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PREP announce their debut self-titled album alongside new single

With Alt-pop and Funk at the foundation of ‘On and On’, their nonchalant style and soul pours into the regretful love song. Vocalist and frontman Tom Havelock says:

“This one started life as a love song, a real romantic slow burner, but as we got to the chorus it somehow became about someone who’s left. It’s almost like the song wishes it was a love song. The artwork followed a similar path – starting with a desert road trip through this epic landscape, but then we ended up switching the car for a phone booth.”

Ferris & Sylvester announce new EP ‘I Should Be On A Train’

Award-winning duo Ferris & Sylvester have released the brand new single ‘I Should Be On A Train’, the title track of their forthcoming EP out October 2nd via LAB Records.

The song premiered on Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show who said, “I’m a big fan of Ferris & Sylvester. Dynamic and brilliant music.” This was followed by a video premiere with American Songwriter Magazine.

Ferris & Sylvester Contemplate The “What Ifs” in New Single “I Should Be On A Train”

NEWS: Little Richard’s early 1970s LPs — ‘The Rill Thing’ and ‘King of Rock and Roll’ returning in expanded reissues on Sept. 18 from Omnivore.

Most recording artists are lucky to enjoy one successful comeback. As befit a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer on his exalted scale, Little Richard waged several. Once upon a time, when he was racking up a non-stop string of mid-’50s smashes for Specialty Records producer Bumps Blackwell with his blistering New Orleans-cut “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Rip It Up,” the Georgia Peach was deemed too uninhibited and unpredictable for TV variety shows to present to the nation.

The Kondoors – ‘Mr Rain’ – rock-&-soul revivalism out on Fabyl, out today

A contrast to the gravel and glam that triggered opening single ‘Good Times’,
The Kondoors set a storm brewing with a classically styled rock-soul duet. You can just imagine husband and wife pair Gavin Conder and Jessica Greenfield giving the microphone short shrift while eye contact and interplay burns and bristles. With passions and performance running high, ‘Mr Rain’ encourages front rows to start swaying with lighters up.

As The Kondoors, Gavin Conder and Jessica Greenfield (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) give up the glories of ‘Glorious’, a funk and soul album both easy like Sunday morning and with fire in its belly where passionate matrimony pushes one another’s buttons.

OUT NOW! Guerrilla Ghost “We Get What We Deserve”

Milwaukee’s Guerrilla Ghost has been one of the city’s most consistently prolific outfits since coming together in 2016, steadily releasing a potent stream of singles and EPs before delivering their debut full length in 2018. The duo, which consists of rapper Bad Graphics Ghost and producer Tron Jovi, aren’t shy about their love of everything from UK Grime to US Grind, and have spent the last four years crafting an interesting cocktail of sounds that aren’t often found together. At the core, Guerrilla Ghost are a hip hop outfit, but with both members having an extensive background in metal and punk, the group’s sound also reflects some of the more aggressive pockets of the American underground. All of these influences came together on their 2018 effort, Perpetually Sad Motion Machine, which found the band strengthening their focus via the help of a handful of collaborators, from Carnage the Executioner to fellow Milwaukeean Lorde Fredd33. A remix album followed, which featured contributions from Godflesh and Jesu founder Justin K. Broadrick and Chicago based musician and producer Sanford Parker. A busy year of live appearances followed, with the group serving as local support for Kool Keith, Mac Lethal, Blueprint, Mega Ran, Carnage the Executioner and 9th Prince. Ever prolific, though, the band continued to keep busy and are now preparing for the release of their sophomore full length, We Get What We Deserve, slated for release on July 31 via Triple Eye Industries.

Ivorian Doll strikes again with weighty new single ‘Body Bag’

After the soaring success of ‘Rumours’, the Queen of Drill Ivorian Doll returns with explosive new single ‘Body Bag’, out now.

Underpinned by a cold drill beat produced by NV, ‘Body Bag’ sees Ivorian Doll live up to her billing – effortlessly combining hard-hitting delivery with uncompromising lyrics. It also comes with a bold Barbie-themed official video, an ode to Nicki Minaj which sees IVD and her troupe hold no prisoners and putting the track’s title into practice.

