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TONY HARNELL (the former voice of Norwegian/American band TNT) is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new allstar, quarantine inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TSO guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA (guitar), NIGHT RANGER’S ERIC LEVY on keys and the tight, crackling rhythm of MATT (MR.BIG, ACE FREHLEY) STARR’s kit and JAMES LOMENZO’s (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) bass. Highway fidelity for self-isolating rockers! …Featuring cool classic melodies, hi octane rocking and unmistakable vocals to chill out to.

Kathleen Edwards’ “Hard On Everyone” debuts today

The song is the latest unveiled from Edwards’ highly anticipated new album, Total Freedom, which will be released August 14 on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) and marks her long-awaited return to music. Already receiving widespread attention, Edwards was recently the subject of an exclusive, in-depth profile at Rolling Stone, who praises, “Total Freedom is the result of profound self-reflection from Edwards, who’s reached a place where her past trials, false starts, and wrong turns have begun to feel less like a burden and more like a blessing.”

Kathleen Edwards Left Behind Roots-Music Stardom to Sell Coffee. Now She’s Back

Denai Moore – Modern Dread out now

Today sees the release of Denai Moore’s astonishing new album Modern Dread , which finds the convention-defying singer/ songwriter exorcising personal demons while also voicing her concerns for the world at large, a daring exercise in micro versus macro that pays off richly in what is a dazzling step forward in artistry.

Denai Moore – ‘Modern Dread’ review: gifted vocalist showcases signs of gentle evolution

Conformist shares inventive new remix of Radio Europa’s ‘Something Beautiful’

Conformist is back with a new remix of Radio Europa’s ‘Something Beautiful’ featuring vocals by Gwenllian Anthony of Adwaith. Out on 31st of July it’s the first new material from Conformist this year and a teaser of more to come with his forthcoming third album slated for release in late 2020.

Los Angeles Band Ænly Release New Single Titled “Up In Smoke” to All Digital Outlets!

“Up In Smoke is a depiction of ones internal anger, frustration and feeling of suffocating in the midst of a chaotic world filled with tension and uncertainty. The song touches on a lack of control in our current situation and the ability to renew our selves, bounce back and settle with our past” says the band.

sir Was x Casper Clausen (Efterklang) – Share Collaborative Single, ‘Flyder’ | Out Now

sir Was drew global attention with his recent album Holding on to a Dream – the follow-up to the EP, Letters – scoring support at BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Hypebeast, KCRW, Clash, Complex, Notion and more; the record also found the producer selling out London’s Scala and he was supposed to perform alongside Tame Impala and Caribou at London festival, All Points East until it was canceled. He has dates planned for later this year opening for Little Dragon across Europe – obviously, these dates are a little touch and go right now.

Pablo Anthony – Señorita [JAMAFRA RECORDS]

« Señorita » is the third single for this creative trio of producer !Jamafra Records, Pablo Anthony & Key Milo prod cooked for us a brand new Summer hit –

Ane Brun debuts “Honey” video via Under The Radar, new album out this fall via Balloon Ranger Records

The video was directed by Stefan Ekström, who explains “We wanted to find a place for these young people’s own universe, the dreamy gymnastics hall, and the skate park, and then end up on top of a hill where the dance continues forever.” Award-winning choreographer, Niki “Awandee” Tsappos, has won two Guldbagge awards for her work in the documentary Niki and Martha. “I have been a big fan of Swedish dancer and choreographer [Niki] ever since I saw the documentary Niki and Martha and I’ve been wanting to find a good excuse to ask her for a collaboration ever since. I was so happy when she accepted the role as choreographer and casting director for the video,” Brun says of working with Tsappos.


Renowned lead singer and legendary MC for GRAMMY® Award-winning platinum-certified hip-hop luminaries The Roots, Black Thought announces his new EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel, which will be available at all digital retailers on July 31st. The first single, Thought Vs Everybody is set for release on July 10th. It continues the critically acclaimed Streams of Thought series launched by Black Thought.

Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel was produced entirely by Sean C (JayZ, Diddy, Pusha T, Joey Badass) the fifteen-track collection sees Black Thought continue to hone his inimitable and impenetrable improvisation. The EP includes features with heavy hitters like Swizz Beats, Portugal The Man, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q and The Last Artful, Dodgr.


