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Grizzly Coast’s ‘Party of One’ EP OUT NOW

She never imagined that Party of One would drop during a time where others felt the same way on a mass scale. People need other people, and Kavanaugh hopes that these songs bring anyone who feels like she did a moment of comfort in an otherwise challenging period of disconnection.

Diana DeMuth shares “Into My Arms” single

Diana DeMuth shares her fourth single, “Into My Arms,” today, along with a video featuring Wesley Schultz from The Lumineers. Her debut album Misadventure is due out via Thirty Tigers this Fall, and this new single follows DeMuth’s previously shared singles, “Hotel Song,” “Rose of Nantucket” and “Steady Rolling” — a cover of Two Gallants’ hit.

Produced by Simone Felice & David Baron, the soaring, new single and video was debuted by Relix, who says it’s a “cinematic video to accompany the deceptively lighthearted tune.” Demuth, in an interview with Relix, explains the song is an “ode to what it feels like to free yourself.”

Video Premiere: Diana DeMuth “Into My Arms”

GAEREA Streams New Album ‘Limbo’ in Full!

GAEREA comment on the stream: “Ladies and Gentlemen, let us surprise you all with the official album stream of ‘Limbo,’ our brand new Album which, even though its only set to be officially released on the 24 July, we want to take your world by storm and just unveil this beast once and for all. For nearly one hour straight, we sit back with you all and listen, embrace and Fall into the Vast Forgotten Limbo. Remember, We are Gaerea and this is our world.”

Devarrow shares new single “Change”

“Change” feels a bit like an illusive house cat,” Devarrow says of the song that has evaded release to this point, but now feels like the perfect time for its unveiling with Devarrow embracing a distinctly more pop-approach to his sound and also feeling aware of how much change he and everyone is living through right now. “It’s lived so close to me for years but I rarely see it. So it’s nice for it to finally emerge from under the bed and let me show it to you all.”


Global phenomenon DERMOT KENNEDY today releases the brand-new video for latest single ‘GIANTS’. The animated short, exclusively premiered by FLAUNT, follows the announcement of Dermot’s upcoming pay-per-view gig that’s to be performed at the Natural History Museum in London on July 30th.

Trevor Daniel Tops Pop Radio Charts with 2x Platinum Hit “Falling”

Since it’s release, Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” has been breaking records and topping charts across the globe. Today, the Houston, TX artist’s break-out Platinum certified single has officially topped the Pop Radio charts. The track appears on Trevor’s debut major label album, Nicotine (Interscope/Alamo Records), which was released in March this year.

Dan Brown (“Da Vinci Code”): New classical music/children’s book

Aimed at kids in the kindergarten age bracket, the book pairs short poems with fun illustrations of a variety of animals, all of which have their own corresponding track/movement and can be heard through a special mobile app that recognizes the page and automatically plays the matching music. It’s a lovely project that we hope will inspire young people to listen and learn about orchestral/classical music and culture.

Kacy Hill shares video for “Just To Say,” second album out now

Directed by Lauren Dunn, the “Just To Say” video follows “Everybody’s Mother,” “Unkind,” “Porsche,” “I Believe In You” featuring Francis and the Lights—which EW called a “soothing balm”—and previously unveiled tracks “Dinner,” “Much Higher” and “To Someone Else.” In addition, Hill collaborated with Bon Iver on his latest track “PDLIF,” which was made in quarantine by piecing together contributions sent in from artists in self-isolation and benefitted the humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief.

Henry Fong & Knock2 Turn the Heat Up with “What’s the Move”

Henry Fong and Knock2 encourage listeners to bop with the groove on their high energy collaboration “What’s the Move,” featuring spitfire verses from deejay General Degree.

“I really love what Knock2 and I were able to create together on this one. It’s a super fun mix of UK Bassline with SoCal Vibes and Dancehall elements that I hope people are going to love!” – Henry Fong

Nora Rothman & Ohrkid Release New Single “wolves,” New Album August 7

Coming on August 7th, singer / songwriter Nora Rothman will be releasing her brand new album enough. Thus far, we’ve had a glimpse of the project with album cuts “borderline” ft. Blush Wilson and the deeply personal “groves.” Today listeners are taking another dive into Rothman’s world with the third release from enough titled “wolves” ft. Ohrkid.