Nic Fanciulli Returns With Huge Remix of Roberto Surace’s 2019 Ibiza Anthem ‘Joys’

After becoming the undeniable anthem of 2019’s Ibiza season, Roberto Surace’s ‘Joys’ continues to be one of the biggest cross-over hits of the last twelve months. Now, after massive remixes from Todd Terry, OFFAIAH and Purple Disco Machine, three more of the scene’s hottest names step up to turn their hand at this inescapable hit. Leading the way is Grammy-nominated producer and Saved Records founder Nic Fanciulli – fresh off the news of the return of The Social Festival with a ‘Distanced’ Special in August – delivers a stripped back mix, sonically raw, transporting you back to the Amnesia terrace with hypnotic synths and an industrial bass. Up next, fellow Techno titan Paco Osuna maintains the track’s unmistakable bouncy melody, adding in energised percussion and warped effects sure to captivate the dancefloor. Finally, rising British producer SOSA steps up to the plate with an explosive bassline and adrenaline fuelled drops giving this Ibiza record a new edge.

Ard Adz collabs with Little Torment on new single, Purple Haze

The two rappers are long time friends but first-time collaborators; a moment the scene has been waiting for. Released on US Record label EMPIRE, ‘Purple Haze’ was produced by DRJ and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Fabien Marasciullo. Little Torment isn’t afraid to paint an honest picture of his journey and reflects on his darker times throughout the track. Complementing each other effortlessly, Ardz Adz cleverly weaves Arabic words into his verse whilst owning his flaws.

Snakehips & Jess Glynne link up with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido on ‘Lie For You’

Genre-defying London duo Snakehips have collaborated with chart-topper Jess Glynne for infectious new single ‘Lie For You’, featuring Afrobeats star Davido and hip-hop favourite A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, out today via Columbia Records.

Paul Oakenfold & Luis Fonsi share music video for ‘The World Can Wait’

Dedicated to front line workers around the world, the video includes touching footage from hospitals, patients and healthcare workers helping to save those impacted by the virus. Additional fan-submitted footage shows our world carrying on and masked for safety, mixed with footage from both artists’ shows, as the lyrics share a hopeful message throughout the video.

Razorwire Halo Video Release – “COVER MY EYES”

“Razorwire Halo tackles the danger and grave consequence of what it is to look (but not see) in their latest track, “Cover My Eyes”. This track is an intense and convicting offering that demonstrates an explosive, but sleek soundscape that sonically pays tribute to beloved 90’s Industrial and Alt-Rock offerings while keeping it modern.” – Razorwire Halo

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Razorwire Halo – “Cover My Eyes” Lyric Video

Nostalgic pop provides escapism in the vein of RY X, Bon Iver, Bowie

South London producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Hobbs combines a disparate array of influences, from contemporaries RY X and Bon Iver to the classics of Marvin Gaye and David Bowie.

Punctual release melodic new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’

UK DJ and producer duo Punctual have unveiled their new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’, a rework of the Mario classic of the same name, out 31st July.

Punctual transform ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ from a mid-2000s R&B favourite to a melodic club jam, channelling raw emotion and infectious grooves into something made for the dancefloor.

Makaya McCraven: new album & full documentary out today

A new project by Chicago-based drummer/producer Makaya McCraven. An addendum to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release Universal Beings, which The New York Times said “affirms the drummer and beatsmith’s position as a major figure in creative music,” Universal Beings E&F Sides presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the Universal Beings documentary film.

Directed by Mark Pallman, the Universal Beings documentary follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya’s life, his process and the community of musicians that helped bring this project to life. The Universal Beings documentary and Universal Beings E&F Sides album is out today, July 31st on International Anthem.

Manticora Releases New Video For “Eaten By The Beasts”

MANTICORA, the Danish prog-thrash veterans, have released the first single/video from their upcoming album “To Live To Kill To Live”, the follow-up and 2nd part of a huge concept, to 2018’s “To Kill To Live To Kill” – both albums, based on the 334-page horror/thriller novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen wrote (also released in 2018).

The video for the song “Eaten By The Beasts” deals with the brutal murder of a young criminal, who has raped the daughter of a farmer. The farmer hires a hitman to get rid of the rapist, and the rapist is eaten alive by a number of huge, hungry pigs, owned by the farmer. It’s all karma, and the video is based on the concept.

BE NO RAIN explores dread on sparse synth-pop single “Media Luna”

London-based artist Be No Rain has today (31/7/20) announced the release of his debut album, Strawberry Backstory, out September 18th via One Two Many Records. Along with the announcement, Be No Rain is also sharing new single “Media Luna”, a contemplative, stirring study of dread, in all of its various forms.

