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FOUNDING MEMBER OF BLUE ÖYSTER CULT JOE BOUCHARD RELEASE “THE AFRICAN QUEEN” MUSIC VIDEO, NEW ALBUM “STRANGE LEGENDS” OUT NOW
Joe had this to say about the latest single and video, “The African Queen was inspired by the classic movie from 1951 starring Humphrey Bogart. This song did not take long to write, and the excitement of the boat scenes reminded me of the river where I grew up. This was the first song finished for the album, and the rest followed pretty easily. This is one of my favorite new songs.”
Take a magic, flying camper on a trip through space in Volcanova’s new Music Video
Today, Volcanova released “Super Duper Van” – the third and last single from their upcoming album “Radical Waves”, released by The Sign Records on August 21. Alongside the catchy fuzz-rock anthem the trio also released a new head-spinning, unforgettable music video that you don’t want to miss! Because who could say no to a video of the Icelandic trio flying through space in a magic camper?
FRENCH HARDCORE GROUP STINKY UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “UNPLUGGED” VERSION OF “ROUGH DIAMOND”
The original version of “Rough Diamond” appears on the group’s acclaimed 2017 release “From Dead-End Street,” which the group supported with extensive touring throughout Europe alongside the likes of Terror, Walls of Jericho and Millencolin. According to the band, “This is our first acoustic piece that we’ve ever recorded, and it’s a real achievement for us. We’ve wanted to record one of our songs as an acoustic version for years, and this time, we found a way to do it. After working on the acoustic arrangement, we wanted to give it more substance, so we invited our good friend Eddy Kaiser, who leads a dark/folk solo project, to collaborate with us on the song.”
G59’s Germ is an Agent of Chaos on The Hijinx Tape, His Second Album
Rhyming in lockstep cadences with his piercing and authoritative bark, G59 rapper Germ specializes in high-octane trap tracks. Letting his chaotic creativity run wild, Germ shares The Hijinx Tape, his new album. The follow-up to last year’s debut Germ Has A Death Wish, The Hijinx Tape is a 12-song set of rap mayhem, complete with the aggressive beats, rapidfire flows, and merciless bars that Germ’s fans have come to expect. The album is an outrageously confident catalog of Germ’s favorite things, as he rhymes about his ounces of Cookies weed, his garage full of Dodge SRT Hellcats, and having more jewels than your local Zales.
Today Robert Plant shares the first of three previously unreleased songs from his upcoming career-spanning new 2-CD set DIGGING DEEP. “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part 1),” taken from the soon-to-be-released album Band of Joy Volume 2, is available now at all digital service providers. The limited edition collection – also available for streaming and digital download – gathers 30 extraordinary songs spanning four decades, including three previously unreleased new tracks. DIGGING DEEP will be available worldwide via Plant’s own Es Paranza label on Friday, October 2.
Granville Automatic Announce ‘Tiny Televisions’ EP Out September 11
Today, Nashville duo Granville Automatic share “Ice Cream,” the first single from their forthcoming EP Tiny Televsions which will be released on September 11, 2020. The EP is a companion-piece to their first book, Hidden History of Music Row, available August 31, 2020 from The History Press with a foreword by Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn. Preorder the EP and book HERE
MAJ DROPS NEW EP ‘THE EXOTIC PARTY’ & VIDEO FOR “SUPREME,” AVAILABLE TODAY VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Maj, the Dallas-based singer–songwriter–producer whose grunge-inflected production, nocturnal hip-hop, and soulful confessional storytelling has earned him nearly 10 million total global streams in less than two years, releases his new EP The Exotic Party & music video for “Supreme,” available today via Def Jam Recordings.
Fourward Drop Their Seminal ‘Lose Control’ LP
The brand-new album from heavyweight production outfit Fourward has finally arrived on Elevate Records, following the critical success of their earlier ‘Hope’ EP. The Austrian duo are notorious for their streamlined sound, something which enabled them to grow from local DJs in their home city to touring internationally. Having released on a plethora of labels, Elevate is where they’ve been able to crossover into the mainstream, despite never watering down their sound. With support from the likes of Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, where the ‘Hope’ EP’s title track received no less than 10 spins, their profile has grown and with it has come an audience waiting patiently for their next body of work.
Reggae superstarTARRUS RILEY today shares “Remember Me,”the second single from his upcoming album Healing arriving Aug. 28 via Zojak World Wide.
Tarrus debuted the track on Saturday during his live performance on Night 2 of Jamaican music festival Reggae Sumfest’s inaugural virtual edition. The FADER, which featured a performance from Tarrus and the Blak Soil Band at its Digital Fort virtual festival this past weekend, premiered the studio version of “Remember Me” on Thursday ahead of its release to DSPs.
