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p-rallel Shares New Track “Soulboy” Feat. Greentea Peng

The track is the second to be shared from his impending 6-track EP, following “Packed Bags” with Louis Culture. Leaning more on the reggae and dub influences of his childhood, he explains, “It felt quite natural making it, Greentea Peng’s vocals were exactly what I was looking for and her writing just connected.” On an EP that is a self-proclaimed soundtrack to a summer of days chilling & nights partying, he states “If you’re into psychedelics or spiritual in any way, you’ll have a greater understanding of the song lyrics and it’s higher-power meaning.”

Janita VIDEO PREMIERE “Our Love Is All We Have”

Fast-rising New York-based singer-songwriter Janita’s latest single, “Our Love Is All We Have” (ECR Music Group), has a new video, premiering today. The release follows two recent, triumphant single releases: “Bliss I Once Had This,” which garnered national TV, press, and media in the United States and in her native Finland following its October 2019 release, and February’s “I Do,” which was heralded by Downtown Magazine as “an anthem of clarity and hope…Janita’s striking gender-bending look and mesmerizing ice-blue eyes bring to mind Annie Lennox and Bowie’s Thin White Duke-era guise; her voice is pure lilting compassion.”

INTRODUCING // Shango SK – “Innocent”

Raised in Stockport, multi-talented newcomer Shango SK takes cues from the melting pot of sounds that he’s been surrounded with growing-up. Citing Manchester legends Oasis as one of his main influences, he’s also quick to list Future and Bon Iver as guiding forces too.

AYR: US black metallers return to the Void with new album “The Dark”!

The Dark. Hardly a record takes such an unassuming yet fittingly title as the reappearance of AYR through its first sign of life after eight lengthy years of slumber, after nothing was left to give.

August Brodie Shares New Video “Long Distance” Following World Premiere on MTV Request Show Live Stream

Ontario based genre-bending artist August Brodie is excited to share that his music video for recent single “Long Distance” is out now following a world premiere on MTV Request Show Live Stream. The release of “Long Distance” saw an enormous amount of support from Spotify Editorial playlists such as, Fresh Finds, New Music Friday Canada, Fresh Finds: Pop, The Scene and New Punk Tracks, making the single one of August Brodie’s most popular songs to date.

GREG KOZO – “HOME RUN” feat. BilyBoy

First single on his own label Enchanté Records, Greg KOZO (ex- Make the Girl Dance) returns to the Deep House and Vocal House for an emotive and sunny new single. With a smooth remix by The Toxic Avenger.

ECONOLINE CRUSH is BACK After A Decade Long Hiatus with New Single “Get Out of the Way”; Sign to New Indie Label AMALIEN Records!

Econoline Crush known for the radio hits “All That You Are”, “You Don’t Know What It’s Like”, “Make It Right” and “Dirty” is BACK after a decade long hiatus!

Econoline Crush will release their first single titled “Get Out of the Way” on July 24, 2020 through emerging indie label AMALIEN RECORDS.

New Music Last Week – HAIM, Willie Nelson, CeeLo Green, and More

New Releases for July 3, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

FEUERSCHWANZ – Release Official Music Video For “Meister Der Minne”

German medieval rock masters FEUERSCHWANZ have released the official music video for their song “Meister der Minne”. The song comes off their brand new album Das Elfte Gebot which was released on June 26 and landed #3 of the official German album charts.

Commented the band: “As a thank you for your incredible support we present to you yet another music video. If Iron Maiden and “A Knight’s Tale” as well as Bon Jovi and “Men In Tights” each had a child and those two would beget an heir during a hot and sticky night on the highest tower of castle FEUERSCHWANZ: THIS would be the result!


Friday July 3rd, multi-platinum rapper, entrepreneur, executive, and RARE Sound C.E.O. K Camp presented the brand new RARE Sound compilation album, RARE Family. Get it HERE via RARE Sound.

The twelve-track surprise project pops off with verbal fireworks from K Camp as well as RARE Sound artists, including True Story Gee, Lil Bird, and more. Among various highlights, the crew trades rhymes with Yella Beezy on the celebratory and slick “Birthday” before delivering hard-hitting bars all around on “Stack N Pray” alongside West Coast phenomenon Mozzy.

Native Harrow, psych/folk single: ‘Shake’

NATIVE HARROW – the Pennsylvania duo of Devin Tuel and Stephen Harms with “twilight twang and vintage vibes” (Rolling Stone) – announce their new album Closeness, out 4 September 2020 on Loose.


Gashi releases his new track and music video, “Upset” ft. Pink Sweat$ and Njomza (listen/watch here). “Upset” is the third track to be released from his upcoming sophomore album 1984 which is due out on RCA Records August 7th. The video was directed by Alejo Restrepo (who also shot Gashi’s “Paranoid” video) was shot in Los Angeles in February.

Imperial Triumphant Release New Track And Video For “City Swine”

“In the depths of the big city lurking beneath the lowest forms is a wretched swine that can be of no use. Laughing somewhere above is an equally wretched swine, that dumps on everything in its path. Both serve no purpose, are ineffective, and remain unprofitable in the eyes of the big machine,” states Imperial Triumphant about the new release.

Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli to release debut jazz album this Friday

Today, Big Gigantic producer/songwriter/saxophonist Dominic Lalli announces the debut release from his jazz project Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet, A Blind Man’s Blue, available this Friday, July 10. The title track is available now for streaming and download everywhere.