Marie Naffah releases stunning new single ‘The Cage’

Marie Naffah has released her brand new single ‘The Cage’ and shared an accompanying video, which captures the singer on a stunning road trip across America’s West Coast.

The song laces guzheng strings throughout a delicate funk backing with an inescapable groove, while Marie’s captivating lyricism addresses the need to break free with a beautiful soulful vocal that calls to mind the likes of Florence Welch, Lily Moore and Maggie Rogers.


‘Money’ is a statement-of-intent, an uncompromising synthesis of Garbage’s dark-hued rock/electronica crossover with the bass-heavy zest of contemporary alt-pop. Like Oz herself, ‘Money’ is headstrong, provocative, fierce and never anything less than honest.

Robin Schulz reworks Bob Marley classic ‘Sun Is Shining’ and reveal Official Lyric Video

A high-energy, club-focused version of ‘Sun Is Shining’, Schulz adds an infectious bassline and feelgood piano chords to the more downtempo original, delivering a dance track that’s been crafted with summer in mind. Originally released on Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1971 album Soul Revolution, ‘Sun Is Shining’ is one of Marley’s most critically acclaimed tracks.

FUR release their ‘Facing Home Mixtape’

Following a breakthrough 2019 for the band, Brighton’s FUR have been studiously working since the turn of the year on a host of new material. With their pre-pandemic, James Skelly-produced single “Grow Up” released just last month, FUR today show no signs of slowing down and today announce the release of a new 7-track offering, the “Facing Home Mixtape”. Self-recorded by the band themselves, it features more of the perfect pop FUR are increasingly becoming renowned for, and shows that writer’s block is certainly no concern in the FUR camp.


Kryder wastes no time in striding forward in 2020, as he provides us with his latest single on Musical Freedom, ‘LSD’, coinciding with a run of Musical Freedom Radio Residency shows which mark 10 years since his first release on the imprint. Last month saw Kryder drop ‘Stay With Me’ alongside Nino Lucarelli, and recent single ‘Waiting On My Love’ with Tom Staar continues to shine brightly, chosen as Mistajam’s Self Certified Selection on his BBC Radio 1 Future Dance Anthems show, and ‘LSD’ is another weapon in an increasingly impressive arsenal of 2020 releases.


18 year old Suffolk based newcomer Oscar Welsh has quickly established himself as an artist to watch this year, his singles Get Yourself To Sleep, Weird Times, S.A.D and Sixteen racking up widescale press and streaming support. Today, he releases his hotly anticipated debut EP Vernal, a summer ready body of work showcasing the dreamy bedroom pop that has seen Oscar quickly develop a fanbase.

Ananya returns with ‘Let There Be Love’

Another captivating statement of intent, ‘Let There Be Love’ is the multi-platinum artist’s first new track of 2020 – following on from last year’s debut EP ‘Fingerprint’ and standalone release ‘Day Goes By’ feat. Sean Kingston, which marked one of the first collaborations between major artists from India and the US.

Mexican Blavk Metalers Release Brand New – DESTRVKTIVISM Video

Destrvktivism is a blackened, slow and dense song that shows the band´s newest production taking us to the guts of its darkest desires, never again to see light essence. Dark passages and an unespected majestic sax solo featuring Jørgen Munkeby (Shinning) makes this song a must listen to anyone drawn to this darkened genere. This lyric video shows a multi – image display of accent words and rare footage creating a deep sense of wonder…

Mac McAnally’s new album Once in a Lifetime Out today

Today, Mac McAnally—Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and ten-time CMA Musician of the Year, not to mention a tenured member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band—released his brand new full-length album, Once in a Lifetime, via Mailboat Records. Carefully crafted to reflect McAnally’s intimate live show, Once in a Lifetime ranges from creatively simple guitar and percussion arrangements to tastefully inflated full-band productions of some of McAnally’s finest material to date.

Mac McAnally Offers an Uplifting Message With New Song ‘Once in a Lifetime’


Without me is a powerful statment of avoiding negativity and toxic people in your life. People who do not deserve your work and commitment. The song features the amazing London based singer Anita Kyoda who is also known for singing in other electronic acts such as Lost Outrider. The song is the second single from the debut ep “Truth or death” coming out in September. The video has been shot just out of lockdown in the singer own home with the help of the master Loki Films.”