The Accents – ‘Life In a Video’ is now available everywhere!
We wrote our latest song, “Life in a Video,” as we reflected on our journey so far as a band and as individuals. It’s all a tricky balance, when on some days we’re overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt, and other days we’re overflowing with confidence.
Andrew McMahon Releases New Song “Get On My Wave” – Prod. By King Tuff
“I wrote and produced “Get On My Wave” with Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas the day we met last summer. I’ve struggled with releasing the song during the pandemic because it felt too happy; detached from the tumult of our current world. Lately it’s been making more sense to me. It’s a song about love and alienation and how in a world where things can look perfect on the surface there are always currents running beneath and tides which push and pull at the shore. It’s about finding your people and acknowledging your relationship with those forces outside of your control and saying, “let’s ride this out together.”” – Andrew McMahon
IMPARABLE, J ALVAREZ LANZA DOS SENCILLOS “NOS CONOCIMOS” Y “UN BELLAQUEO”
Incansable, J Álvarez lanza hoy 2 sencillos, “Nos Conocimos” que forma parte de la exitosa serie “El Jonson” y con “Un Bellaqueo” de Jonna Torres sigue impulsando su disquera “On Top Of The World Music”. La serie “El Jonson” pronto sera lanzado como un producto virtual, estén pendientes a las redes sociales del artista para mas información sobre este disco tan esperado.
TANYA DONELLY (BELLY, BREEDERS, THROWING MUSES) AND THE PARKINGTON SISTERS RELEASE “YOU WILL BE LOVED AGAIN” TODAY
Today, Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters release the second single from their forthcoming album of covers, “You Will Be Loved Again.” Written by Mary Margaret O’Hara, the song was featured on her full-length album Miss America (Virgin, 1988).
“I first heard Mary Margaret O’Hara on the Throwing Muses tour bus in 1988,” recalls Donelly. “When Ivo from 4AD gave us a cassette of her album Miss America ~ we instantly fell in love, and it’s my favorite to this day. ‘You Will Be Loved Again’ is one of the purest and most loving messages in song, and The Parkington Sisters and I wanted to end our album with it for this reason.”
TOP nachos Release New Single “Hang” From Upcoming EP
Today, New York City punk duo TOP nachos release their new single “Hang”. Hard Noise said, “The song is loaded with meaty riffs, explosive drums, and topped with infectious vocal harmonies.” “Hang” was recorded in the same sessions as recent single “Donate 2 The Bands” which Kerrang said was “impossible-to-ignore…its big, emotionally-sharp central riff is absolutely killer, and their hilariously real lyrics begging you to spend money on bands gives the track a shlubby kind of genius.”
“Baddies” comes behind “New World Order,” Bee’s February release featuring Rockie Fresh, which premiered via HipHopDX. Both through his visuals and his music, Chicago rapper and businessman, First Class Bee represents financial freedom and ownership. He even met “New World Order” producer DJ Ozone at a local business group. Ozone became a great friend and key element to his current path in music.
Luwten Releases “Don’t Be A Stranger” Announces Door EP
By splicing artificial sounds with organic instrumentation, samples and field recordings, Luwten’s brand of abstract pop explores one of life’s bigger emotional beats: how to reconcile a yearning for both solitude and companionship. Douwstra elaborates on that theme by sharing, “I’ve always thought that it was important to do everything on your own as much as possible. That mindset has helped me to focus but also left me feeling quite lonely at times. A human being can become lonely so easily. The expression ‘don’t be a stranger’ captures that human longing to not be alone so beautifully I think. How to make sure friends don’t turn into strangers? And how to turn strangers into friends?”
Today, Sevana releases Be Somebody, her new EP, via this year’s landmark record label partnership between In.Digg.Nation Collective and RCA Records, facilitated through Six Course Records. The singer-songwriter also reveals the video for “Mango,” the flirtatious tune showcasing Sevana flowing in her sultry Jamaican accent over a minimal J.L.L.-produced backdrop of airy synths and tickling guitar notes. Yoram Savion and Sevana direct the colorful visual, fresh off his creative contribution to Sevana’s previous video, “If You Only Knew.”
German House Musician, DJ and Producer Topic has been rising high since the release of his debut single “Light It Up,” taken from his debut album Miles. With “Home,” he achieved platinum certification in Germany and double platinum certification in Australia. He has enlisted many international and national artists to feature on his music ever since, such as Dutch artist Jake Reese and Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke. The 2019 released song, “Breaking Me” in collaboration with songwriter & singer A7S saw him achieve the ultimate goal: so far the track has peaked at #8 in the global charts, reached top 10 chart positions and platinum certifications in multiple territories all across the world, and has already amassed more than 500 Million Streams worldwide. There’s no end in sight for this melancholic dance summer hit of 2020, as “Breaking Me” just successfully entered the Billboard Hot 100 on July 28th.