Official Statement on the Passing of Country Music Hall of Fame Member Charlie Daniels

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels passed away earlier today. He was 83. Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

“Charlie Daniels was a reverential innovator. He was a fiddle-playing bandleader, like King of Country Music Roy Acuff. His music fused the immediacy of Southern Rock with the classic country storytelling that he heard as a child in Wilmington, North Carolina,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “He brought new audiences to country music, pointing people to the sources even as he explored the edges. He was also a delight to be around, always with wife Hazel at his side. Just as fiddler Johnny did in the famous song, Charlie Daniels beat the Devil.”

Don Da Menace Release “Enough” in Support of the #BlackLivesMatter

While watching attentively at the protests that have been filling the streets of America, 15 year old Singer/Songwriter Robert Eberle felt inspired to write a song entitled “Enough”; which aims to affect a positive change in the fight against systemic racism in the United States – and all around the world. He then enlisted friends Ethan Felizzari/Versa the band (whom Robert collaborated with on “Hate Me” in 2019) and CK Records Management Division artist Don Da Menace to create this poignant and memorable tribute to an important cause – the #BlackLivesMatter movement.


“It’s always good to get a vision out with other artists who want to live in a created space outside of the design we are currently in,” says Terrell about Vince Staples joining him on the song. “I couldn’t have gotten a better collab than Vince Staples. I’ve always enjoyed and respected his work. He brought a certain energy to the record that only he could bring.”


London singer-songwriter, producer, and mix engineer Ebenezer has dropped “3am in LA” featuring Stefflon Don – listen HERE. The song is a remix of “3am in London” from his sophomore EP, Bad Romantic II, and currently reeling in over 1.3 million streams with no real push.

With a treasure trove of credits ranging from Mahalia, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Ashnikko, and K-Pop favorites SuperM, U.K. upstart Ebenezer struck gold early on in his career as a prolific songwriter and producer. His penchant for sticky hooks slithered its way to his debut EP, 2017’s ​Bad Romantic,​ where highlights were abundant, including the summery intro “South of France” and the swaggering anthem “Stats.”

UNION KAIN Releases Official Lyric Video for Foreboding Metal Single, “The Master,” Debut EP, ‘Black Dawn’ Our 7/18/2020

South Florida based Metal band UNION KAIN has released the dark, visually intense lyric video for their powerful metal single, “The Master.” Directed by Jacob Glover, “The Master” is the second single off of their upcoming, debut EP, Black Dawn.

Singer/Producer Mima Good shares jazzy new single “Granddaddy”

Brooklyn based soulful pop artist Mima Good has just released “Granddaddy”, the third single off her upcoming album. The singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has been working on an exploratory, genre-bending collection of songs for the past year in her home studio. From a closet vocal booth covered in red velvet, Mima playfully serenades her microphone with youthful woes from a troubled world.

Night Demon Release 7″ Single “Vysteria”

Vysteria marks Night Demon’s fourth single and 7″ vinyl release of 2020. The song title is a fictitious word conjured by the band’s own darkened fertile imagination. It is defined as “exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement incited by the media, especially among a group of people during a pandemic.” Lyrically, the song is a clear-eyed, unflinching examination of what life has become during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. “Vysteria” is not a political statement for these emotionally charged times; however, it does single out for critical scrutiny the mass media’s role in igniting, fueling and exacerbating the virus-related fears that have gripped so many from all different walks of life, socioeconomic statuses, and cultural backgrounds. The band penned this song in late March 2020, and ensuing events have only served to reinforce and validate their observations. Musically, “Vysteria” is as savage, hard-charging and relentlessly uncompromising as anything in Night Demon’s catalog. The song channels all of our collective anger and frustration with the present state of affairs into a mighty roar, a cathartic primal scream from the rooftops.


City on Lock speaks to individuals doing what they need to do to keep themselves moving and thriving in an unstable environment. The City Girls relay a consistent theme of Girl-Power, independence, and trying to have fun when the world feels like it can be working against you. Best friends since middle school, JT and Miami have made their way to the top with an in-your-face unapologetic swagger, demanding respect with a self-empowering message. As Billboard noted in their cover story, the ride-or-die sisterhood between the two is inspirational and exemplary in the way the City Girls wish to empower everyone.


In April, Juice’s mother Carmela Wallace announced the establishment of the Live Free 999 Fund, which will receive additional support via Grade A and Interscope Records. The Live Free 999 Fund will honor the legacy of her son by supporting young people in their battles and to do so with love, joy, and emotional honesty.

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Lute Details Deeply Personal Ups and Downs of “Life” In New Video

“Sometimes life gets crazy. Sometimes I don’t know up from down.” For his latest single “Life,” Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) gifts his fans on his birthday. It’s a day of reflection as well as celebration as he faces the pressures from those around him including his daughter and mother, the rap game, and most importantly, himself. The string accompaniment on the production from Dom? and Lute provides a perfect backdrop for the introspective lyrics and harmonies from Tiera Beverly on the hook. While addressing his messages of self-growth and perseverance to his daughter, Lute is also talking to himself to embrace the good with the bad and make sure he practices what he preaches. The video, directed by Alexander Hall for Haus Elephi, features three generations of his family as well as the recent headlines regarding the protests in the streets and Covid-19. He also dedicates the song and video to those killed on June 21, 2020 on Beatties Ford Road in North Carolina as well as his cousin Marcus Okoye Withers.