Hannah Grace shares new single ‘Missing The Show’

“I wrote ‘Missing The Show’ about being in a relationship waiting for its potential to blossom,” explains Hannah. “Sometimes the idea of the love becomes stronger than the real thing and you miss out on everything you put in. Relationships can be hard and being heartbroken is hard, but the thought of giving up on someone can be even worse.”

The Fall of Troy surprise fans with album next week

After a long hiatus, The Fall of Troy are back with a new full-length album, entitled Mukiltearth. Recorded between 2016 and 2019, the album contains the earliest songs written by the band (when they were called The 30 Years War) and the last songs written by the original lineup. Mukiltearth is about the experiences we have that are singular but shared: first love and last loss, sunrise and sunset, the beginning and the end. Mukiltearth highlights the joy and freedom of youth, and the reality and responsibility of adulthood. Out on 8th August, the record is available now to pre-order from bsmrocks.com.

Matt McWaters Releases ‘Bad Habits’ Single

Having picked up music at a young age, McWaters has spent years cultivating his production knowledge and music theory to create music inspired by his eclectic taste. This led to traveling around Canada to create music and brought him the opportunity to write with Australian producer Ta-ku. The collaboration culminated in producing tracks for Masego, Alayna and his long-time friend kerri for their EP and over 5 million streams for their debut.


“Obsessed” highlights a conversation between Claudia and herself as she attempts to balance her music and career and personal relationships. “Obsessed was written a really long time ago…I’ve always been an obsessive perfectionist when it comes to my music so I wrote about the conversations I have with myself. I’m not always a reliable friend and I’m pretty shit at replying to messages because my head is in a completely different zone,” says Claudia on the track written alongside Teal and Tom Mann.

Sheryl Crow Releases “Woman In The White House”

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow released a reimagined take on her 2012 b-side, “Woman In The White House.” Raging guitars and powerful drums give the song an urgency and new relevancy ahead of the 2020 election. With Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden committing to a woman running mate, the song takes on added meaning as people await the announcement of his vice presidential pick.

Sheryl Crow releases ‘Woman in the White House’


Legendary rapper, producer, entrepreneur Juicy J has announced his new album The Hustle Continues available October 14th via eOne. The album, which was produced / executive produced by Juicy J features many of the biggest names in the culture including Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion,NLE Choppa, Young Dolph, Key Glock, Logic, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Conway, Ty Dolla $ign, Rico Nasty, Jay Rock, Lord Infamous and Project Pat. You can hear the first track off the album via a new video for “GAH DAMN HIGH” feat. Wiz Khalifa. The video, directed by Joe Weil, is a hilarious reality TV styled production following a day in the life of a quarantining Juicy J and family. Featuring Wiz Khalifa, real-life business partner Gary Vee, along with Lena The Plug and Adam 22, watch to see Juicy paint, clean, grow cannabis, and more.

VINCINT begins new era with “Hard 2 Forget”

Written by VINCINT with multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominee JHart (OneRepublic, Little Mix), and STORYBOARDS (a.k.a Harrison Mead), and produced by JHart, Harrison Mead, and 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner John Greenham (Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Sam Smith), “Hard 2 Forget” marks VINCINT’s eagerly awaited follow-up to his acclaimed debut EP, The Feeling, available now via AWAL for streaming and download.

Fancy Hagood Shares New Single “Don’t Blink”

“Don’t Blink” marks the first new outing from Fancy since 2015, and represents a remarkable evolution of an artist who has confidently found his voice, demonstrating his passionate, authentic music-making that defies categorization. Fancy Hagood is the first artist to release music via the Mick Music imprint, home of Mick Management and notable artists including Maggie Rogers, Sharon van Etten, and Leon Bridges among others.

Debut EP from Aidan Tulloch Entitled ‘Somewhere Without Lights’

Somewhere Without Lights is postmodern in that it’s referential — the artist opens a photo album and finds sketches of himself listening to indie rock, pop, electronica, folk, and classical and listens to that all over again.

Aidan Tulloch has garnered acclaim from the likes of Wonderland Magazine and Earmilk to name a few.


Written earlier this year, the song was produced entirely by the group’s Dan Smyers; every instrument was performed and recorded by Smyers at his home studio in Nashville, TN.