Romania’s Black Metal band VOKODLOK release official lyric video for “The Weak”

Band comments: “We are born without any given path, faith, beliefs. All that is infused in us as we grow and by the time we are conscious we already have a great storm of deception in our minds.”

WINTER’S VERGE – single “I Accept”

Winter’s Verge is one of Cyprus’ most successful metal bands. Since its formation in 2005, the band has so far released 4 full studio albums and 3 Eps, and built a strong reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in Cyprus, with a powerful blend of epic, melodic and symphonic metal.

Lotion Princess Shares New Single “In The Summer,” Double-Single Out in August

DC-based Lotion Princess shares the new track “In The Summer,” the first track off of their upcoming double-single, due out this August. The Line Of Best Fit offered the first look at the song, describing it as “running through the emotional complexities of one fleeting summer fling, Lotion Princess’ delicate and soothing new song is made for when the sun sets late at night, but a darkness bubbles underneath.”

Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, shares new song; album out this Friday

Today, acclaimed pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett shares a new song, “Multiflora,” from his extraordinary debut solo album, SHELTER, which arrives via Modern Recordings/BMG this Friday, July 24. A collection of eight disarmingly beautiful piano nocturnes – all named after types of roses – SHELTER was written as a love letter to his partner, British actress and singer Ella Hunt, as well as to New York City itself, his home for 21 years. Bartlett recorded the album in his home over two days following the beginning of lockdown. “Multiflora” is available now at all DSPs.

Dark Station Releases New Lyric Video for “RYSE”

“Ryse is about coming together as a group and standing up for what’s right. It’s about the power of the unified voice of the people” says Nathan Spades.

Kyle Ort adds, “We wrote this song over a year ago, but we decided to create a video for it because we feel like it fits perfectly with all of the turmoil of 2020.”


Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Bino Rideaux remembers a time when his dream seemed impossible. “I wanted to prove everybody wrong, when nobody believed.” At 27, the Los Angeles rapper is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast.

Raye Zaragoza – “The It Girl”

Zaragoza confides “Growing up, all I ever wanted to be was the it girl. I thought that meant I needed to be a pretty blonde princess Barbie who met her Prince Charming and rode off into the sunset. This fantasy left me with immense inner turmoil and self-hatred. In high school, I would even lighten my skin with lemon juice, dye my hair lighter, and wear blue contacts. I truly thought that in order to be beautiful, you had to be white. The It Girl is my outcry for diverse representation in media, a plea to throw out the old rule book of western expectations of women. I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with.”


The visual heats up from the first frame. With its funky disco aesthetic and bright hues, the intimate clip intercuts tight close-ups with entrancing moves. Duckwrth channels the sixties and seventies with slick and stylish energy befitting of a classic flick captured on screen, while G.LA.M. brings her vibrant energy.

Baby Smoove Stays Flawless with ‘I’m Still Perfect’ Project

“I’m perfect for life,” says Baby Smoove. “It goes over people’s heads. When you say, that I’m full of myself, or I love me…I’m still me. I know every project I drop goes 40 times harder than the last one. You think I was full of myself last year? Guess what…I’m even more full of myself. I literally love me. My sh*t literally doesn’t stink.”

Emi Meyer shares tender new single “Nashville Lullaby”, premiering on American Songwriter

This past Saturday, Emi Meyer shared a sweet and loving new single “Nashville Lullaby”. We partnered with American songwriter to bring you a tasting of Meyer’s upcoming project, slated for release in late September. “Meyer upholds a creative balance between her formative jazz background and singer-songwriter style, which she is diving into on her forthcoming project” American Songwriter writes.

Emi Meyer Shows Her Tennessee Sentiment and Memories of Motherhood on “Nashville Lullaby”

Kiko Bun ‘Bad Boy Tenor’

Kiko Bun returns today with ‘Bad Boy Tenor’. The follow-up to ‘My Thing’ A blend of Reggae, early Dancehall and Rubadub, he explains “It’s influenced by the soundsystem culture between the 70s and 80s that I’m inspired by. A time when the wickedest riddim and rhyme would win pull ups from avid crowds and DJs. It’s sort of an introduction of myself to the world. Telling the listener a bit about me “I like to wear all my jewellery at once”. It’s flash, proud, just like old school Jamaican lyrics. A dance/sing along. A reflection of the modern reggae rude boy”.