THE BAND CAMINO & CHELSEA CUTLER SHARE NEW COLLABORATIVE SINGLE “CRYING OVER YOU”
Having been longtime fans of one another’s music, The Band CAMINO first connected with Cutler in New York City during their 2019 headline tour. Talks of collaborating on new music started and with touring on hold for the year the two finally connected on “Crying Over You.”
JON REYNOLDS & THE ACHES SHARE NEW SINGLE “LOVE BLIND” + NEW EP “PETRICHOR” OUT 9/4
Jon Reynolds & The Aches have unveiled their latest single “Love Blind,” a track from their forthcoming EP Petrichor, due out September 4th. “Heartbreak permanently alters our outlook on life and love, impacting how we interact with the world. Nashville’s Jon Reynolds & The Aches captures heartbreak’s lasting scars in his effervescent new single ‘Love Blind,’ a catchy pop/rock expression of lessons learned and minds changed,” says Atwood Magazine in their premiere. “A rollicking pop/rock tune that breathes as much of the ’80s and ’90s as it does of today, “Love Blind” feels like a classic pop hit. Big melodies and crying guitars keep us excited for every chorus climax, and a storyline love, loss, and growth – that personal journey we must all embark on – keep us hooked to the each verse…Petrichor’s songs are the truest representation of this young, still-evolving artistry – and if ‘Love Blind’ is any indication, we can’t wait to hear the full package.”
GRAMMY nominated producer and DJ Boys Noize made his anticipated Defected debut with “Mvinline” earlier this summer, unveiling a captivating and uplifting house cut you can’t help but groove to. BBC Radio 1 made “Mvinline” their “Tune of The Week” for instance. Now available on a special 12″ package, this infectious, self-assured cut sounds better than ever on wax.
RAVEN Releases New Single and Lyric Video For “Top of the Mountain”
The British/American metal trio Raven released a new single and lyric video for the song “Top Of The Mountain” today. The song is taken from the new studio album “Metal City”.
GRAMMY® NOMINATED HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “UNCOMPLICATED”
GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free announces the release of their latest single, “Uncomplicated.” Out today with a live music video, the brand new song is a declaration of God’s love for all humanity and features lead vocals from Young & Free’s Aodhan King.
Alcatrazz New Album Out Today | Music Video For Title Track Released
The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ unleash Born Innocent, their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Games. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member GRAHAM BONNET, Born Innocent also features fellow founding members JIMMY WALDO and GARY SHEA. Debuting on Born Innocent is the latest of the illustrious ALCATRAZZ guitarists to bring their extreme six-string talents to the band, with Boston-based Berklee College of Music Assistant Professor of Guitar, and one-man metal impresario JOE STUMP.
Y2K RELEASES NEW TRACK “DAMAGE IS DONE” FEATURING JOJO
Recording artist and multi-genre producer Y2K has released his latest track “Damage Is Done” featuring chart-topping, award-winning singer, songwriter JoJo. The infectious, pop laced track features JoJo’s unmistakable vocals coupled with Y2K’s slick production.
LOVELYTHEBAND DROPS NEW SINGLE “BUZZCUT” TODAY
Fresh off announcing their long-awaited sophomore album “conversations with myself about you” set for worldwide release on August 28th, today, platinum-selling alternative pop trio, lovelytheband dropped the third single off their forthcoming album titled, “buzz cut,” complete with a fresh new music video to accompany it. Capturing the quintessential California summer with a vintage convertible cruising on the open highway, VHS-style footage of skateboarding through the streets, a garageband performance and an impromptu buzz cut in the driveway – the video embodies the band’s classic So-Cal vibe.
SPEELBURG Releases New Single “Crash & Burn”
“Crash & Burn” is proof of Speelburg’s strong creativity and diverse influences, from early 90’s Dust Brothers and Cut Chemist to The Avalanches and Beck, with the briskly frenetic beats created by dipping into KPM’s seminal library for sampling. The 90’s-inspired official music video for “Crash & Burn,” which expands on the recent visual for “When You Want Me,” is stylistically an homage to Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry’s iconic music videos as well as Wes Anderson symmetry.
new Knox Fortune song + video
Knox Fortune is back with a new track “Sincerity”, the first music from the Chicago mainstay since his 2017 breakout Paradise. Produced by GRAMMY Award winner POMO (Anderson .Paak, Mac Miler, James Vickery, etc..) the video is accompanied by a visual: a graphic free lyric video shot in real-time. Directed by Weird Life Films the video is a clinic in perfect timing as the camera follows the tangible lyrics through Knox’s house into an Uber ride and finally to a favorite skate spot in Chicago’s Wicker Park. Stay tuned for more Knox news coming soon.