Fresh from his spectacular performance live from the roof of Belgium’s Royal Palace in Brussels by invitation of His Royal Highness in his native country and following on from official remixes for Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer and Martin Solveig, superstar DJ and multi-platinum producer Lost Frequencies is now set to unveil the release of his new EP ‘Cup Of Beats’.

Alecia Nugent’s Debut Country Single, “They Don’t Make ’em Like My Daddy Anymore,” Available Today

Known for making compelling Bluegrass throughout her early career, the IBMA and SPBGMA award-winner and former Rounder Records artist marks her foray into Country with a surefire Country song. “Like all great Country music, ‘They Don’t Make ’em Like My Daddy Anymore’ springs from life,” notes revered tastemaker Robert K. Oermann. “It’s honest and soulful and true. Alecia Nugent deserves your heartiest applause. She already has mine. Her re-emergence as a record maker has me tossing my hat in the air.”

Written by Nugent and top tunesmith Carl Jackson, “They Don’t Make ’em Like My Daddy Anymore” is from Nugent’s upcoming Keith Stegall-produced CD, THE OLD SIDE OF TOWN, due for release in September.

Who’s behind SAMOUN? First single “Chakchouka” is out now!

SAMOUN is a duo of Parisians producers with a common passion for vinyl, electronic music, club culture and Raï.

These two kids from TV culture met in a Corbeil Essonne cash converter in 2012, where they bought a Mpc 60 that would have belonged to David Guetta.

Semisonic Release “All It Would Take” From New EP ‘You’re Not Alone’ out 9/18

Today, the Twin Cities-based trio Semisonic released a new song “All It Would Take” from their forthcoming EP You’re Not Alone out September 18 via Pleasuresonic Recordings/Megaforce Records. The song follows “You’re Not Alone,” the title track to the forthcoming EP and the band’s first single in nearly 20 years, which just debuted at #40 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs airplay list.

R&B Icon BRANDY Releases New Album, “b7,” Today!

Eight years seems like a lifetime to wait, and finally GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandy releases her highly anticipated seventh studio album, b7, today via Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One (“eOne”). Executive produced by Brandy along with DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, this 15-track confessional is her most personal to date as she debuts her writing skills for the first time in her career.

NEW MUSIC: R&B icon BRANDY releases new album “b7,” and single “BORDERLINE” Today!


Global pop sensation Ava Max has today revealed the September 18 release date of her highly anticipated debut album Heaven & Hell, as well as unveiled her new track and video for “Who’s Laughing Now.” The song is now available on all DSPs and streaming services, and the official video – directed by Isaac Rentz (Katy Perry, Mabel, Nick Jonas) and written by Ava and Isaac –

Matthew Herbert remixes Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela’s “We’ve Landed,”

Rejoice is the first posthumous release from Masekela since his passing in 2018. The pair began recording in 2010 with legendary producer Nick Gold (Buena Vista Social Club). Allen and Gold revisited the unfinished sessions following Masekela’s death with the blessing of his estate, going back into the same London studio where the pair first recorded together in London. The album also features contributions from Tom Herbert (Acoustic Ladyland/The Invisible), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) and Steve Williamson.

Singer-Songwriter Jeffrey James Delivers Summertime Vibes With The Double Release of His New Track “Like Love”

Jeffrey James is helping us reclaim the spirit of summer with the release of his new hypnotic track, “Like Love (Future Trips Remix.)” The song, co-written by Jeffrey James, Natalia Malo, Luke Sego and produced by Future Trips (which consists of production team Natalia Malo, Luke Sego, and Lex Lipsitz), explores an abrupt ending to a relationship – a devastating blow to one of the partners by the other’s quick dismissal. Paired with an infectious synth production, the song feels like a windows-down drive along the golden California coast.

GUNS N’ ROSES ‘GREATEST HITS’ Makes Its Vinyl Debut On September 25th

On September 25, 2020, Guns N’ Roses’ 2004, multi-platinum best of compilation Greatest Hits (Geffen/UMe) will be released on vinyl for the first time. Previously only available digitally and on CD, Greatest Hits will be pressed as a 2LP set on 180gram audiophile black vinyl, a 2LP set on silver colored vinyl with red and white splatter, plus a 2LP picture disc available exclusively through the band’s official store. The vinyl edition of Greatest Hits will also feature the band’s single “Shadow of Your Love,” which hit No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Originally recorded in December 1986, “Shadow of Your Love” made its debut on the 2018 box set Appetite For Destruction.