Usher will be donating his proceeds from the record to LISC, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. LISC is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits investing in underserved communities and communities of color across the country. https://www.lisc.org/

New Music from Brazilian Guitarist/Composer Chico Pinheiro

One of the leading figures in Brazilian Music today, Grammy nominated guitarist Chico Pinheiro is not only an exceptional instrumentalist with a wonderful sound and superb improviser of great fluidity, but also a unique composer of originality and maturity, qualities that stand out on all his recordings. His first album ‘Meia Noite Meio Dia’ (Sony Music/ 2003) was released with great reviews at all the most important newspapers and music magazines in Brazil and abroad, and was included in the ‘Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year’ in the major newspapers of Brazil: ‘O Estado de São Paulo’ , ‘A Folha de São Paulo’ and ‘O Globo’ – Chico is elected “Instrumentalist of the Year” in Brazil, by Veja Magazine. His second release, ‘Chico Pinheiro’ (Biscoito Fino/ 2005) enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim, once more being included in the ‘Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year’ by newspapers ‘O Estado’, ‘O Globo’ and ‘Folha de São Paulo’. The third album, NOVA , was released in dec/ 2007 in collaboration with the american guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson. It was, again, celebrated by critic and audience.

Jennafer Lynsey (pop-country singer-songwriter) explores the relationship spark in new single, “Click”

Nashville-based up-and-coming pop-country singer-songwriter Jennafer Lynsey has just released a new single, “Click,” on June 12, 2020. Already the song has been streamed over 60,000 times. Available at all streaming and download portals, “Click” is an ode to that special spark that meeting the right person can ignite. “‘Click’ is about that relationship where you meet someone and instantly connect,” says Lynsey of the catchy country tune. “It’s like when they say you meet someone and feel like your souls were meant to be together. Like you’ve known each other forever. It’s a lighthearted, happy, pop-country song that just makes you feel good. It makes you want to dance and sing along to it.” “Click” was written by Jennafer Lynsey, Clayton Shay, and Christina Carmel, and was produced by Zachary Manno.

LESLIE RIPP (USA) “Circle Of Fifths” @ Instrumental | Rock | Metal | Melodic Metal | Blues

One of a series of solo album projects by guitar virtuoso Leslie Ripp, Circle Of Fifths is comprised of ten original instrumental tracks showcasing Leslie’s unique guitar playing style and sound. The songs are theme based and composed to take you on a musical journey through the different genres of rock, metal, and blues. Powerful and engaging, the album will not only appeal to guitar enthusiasts, but to the average listener as well.

Marieme To Release Music All Summer: Songs For The Revolution – New Video ‘Lovechild’ Billboard Pride Premiere

Marieme will release a string of singles this summer: ‘Songs For The Revolution.’ The Senegalese-American singer closed out 2019 taking meetings, being courted by labels and waiting to plan her next release. …Then 2020 happened and Marieme was so moved by recent events she decided to stop waiting and get to work with new music with the hopes of starting to heal herself and the world around her. She kicks the series off with a video only release of her track ‘Lovechild’ that recently premiered on Billboard Pride. Of the track Marieme says: The song is about remembering who you are, you’re a lovechild”

Travis Barker Remixes Gavin Haley and Yung Pinch’s “Tati” Out Now

In time for the summer season, Gavin Haley taps legendary drummer Travis Barker for an exclusive remix and music video for his single “Tati,” out now via Red Bull Records.

Joining Haley and West Coast rapper Yung Pinch, Barker’s remix is a pop punk-fueled rendition of the single, opening up with melodic guitar progressions before bursting into heavy-hitting drums and percussion. Merging indie-pop vocals, hip-hop lyricism, and rock-infused instrumentals, Barker’s remix of “Tati” effortlessly blends emo, alternative, and rap influences to create a slick and stylish collaboration.

NEW SONG ALERT! Dukes of the Orient “The Dukes Return”

Check out the appropriately titled ‘The Dukes Return’ from their upcoming sophomore album, “Freakshow” (August 7, 2020).

Who’s looking forward to this album? For those who don’t know, Dukes of the Orient features John Payne and Erik Norlander and is melodic rock with touches of progressive rock. Certainly recommended for fans of Original Asia and sonically similar acts.