentlemen

Machine Gun Kelly Releases Acoustic Video Version of “Bloody Valentine”

Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) has released an acoustic version of “Bloody Valentine” along with a new music video to accompany the vocal performance. While strumming on the acoustic guitar, the music video places Machine Gun Kelly on top of a breathtaking hilltop while sitting on his motorcycle. “Bloody Valentine” has reached great heights with over 50 million streams globally, landing #1 on the Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. Additionally, the “Bloody Valentine” music video featuring actress Megan Fox has surpassed over 19 Million views on YouTube in under 4 weeks.

Neck Deep Teams up with Skaters / New Music Video “Fall”

Now, Neck Deep dropped a music video for their new single “Fall” today and it really gives me some feel-good Summer vibes. The fun video features Neck Deep skateboarding and on mini-bikes for an inside look into off time on tour life as well as them skating around their neighborhoods. Skaters Cordano Russel, Bone Stalone, Jerrod (you can see more of his skating on his tik tok), Alex deCunha, Tommy Corbridge and Roxana Howlett.

Wendell B “Real Talk” New Album Out Now!

Suave Tre “U NEVA KNOW” New Single!

Charlie Gradon Builds the Tempo on Upbeat New Single ‘Blurry Ones’

Sydney melancholic strummer Charlie Gradon takes a more upbeat approach on new single ‘Blurry Ones’ from his forthcoming sophomore EP.

Young Music DYMG “Letter To A Boss” New Single!

PatternBased and EarthQuaker Devices Present OnomatoPedal

PatternBased in association with EarthQuaker Devices has released OnomatoPedal, a cross-cultural family-friendly web-based interactive audio playground, full length album and open-source set of free music and sounds based on Japanese onomatopoetic words and the effects pedals of EarthQuaker Devices. OnomatoPedal is located online at OnomatoPedal.com and is available to play with now.

Introducing HAMMER & BIRD and their debut single ‘PULL ME BACK’

Combining crisp guitars, soft strings and emotive male lead vocals, ‘Pull Me Back’ perfectly demonstrates the band’s influences from both orchestral and alternative music. Sombre but driving, ‘Pull Me Back’ is “a song about the persistent feeling of being out of place. When the routine of what is expected is at odds with your inner private world,” as described by Thomas E. Flatman, lead vocalist.

out today: THE ALPHA STRUCTURE (USA) “7 Deadly Sins” @ Deathcore

‘The Alpha Structure’ is a 4-piece deathcore/djent inspired band hailing from Roseburg, OR, USA. Bring eerie ambiance, crushing breakdowns, and emotional rhythms. The band first started back in 2016, with members Ryan Christian (guitars), and Terrence Dean (vocals).

Soon after, bassist Colin Dean and guitarist Nathan Gifford joined the band and began finding their sound.

NEWS: Eddie Floyd’s ‘Knock Knock! Knock! On Wood: My Life in Soul’ autobiography

Known for the soul classics “Knock on Wood,” “634-5789,” “Raise Your Hand,” “Big Bird,” and “I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do),” among others, Eddie Floyd has been a soul legend for more than 60 years. His professional singing career began in Detroit in the 1950s, when he co-founded the Falcons, considered by many the first soul group. A solo artist and songwriter for Memphis’s famed Stax Records from 1966 until 1975, Floyd has subsequently been the singer for the Blues Brothers Band and for Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, while continuing to perform and record solo.

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