Grammy nominated Canadian superproducer, songwriter, and DJ, Murda Beatz has returned with a new single ‘Doors Unlocked’ with longtime collaborator Ty Dolla $ign and fast-riser Polo G. Following a busy first half of 2020 producing tracks on Lil Baby’s My Turn which went #1, Lil Wayne’s Funeral and more, Murda’s second single of the year as a solo artist is a spacious and summertime feel-good anthem that leaves room for his features to shine in their own right. Listen to ‘Doors Unlocked’ below, out now via Interscope Records.

Mati Gómez continúa sorprendiendo a los fanáticos de la industria urbana con el lanzamiento de “Hola má”

Miami, Florida 31 de julio del 2020 | El talentoso cantante chileno Mati Gómez estrena “Hola má”, su segundo sencillo promocional bajo las alas del sello discográfico La Industria INC, el cual ya está disponible, junto a su video oficial, en todas las plataformas digitales.

La carrera artística de Mati Gómez ha sobrevivido a la pandemia del COVID-19, a pesar de ser un artista relativamente nuevo, su audiencia en redes sociales y plataformas digitales sigue vigente y en aumento cada día. El lanzamiento de su primer sencillo “Yo No Sé” y posterior remix junto a las grades estrellas de la música latina Nicky Jam y Reik, lo han posicionado rápidamente como la nueva gran promesa del género.

Owen Meany’s Batting Stance grapples with hockey’s toxic culture on new single…stream “The Androgynous Hockey Stick” today

“‘The Androgynous Hockey Stick’ was written as a means to reclaim my negative experience playing hockey as a kid into a personal anthem. It is a call to counter the narrative which has both glorified the sport and traditionally ignored the varying degrees of toxic culture it has enabled,” says Daniel Walker, the steadfast captain of Owen Meany’s Batting Stance. “This song draws from my childhood being exposed and reduced by those perpetuating false ideals of maleness. As a child, it seemed when we put on the jersey we weren’t performing for the sake of a sport but something else entirely.”

Out today on Third Man: ‘L-Seven’ – unreleased Detroit post-punk collection

Today, Third Man Records has released L-Seven, a collection of unreleased studio and live recordings by influential early-80’s Detroit post-punk group L-Seven. The limited colored vinyl exclusive LP comes with a bonus 4-song 7″ containing 3 studio tracks and one live, very raw version of L-Seven and John Brannon (Laughing Hyenas) covering Alice Cooper’s “You Drive Me Nervous.”

Zachary Kibbee Explores Loyalty, Love, and Lust on New Album “Life in Low Fidelity”

Songwriter, recording artist, and producer, Zachary Kibbee, released his new album Life in Low Fidelity, an exploration of the nuisances and ecstasy implicit in relationships. Kibbee’s combination of modern alternative rock elements combined with his authentic gritty, bluesy style and large vocal range, captivates the listener on all ten tracks. Life in Low Fidelity is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Heartless Bastards share first single in 5 years:”Revolution” is out everywhere today

Austin, Texas-based Heartless Bastards have teamed up with Spaceflight Records to release a digital single, “Revolution,” out everywhere today. The song has been exclusively available for download via Bandcamp since July 3, and a portion of all Bandcamp proceeds will continue to be donated to the ACLU in support of civil rights.

Defecto releases their first single “Rise” from their upcoming album “Duality today!

4 guys are living the ultimate grown-up boomer life, with cliche boring jobs and no style whatsoever, you would think. But, instead of going to work, they meet up in a secret hideout, to pick up their awesome cars, play rock & roll, and be epic rockstars all day.


Anticipation continues to build as West Virginian metalcore upstarts CURSES release their latest single, “Amethyst” from their sophomore full-length, Chapter II: Bloom, that’s due out from SharpTone Records on August 7th. Watch the visualizer for the stunning, breakneck melodic anthem below.

Dawn Landes Announces Album Release of Songs From Anticipated Musical ‘ROW’

Beloved singer/songwriter Dawn Landes announced today an album of songs from her forthcoming musical ROW will release this fall on October 2nd. The anticipated project has been in the works for the past seven years and tells the incredible true story of Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The lead single “Mount Everest” is out now, an intimate stripped down performance about conjuring all of our courage in the face of impossible odds.