SYML Shares New Song “The Dark”
Today, Seattle artist SYML shares a new song titled “The Dark.” Brian Fennell wrote and produced the song with additional contributions from long time collaborator Brian Eichelberger, Kyle Ryan, and James Mcalister and Kyle Resnick from The National’s touring band. It was mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Joe Visciano (Earl Sweatshirt, Kelsey Lu).
Fennell explains, “I wanted to share this song earlier than I was planning. I’m not even sure if this will be the final version of it, but I think it’s special and applies to what we are all experiencing as humans. My darkness looks different than yours, but we feel it in similar ways. Thankfully, I am loved by a wife and kids whose love shines bright.
LE CYGNE NOIR – Releases: ‘Time Like This’ – post-apocalyptic single, out Today
Releasing an album about global contagion and the end of the world way before it became the norm (i.e. 2019), Le Cygne Noir announced himself to the world last year with his debut ‘Shadow of a Wrecking Ball’. Writing nine eerily pre-emptive songs for a record dubbed a “Zombie Apocalypse concept album”, given the way 2020 has turned out, he’s perhaps more entitled than anyone to write one more…
New England’s Rush Nicklez Hustles “Different” On New Single
Rush Nicklez is a rapper/entrepreneur born in Russia and raised in New England. He began making music at ten years old and since then has released six projects; three hosted by Mike Boston and three mixed by heavyweight producer Nox Beatz. In addition has performed along side Millyz, Edo.G, Sean Price, and Kottonmouth Kings. Rush’s determination and work ethic has helped break through walls in the rap game and set the stage for his next power move.
DARK COUNTRY/ROCK DUO EVERYBODY LOVES AN OUTLAW SHARE REMIXES OF HIT SONG “I SEE RED”
Today, Everybody Loves an Outlaw have released two remixes of their viral hit “I See Red.” The dark country/rock duo enlisted Albert Harvey and Tut Tut Child to rework the track with each artist putting their ow
SURF MESA SHARES NEW SINGLE AND SKATE VIDEO, “SOMEWHERE” (FT. GUS DAPPERTON)
Surf Mesa returns with a new single – “Somewhere” featuring Gus Dapperton’s evocative vocals. The bittersweet track melds elements of electronic, alt-indie and left-of-center pop, offering a wistful look back at an ill-fated relationship. The two artists wrote and recorded the song between Los Angeles, Surf’s home base, and Brooklyn, where Gus resides.
Karl Wolf’s new single “Wolf in the Night” feat. Kardinal Offishall is out today
Toronto, July 27th, 2020, Karl Wolf & Kardi just kicked off their newest collaboration, this past weekend at the first LIVE outdoor Drive-In concert in the GTA.
Wolf In The Night is another electrifying collaboration between Karl Wolf & Canada’s finest, Kardinal Offishall, making it their 4th summer jam together in a decade of collaborative hits. During these polarizing times, when the world is in need of togetherness, these two have risen to the occasion once again and delivered a sexy, afrobeat/dancehall/pop banger!
Rolling through in style, you can now experience a fully interactive tour of New York and London, while virtually exploring the places that meant most to Pop Smoke. First, fans can choose their Pop song of choice to bump in their virtual Rolls Royce during the tour. By tapping different locations, fans will unlock exclusive, never-been-seen-before footage. Saving the best for last, the tour ends at the new mural of Pop Smoke in Canarsie, Brooklyn. There, fans can leave a message and scroll through a gallery of photos taken at the mural over the past couple of weeks.
JOE BOUCHARD RELEASES NEW ALBUM “STRANGE LEGENDS” AND VIDEO FOR “THE AFRICAN QUEEN”
Joe Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. Contributing to songwriting, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Hot Rails To Hell”.
Joe releases his sixth solo album “Strange Legends” though his and his brother’s (Albert Bouchard) new imprint RockHeart Records / Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album is receiving a tremendous response around the globe and critics are embracing this latest release from the former member of Blue Oyster Cult.
Ella Vos’ second album Turbulence out now, shares “Dreaming, backwards” lyric video
“Turbulence is an album about surviving and thriving through the ups and downs of life,” Vos says. “It was written in the wake of my divorce, while I was suffering from severe chronic depression as well as still waiting to go into remission from lymphoma. It’s been a turbulent couple years to say the least, and it seems like each obstacle is trying to teach me the same thing: to live in this moment, to love myself without guilt, and to embrace change. This album has moments of honest realization, personal affirmations, admission of my weaknesses, and finding freedom. It’s far from a breakup album—it’s an album of renewal.”